Photoshop is useful in many ways but must NEVER be used for the altering of photographs. My assistants and my agency do whatever Photoshop work for me that may be required as it is too complicated for my brain.
There is 3 key things for good photography: the camera,lighting and... photoshop
Photoshop is not a verb. It is a noun. It is the means to an end, not the end itself.
When you do portrait photography it really can be quite insane. It’s crazy what is possible today. Photoshop is a huge tragedy in that respect as well, no question!
I don't like explosions. I don't mind progress. But digital photography has made every man, woman, child and chimpanzee a photographer of sorts and consequently has numbed down the general quality of photographs....
Photoshop – that which produces a great photograph from an average photographer.
I use Photoshop CS3 and Nik Efex...Because a great picture of an ugly woman...is still an ugly woman...