Artists around the world use various Adobe
products to create everything from the icons you see on a website to the movies you watch
in a theater. We all know about Photoshop, but can you name
the rest of the Adobe products shown here? To make it more confusing, in each category
Adobe has several products which may seem like they do the same thing, thus raising
questions like these… Adobe makes so many software that it can be
quite overwhelming for even a professional to understand what each one is used for. So, I made this video to quickly give you
an overview of all adobe products as I couldn’t find a similar guide anywhere else, not even
in Adobe’s own website. So, let’s start with
Adobe Photoshop which Is the software you want if you need
to manipulate photos professionally. But that is pretty self-explanatory as it
is so famous that the word ‘photoshop’ is now considered a verb in the English language. Photoshop is a versatile tool which is great
for making posters, advertisements, wallpapers, and digital artwork. Artists use it to draw, sketch and even paint
digitally. Photographers use it to enhance and retouch
their photos. Meanwhile, youtubers use it to make cringy
clickbait thumbnails. Then there is
Adobe Illustrator which may look pretty similar to photoshop
at first glance as it is also used for designing images, but the key difference is in how they
store the artwork. Photoshop works with raster-art which means
that all photos are stored as pixels. Illustrator on the other hand works with vector-art,
which means that the artwork is stored as mathematical equations. Raster art will get pixelated if you enlarge
it beyond its resolution, however the vector-art can be infinitely enlarged without losing
any quality. The disadvantage of vector-art is that it
cannot be used for anything detailed like photographs, hence we have two separate tools
for each purpose. Illustrator is great for making icons, logos,
posters and graphics which can then be used in other projects. Next is
Adobe InDesign which is a publishing software that excels
at projects which require multi-page layouts like magazines, newspapers, presentations,
and books. It is good for arranging large amount of text
and photos into nice layouts which can then be directly handed off for printing. Making a magazine is a tough job which require
collaboration of several professionals from various fields including editors, writers,
photographers and designers. So, to help them collaborate, there is
Adobe InCopy which is a text editor that allows writers
to write the text content while designers are simultaneously working on the graphics
of the same document in InDesign. This significantly improves the efficiency
as several people can work on the same project at the same time thus making it possible for
magazines to maintain their rapid schedules. Next is
Adobe lightroom Which is a photo editing software similar
to photoshop, however it is specifically designed for making minor edits like color-balance,
brightness or contrast of large collections of photos. It doesn’t have pixel level control found
in Photoshop, but that also make it far easier to learn. Professional photographers use it in their
workflow as a photo management system for efficiently cataloging, organizing and post
processing thousands of photos. Then there is
Adobe Bridge which is an easy to use visual media manager
that allows you to organize, browse and view your media files. Q:But, didn’t you just say that lightroom
is for organizing media files? Yes.. I did, but Bridge can handle more types of
files and it is more like a universal file manager which works together with all other
Adobe software whereas lightroom is specifically designed to suite a photographer’s workflow. Next is
Adobe Premiere-pro Which is a professional video editing tool
used for making everything from youtube videos to blockbuster movies. You can cut, edit and trim large number of
clips and then sequentially arrange them on a layered timeline where you can add various
effects to your video. You can also add text, transition, audio effects
and much more. Speaking of effects,
Adobe After-Effects is a powerful software for creating all kinds
of visual effects. It is basically the photoshop for videos. It is commonly used for creating animations,
motion graphics, and other cinematic effects. Q:If After-effects is so powerful, then why
do I need Premier-pro? umm.. because you can only work with one video
at a time in After-effects as it is not designed for editing the final sequence of the video,
so after you create the visual effects you need to export it to Premiere-pro to make
the final video. Now, if you want to render your video, there
is Adobe Media-encoder
which is a specialized software for rendering the video you have created in Premier-pro
or After-effects. Typically the original file size could be
huge so it needs to be compressed and converted into a file format and resolution which can
be smoothly played in various devices which may not have powerful processors or tons of
RAM. Next is
Adobe Prelude Which is a video editing tool dedicated for
rough-cutting and organizing a large amount of videos. A movie might have several hours of footage
shot with different cameras, so prelude is used to chop off unnecessary parts, sync various
shots and tag the content before it is sent to the main editing team. Audio is important too, so there is Adobe Audition
which is a dedicated audio editing software designed to record, edit and mix audio. Next is
Adobe Flash-professional which is a software used to make simple 2D
animations, games and applications. If you have been on the internet for a while,
