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Free Photo Editing Software

Free Photo Editing Software

Are there any cheaper alternatives to Adobe Photoshop CS2’s steep price?

There are a handful of products in the under-$100 price range, with products available from Adobe, Corel, and even Microsoft. But, there are also a variety of programs available in an even lower price range–free! Freeware programs (where the owner has released the program for download without payment) and open-source programs (where the programmer has released the code to the program for others to expand upon) are both available on the Internet for anyone who wants to take the time to look for them.

At the top of the list of free image editors is the GNU Image Manipulation Program, or GIMP. Originally designed for Unix, GIMP is free shareware and is open source–which means programmers can add features without having to wait for a parent company to upgrade the program. GIMP has a variety of filters, effects, tools and abilities, and some reviewers compare it favorably to Photoshop CS2. Installation is a bit of work, since there are two install files. And unlike other downloadable shareware or freeware programs, there are no spyware or adware programs bundled with the Gimp.

Google’s Picasa program rates highly. However, Picasa is focused more towards organizing images as opposed to editing them, so it’s nowhere near the power of a Photoshop or a GIMP. However, it still has a selection of image tools, like color correction and red eye repair.

There are other open-source or free image editing programs available. Paint.NET is an image editor written in C#. Pixia was originally designed for the anime (Japanese animation) community. And OpenCanvas was originally designed as a sketch program for drawing tablets–it will remember the sketch, stroke by stroke, and will even turn the sketch into an animation that shows how the item was drawn, line by line.

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10 Digital Software Photographers Will Appreciate

10 Digital Software Photographers Will Appreciate

With digital technology at the forefront of every camera that you will see in the market today, it is not surprising that alongside this trend is the increase in the number of graphic tools for computers.

Now, not only do photographers have the ability to adjust the look of the pictures that they take with their digital cameras, they also have the necessary tools that will help them add more effects and create a whole new picture from the photographs that they have taken.

Below are just some of the best graphic tools and software in the market that photographers, both amateur and professional, will sure love.

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This is perhaps the most popular and most reliable software in the market. It is widely used not only in businesses and commercial establishments but also at home. This software is remarkably easy to use and very useful. Because of its wide range of functions, there are but a few that this software cannot do, if there are any! It is one of the most flexible tools available for photographers.

Among the features that make this a stand out is the layering masks, the adjustment layers, the history brush and the layering effects, which is highly useful especially when doing multiple adjustments. Users can also make adjustments or corrections without changing the original composition of the photograph. The most recent version is the Adobe CS, which will run both in Windows and Mac.

Wacom’s Graphire3 Tablet

Because of its more ergonomic feel, this software is also a winner for digital graphic artists as well as photographers. Although, this is not as easy to use as the Adobe Photoshop, it is still comfortable to work with.

With this software, artists need not use the mouse to make adjustments. They will be using a special pen pointer which will come in handy especially when drawing a particular image or retouching a photo. This is very ideal for digital artists that deal mainly with retouching because the pointer will work best in these situations. Like Adobe, this software will also run on Windows and Mac.

Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9

Although it is often likened to the Photoshop, having basically the same range of functions, Graphic experts feel that it has a long way to go. Still, compared to its earlier versions, the Pro 9 is a definite winners, with its streamlined space and new tools and effects. Another really great feature is the option for personalization. This runs only in Windows.

