There’s just a few, mostly to create photographs of objects and/or spaces. When it becomes apparent the person will need to create a detailed, high-resolution image to post on the internet, Photoshop usually is brought into play. Here are some of the top Adobe tools, and their most popular use:
Photoshop CC is by far the most popular Photoshop and has received a lot of recognition as a professional level photo manipulation tool. The best way to understand Adobe Photoshop is as a system. In the basic, CC’s software consists of three layers:
A layer that holds the primary image (often called the “portrait” or “background” layer).
A layer that holds objects or images for the Photoshop “viewport” (the area above and below the viewport), and
A layer that holds the images from the other Photoshop “layers”.
With the exception of the background “layers”, these layers are used to add details and/or texture to selected objects and/or spaces in the Photoshop viewport (for example, adding a photo of a mountain peak for the “mountain” layer).
As the user begins to adjust the image for a variety of factors, such as size and orientation, the image “layers” are added or removed by manipulating them. The layers appear as solid black lines on the original photo, as if they were simply merged together.
As a result of Photoshop’s complex layers, some users have questioned why they can’t use another, more intuitive, alternative to Photoshop’s layers. In the example below, I’ve created a layered layer of four individual images: The man’s skin with different shades of gray, his eyes, and his hair.
With Photoshop, one can manipulate, change, and delete layers on their own, as well as “move” (i.e., rotate) them. These layers can also be manipulated into separate images or into individual portions of an existing image.
Using layers on their own gives Photoshop lots of visual options to allow for more variety of image manipulation. However, it’s not always the user’s best option, since the layers can be a pain in the neck to move. Using Photoshop layers in conjunction with layer masks is another option that Adobe has included with the Photoshop software since it became widely used by amateur photographers.
The key to using layers to create high-resolution images using the standard Photoshop tools is to find a setting that creates the highest resolution possible. I’m not