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Is Photoshop a user friendly or not?

How do you find Photoshop as your photo editor? Is it hard for you to edit your photo with these software?
I used a lot of editing software before i found Photoshop and i mean it that it took me a lot of time to adjust editing because it is totally different with the tools and features from previous software i used to. At first use, I could say that it is not a user friendly software because it has a lot of tools to familiarize first and how come that people who do not have background in editing can use this kind of complicated software?. I searched a lot of tutorials in the internet through articles and videos in Youtube and days goes by that i learned the basics and you know how it feels to achieve someones profession? I was totally amazed and never expected that i could learn editing with this editing software. Some other says this is only for professionals and they are correct, because all of us can be professional through practicing and focusing on things we want to achieve. I highly recommend this for those who want to start graphic designing. 
How about you? How do you find Photoshop as your Photo editor?

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anor0428

I am using adobe photoshop cs5, and honestly, the first time I tried using it, I am totally confused. I know nothing about it before but our professor on college required us to pass an edited picture of a superhero with our face. I was then forced
to learn the basic of photoshop. I was able to finished my project and got a fair grade. After that, I started watching editing videos and learned more about photo shop.

It is not at first, but if you are
willing to learn, you will find ways. Is Photoshop a user friendly or not?




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wiseagent

Relax, becuase you aren't alone in this world... Haha. I fully understand your pain because when I started to use it, I was also very lost. But with time and a lot of patience to learn, I have managed to tame the beast and now I have control, haha!




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anor0428

Haha, confusing at first but is enjoyable to learn. Once you get to the basic, you will aim for more effects that you can make. Honestly, I have been addicted to editing pics before. I make edited pics for my friend's bday and layout for friendster when fb is not that popular yet and even manage to made our little business' logo. I was happy even though it gave me head ache on my first try . LOL




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wiseagent

The beginning was very complicated for me, but as I learned new things, I became more curious and excited to learn more and more. I've easily become addicted to this world because sometimes, the possibilities seem to be endless. Is Photoshop a user friendly or not?




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anor0428

Exactly. When you learn the basic, you will get curious and aim to learn for more. When you get familiar about editing, you're gonna be earger to try and try something new, and achieving it gives a happy feeling.

I remember before when I can't even do cropping on photoshop.Lol. I am just thankful with those vid tutorials, that really helped a lot.




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wiseagent

I always see Photoshop as a tool where I can do the impossible with the images (although this isn't, in fact, possible... haha).

At first I thought I was wasting my time (and sometimes I even thought about quitting), but I'm glad I changed my mind and decided to continue.




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DenisP

It may seem incredibly intimidating at first, and that is simply because of the sheer amount of options that you have. The intimidation factor comes from all the tools, filters, and other gadgets that are abundant in Photoshop. If you don't know what each and every one does, it can be hard to figure out what you need to click on in order to accomplish your goals.

However, at the same time this is what makes it such a fantastic program. Once you familiarize yourself with it a bit, you'll find that your creative possibilities are endless. Get familiar with the basic tools such as the Pen, Lasso, Clone Stamp, Brush, Eraser, and Crop tools, and get to know how to arrange layers and use blending modes.

Once you get a little familiar, it will open a world of possibilities for you!




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anor0428

yup. The basic of photoshop is very important. You must learn each of the tools function first. How to use and when to apply the filters. The control on mouse and clickings, the size and the resolution of the pics. And when you are familiar with these tools, you will be surprised with how creative you can be using photoshop.




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jemuelterrado

Absolutely correct, if you are willing to learn on specific things like Photoshop you will always find ways just to get into it. It is not easy at first but if you focus and give time to that software surely you will be amazed and you will enjoy everything. It is worth the effort and time of practicing and you will realize if you love photo editing, this software is all you need in your life. We should not give up on things we want to learn cause everything is mastered through efforts and dedication. Professionals will not be professionals if they did not undergo hard times, invest efforts and time offered into that profession.




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anor0428

Very well said. No matter how confusing or how complicated it is, if one is eager to learn, he will surely find ways. Nowadays it is easier to learn photoshop because you can find many tutorials on the internet, be it written or video. You just need effort to study and understand what is being explained and then apply it to in actual to practice your skill.




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tophew

Yes adobe Photoshop is not friendly user it is not easy to use at first but when you get along with it with willingness to learn you will master the adobe Photoshop. if you want some east picture editing you can find it on google play store or apple store, but if you want advance photo editing go for adobe Photoshop it is hard to learn at first but with perseverance in learning you can master it and as a adobe photoshop editor you can make extra cash on it. it also pays high on big companies if you are good at adobe photoshop.




