Photoshop Specialty Programs
These products specialize in modifying or improving a single aspect of an image. They are targeted at specific goals.
I like to categorize the programs into the following groups.
Photo Manipulation: These programs modify or alter an image in some way.Photo Retouching: These programs improve an image by, for example, correcting or enhancing certain features like wrinkles or blemishes.
Image Processing: These programs perform image processing, such as sharpening, levels, color corrections, and the like.
Creating and Printing: These programs create and print images.
Professional Photo Retouchers are interested in improving an image’s existing flaws, such as wrinkles or blemishes, because they want to make themselves more efficient in what they do.
A bit of history
The drawing program Adobe Illustrator, released in 1987, was originally the Photoshop of its day. It allowed graphic artists to create various image types with very little effort, yet it enabled them to employ advanced tools for manipulating and visualizing the graphic elements. Today, Adobe Illustrator is a central part of the vector graphics creation process, but it was a bit too advanced for young graphic designers back then.
Photoshop evolved to take this role. Almost no other image-editing software is as popular today, especially in the world of business. There are various reasons for this.
Unlike Illustrator, it has a very intuitive GUI. It does not require a command line. Its toolbox contains a plethora of useful tools.
Its ability to quickly perform multiple tasks such as resizing, cropping, and even rotating is a great time-saver.
Photoshop has long supported smart filters for white balance, black and white conversion, sepia, and more.
It is extremely easy to pick up in even the most novice user’s hands.
Thanks to the trial mode, both individual users and small business users have access to an almost unlimited free trial.
No wonder, then, that Photoshop has become the standard image manipulation program.
Photo Manipulation and Photo Retouching with Photoshop CS6
Adobe Photoshop CS6 is the latest version of Photoshop, and there are many new features in it, which will inspire you to start using it.
In the main program window, you can access the most common tools.
However, you can access all the tools by clicking the small button in the top-
With that said, Photoshop Elements is the most affordable program, and it will suffice if you don’t need many of Photoshop’s powerful features. In this guide, we’ll show you how to edit your photos using Photoshop Elements, and how to create graphics in Photoshop Elements.
As far as Photoshop Elements goes, the only thing that is missing is AI (Artificial Intelligence), as the program lacks many of Photoshop’s AI-powered features. You can do advanced retouching with Photoshop Elements, but you don’t get all of Photoshop’s advanced features, such as layers and channels.
The included brushes are limited, but, for the most part, the brushes are on par with Photoshop and Adobe’s other apps. The program is overall a great alternative to Photoshop and a great starting point for those that want to learn more about working with photos.
With Photoshop Elements, you get about 1 GB of editing space. This includes all the features you need to use and edit your images.
You can download the free trial version to check for any hidden or unneeded watermarks, before you download. You can download Photoshop Elements 20.0.0 from here.
Photoshop Elements 20.0.0 Download
Other free alternatives to Photoshop Elements
You can use Pixlr-O-Matic 2 to do much of the same editing as you would do with Photoshop Elements, and at a much lower price tag, so check that out.
Now, if you would like to learn about working with Photoshop, here’s what you’ll need:
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Intel Core i3-530 or AMD Sempron 2300+
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Windows 7 64 bit, Vista 64 bit or Windows XP 64 bit with Service Pack 3