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What is Adobe?

Adobe Systems Incorporated is an American multinational computer software company. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. Adobe has historically focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Internet application software development. It is best known for Photoshop, the Portable Document Format (PDF) and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as its successor Adobe Creative Cloud.

Adobe was founded in February 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke.

Products of Adobe ----

Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems for Windows and OS X.

Photoshop was created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll. It can edit and compose raster images in multiple layers and supports masks, alpha compositingand several color models including RGB, CMYK, Lab color space (with capital L), spot color and duotone. Photoshop has vast support for graphic file formats but also uses its own PSD and PSB file formats which support all the aforementioned features. In addition to raster graphics, it has limited abilities to edit or render text, vector graphics (especially through clipping path), 3D graphics and video. Photoshop's featureset can be expanded by Photoshop plug-ins, programs developed and distributed independently of Photoshop that can run inside it and offer new or enhanced features.

Raster(Photoshop) vs. Vector(Illustrator)

The key difference between the two is that vector has less detail but can be resized larger infinitely without loss of quality. Vector is also comprised of lines, curves, and geometric data. Whereas in contrast raster graphics are composed of individual pixels. Illustrator is typically used to create logos and graphics for business cards, infographics, clipart, and icons. Because vectors are not size dependent, a design could be used on a small card but then scaled to the size of a billboard without a loss in quality. Another thing to note is that vector can be easily converted to raster, but it is a one way transfer as raster cannot be converted back without difficulty.

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a program used by both artists and graphic designers to create vector images. These images will then be used for company logos, promotional uses or even personal work, both in print and digital form. It is typically used to create illustrations, charts, graphs, logos, diagrams, cartoons of real photographs, and more. While the program may be difficult to understand initially, the final product will be well worth the learning curve.

Adobe InDesign

InDesign does page layouts. It allows you to produce and preview documents for magazines, both in print and online across mobile and desktop platforms. It offers more precision with typography than Photoshop, but less in the graphics department. InDesign is made for publishing. Ideally projects rendered are newspapers, posters, and other marketing material. The way InDesign works allows content producers to easily piece together the layouts for multipage magazines and documents. InDesign operates seamlessly with the rest of the Adobe suite, to enhance creative ability. The latest version incorporates interactive HTML within documents to allow web publishing.

Overall, if you need to create a layout for something with a lot of text and graphics, InDesign is just about the best software out there for it.

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application. It is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes video editing, graphic design, and web development programs.

Premier Pro is used to edit and cut video tracks, and then export them in the desired format. The project panel allows you to grab individual clips and add them to a timeline to create a movie. Titles can be added, elements from the rest of the Adobe suite can be added, and color corrections can be applied.

Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production. Among other things,After Effects can be used for keying, tracking, rotoscoping, compositing and animation.

After Affects has been leading the video compositing program industry since the 90’s. It is used for adding visual effects to videos or animations. After Affects can also be used to create animations of both text and complex characters. Other things like adding clips into a clip, or overlaying green-screens come with ease. A quick run through YouTube will show kids using After Affects to add lightning strikes, glowing eyes, and lightsabers to their videos.

Adobe Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver was created by Macromedia in 1997, and was maintained by them until Macromedia was acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005. Adobe Dreamweaver is available for OS X and for Windows.

The way I explain Dreamweaver to most of my friends, is that it is a graphical version of Notepad++. It highlights syntax and shows you a rough preview of what your code will look like at the same time. Many of its tools automatically generate the necessary code when using the visual side of the program.

Adobe Muse

The software is focused on allowing designers to create websites without having to write any code. This app is available through Adobe Creative Cloud.

you can create and publish dynamic websites for desktop and mobile devices that meet the latest web standards — without writing code.

Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash, commonly referred to simply as Flash, is a multimedia system for computers that is generally accessed through a web browser, though it is also used for standalone development and as a method of creating compelling user interfaces and menus on some cell phones.

