If there is an essential program for photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, advertisers … it is undoubtedly Adobe Photoshop. It is a professional tool that you cannot acquire for free, but its purchase will bring you great advantages if you work in any of these sectors.
But what can we do with this famous program?
One of the main functions of Photoshop is photo editing. Known worldwide, this tool is essential for photographers and graphic designers who include photographs in their work. It will allow us to cut out images, create different contrasts, change colors … and a long etcetera.
As well has a gallery of default filters, where you can create beautiful artistic photographs or give them another touch.
It is even possible to retouch our old photos to make them as clean as possible, as if they were made now.
There are many courses that explore all the possibilities of the Photoshop photo editor, as it is not an easy task to know them all.
Despite having a bad reputation for creating unreal bodies in the poses of magazines and social networks, the program itself is not to blame, since it is the photographer who gives it life.
Creation of designs
Photoshop is the flagship program for graphic designers, as it will allow them to develop their work to the fullest. Other design programs, such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Indesign, have tools that can be incorporated into Photoshop.
We can create logos, cards, postcards and a long etcetera. It is also possible to vectorize Photoshop, which will lead us to more creative possibilities.
Creation of digital illustrations
Currently, the vast majority of illustrators use the digital world to develop their creations. There are different ways to paint digitally:
- Using the computer mouse, which is more complicated.
- Using a tablet and a digital pen, which is going to be more like a traditional creative process and will be easier for the illustrator.
Photoshop will allow you to create strokes similar to oil, watercolor and even spray. You just have to know how to handle these tools, otherwise it can be an overwhelming process. For this reason, I advise you to take courses related to the subject, as it is very difficult to be self-taught with this professional program.
The use of brushes for Photoshop is practically infinite. We can give different styles to our creations using one or the other. You can also create your own or download additional brushes for it.
One of the lesser known features of Photoshop is video editing. Although it is not the most recommended option (there are many specialized programs in it), it is a good choice.
For this you have to create layers in your video and convert them into smart objects to be able to transform them.
As I mentioned above, it is best to take a course on it.
Web design is something this program is used a lot for. If you want to easily create a website that you can modify as you wish, many professionals recommend using this program. Models, mock ups … the possibilities are endless.
Fonts are something that is very fashionable today. You can create beautiful phrases that accompany your favorite photographs, then Photoshop allows us to add text to our images, offering many possibilities of shape and texture.
Work with 3D illustrations
This program it will allow us to create three-dimensional illustrations, giving effects of shadows, lights and textures to 2D images, and can even change the depth of field.
We can create different effects on our illustrations or photographs. For example, you can create texture effects such as: wood, concrete, fabric, glass, paper, etc. Also effects that occur when combining layers: opacity, grainy appearance, etc. There are also predetermined filters for this.
And you, do you know any other application of this famous program? Go ahead and leave me in the comments!