Which Adobe Photo Editing Software is Best for YOU: Comparing Photoshop, Elements, and Lightroom

Which Adobe Photo Editing Software is Best for YOU: Comparing Photoshop, Elements, and Lightroom

August 18, 2019 38 By Peter Engel


what’s up on travel photographer Brendan van Son at Brandons adventures dot com and i’m going to walk you through the various adobe
photo editing software and help you decide which one is right
for you so if you’re feeling you the photo
editing world you might be wondering which of these Adobe products is right
for you to what I mean if you did basically
gonna walk you through Lightroom, through Photoshop and
Photoshop Elements explain the differences between each those programs to you masakela talk
to a little bit about the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan which is a
great tool for professional photographers and
for people that are just trying to bomb 30 in a little bit from the Photoshop
Elements world so I’ll take you through that a little bit explain it later on as
well but for now let’s go inside and I’ll
show you these programs okay so first let’s take a look
Photoshop Elements some people might call Photoshop Elements cheaper version Photoshop me personally I think the word
lighter is probably a better word is not a whole
lot in my daily photo editing workload and i cant do in photoshop
elements that might be able to do elsewhere so really litres probably a
better word now when I started taking photos
actually for probably my first three or four years me photo editing tool I used was
Photoshop Elements so obviously is completely possible to do your
workload Photoshop you probably wonder what
person use Photoshop Elements i think is
actually quite a wide range people for example if you’re new
photo/ed you need a little bit guided example on
how to go about doing your it’s a great piece of software because
it really helps you get through the stages and each guide you along how to do your without needing a whole lot knowledge
process like Photoshop push-up it is also a great product for people
that like to do it yourself projects so if you like doing things photo books if
you like doing things like creating slideshows calendars that’s
right thing there’s a lot of tools integrated into
Photoshop Elements that allows you to do that great program for those people now let’s
take a look to see how ship works to be sleep split into two different programs you
get organizer and you here over her organizer you have
all your images of folders saga couple images from central Mongolia here
and you can organizer images by media or people want to choose to people your images organized people where you can
places which is awesome GPS image is on show on where those photos for take and then of course events she particular
way you can organize it there and you do some cool creating within the
organizer that DIY person edge really for example we select 12 images from central go here to create you can create France photobook green card Photo Calendar
slideshow Kalash instead be all sorts of things for
example click on photo calendar these 12 images
to bring this over to day editor in its cage show us guided process these photos issue calendar which really cool now editor cell is quite simple that’s what most people love Photoshop
Elements is you just open image the Photoshop
Elements their pop image over and that you can
choose based level expertise how you want to edit
this image just have a law you can do a quick its and then you’ve got all these things
smart fix which will basically do all the work for you good exposure just levels just color just here so you can mess around color saturation years you migrants white balance any sharpen their in guided which is what a lot of
people really like fortune basically guide you through usual or
control on your but basically let you do it all their day basically for you so for
example it’s going to you his colors and sort computers slow bridge hear you auto six years your century ish like yes and then you fixes you hit done you’ve got all these things perfect
portrait color cast removal but it’s all done in a very quick way
and way helps you if you knock something
Egypt where you’ve also got things like fax fax: and again really easy just through things and then you’ve got
some fun photoplay again richer awesome for DIY
projects also course expert expert kinda has Photoshop feel to it if you
used shop but it’s a much much later have all
this stuff on the side it’s very simple your stuff like clones red-eye removal text crop gradients you’ve gotta love layers over here the
same way as you would shop so to light much lighter version a you can do everything that you
could do it shop there’s a lot that you can get done and
is perfect if you’re just getting started learning how to photos a little bit more India through quicker versions thats Photoshop elements so comes shot there’s not a lot I can
tell you that you don’t already Photoshop premier hitting software on the market nothing comes close to Photoshop push-up ultimate creative control you could you basically anything images ever imagine
lot of things that you did imagine was possible is brilliant the
truth is on not a whole lot of mine image passes
through Photoshop I really only take just through shop
doing things lending exposures we’re doing to really
really heavy sir most like that being said if you’re a designer or
you want really hard which control your photo editing
Photoshop not the best option is probably shit it allows you to do
things like text layers throwing multiple exposures together doing a lot
rushing and things like just briefly bring you
into Photoshop show you how it works a little bit so
that’s good so Photoshop opens here this is the
Creative Cloud version and as you can see there is this quick or guided or expert is all expert all really kind of difficult to learn if you’re a
newbie but the trees you basically you too anything there’s
instructions used anything you want to do you in
Photoshop so he just a quick run through what it
looks like to print and I’ll just bring in a RAW file from from my shirt agree s couple weeks heads the video from grier’s there’s an annotation here for you to check out so if you wanna see
the view from rear slick there yes this is image lady ball or Briere’s first bring raw image it’s gonna take raw
processors camera 8.6 this version and I love that you can
do that with Photoshop balance two different program to process here RBC bridge directly just Street program raw files allow you to do you suggest beforehand
so image anything to this image maybe just
quickly to show you you can do all your here whatever you want image like I said really looking what I’m doing just clicking buttons to
