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A review by Michael

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems. Adobe Photoshop was created in 1997 by Thomas and John Knoll. Later, in 1998, Adobe System Incorporation purchased the license to distribute it, releasing the first version on February 19, 1990. It is a software designed for bitmap editing, digital art, and graphic design, being compatible with both Windows and macOS.

It is a powerful tool when it comes to editing and creating images. Being a complex software, it is hard to use it at first, but learning how to use it will come in handy if you want to become a professional graphic designer. It takes time and patience to understand and work with all the features that it offers, in order to take advantage of the software and use it to its full potential.

What makes Photoshop the greatest image editor

Interface

Adobe Photoshop does have a reputation for being daunting, but I don’t think it is the case. Although it is a sophisticated and complex software, its interface helps the users use it much easier, especially considering it offers animated tooltips for its key tools. Yes, it is not that friendly to beginners, but this is a professional editing software. Anyone that wants to use it, must be serious about their work and want to improve the graphic designing skills.

Layers Palette

This feature is so important because it makes any layer mistake fixable in no-time – you can simply make that layer invisible or delete it. More than that, you can use diverse effects on different layers which you can stack them up in any order you want. Because of this, you get the advantage of controlling every single object. If you need to enhance images, you will most likely need only the layers palette to do your job.

Shapes

Shape layers help us work on objects without affecting their quality. They are easy to use and can be edited with the support of the pen tool. The large variety of these shapes makes the job of creating art and other illustrations much easier. These can range from your typical shapes such as circles and squares, to more complicated polygons which can customize (e.g. the number of size you want your object to have).

Layer Masking Tool

With this tool, you can create a masking portion of an object which will disappear and it will be replaced with a combination of color (Shades of Gray). Layer Masks are easy to control, and they have many uses, especially in smooth transition effects. They can give your pictures a professional, finishing touch.

Photoshop 3D

Since technology evolved so much in the past years, Adobe thought about our needs and implemented this feature. Importing or even creating 3 -dimensional objects is not a problem anymore. With Photoshop 3D you can easily work with these types of objects and texture them on the Photoshop canvas. You can also transform 3D objects and images into 3D.

Smart Objects

Before this feature, resizing images to any size would mean losing their quality too. Luckily, now we are able to resize any images to any size without making this happen. Raster files remember the data of the image and after resizing, it brings back the data to the original form.

Creative Cloud

First and foremost, with this feature implemented in Adobe Photoshop, you no longer have to wait almost two years to check for updates in the latest version – your photoshop is automatically updated to the latest versions. You can download them as soon as they come out, without having to wait  long periods of time, as it was previously. Another advantage of Creative Cloud is that you can save your files on it and you are able to access them from any other device. You are also given access to assets which you can use in Photoshop and other Adobe software.

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