Adobe Photoshop has been a key part of my armoury ever since starting out as a web designer in Cambridge at Midas Interactive Entertainment. Since then i have added coding markups like HTML4.0, XHTML and now HTML5 to my skillset. I have also started to achieve some graphical touches through CSS3 rather than relying on software packages to achieve the same.
Despite this, though, my core Photoshop skills still remain highly useful on a day-to-day basis, be it when designing the minimalist Touch Landscapes, to standard processing and tweaking of existing designs as i did at Cambridge Audio and Publicis. Being able to design and amend existing designs myself ensures a more efficient process of development when implementing work across different teams.
Alongside Photoshop, i have also used other design packages such as Fireworks and Illustrator. I also used InDesign for print design projects whilst working in Birmingham. Fireworks was limited, and only suitable for web media, whilst i found InDesign and Illustrator more suitable for those who produce significant amounts of print work. As such, Photoshop sits nicely inbetween them all and also is an industry standard that is necessary for many Front-End job specs.