Descriptive Essay About Photoshop

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On February 10th, 2010, Photoshop turned twenty years old. Photoshop is a well-known graphic design software program created by the company named Adobe. It enables graphic design professionals to create advertisements, logos, and marketing pieces. It is also a very essential application for photographers to edit their recent photos. Photoshop with its powerful collection of functions and features offers many benefits to users of all skill levels. At this moment, it was 24 years ago in February that Adobe shipped the first version of Photoshop; however, majority of people agree that Photoshop is still the most popular and lucrative program. For more than twenty years, Photoshop has been a part of every designer’s life including myself, and is considered as the only bit of software to have spawned its own verb form. I was always interested in arts, especially studio art, but it was two years ago that I actually started to learn Photoshop. It gave me the totally different experience in my art career. It provided a whole different tool set other than brushes, paints, and pencils. I could even create my own tools using a picture. I was able to do what I wanted to do in one application such as touching up recent photos, creating advertisements, logos, and marketing pieces. Therefore, I was able to create a logo for Pfeffier dorm and a design for an invitation card for the school alumni. Through a vast collection of filters, tools, and palettes, it offered me numerous benefits even though I was just a beginner. Some of my friends and teachers were worried that I might lose the craftiness of hand painting and sketching, because I decided to take a year off in studio art class to take a graphic design class instead. However, I thought it w... ... middle of paper ... ...that it has changed the world into the world without any hard work and hand skills, but in my point of view, Photoshop has completely revolutionized our visual culture in many ways. In operating Photoshop, hard work and dedication are required in order to master the software itself. Also, it necessitates keen hand skills using mouse to design or retouch a tiny little piece of a imagery, and I dare to say that Photoshop definitely requires accurate and acute touching, craftiness abilities. It has profoundly benefited and changed the art of photo editing, turning a labor required, intensive procedure into an artful workflow. Artists nowadays use Photoshop to create complex images that would have been impossible to even think about twenty years ago. Can anyone imagine a world without Photoshop? A world where there is no airbrushing, no retouching, no nothing? I cannot.

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