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In this video we're going to talk
about what products do what... because Adobe has loads of them... and there are some other
competitors as well... about the way the UI is designed So let's talk about the
main Adobe products. We'll talk about InDesign versus
Photoshop versus Illustrator. Which one you should be using? And what you should be using is
either Photoshop or Illustrator. Photoshop has a little
advantage over Illustrator. Mainly for me, it's something
called 'Device Preview'. So if you have Photoshop skills-- I've got a full Photoshop course. It's exactly like this Illustrator
one doing UI web design. So go check that out, but we
have to learn Illustrator. Photoshop has that slight advantage for--
especially web design over Illustrator but not enough to say don't use either of
them, they're both pretty awesome. Illustrator, we're going to
look at in this full course. It's perfect for web and UI, but it
also gives you skills in terms of... designing logos and symbols,
so a lot of people... will learn Illustrator
because it has dual purpose. You get to use it for a
bunch of different stuff. As well as print as well as web. Let's talk about InDesign.
InDesign would be a no go for me. You can do Web Designer, there's
a 'File', 'New Document'. You can pick some web features, but
it's missing so much of the goodies that help you develop
UI for web and apps. I'd use it if you were somebody
who only had InDesign skills. The problem with that is that... you couldn't get a job as a
web designer using InDesign. InDesign's missing too much of the
features, it's for documents only. It's more like a big
version of Word. The next kind of the group of
them is something called XD... Experience Designer from Adobe. It's new, still on preview,
it's really cool... but it's still in preview and
it's missing a lot of features. I've used it a couple of times
and it's really good... but it's not like a full
production product yet. So I'm still using things like
Illustrator and Photoshop... whereas XD eventually, I feel... will be the product to be
using for Web Design, maybe. That's definitely one that's-- XD's definitely focused more
on app development than web. So I think that will be its home... it will be for app
developers or app designers. Things like Illustrator and Photoshop
will stay for the web design community. The last product to talk about
is something called Sketch. It's outside of the realm of Adobe,
it's another computing product. The product is competing most with
Experience Designer way, Adobe XD. It's more for app design. So if I was
now going to be a fully-fledged-- only going to be doing apps... I'd be making sure my sketch
skills were pretty good as well. You can do everything in
Illustrator, totally fine. Your app developer's
not going to hate it. Sketch is quite 'in' at the
moment, in terms of looking for jobs. So Sketch is quite a cool product to
use, but it's specifically for apps. You can use it for web, there's
no problem with that... but I feel Photoshop and Illustrator are
better at doing that sort of web stuff. They're a lot more
mature products... and they have lots of other
stuff for doing other things. Sketch is just really specifically
for app and web design... whereas the other two products
have a lot more scope... in terms of other things you
can do with those kits.