What is Photoshop and what's it for?

It’s a commercial and multiplatform program to edit images developed by Adobe that can be used to edit and enhance all sorts of images. It’s one of the best and most complete tools in its category, being used by professionals within the image editing field such as photographers, web designers or graphical designers, amongst others.

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How Photoshop works

Photoshop’s editing and enhancement process is carried out by layers. This concept, applied to digital image enhancement, was quite revolutionary when Adobe first released its program because it was similar to working with stacked acetate sheets. Thus, editing tasks could be much more detailed as it allowed us to compose several images, add text to a picture or add shapes, graphics, and special effects in a much more accurate and precise manner.

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How to edit images with Photoshop

With Photoshop, there are many different aspects of a photo that can be edited or enhanced. Here, we’ll try to offer you all the basic edits and how to carry them out:

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What are Photoshop actions?

Photoshop actions are a series of tasks that are applied to a file or batch of files. We’re talking about menu commands, tool actions, panel options… their objective is to automate certain processes that the user usually turn to in order to speed up his work.

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Photoshop Portable: can it be downloaded?

We’re afraid that you’re not going to be able to download any portable version of Photoshop for your Windows computer. The most popular photo editor in the world doesn’t come along with any stable official version provided by Adobe, the company behind its creation and maintenance, therefore, you shouldn’t trust any announcement about this kind of software as it will probably be a fake that includes junk or malware, or even a pirate version of this software that we can’t recommend you to use.

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Is Photoshop free?

No, Photoshop isn’t free. However, it does come along with a free trial period that allows you to try out all its different functions for 30 days without paying. Nevertheless, if you want to download Photoshop free of charge for Windows, there’s an alternative version for PC that’s much simpler and that you can use without having to pay a cent.

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What are Photoshop layers?

Photoshop layers are a like the digital version of a stack of acetate sheets within an image. They allow us to work on photos in a non-destructive manner, in other words, without modifying the original pixels of the image. They can be useful for several different things: for instance, to create a composition with several images, add text, add shapes with vector graphics… Furthermore, applying a layer style simplifies the addition of special effects such as parallel shadows or any kind of shine.

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How to install Photoshop

To install Photoshop, you need to have previously downloaded the installation wizard. The latter is hosted on Adobe’s official website and it’s the only way to download the files of this program to be able to install its software. And it has been so ever since the company decided to implement its so-called Creative Cloud system, usually abbreviated as CC, by means of which all the installation files, software updates and online resources available for the user are managed by means of online servers.

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How to cut out silhouettes with Photoshop

One of the many functions offered by Photoshop allows us to create silhouettes and cut them out to separate them from the background and, therefore, use them to mount the image on a different background or generate a new image. To do so, we only have to follow these steps:

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How to remove objects from pictures with Photoshop

To be able to remove any object from a photo with Photoshop, we have to follow these steps:

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How to change the eye color in Photoshop

To be able to change our eye color in Photoshop, we have to carry out the following process described in these eight simple steps:

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