When many people think of Photoshop, they think of slightly frumpy models being digitally altered so as to appear perfect on posters and magazine centrefolds of the pin-up variety. While Adobe’s image editing software might be known the world over for just that – editing images – the power of Photoshop doesn’t stop there. Here’s what you can do with Adobe Photoshop:

Image Editing

The Power of Photoshop - Website Layout Template on a Computer ScreenThe mere fact that most people can’t tell that an expert Photoshop practitioner has edited a photograph, like on many lifestyle magazine covers, is testament to the software’s power. From removing annoying red eye and blemishes, to improving colours and even blending images together, when it comes to editing images and photographs – Adobe Photoshop does it all.

Graphic Design

The Power of Photoshop - Person Performing Graphic Design on a ComputerIf we use the above mention of a lifestyle magazine cover as an example, Adobe Photoshop doesn’t limit you to only enhancing the look of the cover model. Use the software to add typography to your images, and download eye catching and creative fonts to really make your designs stand out. Thinking about designing yourself a business card? Adobe Photoshop’s got you covered.

Website Design

The Power of Photoshop - Website Layout Template on a Computer ScreenWe’ve edited the cover model image, and added typography for the magazine cover. Now we need to update the website with the new edition’s artwork. Adobe Photoshop shines brightly once more. Website design with Photoshop involves designing the layout of each webpage, as well as designing the individual images of various dimension to be used on them. Photoshop eats both of those tasks for breakfast.

 

Video Editing

The Power of Photoshop - Attractive Woman Editing Video on a ComputerMany people don’t know this, but Photoshop can actually be used for video editing. Yep, whether you’re looking to add some funky effects to a clip of your cat, or there’s a drunk uncle you’d like to cut out of the speeches section of your wedding reception video – think Adobe Photoshop. It serves as a timeline-based video editor that allows you to edit and export your video media effortlessly.

While Adobe Photoshop is the last personal photo and video editor you’ll ever need, the software seriously struts its stuff when used in the workplace. Here’s a few things you can do with Photoshop in the office:

  • Logo Design (see our article on New Brand Logo Design Tips for inspiration)
  • Promotional Posters
  • Business Cards
  • Infographics
  • Promotional Flyers
  • Product Catalogues
  • Social Media Images
  • Email Headers & Signatures
  • Newsletters.

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