InDesign vs. Photoshop

When it comes to a Designer’s software, Adobe reigns supreme. However, there are multiple programs within the Adobe umbrella, and each serves its own purpose. Here, we’re breaking down the differences between two of Adobe’s software powerhouses, InDesign and Photoshop.


In short, InDesign tends to work better for the “big picture,” handling larger scale items very well.

For example, when it comes to designing the layout of a project, InDesign is the way to go, not Photoshop. The master page tool allows users to edit the entire layout of a design, instead of just brushing up the details. This allows designers to create elaborate, in-depth page appearances in a shorter span of time than Photoshop would allow.

Another upside of InDesign is how the program can handle projects with a lot of text. Users can easily control vast amounts of text features at once, allowing for a simplified process. For the technical side of text editing, InDesign is great, especially for text in large quantities.


While Photoshop isn’t necessarily the best choice for designing the layout of an entire project, it reigns supreme in the kingdom of photo editing. With such a wide selection of tools available, a good designer can make magic happen from very little, right from their desk.

Photoshop isn’t just good for editing images, it’s good for creating them as well. This especially comes in handy when creating websites and other material that requires pixel perfect work. It also becomes an extremely important tool for finessed photo-manipulation and editing.

While InDesign can handle mass amounts of text very well, Photoshop works well for smaller amounts of text. The program also becomes useful when it comes to changing how the text appears, editing aspects like color, font, layout, and presentation.

In short, while both have their ups and downs, they each provide something unique. Thus, the programs are vital for designers in the modern world. If a designer knows what they’re doing, they’ll know how to use the very best of each program to create a truly spectacular product.

Our designers are well versed in the Adobe suite, allowing us to consistently produce high-impact material for our clients. If you are interested in letting us design some of your collateral for your business, please contact us to set up your free consultation.

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