Not happy! Adobe Templates

Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 15, 2017

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I Just got an email from Adobe advertising their templates to download from Adobe Stock.

The instructions on the template are not good at all.

I know it's a learning curve and shows beginners how to edit a partially formed poster.

But why are Adobe promoting designing posters in Photoshop (not that you can't but it's a beginner template)? The same email had a brochure design in Illustrator - which is fine, but a tri-fold brochure is better done in InDesign and Poster is better done in Illustrator or InDesign!

The instruction to save the file with live text as a TIF or PSD??? Placing this file into InDesign would output the text as raster! To ensure that  live text, and vector shapes, vector masks output correctly  the file should be saved as a PDF with correct settings. There's no mention of Smart Objects rasterising on output either! That is, placing this file in InDesign and blowing it up to 1000% would make the whole image rasterise on output to PDF at the effective resolution.

There's no size listed here - no resolution! If the image is to be made in Photoshop then it needs to be the finished size, with enough resolution for printing! Yet there's no mention of it here. This could be an A6 card - and someone will get it printead as A0? Then it will be completely and utterly pixelated!!!

The image is 8 x 10 inches... and 300 dpi - what if this person wanted to print this poster at 50 inches? Or a 200 inches?

It seems these templates with misleading instructions are breeding bad habits and are not really teaching anyone anything!

Please - please can something be done?

The main gripe here is Adobe promoting designing Posters in Photoshop - we've spent years educating our customers not to do that! YEARS!

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Not happy! Adobe Templates

Adobe Community Professional ,
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I Just got an email from Adobe advertising their templates to download from Adobe Stock.

The instructions on the template are not good at all.

I know it's a learning curve and shows beginners how to edit a partially formed poster.

But why are Adobe promoting designing posters in Photoshop (not that you can't but it's a beginner template)? The same email had a brochure design in Illustrator - which is fine, but a tri-fold brochure is better done in InDesign and Poster is better done in Illustrator or InDesign!

The instruction to save the file with live text as a TIF or PSD??? Placing this file into InDesign would output the text as raster! To ensure that  live text, and vector shapes, vector masks output correctly  the file should be saved as a PDF with correct settings. There's no mention of Smart Objects rasterising on output either! That is, placing this file in InDesign and blowing it up to 1000% would make the whole image rasterise on output to PDF at the effective resolution.

There's no size listed here - no resolution! If the image is to be made in Photoshop then it needs to be the finished size, with enough resolution for printing! Yet there's no mention of it here. This could be an A6 card - and someone will get it printead as A0? Then it will be completely and utterly pixelated!!!

The image is 8 x 10 inches... and 300 dpi - what if this person wanted to print this poster at 50 inches? Or a 200 inches?

It seems these templates with misleading instructions are breeding bad habits and are not really teaching anyone anything!

Please - please can something be done?

The main gripe here is Adobe promoting designing Posters in Photoshop - we've spent years educating our customers not to do that! YEARS!

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 21, 2017

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Hi Eugene,

I understand your requirements but unfortunately, we don't have many options for the templates.

Please use the template in Illustrator to modify or edit the same as per your requirements.

Regards,

Sheena

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Sorry but this reply looks like you haven't read or understood the concern about making templates for beginners that promote bad habits going forward.

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LEGEND ,
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Keep in mind that Adobe doesn't create the templates, they are just the marketplace for contributors to sell there work. Adobe can't test every single asset for use in every single use case.

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LEGEND ,
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Curious why you say that posters should never be designed in Photoshop. I've done literally over a hundred theater posters in Photoshop. Corey Baker who is a Photoshop Master teaches great courses on just that and the couple people I know that do movie posters for a living do it all in Photoshop.

So, not arguing, but very curious why you feel posters should not be done in Photoshop.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Because they're beginner templates - being sold in a market place.

That means any Tom, Dick and Harry will buy them and perhaps take a 300 ppi A6 poster and request it printed at A0 size and it would turn out crap.

It's fine if it's advanced photoshop people using it.

But I work in a printing company that I literarly see 1000s of files come in every month and people's nephews that have a copy of Photoshop send in files completely unsuitable for printing.

Adobe should be doing more to protect beginners and teach them properly how to use the software.

These templates breed bad designers who have no clue how to properly prepare a poster in photoshop.

Out of curiosity did you look at the templates on offer???

There's nothing about optimal size for prining, nothing about maximum scale for printing, nothing about resolution!

It's shocking that Adobe are profiting from this.

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Who marked this as Answered??? It's certainly not answered. And the suggestion to edit it in Illustrator is bizarre! Who makes a Photoshop file and saves it and then edits it in Illustrator?

Please re-consider selling design templates that are aimed at beginners!

Please don't ignore beginners, however, you can create great content to teach people how to create their own templates!

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