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How to learn and use Photoshop
Photoshop is one of the photo editing software that can be used by anyone. It allows users to manipulate, resize, crop and digitalize  photos  also correct/change colour . we use Photoshop for any kind of image editing, creating high-quality graphics, create special effects such as touching up photos and much more. Photoshop is an extremely powerful application used by many professional designers and photographers.
 Who uses Photoshop:
People use Adobe Photoshop to make art, designs, images, and more……
1 Web designers
2 Graphic designers
3 Photographers
4 Fashion designers
5 Animators
Adobe Photoshop is used for  editing images (adding text to image, correcting colours, reducing size, changing format , enlarging images, and so on...), creating web pages, other design things , creating animations ,creating logos and, working with movie clips and even working with 3D content.
Photoshop workspace
There are four components in workspace that we will use modifying  or creating graphics. These components are:
  1. The Menu Bar
  2. The Toolbox
  3. Palettes
  4. The Drawing Canvas
Photoshop versions:
 The Knoll brothers released the first version Photoshop 1.0 in 1990.
Photoshop 1.0:
Released :Photoshop 1.0 was Released in February 1990
Features: 1 Hue and saturation and Color correction facility  was introduced also
2. Clone tool ,Levels, and Curves  were introduced in this version,
 Photoshop 2.0:
Released in: Photoshop 2.0 was Released in June 1991 with the code word “Fast Eddy”
Features: In this version changes like paths in which furnishes with creation of line based drawings And Pen Tool was introduced for this purpose and it becomes easier in manipulating. Masking was also introduced in this version. support  CMYK color mode.

Photoshop 2.5 :

Released in: Photoshop 2.5 was Released in November 1992named with the code word “Merlin Brimstone”.
Features: Palettes were introduced and support 16 bit channel.
Photoshop 3.0 :
Macintosh was launched Photoshop 3.0 in September 1994 and the same version Windows  and Solaris was launched in November 1994with the code wordTiger Mountain”.
Features: Tabbed palettes and Layers were introduced in this version and  it becomes an easy process in manipulating images.
 Photoshop 4.0 :
Released in: Photoshop 4.0 was Released in November 1996 with the code word Big Electric Cat”.
Features: Macros and Adjustment layers were introduced in this version.

Photoshop 5.0 :
Released in: Photoshop 5.0 was Released in May 1998with the code word “Strange Cargo”.
Features: Magnetic Lasso and  Managing color was introduced in this version. Undo command for multiple times
 Photoshop 5.5 :
Released in: Photoshop 5.5 was Released in February 1999with the code word Strange Cargo”.

Save extract feature  and  the Web feature was added and the was introduced in this version, Image slicing  was introduced first time and rollover effects added.
It Supports Windows and  Macintosh only.
 Photoshop 6.0 :
Released in: Photoshop 6.0 was Released in September 2000 with the code wordVenus in Furs
Features: Layer styles, Dialog box were added, Liquefy Filter, Vector shapes, User Interface was updated.

Photoshop 7.0 :
Released in: Photoshop 7.0 was Released in March 2002with the code word Liquid Sky”..
Features: Photoshop file browser was first time introduced in this version.
Designed Text in vector,
And Healing Brush tool was introduced,
Photoshop CS:
Released in: Photoshop CS was Released in October 2003 with the code word Dark Matter”.
Features: Match Color command, Shadow/Highlight command, Lens Blur filter, Smart Guides, Highly modified “Slice Tool”, Real-Time Histogram was introduced in this version,   Camera RAW 2.x,

Photoshop CS2:

Released in: Photoshop CS2  was Released in April 2005 with the code word Space Monkey”.
Features: Image Warp, Smart Objects, Smart Sharpen, Spot healing brush, Lens Correction filter, Vanishing Point was introduced, Smart Guides, Red-Eye tool, It furnished Memory management for 64-bit power PC G5s.

Photoshop CS3 :

Released in: Photoshop CS3 was Released in April 2007with the code word Red Pill”.
Features: Auto Align and Auto Blend, Black-and-white conversion adjustment, Mobile device graphic optimization was introduced. User interface, alterations to Curves, Channel Mixer, Vanishing Point, Contrast and, Brightness  the Print dialog were also introduced Smart Filters, cloning and healing were improved.
Photoshop CS4:
Released in: Photoshop CS4 was Released in April 2008
Features: New Adjustments window, Pixel grid for editing individual pixels, Use dodge/burn without affecting other areas, Content aware cropping, Auto blend feature improved, New Adjustments panel, Fluid canvas rotation, New Masks panel, Content aware scaling,              Support for colour-blind, Smoother panning, Smoother zooming, 3D object/property editing, 2D conversions to 3D, 3D animation, Volume rendering
Photoshop CS5:
Released in: Photoshop CS5 was Released in April 2010
Features: Content Aware Fill, Advanced HDR processing, Extended painting effects,         Intelligent selection technology, Workspace management, Localised Warp tool, Auto lens correction, Improved raw processing, Advanced 3D options (CS5 Extended)additions.
Photoshop CS6, CS8,CC etc.
           We will start learning Photoshop from my next blog …………..        

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