Kimberly Larson

Graphic Design Software

I'm just curious, what is your "go to" software as a graphic designer? I know that, of course, it will depend on the project but which program will you open first to work on most of your (print / screen / web) projects? 

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

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Alisha Crawford

Posted on 11/18/14 7:03:49 PM Permalink

Hands down Photoshop. From Photoshop I can go to Dreamweaver (or Muse) for web design. For Video I go from PS to After Effects or Premiere also publishing I still like to create my layouts and graphics before I go to InDesign and even before I dable in Director or Flash for multi-media, it's Photoshop! That program has fed me well and made folks say I'm a genius Luv that program. Sorry it's an addiction :-)

Chris Schnell

Posted on 10/21/14 5:05:42 PM Permalink

As you say it really depends on the project but probably creating thumbnails in Illustrator first.

Brian Tsigaris

Posted on 10/9/14 1:17:22 PM Permalink

Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are always my go to applications. I launch all 3 all the time no matter what project i am doing. The 3 applications work seamlessly together for web and print. InDesign can be used for some amazing web functions now which lots of people don't use. Great for creating online interactive brochures and other media.

Jakub Sledziowski

Posted on 10/9/14 6:58:44 AM Permalink

Photoshop and InDesign. I think they are more friendly than Illustrator for me and they have vector tools too.

Terry Tver

Posted on 10/8/14 3:10:18 PM Permalink

Illustrator first. I may use Photoshop later but usually stay in Illustrator.

Ching Wen Chang

Posted on 10/8/14 8:17:44 AM Permalink

Illustrator. For me, I usually need to design for both web and print. So it's easy for me to transfer to web or print.

Colin Byers

Posted on 10/2/14 3:38:56 AM Permalink

Photoshop... then Illustrator and Indesign. Why photoshop, I'm more comfortable with it, I can create almost everything I need with it.