What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark?
So what is the difference between in design and say quack, Photoshop illustrator. Page maker, frame maker. There's all sorts of other programs out there and let's quickly talk about where they all sit. So in terms of in design it has some direct competitors. One would be Microsoft word. Okay. Which is, it's more of an amateur program. Okay. You're not gonna get a design job with it and it has quite a lot of limitations. You can do some nice stuff and word, but really that's the kind of entry level program and then you move into in design. Now other competitors to in design would be the main would be Quack quack Xpress. Now when I was learning, when I was doing my degree as a graphic designer and we all learned quack. Okay. Now, um, as soon as I kind of left my degree to get my first job in design got launched and just, you know that all those tools that I started actually teaching quite way back when. Okay. And it just, it's slowly but surely died of death. I'm sure the people that qua...
ck right now are, you know, they're still making versions and there are people still using it, but it's a very, very small percentage of work. Okay. And pretty much any kind of new work is all done in, in design, some legacy files you've stumbled across occasionally and done in quark. But yeah, we don't use quite very much anymore. I don't use it at all. I haven't used it for probably about 10 years. So it's a long time dead now. Page Maker was it's made by adobe as well and you're probably never going to touch it unless you are. It's it's for a really big things. Say I need to put together a scientific document about some sort of medical treatment, medicine that we're making. Okay. I might open up page maker because it allows many people to work on one document and update it and track it. Okay. If I was going to build a nuclear reactor, I probably document how it's made and how it's been maintained via page make it's a it's a big old program. Okay. So not a lot of people using that one. Okay, definitely not for like creative design. Okay. It's all about in design Now. The other products that might go in hand in hand. Okay. Within design is the Photoshop and illustrator generally, designers will know Photoshop illustrator and in design all together now where they separate out Photoshop a nice clear difference. Okay, In design is a layout program. Okay? You bring in images, bring in text and you can bind them in amazing designs. Okay, Photoshop you open up photographs and you manipulate them. Make them better change them, mess with them. Okay, fix them up and when you're finished with them, you bring into something like in design. If I was making a flyer. Okay. It's a one page fly and I start making it in Photoshop. I could probably get away with it and it would be fine and you know, you can I can make it work. But that would be using something, you know, using Photoshop but it's not meant to be used for. You can do basic stuff like that. But as soon as you have to have multiple pages, Photoshop just falls over. Okay, can't do multiple pages. You can't have master pages or headers and footers and it doesn't deal with type very well because it's mainly a photo editing program. So that's where Photoshop gets used, illustrator is the one that is is reasonably close to in design. It can do a lot of the same things, illustrators mainly for people illustrating. Okay. But what I use it for mainly in kind of kind of design field is more logo work and making icons. It's really kind of geared all the tools structure is around doing those things. But if I had to do a one page flyer, okay. It would look great in illustrator or in design. It wouldn't really matter to me. I would have both programs open and this one's open. Okay. I'm good at both of them. So it doesn't really matter where in design gets used if it's um if I have to start doing things, say it's gonna be a monthly newsletter or flyer, then there's some tools and in design that may help that flow for doing monthly stuff. Okay. The other thing for in design is multiple pages, illustrator can do it, you can have what's called outboards. Okay. But if you get past, like if you've got a really image heavy document and you start getting past 345 pages you'll find illustrator starts grinding to a halt. Okay, get 10 or 20 pages of images and text and it's it's quite hard to use. Okay, start struggling as a program. Whereas in design you can have a 400 page document and fly through it and start working. It's engineered to deal with those lots of pages. Okay. Same thing within design. You can do some basic illustrated stuff in it. There's a pin tool and you can build shapes and you can make icons and import them so you can do that and then design, there's a bit of a crossover between those two. But if you're gonna separate them out, illustrators for doing things like branding. Okay. And logos and illustrations and end designers are all about desktop publishing now, I hope that helps with some of the software and which ones you should be learning if you're completely new to this. Okay, you can start within design and probably the next step would be Photoshop. Okay. Unless you want to start making your own infographics and those sorts of things, then you look at illustrator. I've got courses on all of those. So if you are keen go check out those ones as well. Alright, that'll be it for the what? And where does in design sit in the world of design?