October 10, 2007

InDesign vs. Photoshop Smackdown

Pitting Adobe’s imaging & page-layout flagships against one another seems a little wonky (kind of a Celebrity Deathmatch, minus the clay & gore), but by doing so Peachpit’s Mike McHugh shows off some of the power hidden in InDesign.  The battle, in six rounds, hits the following:

  1. Recoloring Grayscale Artwork
  2. Recoloring RGB Artwork
  3. Creating Reflections
  4. Applying Special Effects
  5. Creating Vignettes
  6. Generating Contact Sheets

I wouldn’t necessarily agree that ID beats PS on some of these points (cough), but the core imaging juice shared between the two enables ID to perform some neat tricks.  And when it comes to generating contact sheets (with a hand-off from Bridge), InDesign just trounces Photoshop–as well it should.  [Via]

[Update: Mordy Golding has posted an Illustrator vs. InDesign Smackdown on his blog.]

Posted by John Nack at 9:20 AM on October 10, 2007
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