Photoshop is created by Thomas and John Knoll in 1988 and it becomes an industry-standard in digital art. Photoshop has grown into a fully-fledged software in digital art creation. Photoshop can edit images in raw formats and multiple layers with support for multiple masks, alpha composing and colour models such as CMYK, RGB, CIELAB, duotone and spot colour. It has the ability to manipulate vector graphics up to an extent. Photoshop has its own formats such as PSD and PSB. Using these formats artists can manipulate and share images through multiple platforms. Adobe has released several variations of the photoshop under names such as lightroom, photoshop express, photoshop elements, photoshop mix, and photoshop sketch. In November 2019 they released an exclusive version for iPad with limited features.

Default file extension in PSD which stands for Photoshop Document, which saves images preserving the applied changes and can easily open the project in another PC. PSB(Photoshop Big) is used as a large document format to extend image height and width to 300,000 pixels. PSD format is importable in other Adobe software such as premier pro, illustrator and after-effects. Photoshop supports so many plugins, including third-party ones to extend its functionality even more. Camera raw is an example of a well-known plugin by Adobe. There is a whole lot of plugins are available developed by third-party developers to improve functionality even more. We can add more tools by using third party plugins to extend the functionality even further.

Major Photoshop Tools

  •   Pen Tool
  •   Marquee
  •   Clone stamp tool
  •   Moving
  •   Shape tools
  •   Measuring and navigation
  •   Selection tools
  •   Slicing
  •   3D printing tools
  •   Cropping
  •   Eraser
  •   Lasso
  •   Camera raw
  •   Magic wand
  •   Mobile integration
  •   Video editing
  •   3D extrusion