Learn Adobe Photoshop CS3

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing software package developed and marketed by Adobe Systems Incorporated: it is the market leading program for editing professional raster graphics.

Today, most people who purchase Photoshop will probably get as one of the Adobe Creative Suite 3 packages. Adobe Creative Suite 3 is a collection of graphic design, web development and video editing applications. The package is available for both Apple Macintosh computers and PCs running Microsoft Windows. In the case of the Apple Macintosh, all major programs are provided in the form of “universal binaries”, a single program file that can run on both PowerPC and x86 (Intel) Apple Macintoshes.

There are several variants of the Creative Suite 3 package available: Design Standard, Design Premium, Web Standard, Web Premium, Production Premium and Master Collection. Each of these packages includes a different bundle of software applications. Adobe Photoshop CS3 or Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended is included in all variants of package except for Web Standard (in fact, most variants include Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended).

It should be noted that Adobe Photoshop is a very powerful program, but because of its sophistication, it can quite hard to learn. This difficulty arises not because of any flaws in Photoshop – on the contrary, Photoshop is very well thought-out and easy to use – but simply because the program has so many features. Additionally, many news users to Photoshop will need not only to learn the program itself, but also to learn graphic design and prepress terminology and techniques. However don’t let that stop you – there are many excellent online tutorials, software training packages, books and even DVDs that can help you quickly learn Adobe Photoshop CS3.