Introduction to Photoshop:
An image editing software developed and manufactured by Adobe Systems Inc. Photoshop is considered one of the leaders in photo editing software. This software allows users to manipulate, crop, resize, and correct color on digital photos. The software is particularly popular amongst professional photographers and graphic designers. – As per Business Dictionary
Adobe Photoshop CS6 is the currently used version which was released on 7th of May 2012. Adobe Photoshop released it in two editions: Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Photoshop Extended, with the Extended having extra 3D image creation, motion graphics editing, and advanced image analysis features. Adobe Photoshop is hands down, the most popular program for creating and modifying images for the web. With it, you can create web design mock-ups that can later on be converted to a functional HTML/CSS template.
Why use Photoshop for Web?
- Gives you a Visual understanding about the look of your Website or project which you are working on
- Has wide range of colors to choose from and gives you easy options to change the colors of the elements on the page at any point of time
- Create layers which helps you control the page by each layer and have a better view of the page layer wise.
- Photoshop comes with built-in CSS features which generates the CSS code automatically
- Tools which help you create high resolution independent graphics
- Generator Feature for faster generation of Web assets
- You can integrate 3D effects on your page using the features in Photoshop
Significance of Photoshop in Web Design:
- Mocking-up websites is much faster in Photoshop than it is by writing HTML & CSS by hand. It’s much easier to play around with and changing a variety of designs using Photoshop
- In the current world the emphasis is mostly given to the design of the website and Photoshop helps the creativity to come on the website with the wide variety of tools and options
- Photoshop is the most popular and widely used photo editing tool because it offers web designers tons of tools to create and edit photographs, logos and website exactly the way they want
- Photoshop offer you the opportunity to design stylish and attractive websites and its elements such as logos and navigation
- Easy usage and spectacular designs in Photoshop is what makes it different from other image editing and web designing software