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Photorealism With Bert Monroy

Photorealism With Bert Monroy

Do you find it hard to distinguish between a real photo and a digital image?
Bert Monroy, one of the pioneers of digital art who created many software products such as Photoshop, ImageStudio and PixelPaint, introduces another break through in computer graphics, Adobe Photoshop’s “Photorealism”.
From the word itself you can define photorealism as something that is realized in photos. Imagine yourself in Atlantis, draw the scene and make it look like a picture. Think it’s impossible? It can be made possible through Photorealism.
Photorealism is not a new term. It came from a movement which began in the late 1960’s. The movement specializes in painting scenes or objects in a style closely resembling a photograph. The true subject of a photorealistic work is not the image but the interpretation of the observer on the image. Richard Estes, who does street scenes and Chuck Close, who is known for his enormous portraits of neutral faces are examples of leading members of the photorealist movement. Another method in photorealism is the oil painting. Unlike Monroy’s photorealism, it is done manually. From the name of a movement, the word photorealism now became a computer term.
Photorealism showcases Monroy’s personal methods in creating ultra-realistic images. It demonstrates a combined technique of Adobe’s latest releases of Photoshop CS and Illustrator CS in addition to paint or vector-based drawing tools. One of the techniques used is the setting of objects in Illustrator and dragging them in Photoshop for stroking and styling. It also includes techniques for creating smoke, grass, lighting, fire, reflections and mold. It is basically a tool for photorealistic imagery.
Photorealism teaches you how to make images like metallic logotypes, fireworks, 3D illusions, icy letters, underwater scene, antique photos, a speeding bullet, shadows, rusty text and a lot more. It will also enhance your ability in using pen tool, layers, alpha channels and masking.
Photorealism is a very reliable computer graphics tutorial created by one of the true masters of digital graphics and an accomplished illustrator who serves clients like Apple Computer, Adobe Systems and American Express. A renowned artist, Bert Monroy also worked in the motion picture industry and authored books which have received critical acclaim around the world.
According to Monroy, his motivation is the challenge in recreating reality. The instinct for realism is the powerful drive to reproduce oneself, a replication of life. With Photorealism your image will look like a real photograph.
One of the advantages of the photorealism is that it allows you to create photographs of products or situations that cannot be captured with a camera. In other words, you can draw everything and anything even if you haven’t actually seen it or you are aware that it does not exist and make it look real.

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Adobe Photoshop CS3: Top 5 Standout New Features

Adobe Photoshop CS3: Top 5 Standout New Features

Upon first digging into Adobe Photoshop CS3, a few features have really popped out at me as incredibly useful. I would like to offer a brief overview of some of these new ways of attacking your creative challenges using the latest version of Adobe’s flagship app. PsCS3 will run you about $649 to buy it outright if you do not own any previous versions. If you own Photoshop 7, CS, or CS2, you are eligible for upgrade pricing – looks like $199 for the upgrade. Check Adobe’s store on their website for more info. For more information about what comes in the different versions of CS3, and what your suite configuration options are, see my previous post.

My current favorite five new PsCS3 features in order are:

1. Nondestructive Smart Filters
2. Quick Selection Tool & Refine Edge
3. Photomerge with advanced alignment and blending
4. Automatic layer alignment and blending
5. Vanishing Point with adjustable angle

Feature Overviews:

* Nondestructive Smart Filters

Adobe has finally given us non-linear, nondestructive filters. Can I just say “HOORAY!” In the past, you applied filters and effects in a linear order: one filter would alter your image, and the second filter would alter your now altered image, and a third filter would alter the altered altered image. The problem with that workflow is that if you decide you want to slightly tweak the second filter, you’d have to either undo back to that point (losing your subsequent edits), or use the history palette to step directly “back in time” to the point before you added the second filter, add your “revised” second filter and then add your third manually. All too often, you don’t quite remember what exact parameters you had set on that third one – or worse, your real world project involved applying 20 filters instead of the 3 in my example and changing the second filter would mean redoing the 18 that follow it. What a drag. Because of this issue, people developed many work arounds (often involving saving off multiple “partially completed” versions of files all over your hard drive with iterative file names, hoping that if you needed to go back to a certain point in time you’d be able to figure out where you needed to be), and while these workarounds were clever and well-conceived in many cases, there was a perfect, real solution, waiting to happen.

