What Can I Do with Photoshop? Review of Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is amazing!

What can you do with Photoshop? From what I'm learning, you can create just about any kind of drawing or photo, even your own piece of Heaven, as shown in the picture below.

Create your own bit of Heaven. All that was real were the clouds. Everything else was added in.
Create your own bit of Heaven. All that was real were the clouds. Everything else was added in. | Source
Photo after being blurred
Photo after being blurred | Source

Photoshop is a graphic editing program

I am just discovering what Adobe Photoshop is…and it looks amazing. It’s a graphic editing program, a way to create images from scratch or to alter existing images, aka photos. I’ve messed around some with Paint to draw a few things, but that’s Kindergarten compared to what Adobe Photoshop can do.

Photoshop allows you to alter photos in ways that I used to look at and wonder: how the heck did they do that? You can blur the photo, clone it, or even get rid of something in the picture. You can change colors in the picture, even to sepia to make it look antique, or to black and white

Want to turn your photo into a cartoon? Cartoon-ize yourself or someone else. Change heads with someone. What possibilities. I'm just learning what Photoshop is about, and I'm enthralled. I’m thinking that a person could have a lot of fun with Photoshop!


You can be a model!

Are you tired of looking at those perfect-skinned magazine models? Well, rest assured that some form of Photoshop took away those fine wrinkles, freckles, and other blemishes that we all have. With Photoshop, you can turn yourself into the world's next supermodel!

Change your eyes, your hair, even your body!

Let's look at some more photos that show what Photoshop can do.


Before and After Photo with the Patch Tool

Maggs224 has several great hubs on the use of Adobe Photoshop.
Maggs224 has several great hubs on the use of Adobe Photoshop. | Source

The patch tool takes out unwanted parts of photos!

This photo above uses a patch tool that allows you to take out unwanted parts of the photo. You can actually delete items from the picture!

Just think--you can take annoying Aunt Martha out of your family photo! You can delete the accidental stranger who walked into your picture. Delete away. Photoshop can help!


Look at that splash of color!

Check out maggs224 on HubPages. Thanks, maggs, for all the great information you shared with me about Photoshop!
Check out maggs224 on HubPages. Thanks, maggs, for all the great information you shared with me about Photoshop! | Source

Add color or black and white to photos

You can also color just part of the photo to make an item stand out. By doing this, you bring attention to the item you want the viewer to see. With Photoshop, you can go from color to black and white and vice versa. Check out this photo with the splash of green to bring attention to what the man is carrying. Neat, huh? Draw attention to what you want to highlight!


Photoshop can create some crazy photos!

You can make some crazy pictures with Photoshop. See the photo below. You can start with a plain photo, such as one below of fields and mountains. Add anything even you want--cows, elephants, scantily clad women...even your friendly neighborhood McDonald's golden arches!


Have some fun with Photoshop!

Add whatever you want to a scenic photo.
Add whatever you want to a scenic photo. | Source

Create scrapbooks and photo albums!

Next, check out this sample scrapbook page. Silvergenes, who also writes on HubPages, has a site devoted to digital graphic family books--scrapbooks, photo albums, and more. The site offers several different types of graphic pages and kits to download for family album projects. Here is a a sample background from her Naturals collection, showing what could be created on a family scrapbook page. Her site is a terrific example of digital graphics using Adobe Photoshop.


used with permission
used with permission | Source

Could Photoshop help your career?

I won’t lie and say that Adobe Photoshop isn’t expensive. It is costly, but it can do incredible things. Photoshop can enhance, revise, add to or delete, even totally change your pictures. If you’re in the field of photography, journalism, or other related fields, Photoshop could be well worth the investment.

Here are some more cool photoshopped photos.


Where did the people go?

Now you see the people...
Now you see the people... | Source
...and now you don't....
...and now you don't....
Pumpkin given a watercolor look! You can also make photos look like paintings.
Pumpkin given a watercolor look! You can also make photos look like paintings. | Source

Online coupons for Adobe Photoshop

Consider the possibilities. I know I am. I can't seem to stop looking at all the examples of photoshopped pictures I'm finding on the web. If you are thinking about buying Photoshop, Apple does have some online coupon codes that can help cut down on the cost. While you’re looking, remember that Apple also has the vastly popular iPhone and savings to go with it. If you’re considering a MacBook or iPad, you can also save online on these products. I don’t know if I’m going to go out and purchase Adobe Photoshop anytime soon, but I am interested in what it can do and will continue to learn more about it. If you’re in the market to purchase this great software, there are Apple’s Adobe coupons and other online coupons available. Happy Photoshopping!


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Make something from scratch!
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arb 4 years ago from oregon

I can already see the avatars comming outta this hub! Everybody will want to know me. Won't read my work, but, they will want to know me. Actually I have had photo shop for three years and never used it. You have moved me once again. And I was quiet comfortable with LAZY!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Victoria....my GF creates slide shows w/ background music....very nicely done too. She LOVES her photo shop because she works with snap shots that she scans into her computer and she has so much fun making people younger, older, fatter, cuter...She cracks me up!! This is a great hub as always.......Oh, speaking of hubs, I thought I would tell you, you are in my most recent hub!!

UP+++


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

arb--You're so funny! Time to stop being lazy and use Photoshop. You paid all that money for it--take advantage! :-) And write a hub about it! Have fun!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

epher-- (I always spell it effer b/c that was my brother's nickname in school, but I'm thinking I've been wrong about how to spell your nickname!) Anyway, that sounds fun--making people fatter, uglier, etc... haha. I'm in your hub? Cool! I'd better see what's going on over there. haha. Off to read it now!


