Because Photoshop is such an in depth program which many professional artists, graphic designers and popular publications use, the software can seem frightening. But Photoshop is actually one of the most intuitively written image manipulation program lines on the market.

Although the program has gone through upgrades over the years, the basics have remained the same. If you are starting a new picture then you simply go to file and choose New. Then you can decide on the specifics of your new piece. After that the pallet of tools given allows you to try new things and the color displays to the right let you decide on array of colors.

Altering an existing image or photo is not much different. Instead of choosing New under File, you click open and brows to your image file. Once opened you are able to make alterations at your leisure. Some great ways to make changes are by making use of the Filters at the top of the window. These can often add the touches to your pictures needed in one step.

If you aren’t the type to experiment then you are in luck. not only can you find advice on websites dedicated to Photoshop but there are also books as well as instructional videos available for purchase. Even better are the instructional videos found for free online as well as step by step instructions on how to get the desired effects, designs, add-ons or even how to simply crop a photo.

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