Monday, July 18, 2011

Photoshop Express is a free version of Adobe Photoshop and it's fun!

Here you see I took a picture of a tree frog in the back yard and I used the Pop art tool in Photoshop Express, (the free version) and changed him from green to orange with one click. How fun! You have to try it.
For those of you that love taking photos and would like to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop but don't want to pay the hefty price until you are sure you like it, there is a free version. I just found out about it in a class. It is a simpler version, but it is a fun way to learn and it is free, and don't we all love that! I have tried my hand at the expensive version, but I am intimidated by the whole layers bit and all of the tools.  I do not know how to use it so it is frustrating. I bought a book a long time ago and like so many things I want to play with, it is sitting on a shelf collecting dust.  I wish there were more hours in the day sometimes.You can literally get sucked in and spend hours playing around. That's the part I shy away from because I feel guilty sitting at the computer for that long, knowing there are dust bunnies or dishes or goodness know what other 100 things staring at my 

I took a photo of a red door while in the Bahamas and this is the Pop art tool that you can play with. You can see the choices I had to play with. It picks up the reds, blues or makes the main image black and white and the surrounding color. It's a fun tool to play with
Anyway, after reading all of this you are asking where the heck is the link she's talking about. Well here it is Adobe Photoshop Express. On the right hand side of the toolbar you will see Online tools,click on it. Then scroll down to Photoshop Express Editor, upload your photo and let the fun begin! They also offer the good stuff like CS5 for a 30 day trial so if you get good at the free version and you want a lot more fun things to play with then that just might be the ticket.


  1. Oh thank you for posting this link! I too have always wanted to play with Photoshop, but have been too intimidated to invest in it! On my way there now!

  2. That looks like fun. I'll try it. Thanks for the info.

  3. what a cool way to try your hand at photoshop without the expense. I never could bring myself to pay the price for the full blown version but I did spring for photoshop elements. It took me a long time to learn it but I've killed many a day sitting in front of the computer playing with it :)

  4. Wow, what a great find Tammy~ I had no idea they offered this! It looks alot like Elements too although I haven't seen any later versions of PS than CS3 so they may have changed the others too. Really, really cool find ~ will have to download just to play, whoot!


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