you may have come across some sites asking you to install adobe flash player to play
certain games or videos. Those games were made with Flash. To make it more confusing, there is also a
different software called Adobe Flash Builder which is also used for making games and apps,
but this one is more focused in programming than animation. Then there is another software called Adobe
Scout which is just used for analyzing performance issues in the games made with flash! Q:But..but.. Isn’t flash DEAD… due to performance issues..? Yes…due to increasing popularity of better
technologies like HTML5, and bad press from basically everyone on the internet, Adobe
renamed Flash to Adobe Animate
and added several new features so that you can export your animations in more formats
including HTML5. Now, there is a cross-platform technology
called Adobe Air that allows you to make apps and games within Animate for several operating
systems including Android and IOS. Next is
Adobe Character-animator which makes it possible to create 2D characters
without having to animate it frame-by-frame. It uses the webcam to copy your facial expressions
and magically make your character imitate you. This saves a lot of time as you don’t need
to go through the pain of lip-syncing your characters manually. Then there is
Adobe Dimension which makes it easy for graphic-designers
to add 3D models in a 2D image to create photorealistic composite of both elements. This is useful in making product models for
advertisements, prototyping and package design. The professional software typically used for
3D modeling are extremely complex and have a steep learning curve, so the idea of Adobe
dimension is to make the basic 3D modelling as simple as photoshop. Speaking of 3D,
Adobe Fuse Is another tool for making 3D models, however
this one is specialized in making human models which you can then export to photoshop or
any other 3D software. It is pretty simple to use even though you
can create highly customizable models by changing their physical attributes, clothes, textures,
colors, etc. Then there is
Adobe XD which is a user-experience and user-Interface
prototyping tool for designing apps. It allows you quickly make the mockup of your
app so that everyone can see and discuss it before developers start doing the hard work
of coding it. If you want to develop this user interface
into a website, there is Adobe DreamWeaver
Which is a web-designing software which lets you visually make websites without having
to touch the code, but it also features a powerful code editor which supports numerous
programming languages, thus letting you customize the design however you like. If you have ever used PDF files, you might
know Adobe Acrobat-reader
Which is a standard piece of software for viewing, printing and signing all kinds of
PDF documents. But, if you want to make PDF files you need
Adobe Acrobat-Pro Which Is used to create, edit, and manage
PDF documents. Adobe sells all the things I mentioned till
now in a bundle called Adobe Creative-Cloud
Which is a subscription that costs around $80 a month. And, then there is
Adobe Stock Where you can buy stock photos, videos and
3D models. But, If you want good fonts, you can buy it
from Adobe Typekit
and If you are done making your creative work, then you can post it to
Adobe Behance Which is an online social media platform where
creators around the world share their works for self promotion. And, if you want to promote your work in your
own website, there is Adobe Portfolio
Which can be used to make basic websites using your photos. If you find all these too complicated and
want something simple, then there is Adobe Photoshop-elements and Adobe Premiere-elements
which are dumbed down versions of their professional counterparts. But, if you want something simpler, then there
is Adobe Spark
which is a free online graphic design app that can do basic stuff like adding text to
a photo or making simple videos using your photos. If you want to develop web-applications there
is Adobe ColdFusion
Which is a programming language created over two decades ago along with its development
platform, but it is now steadily declining in popularity. And, it doesn’t end there. We have only talked about desktop applications
used for creative purposes, but if you are more into marketing, analytics or management,
there is Adobe Experience-cloud
Which has its own set of subproducts for everything from social-media campaigns to managing when
to show ads on TV channels. And, several of the software we discussed
till now have their smartphone app counterparts like Adobe Photoshop-express, Adobe Premiere-clip,
Adobe Illustrator-draw or Adobe Lightroom-for-mobile. And we are not even talking about the software
Adobe makes for businesses like Adobe RoboHelp which is used to create and
manage large knowledge bases like the ones you find in the Help page of some websites
or Adobe Presenter used to make interactive slideshows
or Adobe Captivate which is used for creating
elearning courses or Adobe FrameMaker which is used for writing
large technical documents. There are also countless Adobe software which
has been recently discontinued like Adobe Speedgrade which is a video color correction
software or Adobe Story-Plus which is a screen-writing
tool for movie scripts or Adobe Muse which is a website builder or
Adobe FireWorks which is a graphics design tool for web-designers!? That is a lot of Adobe products for one video. So, as you can see, it requires a lot of hard
work to make a quality video. And, I only have like 29 subscribers. So, if you enjoyed watching this video and
want more such videos, consider subscribing to this channel. Thanks for watching.


