Most people know about Flash, Photoshop, and Adobe Reader. But those aren’t the only programs Adobe develops. Adobe provides a lot of tools and programs that most of us shall be unfamiliar and unaware. Whether you’re a graphic designer, web designer, photographer, illustrator, marketing professional or working in the TV and movie industry, it contains tools that fit your profession.
Here, we present you 15 most widely used Adobe Products in 2020.
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1. Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop has wide and over expanding capabilities. It is raster-based software used by almost everyone for image editing and manipulation, photo retouching, graphic design, web and app prototyping and 3D modeling as well. This program is available for Windows, Mac and iPad.
Adobe Illustrator is much more focused on a specific task. It is vector- based software used by artists, illustrators and graphic designers, to create everything from simple graphics, such as logos, icons and infographics, to complex illustrations, and everything in-between. This program is only available for Windows and Mac, but adobe is launching it for iPad very soon.
3. Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Lightroom is another very popular tool offered by Adobe. It is mostly used by photographers and photo studios as this provides image organization and editing facility and is capable for handling large number of images. It doesn’t have all the image editing features offered by Photoshop, but it’s easier to use for standard tasks. Adobe has made it available for Windows, Mac, iPad and Android also.
4. Adobe InDesign
Adobe InDesign is a page layout tool that is used to produce and preview documents for magazines, both in print and online across mobile and desktop platforms and offers more precision with typography than Photoshop, but less in the graphics department. It is typically used by graphic designers and production artists to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and ebooks. InDesign is available for Windows and Mac users only.
5. Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro is a comprehensive video editing tool that is used widely in the film and TV industry, as well as by YouTubers and marketing and design studios, to edit everything from commercials and music videos to TV series and feature-length movies. Premiere Pro is often used in conjunction with other Adobe products including After Effects, Audition and Photoshop. Premiere Pro is also available for Windows and Mac users.
6. Adobe After Effects
Adobe claims After Effects as an VFX and motion graphics software. It is an animation software used for animation, visual effects, and motion picture compositing. It can also be used to create animations of both text and complex characters and also allows you to combine layers of video and images into the same scene. It can be used in Windows and Mac only.
7. Adobe Audition
Adobe Audition is the audio recording and editing software. It can be used to edit and mix sounds or fine-tune and re-master sound tracks. This was often used by radio stations for cutting and adding sound effects. It is only available in Windows and Mac.
8. Adobe Animate
Adobe Animate is the powerful vector illustrations and animation tool used to create interactive web and mobile content for games and advertisements. Using this software, you can build game environments, design start screens, and integrate audio. It was previously called Flash. It is available for Windows and Mac users only.
9. Adobe Character Animator
Alike Adobe Animate, Adobe Character Animator is also a vector-based animation tool. It offers the ability to do hand drawn frame-by-frame animation, limited animation where individual pieces of the character can be swapped, and puppet animation where a character rig can be posed without redrawing it. Mac and Windows are able to used this tool.
10. Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Media Encoder is used to compress audio and/or video files. Typically, when a project is rendered, it is large in file size so in order to make it play back smoothly on devices without fast processors, tons of RAM, they must be compressed. And this is what for Adobe Media Encoder is used.
11. Adobe XD
Adobe XD is a vector-based user experience design tool for web and mobile applications. It is popularly used for website wireframing, click-through prototypes and UI for mobiles and webs. It is available for Windows and Mac.
12. Adobe Spark
It is free online and mobile graphic design application. It can be used to easily create beautiful images, videos and web pages. The free Adobe Spark web app syncs with Spark Page, Spark Post and Spark Video, allowing users to create, edit and share their visual content that can be used for businesses, education, social media, etc. from any device.
13. Adobe Rush
Adobe Premiere Rush or Adobe Rush is a new multi-platform video editing tool. As its name implies, it’s a super-fast way to create pro-looking videos wherever you are, whether you’re on your phone, your tablet, or on our computer. It has remarkably easy interface than that of Premiere Pro.
14. Adobe Dimension
Adobe Dimension is a set of 2D and 3D compositing design tools with an approachable, modern interface for easy compositing of photorealistic images and scenes. It makes easy to build brand visualizations, illustrations, product mockups, packaging designs, and other creative work.
15. Adobe Dreamweaver