Flash can be used to create a cartoon, comic, an interactive interface, or even a game. Although since the introduction of HTML5 it has been losing support, Flash is still currently used everywhere on the web. In particular, Flash has recently been used to create a multitude media players – such as the default video player run by  YouTube.

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC used for creating robust PDF files. It lets you set backgrounds, foregrounds, and isolate or resize individual pages. It even goes as far as to allow you to add video, audio, and interactivity to PDF documents.Completely reimagined PDF tools let you create, edit, sign, and track PDFs from anywhere. 

Adobe Audition 

Adobe Audition (formerly Cool Edit Pro) is a digital audio workstation from Adobe Systems featuring both a multitrack, non-destructive mix/edit environment and a destructive-approach waveform editing view.

Audition is the soundroom. Useful for editing audio, it can be used to edit and mix sounds, or fine tune and re-master soundtracks. Historically it was often it is used by radio stations for cutting and adding sound effects.

Adobe Edge Animate

Adobe Edge Animate, formerly known as simply Adobe Edge, is a web development tool developed by Adobe Systems that uses HTML5, Javascript, and CSS3 functionality. It is now a part of Adobe Edge suite.

Adobe Edge Code

Edge Code is a lightweight code editor for web developers and designers working with HTML, CSS & JavaScript. Built to work with browsers, it speeds up development time by displaying changes to thecode directly on screen.

Adobe Edge Inspect

Edge Inspect is an essential application for web developers and designers who need to preview their content across multiple mobile devices. Wirelessly pair multiple iOS and Android devices to your computer, grab screenshots from any connected device, and see real-time results from changes to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Adobe Edge Reflow 

Edge Reflow is a design tool that supplements your design workflow to help you create beautiful responsive designs for all screen sizes.

Adobe Fireworks

Adobe Fireworks (formerly Macromedia Fireworks) is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. It was originally developed using parts of Macromedia xRes, which Adobe acquired in 2005. Fireworks is made for web designers for rapidly creating website prototypes and application interfaces.

Fireworks is an interesting creature. Like Illustrator, it works primarily with vector graphics with some marginal bitmap editing available. But, Fireworks is completely web and mobile application development oriented. Fireworks has the ability to make just about any graphic interactive, and it allow you to create both wireframes and object behaviors.

Overall it is a useful program to have in any graphic artist’s arsenal. Even though it lacks some of the vector editing capabilities of Illustrator, Fireworks is able to create brilliant user interfaces, websites, and interactive websites  in a vector or bitmap format.

Adobe InCopy

Adobe InCopy is a professional word processor made by Adobe Systems. It integrates with Adobe InDesign. InDesign is used to publish printed material, including newspapers and magazines, whereas InCopy is used for general word processing. The software enables editors to write, edit, and design documents.

Adobe Prelude

Prelude is a video tool for the cut-and-edit guy before sending off the footage to the production team. If you have hours of footage to go through, it would take forever to do it in Premier. That is where Prelude comes in to save the day. Prelude can log videos, tag, transcode, and search through footage quickly. If there’s a particular scene or shot that you need to find, Prelude can find it almost instantly. Prelude isn’t for editing, it is for screening clips and organizing them.

Adobe SpeedGrade

Speedgrade is for color grading images. At first glance this doesn’t sound like much. But, properly applied color can add depth, emotion, and character to an image and videos. 

Adobe PhoneGap Build

Write a PhoneGap app once with HTML and JavaScript and deploy it to any mobile device without losing features of a native app. Adobe PhoneGap is a standards-based, open-source development framework for building cross-platform mobile apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8.

Adobe Gaming SDK

The Adobe Gaming SDK provides an essential collection of frameworks, code samples, and learning resources that work together to help developers create and deliver ActionScript games across multiple devices.

Adobe Extension Manager 

You can use Extension Manager to manage extensions developed for Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Prelude. Make sure your version of Extension Manager matches the version of the products you are extending.

Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit

The ExtendScript Toolkit (ESTK) is a development and debugging tool for JavaScript scripts included with Adobe Creative Suite and applications such as Bridge, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects.

 

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