Humtog · February 25, 2020 at 3:02 pm

This video took like an year to make on and off. In total it might have taken like 10 days of continuous time to make but I stopped making it mid-way last year because it got significantly more complicated and time consuming than I initially anticipated. Also, things were not going according to the plan, like voiceover quality was not upto thee mark and the idea of the "puppet character" also went wrong.

The initial idea before making this was that people will come from search and that this video will come up in the suggested video section of all Adobe tutorials out there. I thought 20k views were possible.Then when the project got complicated, I started feeling like it is not worth the time and effort as I didn't feel like most people would be interested in such a topic. And, without any subscriber base, I didn't think people will even come to know about the existence of such a video.

Then, last week I got some free time so I decided to finish it off anyhow even at lower quality standards than my initial expectations as I had already put so much effort last year and I didn't want it to go waste, that's how this project got completed. Even then, I was thinking that this might end up becoming an eyesore among the planned upcoming videos.

I think one of the main concerns of many creators is this question – "Is it worth the time and effort? Will anyone even watch it?". And that is an understandable question as making a quality video requires a lot of effort/investment, so everyone calculates if it is time well spend or not. But if a channel already has a subscriber base, then the creator can be sure that it will be viewed by that audience and hence are more confident to put the time, effort and investment. For example, If I knew this video was going to be this popular, I would have made it much better.

Future – I plan to make video essays on various interesting topics with the mantra of "Quality >> Quantity". It is not going to be about Adobe or anything in particular but the kindof videos everyone can enjoy. I also plan to make more videos explaining complex things in simple words. If you enjoy such high effort posts, then you can subscribe with notification as I post less than once in a month, so Youtube is otherwise unlikely to show it in your feed.

PS – Some people wanted that adobe periodic table image to be used as a wallpaper. So, I have uploaded the original images of some 16000*9000 resolution here. I created this in illustrator. Some of the icons were not even available in adobe's website in good format, so I had to make them –
With title –
Without text title –

Techy Akky · March 5, 2020 at 6:47 am

Like it 😍

Mustafa Bin Yousaf · March 5, 2020 at 6:48 am


Nyther The Komrade Dog · March 5, 2020 at 6:49 am

Adobe is like someone trying to rent for you individual pieces of a swiss knife

ATK Topaz · March 5, 2020 at 6:50 am

All I know are Lightroom, photoshop, and bridge. Lmao

Anthony Deng · March 5, 2020 at 6:51 am

RIP Adobe Encore

Alex Israelyan · March 5, 2020 at 6:53 am

Before clicking I thought “wow” it’s amazing that they offer so many programes and now after watching I’m like maybe they could put all of these together in an app ???

King Agar · March 5, 2020 at 6:54 am

This is good

Jared Kuvent · March 5, 2020 at 7:01 am

Great overview! It is to hard to keep track of it all and I learned quite a few tricks! RIP: Fireworks ;(

Jared Kuvent · March 5, 2020 at 7:01 am

Great overview! It is to hard to keep track of it all and I learned quite a few tricks! RIP: Fireworks ;(

Jared Kuvent · March 5, 2020 at 7:01 am

Great overview! It is to hard to keep track of it all and I learned quite a few tricks! RIP: Fireworks ;(

Jared Kuvent · March 5, 2020 at 7:01 am

Great overview! It is to hard to keep track of it all and I learned quite a few tricks! RIP: Fireworks ;(

Jared Kuvent · March 5, 2020 at 7:01 am

Great overview! It is to hard to keep track of it all and I learned quite a few tricks! RIP: Fireworks ;(

Thomas Wagner · March 5, 2020 at 7:14 am

Nice video!

Anthony PC · March 5, 2020 at 7:17 am

by a glance at the thumbnail pic, I thought this video would be about the periodic table of elements

genZ beans · March 5, 2020 at 7:22 am

thank you obama, very cool.

Arguing. With. Idiots · March 5, 2020 at 7:23 am

You forgot about Adobe Fresco…

Delweed · March 5, 2020 at 7:27 am

search for number 21 xD

Gabe Hansel · March 5, 2020 at 7:29 am


SOPHONIAS · March 5, 2020 at 7:29 am

my mind isn't physically capable of processing this

Asante · March 5, 2020 at 7:32 am

My Adobe Comment here in Adobe Comment Section.

Anthony PC · March 5, 2020 at 7:33 am

Did you forget to mention Adobe Overload ?

HasPrivilege · March 5, 2020 at 7:34 am


Wes · March 5, 2020 at 7:38 am

Its the adobe version of the periodic table

Anthony PC · March 5, 2020 at 7:38 am

uhh, i think you've got more than 29 subs my man 😛

Cannabusdriver · March 5, 2020 at 7:40 am

are you a robot?

