Difference between InDesign and CorelDraw?


I work in CorelDraw. I also want to learn Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. I think Illustrator and CorelDraw are similar. Output is same.

But I want to know how is InDesign used? What is the purpose of Adobe InDesign?

7/1/2015 1:40:00 PM

As per the Adobe InDesign website:

InDesign is a page layout tool.

The program allows you to collect graphical (raster and vector) and textual content into a layout, enabling easy multi-page processing and powerful exporting options for both print and digital purposes. And I feel like an Adobe salesman now.

InDesign has powerful tools for easy workflows laying out large amounts of content over multiple pages in a publication. Its text handling tools far outshine those of Photoshop and Illustrator. Since it doesn't embed raster or vector files into its native file, it allows you to use preliminary versions and refresh those with the finals at a later time.

The main difference with Illustrator is that Illustrator is optimised for the creation of vector shapes and, well, illustrations, while InDesign has very limited vector tools but excels at multiple-page layout and handling text.

Illustrator makes you a logo, poster, flyer or maybe folder. InDesign makes you a leaflet or a book.

7/1/2015 2:45:00 PM