Web Desgin/Graphics Design
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is an image editing software. You can edit and manipulate images in a breeze with this powerful software. Whether you are a graphic artist, web developer or a photographer, this is a tool, which can surely help you do the job with less time and effort. Adobe Photoshop is the leading graphic application used in digital image editing, web graphics, prints and other multi media requirement. Photoshop is widely-used by millions of graphic artists, web developers, photographers, as well as ordinary people. Because of the popularity of the software, it has been accepted as a print industry standard.

Most likely, posters, magazine covers, book covers, brochures, and ads have all been created or edited with Photoshop. With the powerful tools that Photoshop offers, there are a lot of features that can be used to create, even the most complex digital art in a breeze. Photoshop is the first toolkit for taking your images from concept to completion in print and on the Web, maximizing your efficiency while helping you achieve the finest-quality output in both media.

Features:

»   Selection This is the most basic but powerful feature of Photoshop. You can select only part of an       image wherein you want changes to take effect. This method is done with the use of the tools like the       marquee tool, lasso, and pen tools.


»   Layers Layers is a set of different stacked elements that contains different parts of an image.
      Layering lets you work on different parts of a photo and put them together for a dramatic finish.



»   Image size alteration This feature enlarges or reduces an image as needed.


»   Cropping Cropping lets you select a portion of the image you want to retain. It deletes the rest.


»   Sharpening and softening Photoshop features the power to render a sharper or blurred effect on
     images.



»   Merging images This feature allows two or more separate images to merged as one.


»   Removal of unwanted elements This technique involves the use of clone tool to maintain the
      texture of the image. This is useful when you want to get rid of distracting objects in an image which
     gives more focus on the subject. This feature can enhance close up portraits, to erase acne marks in      a face.



»   Selective color change Using this feature lets you alter the color of certain parts of an image,
      keeping the rest of the colors original.



»   Slicing This features the ability of slicing a whole image into parts and is labelled with different files
     and later on used as contents of a website. This feature is automated and widely-used in creating
     mock-ups of websites.


There a lot more features of this great software which you just have to discover and will greatly help you do your image editing task faster and efficient with professional looking results.