Graphic Illustration Course
When it comes to creating or editing visuals, the Adobe application suite is unmatched. Understanding the benefits and drawbacks of each application is critical to get the most value from the suite.
In certain cases, employing the wrong software application results in a waste of time (and irritation) due to the ineffective use of resources.
This article compares Illustrator to Photoshop and InDesign to InDesign. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each framework and provide guidance on choosing the appropriate apps for your development. All three of these programmes are critical for graphic design, which is why they are taught in our Graphic Design course in the United Kingdom.
Illustrator is Adobe’s vector graphics software, first released in 1987. In contrast to raster-based graphics, vector graphics show pictures using paths rather than dots (or pixels). The spacing between pathways is calculated by an algorithm; regardless of the size of the image, the precision remains constant.
Without sacrificing resolution, graphics may be resized up or down.
Numerous, adaptable boards
Can be used to position Photoshop-created raster or pixel-based graphics.
It is very difficult to replace existing photographs.
Not ideal for generating multi-page documents
Photoshop is Adobe’s application for creating and modifying raster graphics. Grid graphics are centred on dots (or pixels), which are easier to modify due to the fact that you have control over each pixel.
When altering original photographs or graphics, this method is optimal.
Possibility of rapidly modifying popular file formats (think JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIF etc)
Due to the vast variety of technology, philtres, and special effects available in the industry, retouching has become the industry standard.
Additionally, you may embellish your photos with graphics, filters, text, and drawings.
Adobe’s desktop publishing application is called InDesign. While it is mostly used to arrange print designs and photos (e.g., brochures, magazines, and posters), it may also be used to create simple vector drawings.
The programme has been designed with business printers in mind. InDesign files are compressed in such a manner that the fonts and images are available to printers.
The simplest method for creating multi-page articles. You can easily and intuitively create master templates to unite a range of sites.
More adapted to dealing with massive amounts of text than the Illustrator
It is limited in its capacity to create vector drawings.
You will make no changes to raster-based visuals.
When it comes to altering existing images, Photoshop is your best friend. Since its inception as a retouching application in 1990, the software has evolved and changed its toolset, making it easier than ever to alter highlights or shadows, blur blemishes, or fix colours.
Design of the web
When creating websites or social media banners, go for Photoshop to ensure that your work is web-optimized and scaled appropriately.
Digital art creation
Depending on your preference, this is a toss-up between Illustrator and Photoshop.
Illustrator is flawless. If you are attempting to create crisp, visual illustrations that can be scaled up.
Photoshop is ideal if you want to produce detailed photo-based illustrations and have complete control over your performance at the pixel level.
If you are designing a user interface or a wireframe, Illustrator is advantageous since it enables you to rapidly resize and move objects. Additionally, the application framework includes an icon library that may be utilised and modified.
Creating a company’s logo, symbol, or mascot
When creating branding goods, you will want something that looks great when blown up on a billboard or business card. Please consider being an Illustrator. Your drawings would be vector-based, which means they would retain their sharpness at any scale. Additionally, the programme has several artboards, allowing you to discuss and create ideas inside the same file.
Why are we instructing students in WordPress?
WordPress is completely free to install, deploy, and update. Thousands of plugins and models are powered by a scalable and fast architecture that reduces production costs and time to market.
The Blue Sky Graphics team has years of experience and skill in developing and deploying high-quality WordPress websites. Here are a few reasons why this is our primary recommendation for clients:
1. The most widely used content management system in the world
WordPress is by far the most popular content management system, accounting for more than a fifth of all websites. As a result, many customers are already familiar with the WordPress content management system, requiring less staff preparation to build a new platform.
2. Open Source and room for expansion
WordPress may be self-hosted, which eliminates the costs associated with uploading, installing, and upgrading the software. There are over 50,000 WordPress plugins (many of which are free), including slideshows, communication forms, and SEO optimization.
3. Extremely adaptable and versatile
WordPress is popular because it satisfies the requirements of a large number of users via a modular platform that enables designers and developers to create and modify templates and apps. When used in conjunction with user-generated extensions, websites are no longer limited to industry-specific extensions.
Our staff is skilled in extending the capabilities of WordPress and integrating a diverse range of plugins to meet the unique requirements of our clients.
4. Designed for the general public, not only developers
Until WordPress became a widely used content management system (CMS), it was designed for non-tech savvy bloggers. As a result, the majority of the user interface modules are straightforward to use, and written and documented tutorials are readily available to assist users in quickly learning how to utilise WordPress capabilities. Our team takes care of all the technical aspects of setting up and customising the website; all you have to do is update the content on blogs, articles, and widgets.
One of the premium extensions we provide our customers includes both textual and graphic user manuals for WordPress in order to facilitate CMS onboarding.
5. Increased implementation and maintenance expenses
WordPress has lower setup, customization, and maintenance expenses than competing Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS), such as Drupal and Joomla. In contrast, it is very easy to find WordPress designers and developers if further modification or enhancement is anticipated. You are not tied onto a static website or proprietary CMS that is too costly to change after early growth.