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Graphic Design

Which software should you use?

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Photoshop Illustrator InDesign

Best for working with pixel-based images designed for print, web, and mobile apps.

Correct exposure and color balance, crop and straighten images, alter colors in your photograph, remove blemishes, or combine multiple images into a new scene.


Best for creating editable vector graphics that stay sharp when scaled to any size.

Use flexible shape and drawing tools to create logos, icons, and other illustrations that look equally good on a business card, flyer, or billboard.

Edit and customize text in many ways to create striking typography.

Best for designing and publishing multipage documents containing text, vector artwork, and images.                      

Use precise grids and guides to position page elements and create polished layouts.

Take advantage of professional typesetting features to format text consistently across pages, chapters, and publications.

 Graphics by Jason Hoppe

Adobe Tutorials

For more learning resources, visit Adobe's Photoshop User Guide and Photoshop Tutorials.

Get to know Photoshop

This tutorial introduces you to the Photoshop work area and shows you how to open and save your images, zoom in and out, and undo mistakes.



Change the Image Size

Learn how to resize an image, crop and straighten, and add to the image canvas in Adobe Photoshop.




Work with Layers 

Learn how to use layers in the Layers panel, resize the contents of a layer, add images to a layered file, and work with a background layer in Adobe Photoshop.




Make Selections

Learn how to create a selection, work with popular selection tools, and fine-tune the edges of a selection in Adobe Photoshop.

For more learning resources, visit Adobe's Illustrator User Guide and Illustrator Tutorials.

Get to Know Illustrator

Learn Adobe Illustrator’s basic tools and techniques with the Get Started series. Get familiar with the workspace and how to create and save your work.





Create & Edit Shapes

Learn the basics of creating and editing shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC, including how to draw, combine, and trace shapes.                     




Transform and Edit Artwork

Learn the basics of transforming and editing artwork in Adobe Illustrator, including resizing artwork, using groups, aligning objects, and more.


Add Text to Your Designs

Learn the basics of using text in your Adobe Illustrator designs, including adding text, formatting, and styling.

For more learning resources, visit Adobe's InDesign User Guide and InDesign Tutorials.

Get to started with InDesign

Learn Adobe InDesign's basic tools and techniques with the Get Started series. Get familiar with the workspace and how to create and save your work.





Format Text

Learn the basics of formatting text in Adobe InDesign, including changing font and font size, understanding the difference between character and paragraph formatting, and saving text formatting as a style.



Add Text

Learn the basics of using text in your Adobe InDesign documents, including adding text, creating columns of text, importing text, and flowing text from one frame to another.





Add and Transform Graphics

Learn the basics of working with images in Adobe InDesign, including adding images to your documents, transforming images, working with image linking, wrapping text around images, and more.