Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production.
Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems. It can edit and compose raster images in multiple layers and supports masks, alpha compositing, and several color models.
So what is Adobe Illustrator used for? It is typically used to create illustrations, charts, graphs, logos, diagrams, cartoons of real photographs, and more. While the program may be difficult to understand initially, the final product will be well worth the learning curve.