Photoshop is an Advanced Product that Increases Efficiency
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 17, 2014

Photoshop is an Advanced Product that Increases Efficiency

Score 10 out of 10
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Software Version

CS6; CC2014

Modules Used

  • Adjustment Layers
  • Photoshop Camera RAW
  • Brushes
  • Actions
  • Type/Copy
  • Effects
  • Filters

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is being used in several departments, but not all. It is mostly used by the Creative Services team, Digital team, and Marketing team. We use it mainly for photo manipulation/editing, graphics creation and website mockups.
  • Photo Editing - in RAW or otherwise, photo editing is one of Photoshop's greatest strengths. There are countless effects and adjustments you can apply to increase the aesthetic and focus of an image.
  • Website mockups - Photoshop continues to make improvements as a web design tool, with features such as exporting the CSS from the photoshop file, guides, grids, and many elements I have yet to use.
  • Graphics Creation - I use Photoshop to create graphics for the web mainly. Used in conjunction with Adobe Illustrator, and can create vector graphics and then modify them for web banners and optimize them for the web in Photoshop.
  • Type Tool - With practice, the type tool has beneficial functionality; however, it is not very intuitive, and can be frustrating to use, especially at first.
  • Photoshop greatly increases my efficiency. I use Photoshop Actions and Batch Automation to increase efficiency in repetitive processes, such as optimizing images for the web. There are also many keyboard shortcuts that increase efficiency once they are learned.
I would not be able to perform my job to the advanced level and with as great efficiency without Photoshop.
I would ask what they plan on using it for, or what problems they are trying to solve. This would determine if Photoshop is well-suited for them, or if something else would be better. Photoshop usually has the capability to accomplish what they want; it is more of a question of whether Photoshop is too advanced of a product for what they need to do.