Thanks to increasingly high-performance browsers and PCs with good computing power, we can use some Web-based software thanks to the use of web applications. Programs such as Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint online can also be used online, without the need to install any software on the PC / Mac. Let’s find out how it is also possible to use Photoshop, one of the most popular editors software.
Taking the best possible photo is always the goal of anyone who is about to immortalize a moment, which can be a birthday, a wedding, a meeting with old friends, a dinner with your or your partner, a breathtaking view, and much more. yet.
However, it may happen that the photo is just taken does not fully satisfy, either for an unwelcome presence, for one particular too many or perhaps simply for an annoying blur. But that’s not all, as photography enthusiasts often choose to edit their photos to enhance them to the maximum, highlighting details that make the shot even more fascinating.
In these cases, the programs that allow you to edit photos, better known as photo editors, are very useful, tools that allow you to intervene on images to modify and improve them.
Photoshop, the best photo editor: 30 years of history
When it comes to editing a photo, the first name that comes to mind is obviously Photoshop, considered by experts in the sector and also by users to be the best photo editor around. On the other hand, you should know that Photoshop can benefit from over thirty years of experience in the field: the first version dates back to February 19, 1990, when the brothers Thomas and John Knoll decided to create a program that would make their father’s job easier. , who worked as a photographer.
Thus begins the story of this extraordinary program, which has managed to conquer millions and millions of people in these three decades, not only thanks to the opportunity to edit images with always very high quality but also due to the presence of a series of filters and tools that encourage the creativity of each user (and yours too).
How do you use Photoshop? A short guide to using the program
Photoshop is a raster graphics program, that is a tool that allows you to act directly on the pixels to remove image imperfections, change the various colors, use filters, and above all work on images on multiple levels, so as to overlay images or insert text: this is probably the feature that makes Photoshop so “special”.
With Photoshop, as mentioned, you can have access to a series of functions that allow you to modify an image in the way you prefer. For example, in the “Image Size” window you can increase or decrease the pixel dimensions of a given photo (both in width and height), as well as its resolution.
If, on the other hand, your goal is to merge two photos into one, you can take advantage of the Automatic Alignment or the Automatic Blending; in the first case, you will be able to align two images with similar content, while with the Automatic Merge you can create a panoramic image by actually merging two photos with overlapping content.
But the operation that you may find yourself carrying out more often is precisely the elimination of a detail that you really do not like, or perhaps of writing. Just go to the File menu, click on the Open item and choose the photo on which to edit the imperfection. With “Spot Healing Brush”, which you will easily find in the toolbar located on the left side of the interface, you can select the parts to be erased on the image: Photoshop will intervene, replacing the clicked area with the surrounding colors or elements.
And if your goal is to straighten or crop an image, the “Crop” tool will be right for you, while with the Filters menu you can give your photos the effects you like best: for example, with Artistic you can turn your image into a painting, while with Distortion you can have fun changing its appearance, deforming it.
Photoshop can also be used as a free trial
The cost of Photoshop is 24.39 euros per month for PC and iPad. Yes, this tool is not free, as you might think: it is professional software, and to be able to use it freely you need a regular license, which must therefore be purchased.
However, if you are interested, you can also have a totally free trial period, lasting 7 days. This week you can test all the features of Photoshop, learning its resources and secrets, in order to understand if the software is really for you.
At the end of these seven days, you can then decide whether to keep Photoshop by paying the monthly subscription or whether to end your experience with the photo editing solution here, since there is no renewal obligation. You just have to remember to cancel just before the deadline, otherwise, the renewal will start automatically.