Adobe Photoshop, commonly called Photoshop, is one of the leading image-editing software in the market today. The software was developed by Adobe Systems and has been one of the standard applications of many web developers, designers, and advertising agencies around the world.

With Photoshop's powerful features, you can have unlimited possibilities in image editing which makes it standout among all other graphic software in the market. It has all the necessary tools that can be used to enhance and alter images.

Image editing is a method of altering any image, either an illustration, digital or analog photographs.

Adobe Photoshop Features:
Selection – This is the most basic but powerful feature of Photoshop. You can select only part of an image wherein you want changes to take effect. This method is done with the use of the tools like the marquee tool, lasso, and pen tools.

Layers – Layers is a set of different stacked elements that contains different parts of an image. This is one of the best features Photoshop created. Layering lets you work on different parts of a photo and put them together for a dramatic finish.

Image size alteration – This feature enlarges or reduces an image as needed.

Cropping – Cropping lets you select a portion of the image you want to retain. It deletes the rest.
Sharpening and softening – Photoshop features the power to render a sharper or blurred effect on images. This feature is done by selecting the main subject and applying sharpening or softening effects. This feature is mostly used in portraits to create a better focus on the subject.

Merging images – This features allows two or more separate images to merged as one.

Removal of unwanted elements – This technique involves the use of clone tool to maintain the texture of the image. This is useful when you want to get rid of distracting objects in an image which gives more focus on the subject. This feature can enhance close up portraits, to erase acne marks in a face.

Selective color change – Using this feature lets you alter the color of certain parts of an image, keeping the rest of the colors original.

Slicing – This features the ability of slicing a whole image into parts and is labelled with different files and later on used as contents of a website. This feature is automated and widely-used in creating mock-ups of websites.

There a lot more features of this great software which you just have to discover and will greatly help you do your image editing task faster and efficient with professional looking results.

Source by David Urmann