For years to speak to retouch or modify an image on our computer is synonymous with Photoshop. Anyone who works with photos, graphics or images at a professional level uses this software developed by Adobe on a daily basis, and even many home users who want to improve the appearance of their photos or selfies turn to this tool. In fact, it has practically become a standard: no matter what image editor we use, we are photoshopeando.
Surely there are simpler programs on the market to carry out more basic edits, so it is not a software that we would recommend to everyone. But if you have advanced knowledge of photo editing and retouching, this is the most complete alternative that can be found in the market.
Essential if you dedicate yourself professionally to the world of graphic design.
Integrated within Adobe’s Creative Cloud package which includes other graphic design tools, video editing, web design and cloud services, such as Illustrator, InDesign, Audition, After Effects and Premiere, it is a multiplatform software, available for both Windows and Mac, in addition to having a version Portable to carry around and an edition Express to use from mobile.
Why use Photoshop?
It is worth that this program is used for practically any activity related to the world of illustration, graphic design, web design or photo retouching professional. But people like you and me can also use it for more mundane things.
You will always look handsome in all your photos.
What do you want to remove that skin blemish or that pimple in your wedding photo? That you are ashamed of the yellowing of your teeth in another photo and you want to whiten them? That a guy who does not paint anything appears in a romantic photo and you want to delete him? The desktop client of this image editor has a solution for all that and more.
The tools available in the quintessential editor
This is a raster graphics editing program that works through layers and has a myriad of tools with which we can do everything mentioned above, in addition to many more professional operations, not only affecting images, but also videos and audios. Among those utilities we find selection, cropping, editing, painting, drawing and text tools, so we can do things like the following:
- Crop images and smooth edges.
- Create layer, vector, or clipping masks with the selection tools.
- Resize images with smart resolution scaling.
- Apply endless effects of focus, blur, pixelization, stylized, distorted, etc.
- Use the gallery’s default filters: spatula, sponge, cutout, laminated, etc.
- Stabilize camera images.
- Vectorize images.
- Find repository images on Adobe Stock.
- Remove backgrounds and remove objects from photos.
- Create photographic compositions such as collages or photomontages.
What’s new in the latest version
- Preset improvements.
- New selection tool.
- New color wheel.
- The interface is renewed.