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The Tools and
Features of 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 professional companies.
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
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 creativity.
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.
About the author:
Jeff OReilly is an author of several books on many topics and a
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