What is Adobe Photoshop


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Adobe Photoshop is the predominant photo editing and manipulation software in the market. Developed by Adobe Systems, Adobe Photoshop is the most widely used software by photographers, artists and graphic designers, not only for editing photos, but for creating images and layouts.

Adobe Photoshop has become the de facto industry standard software for image manipulation, so much so that the word “Photoshop” has now been incorporated into everyday language. A photo or an image that has been digitally changed in any way, either by changing, adding or removing items is described as having been “photoshopped”.

Expert users are able to use Adobe Photoshop to change a photo so much so that it can look real, even if logically the photo should not be!

Here are some examples of how Adobe Photoshop can be used to change or enhance photos or images.

Adobe Photoshop can be used to enhance a person's look by removing blemishes and creating an even skintone

Adobe Photoshop can be used to enhance a person’s look by removing blemishes and creating an even skintone

Give yourself some abs! Image thanks to collegehumor.com

Give yourself some abs! Image thanks to collegehumor.com

Everyone knows this photo of Mariah Carey was photoshopped. Don't judge her - like us, she wants to look good too! With Adobe Photoshop you can make yourself look thinner.

Everyone knows this photo of Mariah Carey was photoshopped. Don’t judge her – like us, she wants to look good too! With Adobe Photoshop you can make yourself look thinner.

Adobe Photoshop can even be used to add makeup to a person's face

Adobe Photoshop can even be used to add makeup to a person’s face. Image thanks to instructables.com

So real, yet so surreal! This is one of the amazing images you can create with Adobe Photoshop. Image thanks to worth1000.com

So real, yet so surreal! This is one of the amazing images you can create with Adobe Photoshop. Image thanks to worth1000.com

By adding texture to an image, you can create haunting images like this. Image thanks to basic3dtraining.com.

By adding texture to an image, you can create haunting images like this. Image thanks to basic3dtraining.com.

What can Adobe Photoshop be used for?

Adobe Photoshop is typically used for:

  • Photo editing and manipulation
  • Image creation, editing and manipulation

Adobe Photoshop is able to save in a wide variety of image types, including JPG, PNG, as well as animated GIFs.

Who should learn Adobe Photoshop?

If you are interested to pursue a career as a photographer or a graphic artist, learning Adobe Photoshop is highly recommended as it is the currently the most powerful and most widely-used software in the industry.

Even if you are not in that line, learning to use Adobe Photoshop is also great for every day use, especially now in the age of digital photographs. Being able to manipulate and edit your own photos for personal use is fulfilling and fun!

Get started on your journey to mastering Adobe Photoshop! We have three courses, specially designed to fit your needs.

Join our Adobe Photoshop Course, where you will learn to use this software to manipulate all kinds of photos and images within 6 classes. Alternatively, join our Graphic Design Course which combines Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, which will allow you to fully master the two top graphic design software in the industry.

However, if you are a photographer who prefers to focus on using this software to enhance your photographs, you can opt to take our Photo Editing with Adobe Photoshop Workshop, where you will learn all you need within 3 classes.

Download the trial copy of Adobe Photoshop from the Adobe website here.