**_Chapter 1: Understanding the Basics of Photoshop_**
You must understand the basics of the program to be able to use Photoshop effectively. If you want to design and create beautiful art, you must first understand how the program works and how it is set up. In this chapter you’ll find an overview of the program, how it works, and how to work with Photoshop.
**_Figure 1.1_** : A quick tour of Photoshop
Elements is available for both Macs and PCs and uses the Adobe Creative Suite software suite. It is freeware for personal and commercial use.
The latest version of Adobe Photoshop is available for Macs and PCs but that hasn’t stopped many people from choosing the open-source alternative. This guide will help you decide which software is best for your needs.
Here is a list of features you may want to consider when selecting which graphic software to use.
Importing and editing images, including some RAW.
Creating a new document, selecting tools, layers, frames, paths, filters and other features.
Creating and editing PDFs.
Adjusting and compressing images (JPEG).
Adding frames, text, logos, borders, and much more.
Working with audio and video.
Image editing, using templates, layers and other techniques.
Optimized for the Mac
Before choosing a software application you need to evaluate which platform you are using. It is recommended to use Macs as they are better for image editing and have more efficient image editing options. Although some open-source applications offer similar features, others aren’t designed for Macs and others, such as Krita, are only available on Windows.
Designers and Creative Professionals
Those looking to create amazing photo retouching and design websites and applications will be attracted to Photoshop. It includes the tools for creating web pages, designing logos, lettering, vector images, 3D meshes, and other artistic graphics and applications.
Elements vs. Photoshop
Before picking Adobe Photoshop, it is important to evaluate the difference between Elements and Photoshop. Photoshop is a professional graphic design and image editing software package. Photoshop has many additional tools for creating and editing effects. Elements lacks the advanced features of Photoshop.
However, the final product is less important than the software you use to create it. Photoshop is often used for larger projects, allowing for more advanced features. If you need a simple graphics program that won’t disappoint then Elements is perfect for you. However, if you are looking for the powerful software package that is Adobe Photoshop then look no further.
Adobe Photoshop is one of the most used applications for digital content creation. Users are attracted to Photoshop as it contains all the tools for many of their creative needs. The application can perform more than 250 different image editing functions
Paint – you can use the Paint tool to edit a variety of selections in images, including adding highlights to specific areas, erasing parts of images, and recoloring specific areas.
Eraser – Use the Eraser tool to erase areas of an image.
Oil Painting Brush – The Oil Painting Brush allows you to paint in PS with the help of several brushes. In addition to this, you can preview the final effect by bringing up the Open dialog box.
Vignette – Vignette can be used to blur the corners of an image to give it a vintage feel.
Mosaic – The Mosaic tool can be used to combine several images into one new image by cropping them, and combining their colors.
Power Fonts – This comes with Photoshop. Customizable, these are fonts that can be used for various purposes including adding them to text layers, emails, labels, etc.
Patterns – These are graphical elements created using different images, color information, shapes and lines.
Gradient Tools – These can be used to create backgrounds and various other effects.
Gradients – You can use gradients to easily create backgrounds, collages, and text styles.
Photo Filter – This is used to apply effects such as smoke, pearls, high contrast, etc.
Gradient Overlay – You can use this tool to add shading and layers to your images.
Distort – Photoshop has several functions that can be used to create effects such as frames, wrinkles, and lines.
Healing Tool – This is used to repair damaged or corrupted images.
Quick Selection – Using this, you can select a particular area of an image, and the OS X Photo app will automatically open the selected area in the image.
Blur – This is used to blur selected objects.
Curves – This is used to adjust the brightness, contrast, and colors of an image.
Black & White – This tool is used to replace the colors in an image with grayscale.
Hue/Saturation – This tool is used to adjust colors.
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Identification of neuropeptides that regulate cellular proliferation in various cell systems has generated intense interest in their potential for clinical application in cancer prevention or therapy. This report describes the role of three neuropeptides [alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH), beta-MSH, and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)] in osteogenic differentiation in vitro, and explores their potential efficacy in cancer prevention and treatment. The observation that alpha-MSH increases osteocalcin and bone sialoprotein synthesis and inhibits osteoclast activity has prompted application of this peptide for the treatment of bone diseases, and clinical trials are underway. Since alpha-MSH is produced by many tumor cells, it may mediate an autocrine or paracrine inhibition of tumor growth. An alternate hypothesis is that alpha-MSH functions as an endocrine paracrine growth inhibitor of normal cells in tissues such as bone. alpha-MSH gene therapy, using a replication-defective adenovirus vector to transduce human prostate and colon cancer cells, has been reported to inhibit growth and induce apoptosis in vitro, and to be effective in a human melanoma model in vivo. Other studies have shown that alpha-MSH exerts its effects on tumor growth inhibition by stimulating peptide-Y, a recently identified peptide involved in the inhibition of cancer growth. Since the CGRP gene can be delivered in vivo to mediate antitumor activity, there is a foundation for the development of alpha-MSH-CGRP and alpha-MSH-CGRP-receptor-based gene therapy protocols for cancer treatment.In the published article, there is an error in affiliation 2. It should be “Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Phu Tho, Huynh Thi Hoa, Huynh Thi Hoa, Vietnam”. The authors apologize for this error and state that this does not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way.
Conflict of interest statement
The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.
[^1]: Edited and reviewed by: Emmanuel Vallet, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
[^2]: This article was
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