The real solution to all this is what we have been given in CS3: Nondestructive Smart Filters. In this new version, each filter and effect that you apply to a layer, remains live and continually re-editable, in real time, and the parameters that you adjust will all cascade down through whatever subsequent filters or effects you might have added to your layer. These are savable, movable, copy and pastable, and most importantly scalable.

* Quick Selection tool & Refine Edge

A design mentor of mine once told me “Photoshop is all about the selection. You select something, and then you do something with the selection. Nothing more, nothing less. Remember that, and you’ll never go wrong using this app.” Almost 10 years later, I must say she was absolutely correct. Using Photoshop is all about “the selection.” There are more tools in Photoshop for selecting than for any other single task.

As in just about every version of Photoshop that has ever been released, CS3 has made even greater strides in the area of “making your selection” than comes to memory in recent years. The new Quick Selection Tool used in combination with the Refine Edge palette is about the most helpful and clean way of selecting the edges of an object in your image that I have ever seen. This new revised Quick Selection tool is so smooth. You basically set the parameters of your Quick Selection tool – as if it were a brush – and paint the general area of your image edges (like trying to select just a kid and his soccer ball out of the photo of the big game) and Photoshop is watching what you do, and interpreting what you consider to be the general edges of what you are wanting to select and it figures out what’s kid and ball and what’s grass and goal posts and sky and crowd and selects just what you want it to. It’s VERY fast and clean. Then, you can invoke the Refine Edge palette, and you have seemingly infinite control over exactly how the edges of that selection behave. Check out the palette to the right to get an idea of what you could do to “refine” that edge. With radius, feathering, smoothing, and various display settings, I believe this new combo will cut down on my masking and selecting time in a quantifiable way.

* Photomerge with advanced alignment and blending

Ever tried to stitch together a series of images that you took, that you intended to “put together” into a panorama? Even with some of the stand alone tools that have been available over the years—even those for doing quicktime VR’s—are clunky and difficult to use – with mixed results at times. I have always wanted something built into Photoshop to let me do these “photo merges” – I never expected that Photoshop would actually be able to automatically do it for me. This feature floored me. The technologies involved in my number four choice “Automatic layer alignment and blending” are at work here in this feature as well, and the new auto layer alignment features in CS3 are far-reaching and crop up again and again in different areas of the application. It’s really one of the revolutionary things about this new version.

All of the things that have made making panoramas a difficult task in the past are all done automatically. The primary among these being 1. those times when you have to actually distort, rotate, skew or transform one of your elements because the perspective is screwy, 2. those times when the sun or lighting or a window made the white balance, color space or over all wash of brightness and contrast different from one image to the next (especially when doing 360’s) and of course 3. actually finding and aligning those overlapping areas of consecutive elements. Photoshop CS3 does these all for you and with surprisingly amazing results. It’s not just about the typical “panorama” either… I saw a demo of someone standing “too close” to a building, and taking pictures zoomed all the way out, of the front door, windows and window-boxes, front brick walk way, tilting upward and taking a picture of the balcony and roof line of the second floor – in other words, many elements that were WAY out of whack in terms of perspective, lighting and color space, and these 4 or 5 images were distorted, tweaked, rotated, matched, blended, lighting and color density matched… and I was amazed in like 5 seconds, there was this “wide angle” almost “fisheye” photomerge of the front of the building, from brick walkway to roof-line, and it looked incredible.

