Adobe Photoshop is one of the world's leading graphics
editing programs, developed by Adobe Systems. Available
on Mac OS or PC, Photoshop is used as one of the leading
image design programs for the World Wide Web. The most
recent version of Photoshop, or Photoshop CS2, "bridges"
between other Adobe products such as Image Ready, Illustrator,
Premiere, After Effects, and Encore DVD to produce professional
videos and DVDs. Photoshop uses a file format called
a .PSD or .PDD to store multiple layers of an image.
Recently Adobe released a program called Photoshop Elements
in order to give a less expensive version of Photoshop
with many of the same features. Although Adobe Photoshop
is used primarily in doing touch-up for digital photos,
it is also used for creating designs for web pages and
Adobe Photoshop was originally created as a convenient
and powerful way to retouch photos. Its most basic features
include easily cropping and straightening photos that
were either scanned ore taken with a digital camera.
Under- or overexposed photos can be easily rescued with
the retouch power of the Camera RAW and other plug-ins.
Photos taken in difficult lighting situations can be
perfected by a few clicks of a mouse. Filters and plug-ins
can be used to make the picture seem old or change to
black and white.
Many web and graphics designers use Photoshop to create
and design company logos and advertisements. Built in
Photoshop effects and filters can make designing professional
logos or advertisements a quick and simple process.
With the power of layers and opacity, pictures can be
blended together and effects such as shadows, blurs,
etc. are made possible. And, for those who desire to
return to the finger painting days of their youth, Photoshop
has a paintbrush tool with countless brush shapes and
textures for anyone who just needs to let out their
Text editing has also become easily accessible because
of Photoshop. Perspectives, shapes, and type on a path
are just a few examples of the tons of amazing text
effects that are available. Slimy, dripping letters
or cloud-writing in the sky are made easy from filters
and text effects built into Photoshop.
Web designers thrive on Photoshop for making animations
using Photoshop with other Adobe products. The things
that can be done with Photoshop are literally endless.
This is truly and amazing program.
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