Adobe Photoshop 8 info:-
Adobe Photoshop 8, If you haven’t tried Photoshop yet, this is the perfect opportunity to give it a try and find out why ‘to photoshop’ has become a verb in most English-speakers’ minds. This program comes packed with so many different features and tools that it is indeed difficult to sum them up here.
With that said, there are literally thousands of different Photoshop tutorials available across the web from forums to enthusiast web sites. With this free download of Photoshop, you’re able to test out the program for 30 days and try it out for yourself. In essence, the free trial version of Photoshop acts as a full version until the trial is done.
If you’re happy with the program, you can request an activation code to continue using it for more than 30 days. Photoshop CC (14.0) was launched on June 18, 2013. As the next major version after CS6, it is only available as part of a Creative Cloud subscription.
Major features in this version include new Smart Sharpen, Adobe Photoshop 8 Intelligent Upsampling, and Camera Shake Reduction for reducing blur caused by camera shake. Editable Rounded Rectangles and an update to Adobe Camera Raw (8.0) were also included.
Adobe Photoshop 8 Early history:-
Photoshop was developed in 1987 by two brothers Thomas and John Knoll, who sold the distribution license to Adobe Systems Incorporated in 1988. Thomas Knoll, a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan, began writing a program on his Macintosh Plus to display grayscale images on a monochrome display.
This program (at that time called Display) caught the attention of his brother John, an Industrial Light & Magic employee, who recommended that Thomas turn it into a full-fledged image editing program. Adobe Photoshop 8 Thomas took a six-month break from his studies in 1988 to collaborate with his brother on the program.
Thomas renamed the program ImagePro, but the name was already taken. Later that year, Thomas renamed his program Photoshop and worked out a short-term deal with scanner manufacturer Barneyscan to distribute copies of the program with a slide scanner; a “total of about 200 copies of Photoshop were shipped” this way.
During this time, John traveled to Silicon Valley and gave a demonstration of the program to engineers at Apple and Russell Brown, art director at Adobe. Both showings were successful, and Adobe decided to purchase the license to distribute in September 1988. Adobe Photoshop 8 While John worked on plug-ins in California.
Thomas remained in Ann Arbor writing code. Photoshop 1.0 was released on February 19, 1990, for Macintosh exclusively. The Barneyscan version included advanced color editing features that were stripped from the first Adobe shipped version.
The handling of color slowly improved with each release from Adobe and Photoshop quickly became the industry standard in digital color editing. At the time Photoshop 1.0 was released,
digital retouching on dedicated high-end systems (such as the Scitex) cost around $300 an hour for basic photo retouching. Please See More Information…….
Adobe Photoshop 8 File format:-
Photoshop files have default file extension.PSD, which stands for “Photoshop Document.” A PSD file stores an image with support for most imaging options available in Photoshop. These include layers with masks, transparency, text, alpha channels and spot colors, clipping paths, and duotone settings.
This is in contrast to many other file formats (e.g., .JPG or .GIF) that restrict content to provide streamlined, predictable functionality. Adobe Photoshop 8 A PSD file has a maximum height and width of 30,000 pixels, and a length limit of two gigabytes.
Photoshop files sometimes have the file extension.PSB, which stands for “Photoshop Big” (also known as “large document format”). A PSB file extends the PSD file format, increasing the maximum height and width to 300,000 pixels and the length limit to around 4 Exabytes.
The dimension limit was apparently chosen arbitrarily by Adobe, not based on computer arithmetic constraints (it is not close to a power of two, as is 30,000) but for ease of software testing. PSD and PSB formats are documented.
Because of Photoshop’s popularity, PSD files are widely used and supported to some extent by most competing software. The .PSD file format can be exported to and from Adobe’s other apps like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, and After Effects.
Adobe Photoshop 8 Magic wand:-
The magic wand tool selects areas based on pixels of similar values. One-click will select all neighboring pixels of similar value within a tolerance level set by the user. If the eyedropper tool is selected in the options bar, then the magic wand can determine the value needed to evaluate the pixels;
this is based on the sample size setting in the eyedropper tool. This tool is inferior to the quick selection tool which works much the same but with much better results and more intuitive controls. The user must decide what settings to use or if the image is right for this tool.