give you examples now you’re done with this image youjizz
open it up before I go into that you’ve also got a
lotta processes Rossi also going message occurs message details always and grace lens correction X except not going to do any that
separate just green here as image you’ve got all the same stuff that you
had Photoshop Elements over you clones your brushes crop to you’ve got this year yours you’ve got
all the same sort of stuff force you don’t need to be worried
losing up you’re not losing anything you were just
using differ fashion so your layers all
happened here yeah basically that really good shop if you want to learn this program
its best pick up Photoshop Dummies book or something it’s
also good to go on to you to search for city tour as Photoshop
Elements is the challenge not good it is worth challenged one chick shop line really really cool stuff you
can’t do with this program like this it’s not
only the premier 20 on the inter on for software by also for design wise EU YouTube covers that I have they’re all done Photoshop is designed
to are actually to so it is premiers who it’s hard to live without professional better this unit labor into the photo editing
world was a major revelation really change the way a lot photographers did their workflow sped
things up miss lee as well I would say ninety-five
percent total like is that quick if you’re like me you’re the Tepper said
images really really hard then all really need is like you can do
absolutely everything like obviously there’s things like
clones like playing images HDR that we need to bring in
either Photoshop Elements or Photoshop your process as well which
is why I say ninety-five percent my workload happened
because I can actually bring images from like
room into Photoshop to Photoshop Elements
working junction and that is beautiful beautiful
shop element shop for let’s go into Lightroom and
I’ll show you around like really works cool way basically what it does is you
import all your files into their lives were and what it does
is next important tire file obviously just friends example
arranger preview and what you gonna be doing is
your bnet preview and works really quickly and then lunch explore files room the original file
just create a new file for you rendered images so at all these libraries lined up here with the
country’s bien lined up sucking have these files easy
access if group want these images he to develop module all these options to develop exposure contrast highlights all that
stuff cleared by exaggeration on all this stuff be doing in Photoshop Elements or
Photoshop Jess really quickly so I wanted to adjust the contrast just click created layer contrast without having to go through all the
processes yourself if you wanna go down mess with levels you can do that you can mess with
your colors down here slipped if you want to do that sharpness here tried shirt miss you noise
reduction lens crash you fix and all the good
stuff Randy it is the quickest way to share
your photos there’s no way around it you can just burn
through images basic its on your toes which is awesome and as an added bonus if you’re
the type of person she’s a lot of things weapons for
example you can create your own presets or later has then and you can just apply the presets to you all the year images one really
quickly see don’t even have to do the you’ll see
things like that words grab budget images once and there you you go up to develop
settings paste see settings so that all the images are exact same manner which is
really cool now you need to do things images over to
black and white and over there there’s all sorts of
things you basic he wasn’t cool tools appear like
crop tool spot removal here doing things like
Trader stop lands you can visualize spots to try to find where their there
the spot sensor I’ll red-eye reduction you’ve got this
grieved whereas one maybe change exposure this side only that or target or whatever you want you can also do
things like create another layer mask brush it like you would shops one just
brush around this guy’s head do that just painted the same way you would in Photoshop
using just so like is awesome as image 45 percent workload goes
directly through it is that efficient each definitely be
a part of your workflow as a bitch if you want work in
conjunction with programs Euclid Joey Photoshop by clicking there and
what it will do is create terrifying based on your credits here Britain straight into
Photoshop see do things you both programs for that nice so photoshop lightroom it’s a must for me it’s an absolute must
one thing absolutely eggs the Creative Cloud Photography Program is a great option
for pro photographers are people looking to pump their game as it doesn’t make you choose between
one program for the other essentially gives you access to all the top level photo editing tools
you get Lightroom and you get photoshop as well as a bonus
products like bridge included in one package for nine dollars
and ninety nine cents per month so many ways it works like leasing a car
but rather than paying a fixed term you just pay the months you use it so if you’re only going to use the
Photography Program for one or two months a year you only pay for those months and that’s a great
option for those who may be just travel once or twice a year really only need
edit photos one or two months of the year another great benefit to the Creative
Cloud Photography Program is access to that Creative Cloud if you upload your photos to the cloud
you can then view them wherever you want on your smartphone or
on your tablet on your computer were even on the website so another
bonus to that is the ability to share your photos with your friends and your
family hand them off the link and they can
check out their photos online or download so if your Photoshop
Elements user you might be wondering if it’s time to make the jump up to the
Creative Cloud Photography Program personally I think
that it’s a great option it gives you a lot more flexibility
allows you to work with like and Photoshop to give you more creative
control here photo editing on the other hand if
you want the Photoshop Elements users that uses elements for the DIY project
aspect of things you like making exact photo books and slideshows the
Photoshop Elements is probably the best way to go and you should probably stick
with that I would recommend getting late from as
an add-on just to do some quicker photo editing through the processes
labor anyways it’s a wrap here today I hope
you learned something about the various adobe photo editing software and if you’re looking to purchase one of
the software’s i hope i helped you decide on which one of those things that’s it for me
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