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Photoshop for Television and Media Purposes

Photoshop is one of the most renowned, loved and successful software programs in the world. First launched in 1987 by Thomas and John Knoll, Photoshop is classed as the most distributed image editing program in the world of graphic design with 12 versions currently available.

It's vast success can be put down to the technological developments and these days Photoshop is not just used by graphic designers. Architects, interior designers, photographers and even plastic surgeons are just some of the professions that use Photoshop in their daily working practices.

The Functions Of Photoshop

Photoshop is a unique program that specializes in every aspect of image creation and editing. The latest versions of Photoshop are also equipped with more advanced tools used for video editing and 3D imagery. Many people who use Photoshop use it for the fine finishing of photographs. Blurring, accentuation and refinement, contrast correction, red eye correction and colour enhancement are just a few examples of the effect functions this great program has to offer.

Graphic Design Studies

Photoshop and other leading graphic softwares such as Indesign, Illustrator, Freehand, Dreamweaver and Flash can all be learned when studying graphic design. A Graphic design course that specializes on Photoshop will give an in depth learning of the work principles of Photoshop, using effects, the use of form, working with fonts and texts as well as teaching about the various kinds of files and what they are used for. Part of the usual syllabus on such courses covers the different work principles for the purpose of print and the work principles for digital and media purposes.

On completion of a graphic design course you will be qualified to join one of the most desirable industries around- the television and media industry. Media photographers regularly use Photoshop to enhance images for blurring and wrinkle correction and airbrushing out spots and other skin imperfections, achieving a far more aesthetically pleasing image.

The TV industry uses Photoshop to create logos and such like and need we even mention that most commercials that we see have been enhanced with Photoshop in order to make models thinner?!

The television and media industry relies heavily on Photoshop so in depth learning of this program as part of learning graphic design will allow you to achieve and endless array of breathtaking creations.