What is a .PSD .AI .EPS and How to Open it?
What is a PSD file?
A PSD file is an image file created by Adobe Photoshop, a professional image-editing program often used to enhance digital photos and create web graphics. PSD, which stands for Photoshop Document, is the default format that Photoshop uses for saving data. PSD files may include image layers, adjustment layers, layer masks, annotations, file information, keywords, and other Photoshop-specific elements. They are commonly created and shared among graphics professionals.
When an image is complete, Photoshop allows the user to flatten the layers and convert the flat image into a .JPG, .PNG, .GIF, .TIFF or other non-proprietary file format so it can be shared. Once a PSD image has been flatten by conversion, however, it cannot be converted back to PSD and the user can no longer work with the image’s layers. It is important, therefore, so always save the .PSD file and not overwrite it during conversion.
What is a AI file?
An AI file is a drawing created with Adobe Illustrator, a vector graphics editing program. It is composed of paths connected by points, rather than bitmap image data. AI files are commonly used for logos and print media.
Since Illustrator image files are saved in a vector format, they can be enlarged without losing any image quality. Some third-party programs can open AI files, but they may rasterize the image, meaning the vector data will be converted to a bitmap format. AI files are lot like EPS files except they have restricted and compact syntax.
What is an EPS file?
An EPS file is a graphics file saved in the Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file format. It may contain 2D vector graphics, bitmap images, and text. EPS files also include an embedded preview image in bitmap format.
EPS files are often used to save artwork, such as logos and drawings. They are a common format used for transferring image data between different operating systems. The files are supported by several different drawing programs and vector graphic editing applications. You can convert EPS files to standard bitmap formats such as .PDF, .JPG, .PNG, and .TIFF using programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, and CorelDRAW.
Depending on your file needs, EPS might be a format for you to look for rather than a JPEG file. EPS files, if opened in a vector-based program such as Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, will have the ability to be resized without loss of quality, and will also be able to be easily edited and manipulated. If you open an EPS file in a program such as Photoshop, the file will be “rasterized” (flattened) and uneditable, similar to any JPEG file.
Getting Started With Adobe Creative Cloud
What is Adobe Creative Cloud?
Creative Cloud gives you the world’s best apps and services for video, design, photography, and the web. It’s easy to get started with built-in tutorials and templates. There are over 20 applications included in the Creative Cloud in addition to various mobile apps, templates, cloud services, assets, and tutorials. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you have everything you need to go from dreaming to doing, wherever you’re inspired.
With Creative Cloud, you have the power to:
- Design posters, logos, T-shirts – you name it
- Build websites without writing code
- Create web, mobile, and tablet apps with HTML5
- Edit photos and videos like a pro
- Create a polished portfolio
- Make sensational presentations and reports
- Includes all new products updates and releases
- Typekit Portfolio plan included with Creative Cloud subscription with hundreds of desktop and web fonts – all free.
- 100 GB cloud storage for seamless file sync and share.
- Desktop applications included with a Creative Cloud membership are available in both Mac OS and Windows versions.
- Adobe Spark included to make fast and easy to create graphics, web pages, and video stories anywhere.
- Adobe Portfolio comes free with any Adobe Creative Cloud plan to create beautifully simple creative portfolio websites.
What Apps are Included in the Creative Cloud?
There are more than 20 different applications included as part of the Creative Cloud suite that can be purchased either individually or as a complete package. They are:
Photoshop: Image editing and compositing.
Lightroom: Edit, organize, store, and share photos from anywhere.
Illustrator: Vector graphics and illustration.
InDesign: Page design and layout for print and digital publishing.
Adobe XD: Design, prototype, and share user experiences.
Premiere Rush: Create and share online videos anywhere.
Premiere Pro: Industry-standard pro video and film editing.
After Effects: Cinematic visual effects and motion graphics.
Dimension: Create photorealistic 3D images for branding, product shots, and package design
Acrobat Pro: Create, edit, and sign PDF documents and forms.
Dreamweaver: Design and develop modern, responsive websites.
Animate: Interactive animations for multiple platforms (formerly Flash Professional).
Audition: Audio recording, mixing, and restoration.
Lightroom Classic: Desktop-focused photo editing.
Character Animator: Animate your 2D characters in real time.
Spark: Create graphics, web pages, and video stories in minutes.
Bridge: Centralize your creative assets.
Media Encoder: Quickly output video files for virtually any screen.
InCopy: Collaborate with copywriters and editors.
Prelude: Metadata ingest, logging, and rough cuts.
Fuse (Beta): Create custom 3D characters for Photoshop projects.
How Much Does Creative Cloud Cost
The cost of Creative Cloud varies per month, depending upon the subscription selected. The different Creative Cloud subscription options include:
Photography: This plan is specifically designed with Photographers in mind, giving users access to Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC and 1 TB or 20 GB of cloud storage for approximately $10 per month. Like all other Creative Cloud options, this is a subscription fee that is paid monthly For the same price, users can choose to download just Lightroom CC with 1 TB of cloud storage.
Single App: Users get access to one Creative Cloud desktop app (like Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC or Adobe XD CC) and 100 GB of cloud storage for approximately $20 per month.
All Apps: This plan gives users access to the entire collection of more than 20 Creative Cloud desktop and mobile apps and 100 GB of cloud storage for approximately $50 per month.
All Apps + Adobe Stock: The entire collection of 20+ creative desktop and mobile apps including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe XD. Get 10 free Adobe Stock images. Your first month of Adobe Stock is free with the 10 images/mo. plan. Cancel Adobe Stock risk-free within the first month for approximately $80 per month
Both monthly and yearly pre-pay options are available. The price shown on this page is the monthly price. Once you select ‘Get it Now’, you can select from the monthly or yearly pre-pay plan.
Adobe Creative Cloud Free Trial Download
If you’re not sure whether Creative Cloud is the right software for you, Adobe offers a free trial which you can make use of.
You can test drive any app from the Creative Cloud suite for free over a period of 7 days. Simply head to this page on Adobe’s website, choose the app and download to start your free trial.
The Creative Cloud free membership includes free tutorials, 100GB of cloud storage space, a portfolio website and access to premium fonts via Adobe Typekit.
Creative Cloud Upgrades
By subscribing to Creative Cloud as a member you will get upgrades to any of the software included in your package for free when they are available.
This means you won’t end up using an old version – unless you don’t connect your computer to the internet in order for it to check for and install updates, of course.