Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, the WRONG way!


Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, the WRONG way!

This topic is for everyone who enjoys taking a photo and manipulating it or correcting its colors. For the Illustrators that draws that perfect line with the pen tool. It’s for those of us who looks at what we just created and then… hit cmd/cnt + U (undo) or hit cmd/cnt+W (close or deletes) their work and starts all over.

With my many years as a creative, I’ve come to learn one thing… There is no “right” way… Think like that and that’s the “wrong” way!

Yes, there’s a tool that does this but there’s another tool that can do that – You can do the same thing, but what’s efficient? In the end, it’s what get’s the job done and what’s most comfortable for you.

3 things you need to know:

  1. Continue to learn & grown in your craft
  2. Technology is evolving so it’s imperative that you keep current
  3. Time is important to you and whoever you design for

Keep these in mind and you will always be “right.” I am sure I am missing something else but this is a start for enjoying what you do and making your clients happy.

One thing that helps… I love the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription because of this. Adobe CC gives you these benefits needed with current trends and updates with our changing landscape of design. Continued updates in tools as they become available is brilliant instead of waiting a year for a new PS or AI version to come out. What’s even better, Adobe have free training videos available to make sure you learn the new tools quickly.

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There are several free tutorials online where you can find any info that you need. It has become very easy for today’s designer to learn in this digital age.

I use Youtube for quick reminders or Adobe to search topics of interest.

I also have a subscription with that is very helpful to search any topic of interest.

In the end, the results are what matter. No “right” or “wrong” way. Be confident in your ability and the tools you have. Plan or don’t plan. Your way is the “right” way!

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Orlando Ayala

Orlando Ayala

Orlando Ayala is a Los Angeles-based Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Digital Marketer and Experience Strategist. Currently Orlando is the Creative Director with Pacific Park on the World Famous Santa Monica Pier leading the creative and strategic teams working in visual, traditional and digital mediums.