Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Photoshop
I use Photoshop CC nearly every day to implement graphics for email newsletters, website graphics, branding mockups, social media posts, wireframing and templating websites and applications. I also lead community courses covering Photoshop, to an audience of primarily small-business owners. Photoshop's features save me an incredible amount of time, and I will be a user for life.
- Wireframing and templating websites and mobile apps.
- Photo retouching.
- Photo manipulation.
- Creating web graphics.
- Working with text. Would be nice to see some advanced typography options.
- Need more in-depth tutorials on 3D features.
- Better organization of swatches.
- Big time saver with actions and templates make it way easier to pump out graphics quickly
- Subscription model makes updating software pretty much seamless
- Integrates with other Adobe CC applications (Illustrator, InDesign, Brackets, Premiere, etc.) very well
I am a professional designer, so I need reliable software and I need it to function properly. Photoshop does everything I need it to and has many shortcuts and timesaving actions and filters. I also work with a non-destructive workflow. Gimp and other free alternatives make it difficult to work non-destructively using masks and adjustment layers, Photoshop makes the non-destructive workflow a charm.
If you are only going to be doing light photo touchup, like cropping color changes, etc., there are free applications that may suit your needs better. But, if you are a serious graphic designer, marketer, or photographer, Adobe Photoshop CC is really the only way to go. Industry standard software that is now available at a very affordable price through CC's subscription based model.
Using Adobe Photoshop
1 - I am the primary user of the application, but others use Photoshop for basic photo editing.
- Web Graphics
- Non-Destructive Photo Retouching
- Non-Destructive Photo Manipulation
- Creating GIFs
- Templating web pages to work seamlessly with Brackets
- Linking PSD files to several InDesign Docs, with the ability to control layers from within InDesign. This allows for less file creation and disk space conservation.
- Motion graphics
- 1-Click Photo Fix through use of actions
- In-Use Templates for department-wide document creation