The times when a graphic designer's most common tools were pen, pencil and brush are gone. Today, the way a designer works on daily basis is different to what was before and it is mostly based on graphic design software which has some good and bad sides. At some point or other, our design environment forces us to upgrade the present software to newer version or to switch to a different program. And then, the graphic designer must learn the new interface, new functions of that version of program. All of that makes the learning process very expensive and time-consuming. But this is not the end as in the graphic design world we need to use different software for web design, print design, illustration, and photography.
In the 90's and in early 0's of this century, the most used desktop publishing program was Quark Xpress. Over the past decade, since the Adobe InDesign 2.0 lunched in 2002, we have seen a big change in the world of desktop publishing as Adobe's software has started ruling. If Adobe beats Quark it will pretty much gain a monopoly in graphic design software, bearing in mind that it has already acquired Macromedia and some other competition....
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