Adobe XD & Photoshop both are useful for creating UI/UX interface for websites, mobile apps and many more. Here I mentioned the key differences between Adobe XD vs Photoshop which really helpful for the beginner.
Till now, lots of people prefer to choose Adobe Photoshop and became the most popular choice for UI/UX designers to create web and graphic design for mobile apps and web templates. Since the release of Adobe XD, it becomes 1’st choice for UI/UX designers to create stunning designs for web and mobile projects.
Why Adobe XD (Experience Design)?
With the launching of Adobe’s new product for UI/UX solution i.e. Adobe XD became alternative and more popular than photoshop.
The reason behind this is that it is lightweight, cheaper and faster, there is a significant increase of UI/UX designers in a very short time who want to build quick interfaces and creating simple interactive click-through prototypes.
There are numerous key points I’m highlighting here which helps beginners UI/UX designers to jump start with XD.
- Easy and Intuitive Workspace to design.
The workspace is mattered a lot for newcomers. Tools which use frequently in design are available on the screen like borders, shapes, shadow, alignment. Which saves designing time rapidly. While one can face problem first time but after some time you notice that it is more convenient than Adobe Photoshop.
- Easy to switch from photoshop
Photoshop user can upgrade their design into Adobe XD easily without much effort.
It will inspire existing photoshop user to use Adobe XD. After using Adobe XD, you will feel more comfortable than photoshop.
- Fast and lightweight
The most important feature of Adobe XD is much faster than photoshop that you never believe even number of artboards in a single file it gives an outstanding performance.
It is very fast and working smoothly and open within a second. Compare Adobe xd vs photoshop, The size of a file is 5 to 10 times smaller compared to the photoshop which makes Adobe more popular nowadays.
- Vector based
With the improvement in technology, device resolution is increasing rapidly.
It is an essential requirement that the design must support in all size devices.
The designer never stuck with a design when they zoom any specific part it looks the same as that made. Design never blur like photoshop.
- Repeat Grid
To make a fast, powerful and interactive design, the repeating grid features are very useful. This feature use when the user has a repetitive task design.
For example, you want to create a design for song list then each song has same layer design so you can easily make the spacing between layer design even you can set images and content very quickly as you can see the comparison between Adobe XD vs photoshop in below video.
This feature is not existing anywhere in photoshop.
- Multiple Artboards in single file.
Adobe XD vs photoshop (User sucks on adobe photoshop with artboards).
To design any new screen or a page you need to create a new file in photoshop and it takes too much time to open this file. But in Adobe XD, the user need not design a new file for each new screen. For instance, Login page, sign up page, forgot password page, main screen. this all pages you include in a single file moreover, link these pages to each other to navigate between them. This saves your time a lot.
- Mobile Preview Works fine
Photoshop sucks whenever I try to preview my design on “Adobe Preview”. It is very slow and crashes anytime. While using Adobe XD you can check your preview along with your design even after updating design you can instantly check your latest updates.
- Link all artboards and share
Create a link in all screen and connect all pages to each other to make your design interactive. You can check this preview on “Adobe XD mobile app” and share this preview with your team members and give an opinion for design.
- Work with your favourite apps
You can integrate with third-party apps like Dropbox, Zeplin, Avocode, Sympli, Protopic, and Kite Compositor. So, it’s easier to create, collaborate, and communicate your experience.
To sum up, Adobe XD revolutionized the way of designers to design quick Mobile app and web UI interface. Moreover, it is free, faster and easy to use for new users. To switch from static layout to an interactive prototype with a single click user can reduce the time. In addition, you can automatically transform existing photoshop file into XD.
In my point of view, both tools are working on a professional level but it depends on what type of work do you have. It is better to move on XD if you are working or beginner as UI designer.