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Adobe Photoshop CS5


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digital-photography layers bitmap graphics drawing retouching

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Photoshop is the most well known and widely used graphics editing software. Recognized by most professionals as the single most important tool. Photoshop has since it's introduction always been a tool which has evolved steadily over time - each new version bringing more new features to help in image editing and drawing.
Many of the features known to everybody working with graphical application originates from Photoshop. And today Photoshop is considered the most feature-rich application of it's kind. Basic features like layers and channels are supplemented by paths and other vector based tools. All text editing is done with vectors just as you create or select from a library of 2d vector shapes - to add more life to you drawings. Layer styles is also a great feature the allows you to quickly and simple create logos with just the right gradient, outline, shadows and more - and even using non-destructive editing.
Each new version of Photoshop is worth looking out for.

Adobe also offers Photoshop Elements the little brother of Photoshop, but nevertheless a very powerful product.


Open source Photoshop alternatives

Krita 1.6.1
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
Krita is open source bitmap editing and drawing with the following advanced features: 16-bit image support, High dynamic resolution images, CMYK and even color management. As part of the KOffice... Read more
Gimp 2.6
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
Probably the oldest and most well-known open source graphic application - GNU Image Manipulation Program or Gimp was started in 1995 and has since then grown to the status it has today. Gimp is a... Read more
CinePaint 0.23
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
Started as a fork of the Gimp project, the goal is to create a more professional graphical editing application aimed at the movie industry. One of the major differences from Gimp is that CinePaint... Read more
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
If you feel at home in Photoshop, but need an open source alternative - Gimpshop is the way to go. Gimpshop is a hack made on top of the original Gimp project which changes all menues, dialogs, etc.,... Read more
Seashore 0.1.9
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
Seashore, an open source image editing program for the MacOS's Cocoa framework, stands somewhere between the old MacPaint and Photoshop. Its advantage lies in serving the basic image editing needs... Read more
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
Pinta is a cross platform drawing and editing program. It uses some of the code from Paint, so it has the advantage of being familiar to users who have played around with Paint. It is a drawing and... Read more

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