* Automatic layer alignment and blending

Another powerful application of this new alignment and blending technology is with a series or stack of images of the same subject. Let’s say you wanted to take a picture of a statue in a park somewhere, or a huge fountain, or the front of a monument or building. There are always people walking through the frame – if you can’t close down the area and still need a picture of the statue, in the park, in it’s beautiful setting, but with no people or birds or random elements – what are you to do? In the past, it was a painstaking process of shooting a bunch of images, selecting the “closest” one to your vision of a nice, clean, tourist-less frame, and begin the hours and hours of painting, cloning, healing, brushing etc., to remove all of your “randoms.” There are artists who are very good at this process, but I’m fairly certain they would agree that if there was a way to not have to spend all that time, they’d take it. Well, it’s here. Photoshop CS3 can take your stack of images and by analyzing all of them, figure out which things are permanent (things that appear in all the images like that building in the distance, the big tree, the sidewalk, and which parts of the image are obscured in one of the frames but not all of them, are healed automatically by borrowing pixels from other images in the stack and building an advanced composite of all the images and doing 90% or more of the work for you. There’s even a set of “fuzziness” sliders letting you say “eleminate things that are in X% of the images in the stack or less.” This is so impressive to see in action. You have to try it on some of your own images. It’s really hard to believe that it’s this easy to do this sort of process now. This is one of those new areas that I’m sure we’ll see artists finding incredibly creative ways to utilize this feature. Again, this one floored me when I first saw it.

* Vanishing Point with adjustable angle

One of the most powerful new features of Adobe CS2 was the vanishing point feature. One limitation it had was that you only had one set of right angles to work with in the vanishing point interface. Adobe took it one exponential step further by adding multiple, adjustable angle perspective planes to this vanishing point feature. What this enables you to do is copy, paste and clone in far more complex image planes than just the “clone parts of a building in perspective” job that the first iteration of this feature offered (impressive and powerful, but not very flexible). One of the big examples Adobe is pushing with this feature is to simulate 3D packaging and work on multiple planes at various angles in the same image. Like an open box for a new product, or even for experimenting with your final package art by seeing it in its real-world context. Again I think this feature has so many far reaching implications for inventors, prototypers, 3D modelers, visual effects artists… and can give Photoshop artists the ability to render full blown mockups of product packaging art for clients in a whole new way – getting us to sign-off, green-light and on to the next project at hand much more quickly. I like that a lot.

There are numerous new features in the application, especially when you dig down deep into the Photoshop Extended editions (sounds like a Peter Jackson DVD…) and as the week progresses here, I’d like to look into some of what PsCS3 Extended has to offer. The versions of PsCS3 that are available are the Film & Video, Medical & Science, AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction), and Manufacturing editions.

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Getting The Upper Hand With Photoshop Layer Sets

Getting The Upper Hand With Photoshop Layer Sets

Anyone who plans on spending any length of time wandering the halls of Photoshop should consider learning how Photoshop layer sets work.

Layers are crucial to the entire mechanism of Photoshop design and enhancement.

The Photoshop “Layers” palette maintains a precise history of all your keystrokes… so you don’t have to remember anything.

Layers can be likened to your command post, so it behooves you to spend some time in there. Let’s take a brief look around right now.

Hmm, looks complicated, doesn’t it? Well, unlike a lot of other functions inside Photoshop, Layers really is pretty simple.

Basically, it isolates different sections or transformations so you can work on them without affecting the rest of the image.

Which really comes in handy when you find yourself up against the wall and need to start that particular enhancement over: just throw that layer away.

Your Photoshop Layers box will automatically create a new layer for you for some changes, but you can also create a new yourself.

On your top menu bar, click “Layer,” then “New.” You’ll see a brand new, empty layer appear inside your Layers box. Notice that it has been highlited and the “background,” or original, layer is not.

The highlighted layer is the active layer, meaning that’s the one you’re presently working on. To activate a different layer, simply click on it, and Photoshop highlights (activates) it for you.

Becoming aware of this one function is essential for successfully working in layers.

(Note: Photoshop CS2 lets you activate multiple layers.)

Once you have a few layers inside your Layers dialog box, try clicking the eyeballs next to each one.

You’ll see that in this way you can visually isolate layers so you can tell exactly what it is you’re working on.

At times, you will find yourself creating many, many layers for a single image. When that happens, it gets difficult to find the layer you want to affect.

The solution to this problem lies in creating groups, or “layer sets.” Grouping layers allows you to place them into a folder. (In Photoshop CS, first link the layers, then choose “New Set from Linked” on the side menu of the Layers box.)