Le Meow Battalion · March 5, 2020 at 7:43 am

9:23 is that the dude from the distracted boyfriend meme?

NLV20 · March 5, 2020 at 7:46 am

Bruh they need to sponsor this

Lycop · March 5, 2020 at 7:47 am

I only know of adobe flash Player, kinda sad huh?

Bass Legend · March 5, 2020 at 7:53 am

I use
Illustrator for logos
Photoshop for editing logos and thumbnails
After Effects my visuals work ( Main work )
So if your trying to start something like mine adobe after effects is the way to go but its quite a learning curve

DDrummer · March 5, 2020 at 7:54 am

Wow, I've learned so much by just watching this in 10 minutes for sure. Simple and to the point. Awesome video! Enough said!

Penloy On Linux · March 5, 2020 at 7:59 am

All 50+ Adobe apps explained in 1 second: shit.

Zegril · March 5, 2020 at 8:01 am


Yosua Mokalu · March 5, 2020 at 8:03 am

I have them all

But at what cost

Krishna Verma · March 5, 2020 at 8:15 am

Adobe : *launches one thing
People: *use that thing for its purpose and one more small thing
Adobe : lets make a specialised thing for that small thing

And this goes on

Worms · March 5, 2020 at 8:15 am

This just looks like a massive ad.

Foot · March 5, 2020 at 8:22 am

You had Encore in your thumbnail and opening graphics but never said anything about it.

FieryWingedAngel · March 5, 2020 at 8:27 am

Adobe splitting up their apps like "more apps mean more money"

Dawid Wojacki · March 5, 2020 at 8:29 am

Adobe Xd

James Lu · March 5, 2020 at 8:29 am

Absolutely loved the video! Genuinely thankful for your work.

Zack Taylor · March 5, 2020 at 8:31 am

"I only have like 29 subscribes"
Thousand? No? Wow you've gained a lot of subs in the past week.

Michael Kurniawan · March 5, 2020 at 8:35 am

Me : What software do we use to make video?
Teacher : Adobes
Me : Oh that softwares….

Stanislav Panov · March 5, 2020 at 8:36 am

I love how everyone is shit talking on Adobe these days. Oh they launched subscription! They want more money! Yes. Name 1 program that can beat Photoshop. No? That is already enough for them to do what they want. And almost every freelancer or studio can make profit from day one. If you scale their profit to profit people make using their programs – they have all the rights to do any changes.

Danny B · March 5, 2020 at 8:40 am

you forgot #21

Xigo · March 5, 2020 at 8:49 am

They made a new fucking scientific table

Nick Desert · March 5, 2020 at 8:49 am

I honestly thought for a second the thumbnail was the periodic table😅

Adrian Cornac · March 5, 2020 at 8:56 am

periodic table

friskylime · March 5, 2020 at 8:58 am

Great programs for a great price… If you're looking to do collage level art as a hobby though you might as well forget it. The only overwhelming thing about these programs is the price.

NEmo · March 5, 2020 at 9:03 am

You forget abelton :'(

gamingDogman -ÃhMəĐ · March 5, 2020 at 9:07 am

Why the logos looks like Science?

Yannis Chong · March 5, 2020 at 9:08 am

Acrobat: Am I a joke to you

Indycraft · March 5, 2020 at 9:10 am

My school is asking us what adobe apps we want to install on our laptops so thanks for posting this!

ILikeMyPants · March 5, 2020 at 9:12 am


Alexon Zosa · March 5, 2020 at 9:13 am

I though there are only 3

Sonja Geracsek · March 5, 2020 at 9:20 am

Great summary, although flash has been called adobe animate for quite some time now.

Roblox Boy54 · March 5, 2020 at 9:21 am

schools: there are 7 hours, actually

XxBunny MasterxX · March 5, 2020 at 9:23 am

Adobe XD

Foxzo · March 5, 2020 at 9:25 am

Great! Now I just need to get in my Adobe SpeedVehicle to go to my local Adobe ShoppingMall, watch this Adobe FilmView video from my Adobe SmartPhone to spot what I need to purchase and pull out my Adobe CurrencyKeeper to pay for these Adobe Products!

Achmad Maulana Septiyan · March 5, 2020 at 9:27 am

anyone know backsound or song in videous???

