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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

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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.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      4 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.

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      Elsie Hagley 

      4 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.

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      Mary Norton 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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      Deadicated LM 

      7 years ago

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

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 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.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 

      7 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. :)

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      Close2Art LM 

      7 years ago

      Great lens! Blessed***

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      7 years ago

      Nice Lens

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      Teri Villars 

      7 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!

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      7 years ago

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


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