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Having done a course at the local College in Information and Communication Technology, we had to have a dabble in the Graphic Design Department.
2 Years on, I had a PC, but Paint wasnt doing the job.
Step Up CS2. And, oh my word, what a piece of kit. I tell you, from the work I have done over the years for websites and for people in photo editing and so on, I dont know where I would be without it. Actually, thats a lie. I do know where Id be - Id be unable to do anything worth while.
The stuff you can do on this software is so advanced and professional, that I will be using this for a long time. I think CS4 is the latest, and I have stuck with CS2. And when you think you know it all about the software, you will find something new to mess about with, and it opens up a whole new world of development in yourself and in the program.
I would recommend this to anyone that makes their own graphics for websites, and also for people who want to scan photos, and edit them in some way. Even to make DVD covers, and CD covers, along with tons of other things.
Id be lost without it.
I started my Multimedia course at uni having only very limited knowledge of photo editing and having only used Paint Shop Pro and being a little bit nervous to touch photoshop because there was simply too many buttons for me.
Adobe Photoshop is a program used widely to accommodate the design of graphics, posters, banners ads and even used for editing photos, Its a commonly recognized name in the advertising sector and if you have high skills in using this program then you will be a desirable applicant to certain companies.
But soon after starting my course and being taught through the basics I realise this product is way superior to Paint Shop pro, the effects you can create are endless, In just over a year I have managed to go from not knowing where to start in Photoshop to being able to create ads, pieces of artwork and picture editing with Photoshop doing the hard work and making it look professional.
I'm very impressed with this piece of software and now CS3 is out its also very cheap to grab through this site (£14 at the time of this review), just put photoshop in the search bar. I highly recommend it especially if you stick to learning it and don't give up like i did to start with. I you have too much trouble, there is always online forums for this sort of thing or put yourself of a course to be taught, its really worth it and could potentially give you a career in creating billboards or ads or something like that.
I got this program as a gift a while back and at the beginning i was what you would call a "noob". But after messing around with the program on and off for a couple of weeks i started to get the basics down, and thats when i signed up for a digital photography class at my school. I thought that i had a basic outlook on what this program was capable of but within a week i was able to do things that i thought only professionals could do of course not to the caliber but i found this program to be farily easy to use and with abit of help from someone who knows the program you will be on your way to creating or editing a masterpiece, it just seemed to be one of those programs that once you understood the basics it was easy to do many, things but there will always be something you dont know how to do which i have found great.
Are you a Graphics Designer? Do you want to achieve extraordinary results when editing photographs and making gorgeous pictures? If so, this is deffinatley the product for you!
Adobe Photoshop CS2 was first released in late April 2005. Since this day, thousands of computer users have been using this product daily. The software gives you all the work space you need when producing things. With the option to hide your workspace tools when viewing a larger image, this is the ultimate in Editing software. Through the use of numerous layers, filters, brushes, and cloning amongst many of the tools in the program, you can create the ultimate masterpiece from behind your monitor. Touch-ups on photographs are made easy with CS2. Just use the Spot Healing Brush and smooth away all flaws from pictures. Red Eye Correction enables you to neutralize eyes and set the correct tone.
Photoshop supports numerous different file formats, such as .PNG; .GIF; .PSD; .JPEG. You can open almost any file type in photoshop and edit it instantly.
This program is used by professional artists, photographers, graphics designers, and industry professionals. You will find that CS2 is certainly worth the money.
Photoshop CS2 also comes with two other things. Adobe ImageReady CS2 and Adobe Bridge. ImageReady enables you to make animations, crop recorded videos and edit them. A fantastic side product that accompanys Photoshop. Adobe Bridge has been called the "New-generation file browser". It enables you to quickly and efficiently preview images with out the hastle of opening and waiting. With Adobe Bridge you can process numerous photographs simultaneously.
My personal experience with Adobe Photoshop CS2. After upgrading from Photoshop 7.0 I saw major differences. The comparison between the two programs is immense. CS2 is ultimately number 9 in the versions of Photoshop, and it is one of the best Photo-editing softwares in all of History. I use mine every day to edit photographs and create website layouts.
Photoshop is undeniably amazing, allowing you to chop and change the program to fit your standards.
I'd reccommend this software to every creative person out there.
Since I'm a graphics / web designer, I need a perfect image software. First , I'm choosing if Paintshop or Photoshop, they seem the same but I rather chose the intermediate ones, Adobe PS. Handling this software is not easy, I used MS Paint ones, so I'm not used in the navigations in the application. But it has a lot features, really perfect for image editing, it also has Image ready which can be used in slicing , mapping links, in your web page. I found this PS really useful to me.
Because i have such a passion for photo editing, i decided to ask for photoshop CS2 for my birthday this year. It is an amazing buy for serious amateurs. Fairly easy to use and amazing quality!
I use photoshop to edit pictures of my band 5 Ft Beneath, I have made many CD covers, badges, sticker designs and t-shirt designs for my band. I also use to edit pictures of my friends skateboarding, i choose photo shop because i think it leaves your photo's in the best quality after editing and has loads of features to make my pictures look cool.
There are two new tools, or rather variations on existing tools, that soon prove invaluable when it comes to efficiently enhancing your photos. Compared to the existing Colour Replacement tool, the dedicated new Red Eye tool lets you remove this common problem with a single click while offering advanced control over pupil size and darkening amount if you need it. The new Spot Healing Brush uses the same technology as the existing Healing Brush but intelligently analyzes the area around the tool to automatically sample the best pixels for healing the area under the brush. Its not fail-proof but in most cases you can remove flaws or even unwanted objects with a single click!
With a huge variety of brushes, Photoshop offers a hell of a lot of oppertunities. Photoshop leaves photos in great quality after being edited and an amazing feature is the layers. put another picture on a picture, cut out part of a picture and stick it on another picture, and well basiclly the oppertunities are endless with photoshop
You can find photoshop CS2 on amazon.co.uk for around £97.99 new
<b>The system requirements for Photoshop CS2 are:</b>
Microsoft Windows 2000 (SP4) or Windows XP (SP1 or SP2)
Intel Xeon, Xeon Dual, Intel Centrino, or Pentium III or 4 processor
320 MB of RAM (384 MB recommended)
1024x768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card
650 MB of available hard-disk space
Internet or phone connection required for activation
Photoshop CS2 is THE best editing program around.
Adobe Photoshop CS2 software, the professional image-editing standard and leader of the Photoshop digital imaging line, delivers more of what you crave. Groundbreaking creative tools help you achieve extraordinary results. Unprecedented adaptability lets you custom-fit Photoshop to the way you work. And with more efficient editing, processing, and file handling, there's no slowing you down.