Herp Derp · March 5, 2020 at 9:27 am

>remove a basic function from one program and create another entire program
yes that will be 9 easy payments of $300 thank you

Rio bluespartan · March 5, 2020 at 9:32 am

Daaaamn thats a lot

SokinaBintAli · March 5, 2020 at 9:37 am

congrats for the thousands of subs you got in such a short time.. you deserve it

Mingshot Drawing TV · March 5, 2020 at 9:46 am

Where is adobe fresco?

Nessa Elessar · March 5, 2020 at 9:46 am

Purchased creative cloud to use Premiere Pro.

I had no idea I could also publish the New York Times, make Burger King ads and program Skyrim with this.

what happened · March 5, 2020 at 9:46 am

"so as you can see here, i can't agree to mendelev so, I decided to create my OWN periodical table that can be use in scientific alchemy and scientific technology"

Max Pritchard · March 5, 2020 at 9:48 am

You forgot Adobe Premiere Rush!

Gabriella Tatsuya · March 5, 2020 at 9:51 am

Crap… Adobe its the king of professionals softwares for anything !

Great · March 5, 2020 at 9:52 am

Lmao got an Adobe ad

Spicy Man · March 5, 2020 at 9:57 am

I thought these were elements from the periodic table

Jayashri and Aadrit's World · March 5, 2020 at 9:57 am

It was looking like periodic table

That girl from hell that kidnaps bad people. · March 5, 2020 at 9:58 am

This new table of elements seems easier to memorize.

Ahmed N · March 5, 2020 at 9:59 am

where is Adobe premiere rush

Joel Sunny Violin · March 5, 2020 at 10:07 am

Adobe is like the Disney of computer programs

unstable · March 5, 2020 at 10:19 am

So basically.

They want your money.

Jolly · March 5, 2020 at 10:23 am

periodic table

Alex Alex · March 5, 2020 at 10:23 am

9:58 “aNd i oNLy HavE LiKe 29 sUbsCriBeRs” Says Humtog with 22k subs

Maximus Gigantos · March 5, 2020 at 10:30 am

Periodic table of Adobe

emilia polak · March 5, 2020 at 10:31 am

i thought the thumbnail was the periodic table

Ryuuucha · March 5, 2020 at 10:32 am

The Adobe Softwarematic Universe

Ryuuucha · March 5, 2020 at 10:34 am

they should make one called adobe confusion to explain to anyone buying an adobe software how its fuking used

Protech · March 5, 2020 at 10:43 am

Flash was killed performance issues…. final nail to coffin was pu by Steve jobs , when Adobe tried to start fight with apple

Artur4IK · March 5, 2020 at 10:46 am

Adobe Xd

Artur4IK · March 5, 2020 at 10:47 am

Какая то таблица Менделеева а не приложения

Suomalaine · March 5, 2020 at 10:49 am

Very good information package, thanks!

Broshi · March 5, 2020 at 10:56 am

You forgot fresco

Zlatan Ibrahimovic · March 5, 2020 at 11:04 am

Why am I watching this

Noral Asiah · March 5, 2020 at 11:06 am

A burger for 15 ROBUX? OMG

Goodbye · March 5, 2020 at 11:17 am

For a second I actually thought that this was the periodic table.

S1NPAI · March 5, 2020 at 11:17 am

the thumbnail looks like the periodic table

R L · March 5, 2020 at 11:18 am

It's simple. They are, in one word, GARBAGE

Bruno Silva · March 5, 2020 at 11:20 am

Please do the same thing with autodesk

Евгений Пашин · March 5, 2020 at 11:25 am

Great job, thanks!

End Me · March 5, 2020 at 11:39 am

no one:
Not even people just trynna live their life and trynna find good apps for work and stuff:

Adobe: Dormammu, I've come to bargain

tom staff · March 5, 2020 at 11:39 am

What about soundbooth

Darketh Void · March 5, 2020 at 11:40 am

Adobe Developer: Hey Boss I just came up with a cool new feature to add to an existing app.

Boss: Great job Jim, but this should really be a separate application.

DumbSkippy · March 5, 2020 at 11:42 am

@Humtog Thank you very VERY VERY much. Great Video !!!!!

Pond · March 5, 2020 at 11:48 am

I know Photoshop, Bridge and Fuse, I used bridge to access my classmates files and copy paste thousands of random images in their documents to max out their storage, because my school was ignorant to that exploit, I used Fuse to make weird retarded looking people to screenshot and paste into other's documents. I would consider myself an Adobe pro

Scenic CG · March 5, 2020 at 11:53 am


Tails19935 · March 5, 2020 at 11:55 am

But when will we get Adobe Everything?

YTSunny · March 5, 2020 at 11:56 am

I left with more confusion than I came with.

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