PHOTOSHOP SOFTWARE

Adobe Photoshop is the predominant photo editing and manipulation software. Its uses range from the full-featured editing of large batches of photos to creating intricate digital paintings and drawings that mimic those done by hand.

The software provides many image editing features for raster (pixel-based) images as well as vector graphics. It uses a layer-based editing system that enables image creation and altering with multiple overlays that support transparency. Layers can also act as masks or filters, altering underlying colors. Shadows and other effects can be added to the layers. Photoshop actions include automation features to reduce the need for repetitive tasks. An option known as Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) allows users to work on content from any computer.

Photoshop is used by photographers, graphic designers, video game artists, advertising and meme designers. Photoshop CC is compatible with Intel-based Mac computers and Windows PCs.