Adobe Photoshop CC has made its mark as the leading image editing software in the world with its outstanding features. Photoshop was the first photo editing program launched back in the early 1990s and since then it has been the leader of the pack. Now, after many years of evolution, Photoshop CC works brilliantly to enhance and manipulate images you find or capture. It is a subscription-only software, available at $9.99 per month, and appeals to both experts and beginners for their professional as well as personal work.
Photoshop CC offers user-friendly tools which are displayed on a neutral grey background, having white labels making it easy for users to focus on their task rather than being distracted by fancy icons. These tools cater to artists, designers, and photographers by letting them create or design mobile applications, banners, websites, and more. The panels in the workspace can be customized and reset to their default layouts.
One of the things that makes Photoshop CC a top editor is its ability to meet the needs of digital artists, graphic designers, typographers, 3D modelers, and even painters while still offering a solid set of tools to its main audience – the photographers. It excels in photo-fixing and photo painting as well as creative composing.
Some of its best features include its advanced brushes, which allow users to create customized digital artwork. One tool lets you cover up the mistakes made in photography while another gives you the access to sharpen the entire image. The addition of text, various sizes, colors, and font options are also available. It has tools, such as paint symmetry, group layer arrangement, 360 panorama workflow which is not common in the industry. Photoshop CC also supports layer-based editing and RAW image editing.
Other features include Skin Smoothing and Super Zoom which help in portrait retouching and speed up workflow. Visual issues due to JPEG compression are addressed by the JPEG Artifacts Removal tool. One of its greatest strengths is its non-destructive editing.
Adobe has also stepped into AI technology by developing the AI machine Adobe Sensei, which powers the Neural filters. These filters work by adding new pixels in the image that weren’t there before, making it easy to quickly retouch portraits using sliders. The latest addition is the Sky Replacement feature which gives very convincing results by fine-tuning lighting so that all tones look in sync. This feature is a bonus for commercial photography.
Although Photoshop is not common as a video editor, it does offer tools for basic editing allowing users to cut content in a video or combine two videos into one. The new features also allow you to invite other users to work on your images, making collaborative work effortless.
Adobe Photoshop CC should be downloaded on a powerful machine with a large disk space to prevent lagging. It is available on Windows 10, later versions of macOS, and Apple’s iPad.
Despite having numerous benefits, it is complex software and is best suited for professionals. Beginners and amateurs can get some use of the program, but it takes a long time to get the hang of all its features. Though its monthly subscription may seem costly, it is an excellent investment. The powerful tools it offers, and the frequent updates will benefit every user regardless of their specialty.