Adobe Photoshop - A Designer's Dream
Updated March 18, 2015

Adobe Photoshop - A Designer's Dream

Kris Bram | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version


Modules Used

  • Mac
  • PC

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is used on a daily basis at Issuer Direct. As head of the Graphic Design department, I rely on Photoshop for all of my image editing. I find the program superior to other editors that are in the market today. Whether I'm doing minor editing or creating in-depth graphics, Photoshop never lets me down.
Ever since Photoshop has been introduced into the organization, the response has gone through the roof. Gone are the days of boring text and plain images!
  • Excellent image resizing. Never are the company images pixelated, distorted, or blurry. Clients are always pleased with the level of work that they receive.
  • Produces clean, crisp graphics that can be used on a daily basis. Anything from designing brochures and flyers, to creating full-color Annual Reports.
  • The possibilities are endless. Your only barrier is your imagination.
  • I wish Adobe Photoshop implemented some sort of Spelling / Grammar check.
  • Adding a feature to create a gradient, similar to Adobe Illustrator, would be very helpful.
  • Positive - Print materials are much more engaging with the help of Photoshop.
  • Positive - Photoshop was crucial in building a new website, as it made everything more visually stimulating.
  • Negative / Positive - Colleagues and clients now expect nothing but the best!
Photoshop is great for creating an image, especially if you know the final size needed. It is not so great if you create a smaller image that needs to ultimately be in a larger format, because it will render with a slight blur, or pixel-ed look. If you are not sure of the final size, then creating an image in Adobe Illustrator would be the better choice, as it is vector based, making it easy to resize without issue.

Using Adobe Photoshop

1 - I am the Lead Graphic Designer, and I use Photoshop on a daily basis. I'm responsible for creating items such as brochures, flyers, Annual Reports, stock transfer certificates, and the corporate website. I also have the privilege of using Photoshop for building social media images, web banners, large-scale convention banners, and various financial materials.
It requires a very competent person, with an eye for design and composition to operate Adobe Photoshop. Said person should also be proficient working with both a PC and a Mac, although Mac seems to be the preferred device. A beginner may feel fairly lost when first opening the program, but it does not take long to learn your way around. You just need time, and not have the fear of making mistakes.
  • Creating supporting, engaging images for the corporate website.
  • Creating original, eye-catching brochures.
  • Designing covers for Annual Reports.
  • Building and maintaining strong brand recognition.
  • Creating Stock Transfer Certificates.
  • Setting up and maintaining a strong social media presence.
  • Used for opening and editing PDF documents.
  • Designing templates for various products.
  • Creating secure PDF documents.
  • Creating mock-ups for various services.
I gave a rating of 10 because I feel like Adobe Photoshop is crucial in my day-to-day operation. Although the program is massive, and the possibilities are endless, the user interface still seems very intuitive and smooth. I would recommend Photoshop to anybody in the Graphic Design field, or to anybody that is trying to improve their overall brand.

Evaluating Adobe Photoshop and Competitors

Yes - CorelDraw was once used, but did not produce the same result as Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop's user interface is much easier to navigate. It was also near impossible to go from any other Adobe program to CorelDraw. There was always some sort of compatibility issue, where as, with Photoshop, moving between Adobe programs is seamless. After finding Photoshop, CorelDraw has become a thing of the past.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
The single most important factor in deciding to purchase Adobe Photoshop was the product usability. I need something that was very versatile, and had the power to edit / create anything that was thrown at me. I am very pleased with my purchase, and would recommend Photoshop to any designer wanting to make a name for themselves.
I would not change a thing. Selecting Adobe Photoshop has proven to be very profitable, and provides me all the options that I could ever imagine. Photoshop is well worth the purchase, or at the very least, using on a trial basis. If I had to choose one thing to do differently, I would have started with the cloud-based offering as opposed to purchasing the creative suite separately.

Adobe Photoshop Implementation

Nope, everything was smooth.
Change management was minimal
  • Long downloads
  • There were no other issues
  • At all

Adobe Photoshop Support

I give them a strong nine, only for the fact that there is always room for improvement. I have never had an issue when dealing with customer support. They have always been very helpful and attentive towards my needs and requests. If a representative can not immediately give you an answer, they will do their best to solve the problem, and get back to you with a quickness.
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
After Purchasing the Adobe Cloud-Based product I was having trouble installing it onto my machine (Mac). I gave Adobe Customer Support a phone call, and they were able to quickly and accurately walk me through the installation process, giving me access to Photoshop in a matter of minutes. Everything has been great since then.

Using Adobe Photoshop

The overall usability of Adobe Photoshop is a nine. I say this because if you know what you are doing, great. If not, there are more than enough tutorials or examples online that can help you get on your way. Upon first glance, it can be intimidating, but you get adjusted quickly after a few trial runs.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Feel confident using
  • Resizing Images.
  • Making quick edits to photos or pictures.
  • Batch-Processing comes in handy when dealing with multiple images.
  • Creating gradients
  • Converting a smaller image into a larger one without losing quality.
  • Text editing can be cumbersome without spell check or grammar check.

Adobe Photoshop Reliability

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.