Adobe CS3 is my life, its my everything. I use this product daily and love the aids that it allows me with out this program i would struggle and i can imagine what i would do without the invention of photoshops by adobe.
Its a must use for all designers and photographers. I am a Womenswear print designer so i use this program to make prints and design illustrations! There is alot to get used to on the program at first, like all programs of course you would struggle to get used to it and there is alot for you to learn. Me as a designer i have used photoshop for almost 4 years and i cant say i know everything about this program there is alot to learn about it, it grows day by day!
I love the tool its a essential for me i find it hard to design using the mouse or the mouse on the laptop so i have to use a wacom tablet. with the aid of wacom tablet and this program i am able to design exactly what i want!
In photoshop you can use several different tools to help you design, with the wacom you can use the free brush as accurate as possible, other tools include simple functions like drawing shapes. Photoshop allows you to use blur and smug tools too help you perfection your photographs or blend colours. There are many other options too such as using fixed styles: artists filters.. Warping stretching.. The greatest thing which i find most handy about photoshop is that you work in layers which allows you to build as many different layers you want and keep on editing till your sure (you save these as .psd -this is a photoshop file meaning you can keep on editing it!)then you can emerge these into one finalised image.. such as jpegs..tif..png..
It is just a must if you are in the art industry. if you do not need to explore so much in depth you can try out photoshop elements which is a much more simplified version and especially designed for photographic editing without going into so in depth!
Adobe offers really reliable programs, and they specialise in designing products! They dont lag but they do crash like all programs when you are running too much things!
Photoshop is one of the best graphic design software packages i've used. It exceeds expectations and pushes the boundaries of modern graphic design.
If you just want a simple logo with a change in gradient photoshop is easy enough to use to do this, and for it to be done quickly. But if you would like something more professional and unique you will need to learn how to use this software properly.
It takes quite a while to learn it inside out but even when you have just divulged into the software with trial and error you know alot more that what you did at the start. It's easy to use as the menus are easily labeled and there is no hidden tricks.
Overall i think after the sting of the cost of the product it is well worth the investment. I myself was sceptical about paying so much for a program but i am so glad i did now it has made my websites so much better.
Adobe Photoshop CS3 is "the" bit of software that people use for graphics design, web design and logo design.
If you haven't used it a lot, it is incredibly hard to create anything due to the amount of features it has.
The problem is that unlike most software you can't work out how to use things in a few minutes and you can't just read a tutorial on how to use photoshop.
There are so many features that it can take months or even years until you are an expert.
But, once you know how to use it then it is an amazing bit of software. You can create beautiful designs for websites very quickly and easily code them in the fireworks partner software.
You have access to a wide range of tools that you can use, and many features that are highly customizable.
This is an expensive and complicated bit of software, but when you learn how to use it then it seriously pays off.
Photoshop CS3 is Adobe's flagship image editing software.
It's one of those pieces of 'equipment' which is a must have for any graphic designer, photographer or illustrator.
Basically Photoshop has such depth, that it can grow with you as a creative professional. On a weekly basis I find new features hidden away in the menu system, most of which I don't yet understand (and i've been using Photoshop for around 8 years).
As an overview, Photoshop can be used to:
-Retouch, edit and generally manipulate photos
-Create layouts for documents (although Adobe's sister product 'InDesign' is better suited for that)
-Create original artwork, with a wide vartiety of tools available
-Create basic animation
So all in all, a pretty versatile piece of equipment.
The Photoshop franchise is around 20 years old, and as such has had plenty of time to perfect itself as a product. It's one of those pieces of software where you don't necessarily have to own the newest version , as even Photoshop 6 has the majority of the necessary features - and that's eight years old!
Last years 'CS3' is the tenth version of the program and adds a few new features to the design package. It's also a lot larger in size than its predecessors, taking up to 1.5 Gigabytes of disk space.
New features of the CS3 version include:
-An updated user interface - especially in the form of a new dock palette design - this really helps conserve space on a small screen.
-The improvement to the 'Photomerge' feature, which allows you to join multiple images together. Now working even more effectively, this will be a huge boost for photographers.
-The new 'Auto-Align Layers' command, which helps line up selected layers, offering the ability to easily move and resize them as needed.
Plus many more subtle changes and improvements of a more minor nature.
The product costs around £850 - yep £850 - luckily, work provides me with a copy, so I don't have to shell out myself. If you want to upgrade from a previous version, it will still cost around £300.
If you're working for a company and therefore don't have to pay for this product personally, I would recommend the upgrade - as there are a few features which will make photo and document editing easier - however, I wouldn't recommend paying the full price for this software just for these minor upgrades.
That's not to say Photoshop isn't excellent - because it is. It's just you can do almost everything in the previous four versions.
I'm not a professional graphic designer or involved in any fancy business where a product such as CS3 is used reguarly and, well, professionally. I'm a meagre digital artist, and only that occasionally; but, regardless of such, I own and use CS3 fairly often in my spare time.
It's a long time since I upgraded to CS3 now, but I recall with ease the immediate confusion I was met with upon doing so. The change is drastic when placed in comparison with the likes of Photoshop 7...but this is to be expected: Photoshop CS3 is the industrial standard; it's used by professionals reguarly, by graphic designers, illustrators, photo manipulators - it's going to be complicated! But it is something you can get used to. I can now navigate the program with ease so, even if a mere amateur such as I, it may be worth investing in Photoshop CS3 if you're serious of your goal. A product overview calls it the "ideal solution"; I'd certainly agree in many instances
However, even so, it is hugely expensive for most of us. It may be worth looking at the older versions of Photoshop before becoming set on CS3 as the same results can be achieved. Buying CS3 won't make you somehow better than you were in using Photoshop 7; don't think this is the case under any circumstances. Another alternative is to instead buy CS2, as this is much cheaper and has even less of a gap between the two versions.
Adobe Photoshop CS3, though, does offer a huge new array of features as well as improving upon the ones we're all used to. The user interface is, as mentioned prior, confusing if you're used to those prior; but, with dedication (or online tutorials!), it is made understandable. But one really needs to consider whether CS3 is worth both the effort and the money, when prior versions offer very much the same at a much lower price.
For those interested, there's a trial available on the Adobe website and the most important thing is to check whether your computer can actually handle it. Again, this information is available on the Adobe website, but below the requirements for a PC are listed:
* Intel® Pentium® 4, Intel Centrino®, Intel Xeon®, or Intel CoreTM Duo (or compatible) processor
* Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows VistaTM Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (certified for 32-bit editions)
* 512MB of RAM
* 64MB of video RAM
* 1GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
* 1,024x768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card
* DVD-ROM drive
* QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
* Internet or phone connection required for product activation
* Broadband Internet connection required for Adobe Stock Photos* and other services