In Photoshop 7, you create a group by choosing each one, then clicking “Group with Previous” inside your Layer option in the top menu. Or you can click the tiny folder icon at the bottom of the

Layers palette and drag the layers into that layer when it appears, then click the collapse arrow to the left of the set folder to hide the layers inside the folder.

If you want to get rid of the set folder later, highlight it, then click Layer, Delete, Set, then choose either “Set and Contents” or “Set Only.”

Some versions of Photoshop require you to choose your layers and then “Shift-Click” on the bottom folder icon to create a set folder. In Photoshop CS2, you can align layers by choosing View > Show > Smart Guides.

Like all the other fabulous Photoshop functions, Layers offers almost limitless ways to affect your photos and the way you maneuver around inside Photoshop itself.

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Why I love online Photoshop training

Why I love online Photoshop training

Let’s be honest: You’re not going to learn Photoshop by playing around with it on your own for a couple of days-or years. Photoshop is known as a deep program: You can do so many things with Photoshop that your knowledge and skills can be channeled into a career. Photoshop is a challenging program-unless you take advantage of Photoshop training, you’ll never be able to reach your full potential as a Photoshop user.

If you become serious about using Photoshop as a tool for advancing your career, then you will go on learning how to do new things with Photoshop as long as Photoshop software is on the market. But the great thing about Photoshop training is that it can get you started in just a couple of hours. One of the first things that Photoshop training can teach you is how to edit photos and upload them to a web site.

Most of us have had our share of users’ manuals and how-to books. They usually pack much more information than we need in the beginning, and often their sheer volume is discouraging. How will I ever get through all that? It takes the joy and spontaneity out of the learning process in a hurry.

Online tutorials and Photoshop training courses are a much more effective medium for learning the techniques and skills you need in order to get the most our of your Photoshop software. The wonderful thing about online training is that videos show you how to do everything step by step, click by click. It’s much easier to follow and grasp an instructor who is talking to us in a normal conversational tone than it is to follow instruction manuals that are often boring and hard to follow. Even Photoshop training based on message boards and question and answer threads is a huge improvement over traditional text books and manuals.

Text books and manuals are most effective when used as reference books. When I run into a specific problem, the manual can help me troubleshoot and fix the problem in a hurry, simply because it covers so much in one place. But when it comes to a task like getting started with Photoshop, I always learn faster and stay more motivated by breaking down the learning process into manageable segments. This is what good online Photoshop training does best-it takes you one step at a time, focusing on one skill until you’ve got it down before moving onto the next skill.

It has never been easier to learn Photoshop. When I first started playing around with Photoshop over ten years ago, I was frequently discouraged when I didn’t know how to do things. If online Photoshop training had been available at that time, I’m sure I would be a much more advanced Photoshop user today. Sign up for a Photoshop training course today and discover how the world’s No. 1 digital editing and compositing software can help you achieve your full potential.

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Sign up for advanced Photoshop training today

Sign up for advanced Photoshop training today

I first used Adobe Photoshop over ten years ago. I saw what professional graphic designers were able to do with Photoshop and I was impressed. Although I’m not a graphic designer, I had always enjoyed playing around with simple image editing
programs and I had learned to do just enough to add value to my text documents and presentations.

I was doing all right, but at the same time I was harboring no illusions about the level of the graphic work I was producing-it wasn’t anything even remotely close to what some of my friends and coworkers were creating with Photoshop. I had the opportunity back then to sign up for Photoshop training, but I didn’t. That was a huge mistake. If I had gotten started with professional Photoshop training ten years ago, I know now that I would have been able to add tremendous value to all my professional jobs and personal hobbies.

It’s never too late. I’ve decided to get serious about Photoshop training. At this point I should be ready for advanced Photoshop training, but I’m not. I know that I’ve probably been doing lots of simple things the wrong way. That is what happens when you try to learn a deep program like Photoshop on your own. There’s only so much you can figure out by trial and error. Inevitably the “shortcuts” you think you’ve discovered turn out to be expensive wastes of time and resources. As someone once said, “The longest distance between two points is a shortcut.”

