There has never been a time in history, as there is today, where we are achieving so many outstanding results in digital photography. There many resources and tools to choose from on the internet that are now available for people to use in enhancing their photo images, however, the most popular one that people use the most because of it’s many features is the Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop, has become equal in thought to editing and creating new effects and people use the term; “to Photoshop” to describe editing or enhancing a picture image.
There is also the option to, “Photoshop in”, where you can add new items; accessories or even people to a picture and that was something we could not do before.
So if you want a picture of you shaking hands with the president, you don’t have to go to Washington to get it, just “Photoshop” your image into the image of the president and it will look as real as if you had been there.
Similarly, we can Photoshop out things from a picture we don’t want to see there anymore.
So if you have a physical flaw, that can be removed. You can even remove a distracting person from the background of the shot. The program is so sophisticated that these images are possible and you really cannot tell the alteration has been made.
Photoshop has become such a de facto standard for photo processing used, that if you are setting up a photography studio or business; a copy of the software is as necessary as Microsoft word or PowerPoint. Since this software is so popular, you can find it in most retail stores in the computer section. If you are not familiar with computer software, it should be no problem to find someone already familiar with Photoshop that can help you get it set up and get started with it, and maybe even show you how the basic features work.
But Photoshop has not always dominated this genre. The program was created in 1989 by two brothers, John Knoll and Thomas Knoll. While the brothers developed Photoshop for custom uses they had at the time, it wasn’t long before the market potential of this software became evident. In 1990 John and Thomas became the bright entrepreneurs of a new company, that they called Adobe and began the business operation right away.
Their success was a brilliant example of how people can achieve success in this day and age of computer technology. Today few of us who use the internet are not aware of Adobe. Nearly everyone who uses a computer is more than likely they are award of using the free copy of Adobe reader that they can use to make PDF files.
To really become skilled at using Photoshop, the first thing to do is probably find a copy to experience with. Perhaps a friend or family member already has it installed and they would not mind letting you try it out, so you can become familiar with it. But if they are really good at using Photoshop, you should ask them to show you some things on it, and teach you any neat tricks they may have learned themselves.
Picking one afternoon to do this together, could end up getting you addicted to Photoshop.
After that, you would do well to download a copy for yourself. There are different versions you can choose from and one you should consider first is the evaluation version. But you really only need that if you are not sure if you are going to buy a copy. Since Photoshop dominates this market, you most certainly should buy a copy, this will help save some frustration, so it’s a good idea to purchase a licensed copy right away. It can be a fun way to create great projects or gifts for your self or others and you can easily find yourself spending hours enjoying it. If you want to increase your skills, they you can sign-up for some Adobe Photoshop classes that are available in your local area. These classes can show you the shortcuts and how to get the most out of the software.
This is a great starting point and one you can develop even further, by being creative in your imagination to find ways to make awesome photo’s for yourself or customers. So, the next time someone asks if you can help them and ’Photoshop it and fix it’, you can say with confidence, “Absolutely”.