The run down of the top programmes we use to create our fantastic designs and give you some helpful tips along the way.

Let’s get into it!

To create our designs we choose to use Adobe Creative Cloud. There are many other design programmes on the market that you can use such as Quark & CoralDraw but I just love all things Adobe.

The software is amazing, simple and user friendly.

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is essential a photo editor. This gives you the ability to create, enhance and edit images, artwork, or illustrations. Photoshop also gives a great platform for removing backgrounds and cropping objects you want to use in your design. Say for example you have a photo of a product but you don’t want that nasty background to show up, this is where Photoshop comes into play.

Why use photoshop

• Photo editing
• Removing backgrounds
• Enhancing images
• Cropping

Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator is one of the most useful programmes you can ever have. This allows you to create drawings, illustrations and print ready artwork. We mainly use illustrator for adapting logos, redrawing images and creating logos. Illustrator is one of the most widely used programmes for graphic designers and can be used to create a wide range of print artwork. Say you have a logo but want to change the colours, this is the programme you will need. Not only will you be able to adapt the logo but you will also be creating a vector image, meaning no pixilation when enlarged.

Why use Illustrator

• Logo creation
• Editing
• Redrawing
• Print artwork
• Vector images

Adobe InDesign

InDesign is essentially made for print ready artwork. This is ideal for creating business cards, compliment slips, letterheads, brochures… the list is endless! All our Designs are created using InDesign. I like to think of this as the build! Once you have created all your content through Photoshop and Illustrator, we then use InDesign to bring all the content to one place. Click, drop and place all of your images and text and adjust your layout. Once you have created your design it is time to export. Make sure you export your files with trim and bleed.

Why use InDesign

• Page layout
• The Build
• Final artwork
• Exporting for print

So there it is, Our top 3 programmes we use to create your cool designs!

If you need a helping hand creating your design simply get in touch via email or phone and we will be more than happy to help you create a design/brand image worth sharing!

Created your own design? That’s great! We are here to get your product finished to the highest standard as well as ensuring your print is sustainable and carbon free. Do not forget the FREE DELIVERY!

I hope this blog has been useful and we have given you an insight to what we use, how we use it and how we build your designs from start to finish!

Look out for our next blog “What is Trim and bleed”