From Beginning to Advanced Photography, Photoshop is all you need.
Adobe Creative Cloud gives users access to a collection of software for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and more. If you are new to photography and don’t already have it, I would recommend Photoshop for editing raster-based photos. Other programs in Creative Cloud include Illustrator for vector image design and editing, Premier Pro and After Effects for Video editing, Audition for editing sound and Dreamweaver & Muse for website development. I have been using Adobe Products since 2001 and I really like them.
Here are some of the features of Photoshop:
- Transform pictures artistically.
In Photoshop, pictures can be transformed into a charcoal drawing, a watercolor rendered art, and many others. You can really do a lot of things in this software. You can even choose to make it like a photocopied work, a stained glass art, and others using the Filter tool.
- Correct photography mistakes.
Even if your photograph doesn’t really look good or has certain mistakes, you can still adjust and enhance that in Photoshop. It can cover up poor lighting, marks on the picture, dark photos, red eyes and others. You can also crop the picture if there are some parts which were mistakenly included when you took it. You may use a brush to edit marks and even match the colors with the existing picture.
- Change the color of a picture.
Your colored pictures can turn into black and white in just one click. You can even edit some parts and change the color or even add effects using gradient and other tools. Some change the entire photo into sepia or other colors.
- Make art works using brushes.
There are so many Photoshop brushes that you can choose from. This gives a special effect to your photo or the layout that you are working on. You will see how brushes could bring your design to the next level when you get to choose the right one and apply it to your design.
- Combine graphics with text.
In graphic designing, images and text should always work well together in order to have a great output. In Photoshop, you will not merely combine them but you can even find better ways to make it look artistic and attractive. Strokes, drop shadows, bevel and emboss and other effects can give more emphasis to your text. Images can also look better even by simply adjusting brightness, contrasts, exposure and others.
- Restore old photos.
Old family pictures for sure have worn out and before Photoshop came, these pictures end up in trash bins. But these days, you can restore those pictures and refresh the memories of the old times. Using healing brush, clone stamps, patch tools and others, you can make old photos look new again.
- Create different graphic design projects.
Aside from editing photos, you can actually start from scratch and create a greeting card, a business card, a poster, and others.
- Remove unwanted objects in your picture.
You have the perfect picture except there is something not so attractive in the background or the side of the object you are focusing on. Use the content aware move tool to delete the object and still have a complete background.
- Create your own artwork, exactly when you want it, and exactly how you want it.
- Create and edit animated gifs. Photoshop has a timeline for creating and editing short clips.
There’s a reason “Photoshop” has become a verb in the English language: The software does things to images that approach the unbelievable. Therefore, if you use a lot of photos on your website, I would strongly recommend Photoshop.