Adobe Photoshop is a popular image editing tool that was created by Adobe Systems. As of this writing, it is the industry leader in the field of image editing. It is primarily used for altering images such as bitmaps, but it has a number of other capabilities as well. Virtually every company that deals with image editing uses Photoshop, and it is used by novices as well as serious professionals. There are software packages for Windows, Mac OS, and many even work on Linux. While the SGI IRIX operating system was supported in the past, it is no longer being offered for this operating system.
Adobe Photoshop has a number of powerful uses. It can be used for printed documents, or it can be used for documents that are presented on web pages. The newer versions of Photoshop come with Adobe ImageReady, and tool that is meant for those that wish to publish images on the web. Though Photoshop is just one of the many software tools that is offered by Adobe Systems, it is one of the most well known. It can seamlessly be used with other Adobe software programs such as After Affects, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe Illustrator. Photoshop is commonly used to create professional covers for DVDs. In addition to images, software packages such as Adobe CS are used for the creation of DVD menus.
There are six color models that are supported by Adobe Photoshop, and these are Grayscale, Bitmap, CMYK, Lab, RGB, and duotone. Photoshop is now being marketed under the CS brand. It is now referred to as being a suite, and it offers a number of different tools. The latest versions of Photoshop allow you to select multiple layers, and they also have a warp tool that is similar to the transform tool. If you take a picture in an environment that does not have a lot of light, you can use the reduce grain filter to correct it. Many consider Photoshop to be an expensive tool, and a single copy retails for about $600. Because of this, many companies have competed with Photoshop by offering similar tools that are much cheaper.
To deal with this problem, Adobe has offered a cheaper version of its software called Photoshop Elements. It has a few high end features that have been deleted, but this allowed Adobe to lower their price to $100. Photoshop Elements is marketed towards non-professionals that are simply looking to experiment with the software or use it for recreational or educational purposes. Photoshop can work with a large number of file formats, and many of these deal with vectors or rasters. The file format for Photoshop is PSD. The images that are altered in Photoshop will be saved as a group of layers. A large number of
rival image editing programs allow PSD documents to be imported.
Adobe Photoshop has had a powerful impact on the field of image editing. Unlike many software programs, it has gained popularity outside of its original user base. It has been features on television shows and movies, and it has led to a number of different genres. The very first version of Photoshop was released in 1990 by John and Thomas Knoll.