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Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is an excellent tool for photography, graphic design and to develop skills in the area of design to use for corporate environments such as advertising companies, photography studios, etc.In the case of the academic and teaching environments, it requires a heavy investment on the part of the teaching centers and the students due to the high costs of the licenses.
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CrazyTalk Animator

This is a difficult question to answer. This software can be used for a hobbyist or professionals alike. On one hand, you can make fun, simple animations for things like YouTube or Facebook. However, on the other hand, you can use this tool for professional looking animations that can be used in marketing, presentations, etc.I am someone who uses the program for both - as a hobbyist and also professionally. The first time I took it upon myself to make an animation for something job-related, it impressed my colleagues so much that they bought the company their own copy of the software and encouraged me to make more. There have been numerous times where I have used the program to entice new clients. I would even take it a step further by using a potential client's logo or CEO as a character in the animation.In 2015, CrazyTalk Animator (CTA) has even helped me land a new job. I had been laid off and was out of work for a few months. I saw a job opening I was interested but had learned that the position had literally hundreds of potential applicants. Basically, I created a video using CTA of me performing the job as if I already had been offered it. I even included the company logo. In the video, I made an animation explaining why it was a good idea to hire the company. Once I finished the video I included it along with my resume. To make a long story short, I got the job.
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Pros

  • Adobe Photoshop really produces some of the most amazing photographs and images with the right techniques
  • The program has great compatibility with most camera raw formats for photo editing purposes
  • Photoshop is has incredibly powerful tools to edit photographs and images that are seldom found in other editing programs
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  • The main pro of the entire program is that it makes animation incredibly simple. You are not required to even know how to draw. Once you grasp the gist of the software it is extremely simple to use.
  • Another great aspect of CTA is the online community. There are a vast amount of online tutorials and an online forum for anyone who has questions. They even provide a content store in which users can sell their own content to other users.
  • A recent update has allowed Photoshop integration. This allows even more customization of aspects of the animation you are working with.
  • A characters mouth movements are automatically synced with voiceover audio. I felt this gave me one less thing to animate and has saved me time on more than one occasion.
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Cons

  • As with just about all Adobe CC software I'm using, there is something it just does not like about my AMD CPU/GPU combo. Compatibility problems keep me from overclocking my system.
  • Photoshop has always been a slow memory hog of a program, even if you have some fairly advanced hardware to run it. I actually had to upgrade to a solid state drive (SSD) to get rid of frequent hanging by the program.
  • The software is expensive, and unfortunately the full version is no longer available as a physically boxed product. If I cancel my Creative Cloud subscription, that means I have to go back to CS6, which doesn't seem right.
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  • Other products made by this company (Namely their 3D animation software) have a character creator. I would love to see something like this with CTA.
  • I would like to see a bigger integration with social media. Having the ability to live broadcast a CTA character in real-time (like mo-cap) would be amazing. If this were a possibility you could live stream a video chat or Facebook live portrayed as your CTA character.
  • Allow more in-depth settings for exporting media.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Photoshop9.8
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After investing so much time and money in using Photoshop, I can't see myself switching to another product anytime soon. Even with its flaws, I still haven't seen a competitor that offers something that Photoshop doesn't. The one caveat is if Adobe gets even more greedy with the terms of their Creative Cloud subscriptions.
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Usability

Adobe Photoshop4.5
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PS is a super powerful tool, but there is so much it can do that it has to have 100s of menus. Things can get a little lost. Lucky for us we can google/youtube answers on the fly. PS is something that after you have used it for a year you become familiar with the main uses that are applicable to your work, but to know everything would be impossible.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Photoshop9.0
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Adobe Photoshop is very reliable, but is never 100%. There have been times when Adobe Photoshop has had trouble opening, but nothing a little computer restart couldn't fix. I use Adobe Photoshop on a Mac for both work and at home on a daily basis, and I would be lost without it.
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Performance

Adobe Photoshop8.0
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Speed can be an issue when you are dealing with large files for large format printing or billboards. When working on web images, speed is not an issue.
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Support

Adobe Photoshop8.2
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The support team is great, but it's more likely that other users will help you.
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In-Person Training

Adobe Photoshop10.0
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So, I received the training at the HQ and it was train the trainer training. A good time, I spent a week at their campus
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Implementation

Adobe Photoshop9.1
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The implementation of Photoshop is pretty easy, almost every artist that has a Wacom or other drawing tablet will learn Photoshop in a short amount of time.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Photoshop is clearly what every designer in today's society is using and if they aren't, they're missing out! The main reason there are a few that stray from using this software is because of it's initial feeling of complication since there are so many things to do. But that's just it! There are SO many things you can do and create in Adobe Photoshop that if you take the time to learn it, you'll never even compare it to any other design software because you'll be too busy creating are in Photoshop!
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CTA was a program that got me interested in 2D animation. After about a year of using the software, I began looking for other similar products. I had come across a program called Toon Boom. This was another 2D software somewhat similar to CTA. Toon Boom is a fantastic program however the price was higher than CTA. Aside from that, learning how to use Toon Boom had a much higher learning curve. Eventually, I purchased Toon Boom and learned the program. It is definitely a powerful 2D animation platform however I always seemed to bring myself back to CTA. I felt CTA was much more simple to use. It was also easy enough for other people to contribute to my animation projects. Having to reteach my coworkers another program was not going to work for us. Not being solely responsible for animations is a huge relief.
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Scalability

Adobe Photoshop4.0
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It seems expensive compared to the free/cheap programs now available
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Return on Investment

  • Our business runs off of the Photoshop files that our graphic designers create daily, therefore it has greatly increased our ROI and overall objectives.
  • When a client calls, wondering about their website template or with a question about the Photoshop file we might have sent them, Photoshop makes it easy for our graphic designers to explain exactly what is going on within Photoshop and how the client can use it and understand it better.
  • The only slightly negative impact our business has sometimes encountered with Photoshop is, as I mentioned before, the slower runtime on our computers.
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  • Since my company discovered that I was an animator, they are constantly wanting me to make videos. If the company were to outsource someone to create animations like the ones I am creating, they would be extremely pricey. CTA was only a one-time purchase. I have even trained several other employees of the company how to use the software. That way, if I ever exit the company they can continue to create marketing animations without me.
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Adobe Photoshop

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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CrazyTalk Animator

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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