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InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop: What’s the Right Adobe App for the Job?

InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop are the trinity when it comes to graphic design. Although these Adobe apps integrate with each other, each one has its own strengths, and that can be confusing for decision makers outside the production department to understand. The first step is to define the kinds of projects that will be worked on, and what those projects will involve.

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Preparing for the Adobe Certified Associate Exam

Becoming an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) means that you’ve demonstrated basic proficiency with various software such as Photoshop or Dreamweaver. The ACA program is specifically structured for learners just starting out in their careers and those wishing to enter a new industry.

There are timed ACA exams for each program in Adobe Creative Suite, consisting of 40 questions each. The exams include questions on the tools and some basic functions within each application, as well as questions on best industry practices. While ACA certifications alone don’t take the place of a strong portfolio, the learning process provides an opportunity to develop your own design work and demonstrate entry-level competency to prospective employers.

Two ACA Specialist certificates are also available which require the successful completion of multiple ACA exams within a period of three years: ACA Visual Design Specialist and ACA Web Design Specialist.

Webucator offers introductory and advanced training for a wide array of Adobe products. Please visit the links below to learn more about training for ACA Specialist programs:

ACA Visual Design Specialist

Introduction to Illustrator
Introduction to InDesign
Introduction to Photoshop

ACA Web Design Specialist

Introduction to Animate
Introduction to Dreamweaver
Introduction to Photoshop

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Creating an SVG logo

When creating a logo for a modern website it’s a good idea to use Adobe Illustrator or another program that can create and manipulate vector art to generate an SVG file rather than a photo editing app like Adobe Photoshop that is used to edit and manipulate pixels. The reason to use SVG for a logo and other assets is that SVGs can scale to many different sizes without losing quality and can be manipulated by JavaScript and CSS. In this post I will go over the steps to create a vector logo in Adobe Illustrator and convert it to SVG to be used on your website and lastly how to modify it via code to change size and color.

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