What is Adobe Photoshop? Photoshop is a Raster Image editor, which means it is best to be used for pixelated images - web graphics, social media images, professional photography, artwork, or professional mockups. The features of Photoshop include but are not limited to layers, filters, image adjustment, photo editing, animation, simple video editing, simple 3D rendering, etc. Adobe Photoshop has been labeled as the legendarily of graphic design as you can find the definition even under the Cambridge Dictionary or Wikipedia . What is my opinion of Adobe Photoshop? With 20+ years of graphic design teaching experience, Adobe Photoshop used to be the only software that can do what it is supposed to, especially for web graphics creation. However, in recent years, with the emergence of open-source or affordable software like GIMP, Pixlr (X or E), Affinity Photo, PicMonkey; or even Canva, Snappa, Visme, Befunky, Gravit, and much more are threatening this legendary position due to the affordable pricing range, free trails with easy-to-use WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) strategy. Especially during the pandemic, many schools are forced to conduct online. Due to the licensing issue, many of my graphic design course outlines were forced to change to open-source software. Surprisedly, students tended to like open-source software like GIMP or Krita more than Adobe Photoshop. History of Adobe Photoshop?