SilverGenes 4 years ago

Thank you so much for the mention, Victoria! And I really like this hub - it explains very nicely some of the more interesting ways of playing with Photoshop. It's so much fun and now you have inspired me to go play more with some effects :)

One way to make it a bit more affordable is to take a course at a local college or know a student who can pick up a copy at the student rate. There is a significant difference in price - okay, more like whopping difference LOL. Great hub and voted up across the board!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yay, SilverGenes, I'm so glad you like the hub! I spent a lot of time on it, trying to include some interesting examples. It does look like fun. I'm glad I inspired you to do more with it! Good tip on making it more affordable, too. Thanks for stopping by--and for letting me use your photo. I hope more people will visit your site. It's great!


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Georgie Lowery 4 years ago from Slaton, Texas USA

Photoshop is awesome, and one heck of a tool. I've been using it since the early 2000's, and can honestly say that I probably don't know half of what it can actually do!

Great hub!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Georgie, I'm just now learning about Photoshop. It's fascinating. What a tool--and a toy! Thanks for stopping by!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Sounds really good for your hubbers if they want to photoshop.

Voted useful and interesting.


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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

An excellent hub I loved it, I especially loved lynmar's edit with the elephant.

This is a real fun hub that inspires, voting up and hitting the useful and interesting buttons on my way out :D


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, writer! I think it's a great program!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

This is a great hub, and you give some wonderful examples of what Photoshop can do. I love the idea of adding elements to a photo.

Photoshop looks great and I would love to use it, but it is too expensive, maybe one day

Voting up U & I


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

I love all the features photoshop has to offer, especially the wonders you can do with photos!! Very useful and informative. Voted up. enjoyed the slides.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

My son recently recommended adobe photoshop to me as an aid in my hub posts. After reading your topic, I am going to have to look into this. Great photo touch ups.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, maggs. I'm glad I did you proud. Thanks again for the info and the use of your photos!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

That's what I'm thinking, Rosemay. I'll try it when I can afford it better. I am loving researching it, though, and seeing all it can do!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Glad you liked it, Vellur. Aren't the photos amazing!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

teaches--It's definitely cool and something to look into. Thanks for coming by!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

A very interesting hub especially as I've been looking at photoshop as a possible purchase. Wow! I didn't realise just how much this software can do - it looks amazing!

I suspect there might be one down side to this - is photoshop addictive??? LOL! I can just imagine getting carried away with the software and hours passing without being aware of it!!

Great hub + voted up!


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Sustainable Sue 4 years ago from Altadena CA, USA

When I learned to change backgrounds in Photoshop I went goofy. Made composite photos for every page on my website - all pieces of original photos. (http://www.susettehorspool.com) With your hub, now I'm seeing new, cool stuff I can do with it. What shall I play with next? Using the Patch tool (which I didn't know existed) and making a photo B&W so I can color just the parts I want to stand out. Yes. Thanks, Victoria!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Seeker7--I bet you're right in that Photoshop is addictive! Fun, though. Good luck with it if you get it. Thanks for reading!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I have not invested in Photoshop...yet, but the day is coming. The possibilities for it are endless. Thanks for the great overview!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Sustainable Sue--It sounds like you already know what you're doing. That's awesome. Have fun with the Patch tool!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hey, random! I would think that someone as creative as you would have great fun with Photoshop!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I do love Photoshop. It has so many options and is quite easy to use once one learns the basics. I love the photos you chose for the Hub. They are so entertaining. Thanks for the inspiration.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hypenbird--I'm glad you liked the photos in the hub. I also loved your hub on picnik! Thanks for coming by!


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gamesnepal 4 years ago from Kathmandu, Nepal

Yeah we can do amazing things with this software.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

gamesneapal--yeah, it's so cool, isn't it? Thanks for reading!


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reagu 4 years ago from Los Angeles

I think anyone who wants a career for online ought to learn some usage of Photoshop. It's so useful.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

reagu--Great point. You're probably right about being able to use Photoshop--or at least some other program. Thanks for the comment.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Victoria, great review! I used to own an ancient old version of it on my old PC and knew all of its trickery! But I think I would struggle to re-learn it! I use GIMP which is free but is very similar to Photoshop but would love to get back into Photoshop; it is an excellent piece of image software.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Jools. Photoshop does amazing things. I have also heard of GIMP but haven't tried it. Perhaps I'll do that soon! Thanks for stopping by!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

OH! I'm just now reading your response! No....you were correct before! it's "effer"......originally coined by our Miss Sunshine 625.....Why was your brother called effer in school???


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hi, effer! I don't know why my brother was called effer in school. It just happened, I think. I don't think he knows....Go figure. why are you called that?


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cheetah786 4 years ago

awesome hub..

the shadow of girl on the cow is missing, elephant is looking nice.. :)


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Do you think would be good to make a book cover? Joyce.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, cheetah. Photoshop can do some cool things!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

vee....I'll be sending you a full length shot of me, standing in some beautiful garden. I want you to photo shop my picture to make me look exactly like Charlize Theron....my 2nd choice would be Scarlet Johansen.

Please send it back to me asap......I have BIG plans!! ROFLMAO!!!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Joyce, I would think so. It seems to be able to do just about anything!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Aw, Effer, what would we do without your laughter? :-) I can picture you now . . . .

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