Why use a transparent image?

A transparent background image can be used for many applications in web design, publishing, advertising, social media and many business development projects.

Firstly an image with a transparent background is more commonly useful when your background is coloured.

An example of this is shown below in a website header, you can see that the transparent background image blends into the background colour, but an image with a background such as a .jpg image always shows its square background and looks poor within a website design.

header example with no transparent image

header example with no transparent image

header example with transparent background image

header example with transparent background image

This problem can occur with all aspects of creating a page, one that looks professional and the other looking poor.

Transparent background images can be used to make business stationary like flyers, business cards, advertising and more.

Finally an image with no background can work for you making your graphics look professional giving your viewers a more pleasurable experience when looking at your page.

Free png images is a resource you can use to find transparent background images and I hope you enjoy all the images created for you and all the images that are added on a daily basis.

If you have any images you specifically want for your project you can contact me through the contact page, if the job is easy there may be no charge if the image can be put onto the website, if it is custom work required there may be a small charge for my time.

Thank You

David Ellis (Free Png Images)

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Photo editing software

Adobe photoshop CS6

Create amazing graphics with Adobe Photoshop CS6 the preferred software of web designers and graphic editors.

•Capture the moment now, perfect the photo later. It’s easy with Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
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•ENHANCED Guidance at every step – Get the looks you’re after with 34 Guided Edits. New options let you easily add a sense of motion to your photos and resize a photo to fit a certain frame
•ENHANCED Great looks for any photo – Elements analyzes the subject, color and lighting and gives you five effects that fit perfectly. Or start by picking an effect, and Elements brings it to life five different ways so you can choose the look you love best

Photoshop vs Photoshop Elements

Photoshop vs Photoshop Elements: Which One Is Right for You?

If you’re in the market for an image editing software, chances are you’re choosing between Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

Both are excellent software for manipulating digital photographs and images. In this article, I’ll discuss some of the ways the two software are different. Hopefully, after reading this, you can make an informed decision.

Keep in mind Adobe’s intentions when you consider each one. In their website, Adobe says that Photoshop CS4 (the latest version) is ideal for “professional photographers, serious amateur photographers, graphic designers, web designers.”

Unfortunately, Adobe doesn’t tell us whom Photoshop Elements is ideal for. It does say you can “get creative,” “enhance your photos,” “share and protect all your memories” with Elements.

This hints at a more consumer-level (rather than professional) user who manages images for personal use.

With this in mind, Photoshop and Photoshop Elements differ in three main areas: price, ease of use, and features. Let’s go over each one.

1. Price

Adobe Photoshop costs a whopping $699, while Photoshop Elements is $99.

For many, the price will dictate their choice. Keep in mind, some professionals use Elements even for their work. They use workarounds such as add-ons and other tools to get Elements to do what they need to accomplish. But more on that later.

2. Ease of Use

With Photoshop geared towards professional image users, you can expect it to be more difficult to use. Elements has a more intuitive, more user-friendly interface.

However, if you’re already familiar with photo editing software, such as earlier versions of Photoshop, then this won’t be much of an issue.

3. Features

As you might have guessed, the differences in price and ease of use stem from differences in features. Photoshop has functionalities which Elements doesn’t have… and vice versa.

For example, Photoshop has more robust features for manipulating the finer details of a digital image. Here are just some features in Photoshop, which aren’t in Elements:

– CMYK and LAB color modes
– ability to work with 16-bit and 32-bit images
– Layer masks and layer comps
– Adjustment layers for color balance, curves and selective color
– Advanced text formatting, including putting text on a path

But don’t ditch Elements yet. It also has features you won’t find in Photoshop, such as:

– Automatic red-eye removal
– Cookie cutter tool, background templates and artwork
– Photo Organizer, which lets you tag photos and later find them quickly through tags. Photo Organizer also lets you share your photos by creating online galleries, slideshows, photo books and more.

As mentioned earlier, many Elements users find they can do with Elements a lot of the things Photoshop can do. Some of the functionalities are there but need to be “unlocked.”

Add-ons and tools for Photoshop Elements are developed by users of both software. Some are free, while others you need to pay for. These will enhance Elements to be able to do more of the things Photoshop can do.

Whichever software you choose, you have to know how to use it in order to achieve the images you want.

If you decide that Photoshop is for you, check out Learn Photoshop Now. Its video tutorials is like looking over the shoulder of a seasoned Photoshop user.

Should you go with Elements, Learn Elements Now will help you master the software in a short time.

Photoshop or Photoshop Elements? Both are powerful software for perfecting your digital images. Choose the one that best meets your needs within the resources you have.