Adobe Color is such an amazing tool, particularly for indie designers who may not have access to all the wonderful (but very expensive) color services that bigger companies may use.
If you’re not familiar with Adobe Color, it’s an online community where people can share color inspiration. And you can access Adobe Color online or right within any of the Adobe programs with the Adobe Color Themes panel.
“Should I learn Illustrator or Photoshop if I’m a fashion designer?” I get this question regularly, at least once per month, sometimes more. And it’s an important question to consider when you’re pressed for time, money and resources. Many students need to get their skills up-to-date in a hurry and need to understand which software makes the most sense for their day-to-day tasks. They also don’t want to spend money learning a program that they don’t need.
The answer for most fashion designers is pretty straightforward: learn Illustrator. Except, there is a “but”. It also depends on your job description or title and your level of seniority. Here’s how a typical conversation might go.