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anor0428

Yes it is true. There are many mobile versions of photoshop, but most of them offers only the basic editing feature. It is still better if you will do editing on pc/laptop versions to get the full features of the photoshop. Youtube video was my partner to learning on photo shop. It is hard at first, but if you keep watching at practicing, eventually you will learn.




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emoxigh27

I agree. People who use Adobe Photoshop are those people who are creative enough to do what they want in a picture. Yes, it's true that using Adobe Photoshop has a lot of challenges like what to do with all the tools available. If you're eager to learn it, there's always available tutorial on Youtube. Is Photoshop a user friendly or not?




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anor0428

Yes and thanks to those youtube tutorials, I owe a lot from it. Good thing about youtube tutorials is that they are free, with just few search you can easily navigate what do you want to learn. But is also important that you can explore the photoshop on your own. As you use it, try to explore every tools and filters effects, keep practicing and using it until you wont need the help of youtube tutorials anymore.




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Martinsx1

I haven't bothered about trying to make use of Adobe photo editing software for once because photoshop has been very effective and efficient for me with all my photo editing tasks. It's not easy at first to fully understand how to make use of the software but with dedication and persistence, I was able to master its usage and everything went on fine from there.




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ColdFlameChris

I've been using Photoshop for many years now. Yes, you'll intimidate to use it but the truth is it's so easy to use as long as you experiment all those tools and discover its purpose. I've never trained or learned on how to use it but when the first time that I did, I quickly know how to navigate and use it. I'm sure that others will easily learn how to use it.




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jemuelterrado

Wow that's good to hear from you, i think you started editing in Photoshop with experience from other software which has similar tools in Photoshop am i right?. Exactly the point you want to share that all you need to do is experiment and discover the purpose of every tools in the software. You can easily modify and differentiate them by familiarization on icons and functions and sooner or later you will realize that everything is possible. At first, it is complicated and it is normal for every new user.




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ColdFlameChris

The truth is, before I use Photoshop, I just do photo editing in Paint and then switch to Photoshop. If you want to get familiarized with the tools, just open any Image that you have and they try every tool that is available and apply it to your image and see what will happen. On that way, you can see how each individual icon works and help you analyze on how to edit a photo and then, later on, to produce a one good quality photo edit. Good luck and Have fun exploring! Is Photoshop a user friendly or not?




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Martinsx1

Backing down from not understanding how the software works is definitely going to make one never master how to use the Photoshop software. There is no harm in trying to experiment with the features existent in the software page to understand how it works. This would give you an insight on how to effectively use the software.




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jaymish

Thanks for the tips and recommendation@jemue. Funnily enough, this has come at a time when I want to improve my photography and my skills. My goal is to take exceptional photos especially of myself.I've had a look at photoshop it's really confusing. I had about given up hope and was looking at online forums on how to take and edit amazing photos. Your advice has motivated me. I will continue to learn how to use photoshop and fingers crossed will get the hang of it.




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vhinz

I've been using photoshop for several years now. I'm not an expert in graphics design using photoshop but it is the graphics software that I love to use. I'm using it not only to edit photos but also in creating layout for websites. It's kind a difficult for the first time you're going to use photoshop but when you understand the functions of the tools it would be so easy. You can enhance your photo to a very stunning once you learn the techniques in photoshop.




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jemuelterrado

Yes definitely most website owners choose Photoshop also for their icons, and any graphic design for their website use. I am very thankful i found this software and no wonder and it is not impossible to happen because it is the number 1 and recommended graphic designing software of professionals because it is a complete package software. This is the reason also why people are twice thinking if images is real or fake. There is also some disadvantages of this editor and it really depends on users how they will use this software.




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gelotologist

Feeling that Photoshop isn't a user friendly is usually because of the reason you're using the software for the first time. Just like me and the other people, we did feel what you're feeling right now, It definitely takes time for a person to learn a Photoshop and be familiar with it, but good thing is there are a bunch of videos on YouTube which you can watch and probably learn fast and for you to used it in a very easy way. Giving up is not an option but learning it even if it takes time is probably the best move you can do.




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jemuelterrado

Absolutely tutorials are very helpful and it is a stepping stones for a great learning. Some people try Photoshop for the first time and gives up easily without giving first a time and effort to learn and that is why they say that this is not a user friendly method and software in editing graphic design. If you have passion and dedication to this, you will probably learn fast and everything is not impossible, we just need some time to adjust and to cope up with new things in life.




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TheArticulate

Adobe's products are notorious for not being particularly user friendly. If you have the patience, watch some tutorials on specific things you'd like to use the program to learn your way around. As you learn the different tools and menus, things will get much easier, it'll just take some time and a little dedication!




