Many users utilize photoshop and online tools for various reasons. Many make use of it to alter photos as well as create image compositions or website mockups. Others use it for creative purposes, such as drawing or painting. There are also many plugins that can be utilized to enhance the capabilities of Photoshop.

One of the most popular features in Photoshop is the ability to design custom brushes that can be used to create a variety of effects. The clone tool lets the copying of pixels from a portion of an image and paste them on another. The healing brush removes imperfections, blemishes and other imperfections. The eraser tool works similarly, but permanently removes pixels from a layer.

Other tools that are well-known include the selection tools, which allow you to draw an outline of an area and apply another effect to the area. The lasso tool is used, for example to highlight an individual and then change their tone or clarity without affecting the rest of the image. The patch tool utilizes an existing pattern or selection to fill in a gap which is helpful for covering any small obstacles such as a birthmark or acne scar.

Other online tools and Photoshop are designed to save time for instance, CSS Hat generates CSS code for selected layers, thus avoiding the effort of manually typing in the code yourself. GuideGuide is a plugin which lets you quickly create guides for images that are available on the web which reduces the amount of effort required to produce your final product.