If you’ve been working with an early version of Photoshop, check out an upgrade to Photoshop CS2 and find out how the new features can take your career to the next level. And if you learned how to use an earlier version of Photoshop, like Photoshop 6 or 7, here’s what you can expect to find in an advanced Photoshop training course.

* You’ll become a true professional in your work with levels and curves, adjustment layers, and advanced color correction techniques. You’ll learn how to polish difficult images like never before, and you’ll master the most up-to-date restoration techniques. You’ll learn the techniques and tricks that professional designers use for selection, masking, channels, and layers. You’ll master the most advanced blending techniques and get the most out of your work with paths.

* Advanced Photoshop training will help you get the most out of your web sites and online jobs. You’ll learn how to use the most advanced special effects and how to create professional web interfaces.

So make sure you learn the right “shortcuts”-learn Photoshop the right way by signing up for certified Photoshop training today. Whether you’re a novice who needs to get started with an introductory level course or a professional who needs to sign up for advanced Photoshop CS2 training, make a commitment today to discover how Photoshop can help you achieve your full potential. You’ll never regret it. And it’s never too late.

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Discover the power of online Photoshop training

Discover the power of online Photoshop training

Adobe Photoshop is the No. 1 software for digital image editing and compositing. Photoshop CS2 is one of the most complete programs of any type on the market today. Photoshop seems to do it all, and it does it all well. Anyone who is serious about digital imaging and computer graphics knows that Photoshop is a must-have program. And even if you’re just getting started with photos and videos on the Internet, Photoshop training can add power and value to everything you do.

Unless you’re a visual effects artist on a Hollywood film shoot, Photoshop is the only CGI tool you’ll ever need. And if you want to be a visual effects artist for film and television, mastering Photoshop is the best way to get your first job in the industry.

Learning how to use Photoshop can be a frustrating ordeal if you try to do it alone. Most novices have similar experiences the first time they use Photoshop. We have all seen at least one person create startling graphic images and effects by clicking on this and that, without going to any apparent effort. Then we try our hand with an airbrush for the first time and all we want to do is cry when we start running into problems.

If we insist on doing it ourselves, we will be in for a hard time of it. By the time you open up the manual, you already feel like giving up. This sums up my first solo experience with Photoshop. And I wasn’t trying to create Jurassic Park-like visual effects-all I had to do was select an object and paint it. I gave up, too frustrated to try again for a long time. I wish online Photoshop training had been available then.

If you’ve had a similar experience in the past, or if you’ve run into problems recently, help is as near as your computer-you can find an online Photoshop training course for every level of user. If you’re getting started with digital imaging, Photoshop training is the easiest and fastest way to learn how to:

* Add shadows, colors, and gradients to your digital images.
* Resize your photos without losing quality.
* Retouch your photos to correct problems with color, contrast, or lighting.
* Remove red eyes from your photographs.

Anyone who has plunged into Photoshop without the advantages of Photoshop training can relate to my experience. If you don’t sign up for Photoshop training, you’ll give up before you realize that everyone can learn how to use Photoshop well enough to add enormous value to their professional and personal lives. So don’t give up; sign up for a Photoshop training course today and discover how online instruction makes the learning process fast, fun, and exciting.

The most powerful thing about online training is that it’s interactive-you practice everything you learn on your own computer. Online training is fun. And when learning is fun, you stay motivated to go on learning. Get started with your Photoshop training today. You’ll be glad you did.