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wiseagent

"Adobe's products are notorious for not being particularly user friendly."

I totally agree with you and I think this fame related to Adobe products is a good thing because the number of users who actually use it's well-selected (or at least tends to be like that). Not that something popular is bad, but I think selectivity draws my attention more.




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DenisP

The thing is that people constantly hear the word Photoshop being thrown around and they figure it is some sort of popular photo editing application that must be easy to use. So they go and find themselves a pirated copy and fire it up hoping to have a grand old time editing their photos, only to realize that it really isn't that simple of a tool. Photoshop is well known because it is one of the best tools in the industry, used by amateur and professional photographers and digital artists. Like any professional tool, it's not going to be easily accessible to the masses.




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overcast

Actually if you compare Photoshop with the GIMP and the Paint.net you'd say exactly opposite. Most of the industry is using Adobe's product for years. And the interface that Adobe offers is now so much used to people. And for this reason other interface where things are scattered are not much used. I have seen many other applications and find Adobe's apps lot better both on desktop and android.




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Pixie06

To be honest when I first started using Photoshop I was a bit lost. My friend who is an expert actually gave me some training. I am still learning how to use Photoshop. There are also many tutorials and YouTube videos which can help you to better understand how to use Photoshop. It took me some time to get used to this software. I have actually completed many projects using Photoshop.




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wiseagent

I have a particular preference for Adobe Photoshop CS5, but I have to admit that it's not something that can be used by anyone (especially by people who aren't very patient).

The tool is incredible (it has all the features imaginable and possible so far), but at the same time, it's very challenging. But in my opinion, it's worth investing a lot of time to learn how to use it.




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saygorem

Photoshop is widely used by any person, whether they are professional graphic editors, photographers and alike. It is very user friendly and you didn't have to have honors to use it. Actually I know a lot of person who uses it because it is very easy to do.




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Authord

Depends on how you started though, because the early versions were not as sophisticated as the latter versions of the software. So if you started making use of the software from like the CS3, version you will see it's really user friendly. You just need to get acquainted with the pen tool, and some features you need to master, then you can build it up from there.




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overcast

Photoshop is one of the user friendly app out there. Many other apps like krita, GIMP are not even close to be what is photoshop offering to the users. And that goes to show you that apps such as this are good enough in many ways. I have found out that user friendly nature of the photoshop is very popular. And people are spending their hard earned money on the learning of application such as this. That's what we should be looking for as well.




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augusta

I have been trying to learn the art of photo editing through photoshop but I'm still an amateur in it.But I believe photoshop is user-friendly because a lot of people are using for al sort of editing, so I believe if one focus to have the knowledge then in no time it will be done by the learner.




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overcast

Youtube has plenty of the options for the learning photoshop. And also another thing is that photoshop requires alot of dedication. And you need to have some level of creativity. So depending on that part, it'd be reasonable to make use of the features. I'd say take your time. Learn from Lynda and other types of the tutorials options out there in the market. You will get there.




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dzannerz

I never try of editing my photos in photoshop but I see some of the edited pictures of my friend doing it and I find it amazing. I wanted to try that on my own but it seems like photoshop is very expensive and I cant afford it.




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overcast

Photoshop indeed is one expensive tool. And very few people can afford their new plans. So in such case you can use the GIMP and Paint.net. So that way you don't have to pay for the photoshop. But I think photoshop is more user friendly. And that is one more reason people choose to use it for their work.




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tenthztar

I think it really is confusing at first, but if you are really eager to learn then you might overcome its steep learning curve. I tried a lot of editing tools before i found Photoshop too, it made my head hurt at first when learning all about the shortcuts and tricks to edit photo's as fast and as precise as possible. Now i still watch videos on how to improve on my photo editing skills with Photoshop CC 2017.




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treecko142

Yeah, Photoshop has a lot of features that a beginner to the program will find it hard to look for the necessary tools that he needs, but eventually, with enough practice, they can learn to make use of all the available features in Photoshop. Even then, there is still a high skill ceiling which separates the truly Photoshop pros from others.




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narutos3nn1n

Its definitely my go to app on editing and creating designs although I'm not that really talented in terms of designing and creating a very sophisticated layout. Mostly what I do was the very basic thing a normal computer literate guy can do base on the functions of every tool the Photoshop has. Its definitely not hard to understand and learn those tools as long as you can understand how each of them works, you can definitely have a lot of power in your hands just using that program.

Although there's quite a lot of program out there, I just stick on using this program partnered with Illustrator and we're all set for our printing business.




