This is a staple program for artists and graphic designers that has been around since 1988. It is part of Adobe’s suite of creative programs and contains a powerful set of tools for photo editing and manipulation, for graphic design, and for art.
According to Adobe, “Photoshop is the world’s most advanced digital imaging software, used by photographers, designers, web professionals, and video professionals. The app gives you the utmost power and creative control for 2D and 3D image manipulation and compositing, video editing, and image analysis.”
Use this program if you need:
This program is not the best for:
If you are not familiar with Photoshop already and only need to create a simple poster, presentation, brochure, or graphic, consider using Canva. An introduction to this web-based program can be found here.
Resources at FSU Libraries
FSU V Lab Instructions for uploading and downloading instructions through FSU V Lab on Mac and PC
For further assistance is needed, you can contact the Digital Resource Center at FSU Libraries for help:
Digital Literarcy and Modern Languages Librarian
Photoshop files automatically save in .PSD (photoshop document) format. This format is designed to preserve elements like layers, masks, transparency, and more. In order to use the images you create anywhere else, you need to save or export the file in a more universal format (.jpg, .png, .pdf, etc.).
For a video with more details on exporting, visit this page on Adobe’s help site.