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Learning To Use Adobe Photoshop

Many of us are graphics artists or students in the field of graphic design that wish to make things. Mainly animations, pretty pictures, and occasionally, games. One of the key things involved in making all of the above is learning to use Adobe Photoshop. This program is very versatile and we are going to take a look at some of its functions.

First off a brief overview is in order. Adobe Photoshop is marketed as a graphical editing tool but it's so much more. You can do everything to make magazine covers and posters. To restoring old black and white photos and giving them color. In fact many photo restoration specialists use this program because of all its features.

It has a variety of tools and one of the main reasons for its popularity is the ease of use the program offers. You may feel overwhelmed at first but after taking 5 minutes to poke and prod you can see how easy it is to use. It allows for custom grouping of its tools in a taskbar so you can customize it to whatever your particular needs are.

This kind of flexibility is the reason for why it's one of the industry's leading programs. Adobe Photoshop is also used by many in the game design world for texturing of their models. It has many abilities that would take too long to go over in details here. Suffice to say it's very comprehensive. It can make a variety of image types as well.

Ranging from jpeg, tiff, gif, png, and other picture formats. This allows for images to be made in a variety of sizes, and quality. You can design pretty much anything with this program. If you have a scanner you can also make original work, scan it to your computer, and then edit it from there. The ability to be flexible is another valuable selling point that many other programs simply can not copy.

What's even more helpful is if you have one of those pen accessories for your computer. Essentially it's a device in the shape of a pen with its own mouse pad. You can use it with Photoshop and other programs to draw, sketch, doodle, and color. Pretty nice little attachment isn't it?

Learning how to use all of its functions will take some time though. That's why it's advisable to start early. Read as much as you can, practice as much as you can, and create as much as you can with the program. The more you use it the more comfortable you will become with it. There are plenty of tutorials online for it as well.

On that note if you have a hard time studying books on using Photoshop, you can find video tutorials to follow online. These types of tutorials are best for those of us who prefer a hands on approach and like to follow along with someone. This allows us to gain experience at a faster rate than most people. It also allows us to avoid common mistakes.

In closing learning to use Adobe Photoshop isn't hard. It's just a little time consuming. It's one of the best programs available on the market. This is one of the reasons it's so indispensable.





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