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Graphic Design Software – The Battle for King of the Mountain

Graphic Design Software – The Battle for King of the Mountain

Long gone are the days when a graphic designer’s tools were pen, pencil, brush, exacto knife and illustration board. Today’s designer relies almost exclusively on graphic design software which is both expensive and constantly changing. At some point or other, the designer has to decide to upgrade his or her present software or change to another brand. And, then the designer must learn all the new functions of this version of software. If the program interface changes then the learning curve for the design professional can be very steep and costly. On top of that, there’s different graphic design software for desktop publishing, web design, illustration, and photography.

For much of the last decade, the desktop publishing arena was ruled by Quark Express. (Before that Adobe’s PageMaker had been King of the Mountain.) Over the past few years, Adobe has been making a serious bid to regain its preeminence in desktop publishing with In Design. If Adobe squashes Quark it will pretty much have a monopoly in graphic design software, having already swallowed up Macromedia and much of its other competition.

At the end of 2005, Adobe concluded its acquisition of Macromedia which made it the owner of Dreamweaver – usually acclaimed as one of the best (and sometimes the most difficult to use) web design software available. Dreamweaver has few challengers in the arena of professional web design. Microsoft’s Front Page still provides services for non-professionals and some professionals who are old-time PC users. Mostly though, Adobe, with the acquisition of Dreamweaver, has attained a semi-monopoly here as well.

In graphic design software for photography there’s only one acknowledged leader – Adobe Photoshop. While other programs exist for the casual user, for the professional photographer Photoshop is the digital darkroom. Other companies exist by producing “plug-in’s for Photoshop, until Adobe buys them.

What about graphic design software for illustration? Again, Adobe is the leader. With Adobe Illustrator used and recognized by the most professionals it usually wins hands down against the competition. And, it’s not always which program is the easiest to use or has the most functions. It is which one is the most compatible in the most places. Corel Draw, Canadian illustration competitor to Illustrator is acknowledged by many to be easier and have more functions – but the files are hard to use anywhere but with Corel. So that limits across program functionality and thus its popularity.

One of the reasons InDesign is gaining so much ground is the ease of use with all of the other graphic design software programs in the Adobe family. You can move between them quickly and smoothly. Adobe now packages them as its Creative Suite and so it becomes one-stop shopping.

But, what will happen if Adobe becomes King of the Mountain? Without challengers, will it maintain the same quality and drive for excellence? And what will happen to the price? Will it even out or just continue upward. If you’re the only ballpark, you can charge whatever rent you want?

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A Few Cool Photoshop Tips And Tricks, Part 2

A Few Cool Photoshop Tips And Tricks, Part 2

Photoshop is a powerful piece of software with plenty of cool tricks you can apply.

What Can You Do With Advanced Photoshop Tips and Tricks?

Advanced Photoshop users are often familiar with all tools and have mastered most of the fundamental tutorials, tips, and tricks, such as creating a cloudy background. Some people are unaware of all of the cool tricks that Photoshop has to offer, especially when you’ve upgraded your version to CS. The power to create some of the most impressive works of digital art are only a few clicks away once you get a hang of advanced Photoshop shortcuts and tricks.

Some Photoshop tricks on the advanced level can help a more tedious project seem easier. The more you learn the tips and tricks of the trade, the better your overall creations will turn out. To get an idea of some of the advanced tricks associated with Photoshop, a few examples are mentioned below:

Photoshop allows advanced users to create digital comic coloring that looks just like the human hand penned it. The tricks and tips associated with this sort of higher-level design deals with the manipulation of various brush sets to achieve the look you desire. Photoshop also lets users create photomontages that can transform an original photograph into something much different.

There are also tips and tricks that can take your most unfavorite picture and alter it in any way you wish. Let’s say you want to change a regular photograph into something dazzling. Advanced Photoshop tricks can beautify a face that displays a natural appearance. In regards to a photo, skin can be fixed, blemishes and wrinkles erased, teeth fixed and whitened, as well as changes made to the eyebrows, hair, and eyes.

When one is able to master advanced Photoshop techniques, the creative possibilities seem never-ending, including 3D glass balls, planet and star-studded skies, matte paintings, and airbrushed illustrations.