ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

My Photoshop Experience

Updated on April 13, 2015

Number One Photo Editing Software

Adobe Photoshop is one of the best photo creating and editing software. It is the most popular and one of the more expensive software available.

Nevertheless, as the saying goes, "You pay for what you get." Adobe Photoshop is powerful software. For artists and graphic designers, they cannot risk perfecting their designs on mediocre photo software.

Photo Credit: Adobe Photoshop Website

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Software Available Here

Photoshop CS For Dummies

Cheesecake Recipes
Cheesecake Recipes

My Own Personal Experience

Beginning of the Netpreneur

I started creating my first website in the beginning part of 2008. My first web page had a simple header, was not unique and similar to many seen on the internet. This is because I bought an already eBook website template. Modifying it to make it mine probably took more time than if I started from scratch. However, I was inexperience at the time. It was and has been a great learning experience.

Today my Ebooktreesaver website does not look anything like the pre-made template. This site was the beginning of self-teaching, CSS and HTML script language. It is the beginning of learning to create graphics to personalize my own websites and creating images for gift products.

Adobe InDesign CS6 Digital Classroom

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Digital Classroom

Computer Madness Poster
Computer Madness Poster

Preloaded Computer Software

Old Time Computer Users Know What This is

Buying a preloaded computer with full versions of Windows Office Suite, games, photo software and more was the standard of computers prior to the time Windows XP came out.

Old timers like me remember the days when computers came fully loaded along with the software CDs, floppy disk and 3.5 diskettes that had the software programs just in case you needed to reload the software.

I loved my photo software that is good for Windows 95 and 98. However, my old photo software still works on my Windows XP. Yes, I am still behind. My computers are on their dying beds.

Computers today are very basic and software is extra. You do get the trial versions of Office and some other software on new computers. Long gone are the fully loaded computers.

Photo Credit: Computer Madness Poster by Rverano

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Classroom in a Book

Photoshop: Color Splash Effect

Wyoming Picture, Map, Flag and State Seal T-Shirt
Wyoming Picture, Map, Flag and State Seal T-Shirt

Update to Better Photo Software

Adobe Photoshop as a Gift

In 2009, Photoshop C23 was given to me as a gift. Nevertheless, I continued using my old software for nearly a year after I installed Photoshop. I found it complicated and intimidating, as most powerful software tends to be. However, Photoshop tutorials are found everywhere on the internet. YouTube is a great site to start with. Adobe Photoshop website has a lot of information of how to use the software.

Since I have gotten over the intimidation, I use Photoshop every day. I now have Photoshop C25 installed, which has 3D designing capacity. However, my computers do not have the right graphics card for the 3D design part on Photoshop.

When I get my new computers, what fun I will have with the 3D design on Photoshop.

The design on the t-shirt shows how layers of images can be brought together and easy to create photo text with Photoshop.

Photo Credit: Wyoming Picture, Map, Flag and State Seal T-Shirt by TravelDestinations

Upgrade to Photoshop C26 Software

Creative Designers Will Love It

Note before buying any software, make sure your operating system and hardware has the requirements listed for minimum performance of that software. Better if it is above the minimum requirement.

Consider upgrading to Photoshop C26 or Full Version for new users. It is the best photo editing software,

Cool 3D Effects in CS6

Wacom Bamboo Create Pen and Touch Tablet

Photoshop Learning Material

Amazing Books and Video Training

CS6 was launched on Monday, April 23rd, 2012. No new training material yet available on Amazon. Plenty of training material for the earlier versions and Photoshop overall. Even with CS6, you will learn from any of these.

Adobe After Effects CS6 Classroom in a Book

Adobe After Effects CS6 Classroom in a Book
Adobe After Effects CS6 Classroom in a Book

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe After Effects CS6 choose Adobe After Effects CS6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in After Effects CS6 and how to work efficiently and deliver in the widest possible range of media types.

In addition to learning the key elements of the After Effects interface, this completely revised CS6 edition covers new features, including the Global Performance Cache, 3D Camera Tracker, Ray-traced 3D rendering, variable mask feathering, tight integration with Adobe Illustrator, rolling shutter repair, Pro Import files from Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro 7, improved mocha AE workflow, and more.

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” –Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training.

From description

 

Writer for Hire

I have been writing articles since 2008. If you enjoyed this article my services are available to write for you. Please contact me for more information. sandy@sandyspider.com

© 2012 Sandy Mertens

Planning on Upgrading to Photoshop CS6?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      3 years ago from Wisconsin

      Elsie Hagley The Mac is more geared for photo editing than Windows. I use to have an iPhoto. I still do but it is an old software and does not work on my Window's laptop.

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 

      3 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice interesting hub, it will be very helpful for those requiring advice.

      I have a mac and haven't found any need to add to what I have here with iPhoto, is seems to cope with all my needs.

    • aesta1 profile image

      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I took lessons on photoshop and our grandchildren joined me. They seem to be natural at it.

    • Deadicated LM profile image

      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for all the good information on my favorite program, I <3 Photoshop.

    • OhMe profile image

      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Wow, this is just what I needed to know. I have experienced much of the same things you have but you are way ahead of me. I have an old PictureIt program that I love and I desperately need a new computer and it will not be compatible so know it is time to get on board with Photoshop. Thanks so much for this great review.

    • ItayaLightbourne profile image

      Itaya Lightbourne 

      6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Photoshop is awesome for sure! I understand what you mean about hanging on to the 'old' way of doing things when it comes to computers. I tend to want to do the same thing but these times seem to force us to have to keep up eventually. :)

    • Close2Art LM profile image

      Close2Art LM 

      6 years ago

      Great lens! Blessed***

    • profile image

      vBizeso 

      6 years ago

      Nice Lens

    • tvyps profile image

      Teri Villars 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I have CS3 and I use it for anything that is not portrait related. I love Portrait Professional for faces. Squid Angel blessed!

    • mel-kav profile image

      mel-kav 

      6 years ago

      Just in time - I just started thinking about going for an upgraded photo editing software. Thanks for the info.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)