Last updated: May 31, 2022

Adobe Photoshop


Adobe Photoshop

Introduction

Photoshop is Adobe’s premiere photo editing software. Designed to help you create beautiful images, graphics, and digital art. Meant as a companion application for other Adobe Creative Cloud software, such as Illustrator.

Background

Photoshop was first created by Thomas and John Knoll in 1987. The following year, 1988, the Knoll brothers sold the license for distribution to Adobe. The first version of the application required more computer memory than the average personal computer had at the time. This was thought to hinder Photoshop’s success on the market. It wasn’t until 1995 that adobe fully purchased the rights to Photoshop for an estimated $34.5 million.

Process

Photoshop is an extremely powerful and versatile tool that can be useful for many different projects. Because of this, it can be daunting to start using! To help with this, Adobe’s website has a variety of awesome video tutorials to help get your feet on the ground and get you comfortable with the tools, as well as help familiarize you with the overall workflow and best practices of the application.

Below are a few tutorials we have picked out to help you begin your photoshop journey:

Introduction to Photoshop

Level: Beginner

You’ll learn how to:

– Use Smart Objects and Smart Filters

-Make flawless selections of the most complex objects with ease

-Retouch and remove unwanted elements

-Use layers effectively

🕒 60 min

Photoshop Design Magic: Working from Anywhere

Level: Beginner, Intermediate

In this lab, you’ll discover how to:

-Use the best new Photoshop features

-Transfer images seamlessly between your desktop and mobile devices

-Create, synchronize, and use brushes across devices

-Make selections, adjustments, and masks

-Format, control, and transform type

🕒 45 min

Next-Level Photoshop Skills and Productivity

Level: Beginner, Intermediate

In this session, you’ll discover:

-Newly released features for fresh creative inspiration

-One-click magic to enhance any image

-Pro tips for cutting out an image

-How to match lighting and perspective when working with two images

-Navigation and keyboard shortcuts

-How to customize your Photoshop setup for maximum productivity

🕒 60 min

Brand information

As professional, industry-standard editing software, there are different plans that users can choose from in order to start editing their own pages. For Adobe products, users can choose a monthly subscription for a single software package, or they can choose a monthly subscription to their Creative Cloud4, which includes all of the Adobe products.

Below are the pricing plans available as of January 1, 2022:

Single App (Individual)

Get your choice of one Adobe app such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, or Acrobat Pro DC.

US$20.99/mo*

*the rate of select applications can vary, such as Acrobat Pro (US$14.99/mo) or Lightroom (US$9.99/mo)

Creative Cloud All Apps (Individual)

Get 20+ desktop and mobile apps including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and Acrobat Pro DC.

US$52.99/mo

Single App (Team Subscription*)

*The team license exists for businesses, studios, and other organizations. This license is meant for teams where there is a division of roles. With the team subscription, an admin can choose which individuals have access to which applications. More information on this here.

Get your choice of one Adobe app such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, or Acrobat Pro DC.

US$33.99/mo per license*

*the rate of select applications vary, such as Acrobat Pro (US$16.99/mo) or Adobe XD (US$22.99/mo)

Creative Cloud All Apps (Team Subscription*)

*The team license exists for businesses, studios, and other organizations. This license is meant for teams where there is a division of roles. With the team subscription, an admin can choose which individuals have access to which applications.

Get 20+ desktop and mobile apps including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and Acrobat Pro DC.

US$79.99/mo per license

Creative Cloud All Apps (Students & Educators)

Get 20+ desktop and mobile apps including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and Acrobat Pro DC.

US$19.99/mo*

* This rate is only for the first year of service. After the first year, the rate rises to US$29.99/mo

References

Adobe Creative Cloud | University Technology Office. (n.d.). ASU.

https://uto.asu.edu/adobe-creative-cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud for students and teachers | Adobe Creative Cloud. (n.d.). Adobe.

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html

Adobe Creative Cloud Plans, Pricing, and Membership. (n.d.). Adobe.

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

Adobe Photoshop | Definition, History, & Facts. (n.d.). Encyclopedia Britannica.

https://www.britannica.com/technology/Adobe-Photoshop

Enterprise Licensing. (n.d.). Adobe.

https://helpx.adobe.com/enterprise/using/licensing.html

Photoshop Tutorials. (n.d.). Adobe. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/tutorials.html