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Barida

Well, I guess that I have to try it again. I downloaded the software on my laptop and the first time seemed confusing to me to the extent that I wondered, if I was really the person operating my laptop before.




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Barida

The developers of photoshop really need to do lots of work when it comes to user friendly of the software. I planned going into graphics designing and editing pictures for clients. I tried photoshop and realized that I have to learn more about it and that's not the way to go. I've kept it aside and focused on doing other things that I do on the internet.




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vinaya

I use photoshop. I have been using photoshop since four or five years. I am not very skilled in photoshop, but I can do my entire graphics and photo editing on photposhop. I can do airbrushing and change an old woman into a very young woman, I can do image manipulation (I can create a vampire) etc. I think Photoshop is very userfriendly. There are short cut keys, if you cannot remember the short cut keys, you can navigate through the presets. You can learn photoshop just by reading DIY articles or videos.




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wallet

Photoshop is really easy to use, and I could say that it is friendly. I use photoshop for a long time ago and I think is the best program, even when I was a beginner it wasn't too hard to use it.
Photoshop is a good program and I do recommend it for use!




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treecko142

Photoshop can look intimidating at first for beginners, but I agree that it can be quite easy to do some quick edits even as a beginner. However, it really takes skill and time practicing on the program to maximize all its features.




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felabruno

Honestly I don't have much exeprience with it but it is a very professional tool. If you don't need very complicated things then you can edit your photos with some easier apps or with Gimp. It really depends on what you need.




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manmad

It's definitely not the most user friendly software, however you can easily learn the basic, with some YouTube videos and a little bit of practice, however there's a steep level of improving, I've been using it for a long time and there are still things that make me confused as hell, I still haven't used all the options that it has, even if I know how to do most of the stuff. Well, with YouTube you can learn anything as easily as you want to to be honest, you don't even need to read any books.




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Tronia

Considering that I have been using the Photoshop for as long as I can remember I don't really have an issues with it and how it works.

I am completely used to it by now but at the start, years ago, it did feel very overwhelming at the beginning.

What I did though was I looked through different tutorials, primarily the video kind and it helped a lot.




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Rumu

It is a very heavy and well packed tool. Call it professional if you want. I don't do heavy editing so I've never had the need to use Photoshop. I've worked around it though, so I can definitely confirm that Photoshop is not an easy use.




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PedroP

From the few experiences, I have had with photoshop I have not found it friendly at all. In fact, I found quite hard to get used to it. Still, this comes from my perspective. I have never had much success in messing with software




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tiffiecute

It isn't user-friendly unless you yourself is already a complicated one( joke). Seriously, if you have a high level of understanding, photoshop would only be for dummies.

I'm neither of those above-mentioned. So I rely on free subscription photo editing apps available via Google Play. There are hundreds of competitive ones actually. They work wonders and some can turn you from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan.

The bottom line here, it really depends on every users' taking towards photoshop. It can be that complicated for the majority while easy as a breeze for the rest of the world.




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DenisP

If I'm being completely honest, no, I don't think that Photoshop is really a user friendly application. I've been using Photoshop for just over ten years now, and I'm honestly still learning many tricks that I have never heard about.

Photoshop is an expensive, professional tool meant for people who have the time and dedication to learn the ins and outs of the application, as well as earn the money to get back what you must pay for the software license. It certainly isn't an application for your average Joe.

That being said, once you do actually learn how to properly use it, Photoshop is without a doubt the best image editing software available on the market.




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Baburra

I think it is somewhat user friendly. I tried out Photoshop very early on and before that all the knowledge of photo editing software I had was just on Microsoft Paint, and I was able to transition almost seamlessly. I think certain types of people will understand it a lot more naturally than others, but I would say that even for the average person that isn't involved with design, just a few hours of watching tutorials could help a lot already and should be more than enough to get them started.




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Neutron04

I have used photo shop a lot of times and I find it user friendly It may seemed very hard at first but there are tutorials which gives you a detailed instruction on how to handle and use the photo shop app. At first without the tutorials I just couldn't understand most of it's basic features but ones you get used to it you'll be using it for quick and short photo editing. I just couldn't imagine how it would look like without the help of these additional features.




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Steve5

I've tried using it in the past. I found it difficult to use especially, since I'm not good with editing media content like photos and videos.

I've watched some clips about how to use it. I did understand them to some degree, but the more complicated the process gets, the less likely I'll be able to actually use it. So I just use the most basic features to keep things simple.




