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Why You Must Master Photoshop as a Creative

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Why You Must Master Photoshop as a Creative

Adobe Photoshop is known, throughout the realm of pictures, as one of the most powerful graphics software, which can turn images into works of art. It is also used as a photo editing tool and has amazing features. Here is everything you need to know about Photoshop.

Photoshop and its Uses: 

Photoshop can do many things, but Photoshop's primary use is to manipulate and edit images. Photoshop is a computer software that uses several tools, features, and manipulation to change images. You can cut, crop, edit, and change the colors and tones of almost any picture in Photoshop.

It is considered one of the best digital manipulation software, and it is used by professional designers, photographers, and editors. Aside from image manipulation and editing, Photoshop is also used for 

  • Designing logos and banners

Make cool graphics for websites 

Make thumbnails 

Constructing website layouts and more

It is an extremely diverse and impressive software that can be used for almost anything. Although it’s a great software for composite editing, people have difficulty getting used to it, so it can be hard to learn. But once you get the hang of it, you can master the editing technique. 

Alternatives to Photoshop: Since Photoshop is expensive and hard to learn for many people, here are some great alternatives that do the same. 

  • Canva is a great software that can be used in place of Photoshop. It has all of the basic features of Photoshop, but the kicker is that it’s super easy to use. It is available in free and paid versions, and you don’t need a powerful device to operate it, unlike Photoshop. 

Darktable is a winner because it doesn’t only have features similar to Photoshop, but the layout is very similar to the infamous Adobe Lightroom. It is available on Mac and Windows and cannot be supported on mobile devices. 

Pixlr Editor is a free in-browser website, the most popular alternative to Photoshop. It has the infamous Adobe features like layering, tone manipulation, application of edits and filters on composite images, and more. The only downside to this website/software is that it shows many ads when you’re using it. 

Photoshop Pricing: 

There are 3 price plans in Photoshop from which you can choose:

  • Photography Plan includes Photoshop and Lightroom, a perfect plan for professional photographers and editors, costing about $19.99/month.
     

Photoshop Plan only includes Photoshop and costs around 20.99/month, including everything, even the AI features. 

CC Plan contains the entire creative cloud suite and Adobe extensions. It costs $54.99/month for a one-time subscription. 

Photoshop is a great tool for anyone with a creative side who wants to tweak photos and create digital masterpieces, but it is also extremely pricey and takes a lot of time to master, so it’s a good option only if you’re up for the challenge. 

Laiba Omer

Laiba Omer

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