For the past 25 years; Photoshop has been ruling like an unchallenged and unbeaten king! In all these years, several image editing tools came but for a very little stint and then they just disappeared from the arena; but no one could dethrone Adobe Photoshop and even in the coming years, Photoshop will still be holding a special place across image editing and retouching service providers!
You find my affection for Photoshop biased? – Call it biased, one-sided or even unfair; I have my own fair reasons for this inclination and even openly proclaim it when it comes to Adobe Photoshop! I fully appreciate some of the image editing tools that are recently been making their way into the market; still I maintain the same stand – No One Can Beat Photoshop, Period!
Okay, let me give you some balanced and substantial reasons why this preference for Photoshop is unending!
IT IS NOT JUST FOR IMAGE EDITING!
Contrary to the popular belief that Photoshop is just for image editing or like some say manipulation; it is more than that, in fact, it is an ALL-IN-ONE TOOL! You can retouch, repair and even edit any image, which was the primary idea behind creating Photoshop; and with time it has evolved.
Photoshop has quite a number of tools, brushes and smart filters that you can choose from. You can create a vector design; gives some amazing special effects. Moreover, you can always experiment with the brushes and take the design to whole new plain. In short, there is so much to do that you can literally give wings to your imagination can create something surreal and abstract.
Not ending here, you can use vector images and text; combine them and with tools like stroke, drop shadow, bevel and others, give it an artistic and attractive touch.
Its VERSATILITY adds zing and makes it the LEADER!
• Advanced Mask Layering for Better Results
Clients are getting more and more selective; especially from the show biz and fashion world; they want to have a perrrr-fect!!! Photoshop has Layer Mask feature through which we can achieve the perfection, usually demanded.
As the layer mask editable and hence can be moved around separately; both the background layer and the layer it is applied to, and this my dear friend, gives the user ability to experiment a lot of different combinations of overlay. You can process a night shot of the Milky Way and apply a number of layers to give a unique appearance as well as make it flawless in all sense.
• Panoramic View is a Child’s Play with Photomerge.
We all are fond of those fantastic panoramic views; so before camera started taking a panoramic shot; PS fulfilled this desire for a full panorama! Photomerge functionality has made it possible to have a SEAMLESS, EYE-PLEASING and FLAWLESS Panoramic view. And last but not the least,
Stagnancy is as good as being dead! And Photoshop true to this principle, has always added some of the other features to its suite; And this evolutionary quality makes it more appealing, more useful and more advanced.
No matter, how many photo editing applications and tools come in the market; none can replace the amazing Photoshop!
Ritesh Sanghani is a Director at Hi-Tech BPO for the past 15 years. He has worked with several international clients and has executed BPO projects of varying scales and complexities.
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