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honeybabe

For me it is not user friendly I really want to learn photo shop but I’mreally getting hard time to learn it I also use to see some tutorial videos in
you tube but still I can’t get it maybe I’m not that computer savvy or I don’t give so much attention to it. Every time I will try Photoshop so many tricks that I have to learn that’s make me crazy and out of focus. Hope someday I could learn it in simple way because I love to learn Photoshop.




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jemuelterrado

You just need the focus and exert a time to things you want to learn. Yes probably it would be hard for you to learn alone and explore but you can search some guides and tutorial over the internet about the basic and usage of the software. I already experience what you are experiencing now that you said you are having difficulties but so on and on you will realize that it is a user friendly software. You really need to invest focus and attention into it and progression will comes next. Remember practice makes perfect and nobody started and became professional immediately.




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plasmablutte12

First of all, you should use the older version of Photoshop because I believed it would be easy to use for the startup learner. I recommend Photoshop 5 because it has a lot of friendly features and easy to identify for editing. I always encourage those people who have eager to learn themselves like Photo editing. It actually makes someone time efficiency to reduce more complicated things. Before doing Photoshop someone should start thinking the output in the firsthand.

I always take corel in the past, but it seems corel doesn't really a good application for me, because the features of it is like painting application. It is only a recommendation, and it's upon to the user what's the best application they would prefer to be use.




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jemuelterrado

Yes it would help to start from older Version but for me i think it is better to start from what is currently running version nowadays. If you start from previous version you will adjust again for editing if time comes you want to try the newer version. It is similar to meaning to a quote "start in best than to adjust later". I know it is all about editing and to go pro with this app, you need to learn harder and break the limit of how you can cope up with this editing software. But i admit that suggestion is so helpful for beginners to start from older version before proceeding to new one and in fact it doesn't really far from new features of latest version of Photoshop.




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Aree

It depends on your experience with image editors. If you have used such programmes before, Photoshop is not difficult to learn. It's just a simple matter of locating the different tools. Some programmes place them in one way. Others arrange them in other ways.

I have used many image editors. I don't use Photoshop much because it's an expensive programme, for me. Most of the time, I use GIMP and Inkscape. However, when I need to, I can use Photoshop, without any problem.




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DarthHazard

I can't truly say whether or not Photoshop is user-friendly because of the fact that I haven't used it yet. But I have seen it and have seen a lot of discussions about it online and it doesn't seem to be the easiest software to get used to at all especially if you are a beginner. But the benefit is that it has such a large community and so many tutorials online that you can get help for most problems that you may encounter and you can learn about the various features very quickly.




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Aree

Well, maybe you haven't tried using Photoshop for the simple reason that you don't have any need to. However, if you are into graphics, not using Photoshop is quite unusual. Just about everyone I know who does graphics have a working knowledge of Photoshop. Whether everyone uses Photoshop regularly is another story. There are many alternatives which work just as well, for much less, or for free.




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plasmablutte12

When I was using it, for the first time, I really got mad because it has always to make yourself familiar with the features of Photoshop meaning you should know a lot of it before using for editing. The more I used it, the more exciting to continue making images cool, and better. I was teaching in college where a lot of students didn't give interest to the subject when I first teaching them the importance of it, I gave a shot.

Even so, it makes a lot of sense when everybody around you do it also. There are a lot of several choices to make a good editing of picture depending on the skills you really wanted to do. I prefer to use Photoshop version 5 because I am familiar with the feature on it, and for me it's really suffocating.




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jemuelterrado

I feel you my friend that's exactly what i felt during my first time in Photoshop. it irritates me because it is hard as writing codes. You need to familiarize the functions or uses of every tools and all options. but If you have interest then you can do it easily, and if someones inspires you, you will be motivated. Once you see the improvement in your work, then you will be inspired and will have interest to push deeper on editing with this software.




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ryyde

Photoshop is a user friendly software. Well, before using the program you must know its basic features. On my opinion you don't have to study all of its features just study the necessary things that you will use when you start editing. You will learn the others in the long run. Try to explore the software and make fun of it.




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jemuelterrado

Yes you do not need to study all but time will come that you will need to use those tools so you must be prepared already earlier so that if that time will come you will not anymore suffer from learning again. All features are required if Photoshop is your life. But it depends still because there are some users who just want to have a light change in their images and some are just putting a text on it but still requires an editing skills to make it better on looks. If you don't give time on other features well even you use this for a year, you will never discover something new if you are always in basic editing.




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mildredtabitha

I also agree that Photoshop is user friendly. I see only experts handling it at my place and I never knew it was possible for anyone to start using it. Learning basic features is indeed the first step for dummies. We all get better at something with time and as we continue practicing.




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