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What is Adobe Illustrator?

The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile.

What is Adobe Photoshop?

It is the best in the world of graphic design and image processing software that will realize any of your ideas. Create and enhance photos, illustrations and 3D graphic objects.

What is Zeplin?

Collaboration app for designers & developers. Supports Sketch and Photoshop (on beta!).
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    What are some alternatives to Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Zeplin?
    Adobe InDesign
    The industry's leading page layout and design software enables you to create, proof and publish documents for print and digital media. Ir has everything to create posters, books, digital magazines, eBooks, interactive PDFs and more.
    Inkscape
    It is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. This software can be used to create or edit vector graphics such as illustrations, diagrams, line arts, charts, logos and complex paintings.
    Sketch
    Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles.
    Figma
    Figma is the first interface design tool with real-time collaboration. It keeps everyone on the same page. Focus on the work instead of fighting your tools.
    Adobe XD
    A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.
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    Decisions about Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Zeplin
    Adam Neary
    Adam Neary
    Engineer at Airbnb · | 9 upvotes · 374.7K views
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    React Storybook
    React Storybook
    Zeplin
    Zeplin
    Figma
    Figma
    Apollo
    Apollo
    #ReactDesignStack
    #StorybookStack
    #StorybookDesignStack

    The tool we use for editing UI is React Storybook. It is the perfect place to make sure your work aligns with designs to the pixel across breakpoints. You get fast hot module reloading and a couple checkboxes to enable/disable browser features like Flexbox.

    The only tricks I apply to Storybook are loading the stories with the mock data we’ve extracted from the API. If your mock data really covers all the various various possible states for your UI, you are good to go. Beyond that, if you have alternative states you want to account for, perhaps loading or error states, you can add them in manually.

    This is the crux of the matter for Storybook. This file is entirely generated from Yeoman (discussed below), and it delivers the examples from the Alps Journey by default. getSectionsFromJourney() just filters the sections.

    One other hack you’ll notice is that I added a pair of divs to bookend my component vertically, since Storybook renders with whitespace around the component. That is fine for buttons or UI with borders, but it’s hard to tell precisely where your component starts and ends, so I hacked them in there.

    Since we are talking about how all these fabulous tools work so well together to help you be productive, can I just say what a delight it is to work on UI with Zeplin or Figma side by side with Storybook. Digging into UI in this abstract way takes all the chaos of this madcap world away one breakpoint at a time, and in that quiet realm, you are good down to the pixel every time.

    To supply Storybook and our unit tests with realistic mock data, we want to extract the mock data directly from our Shared Development Environment. As with codegen, even a small change in a query fragment should also trigger many small changes in mock data. And here, similarly, the hard part is tackled entirely by Apollo CLI, and you can stitch it together with your own code in no time.

    Coming back to Zeplin and Figma briefly, they're both built to allow engineers to extract content directly to facilitate product development.

    Extracting the copy for an entire paragraph is as simple as selecting the content in Zeplin and clicking the “copy” icon in the Content section of the sidebar. In the case of Zeplin, images can be extracted by selecting and clicking the “download” icon in the Assets section of the sidebar.

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    How developers use Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Zeplin
    Avatar of Joseph Godwin
    Joseph Godwin uses Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop

    I use Photoshop for designing everything for the web only, notably infographics for sliders, advertisements; and game mod graphics. I also use Photoshop to change the look of photographs, pictures due to Photoshop's powerful filters and plugins.

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    David Somers uses Adobe IllustratorAdobe Illustrator

    I create generative art. Illustrator offers an API so I can automate that process. Yes, its big, its ugly, the never-ending updates reduce my machine to a crawl, and the subscription model is death by $49.99 every month.

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    Ujjwal Bhujel uses Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop

    I've been using this since I started my designing and development life, it has never failed me when i most needed it to edit images, export high resolution images for retina display, slicing for eDMs and so on.

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    Markus Gebka uses Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop

    Well...it used to be the industry-standard and I still use it for almost all of my professional work. People complaining about it's complexity know they can create custom layouts, right?

    Avatar of Joseph Godwin
    Joseph Godwin uses Adobe IllustratorAdobe Illustrator

    I use Illustrator to create or modify already created logos, monograms and other vector graphics I want to use in other designs.

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    Sparks42 GmbH uses ZeplinZeplin

    We use zeplin as an interface between designers, developers and stakeholders for sharing, improving and discussing designs

    Avatar of Andrew Fielding
    Andrew Fielding uses Adobe IllustratorAdobe Illustrator

    Illustrator is used for our logos and to build a variety of small parts of our website and apps.

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    Jackson Isaiah uses Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop

    I use this for every image edit and graphic design project. It's absolutely necessary.

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    Eventvods uses ZeplinZeplin

    Easy transfer of vector assets to production, spacing information, etc.

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    Andrew Fielding uses Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop

    We use Photoshop in creating advertising and communications campaigns.

    Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
    Ana Phi Sancho uses Adobe IllustratorAdobe Illustrator

    Draw simple vector shapes . I Interact with Motion Design work.

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    Markus Gebka uses Adobe IllustratorAdobe Illustrator

    I use that stuff to create my SVGs when I am not using FIGMA.

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    Fleks Works uses ZeplinZeplin

    For designs and communicate it to development

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