Photoshop at 25

Could you believe Photoshop has turned 25 this year? This is a quarter of a century!

This incredible Adobe product that literally performs miracles is celebrating its 25th birthday indeed (It’s older than me!). I read recently on the web that Photoshop’s actually turning 35, it just looks 25. But leaving all jokes aside, let’s have a look at what’s so special about Photoshop. Adobe has many products but somehow Photoshop is the most popular amongst them. Of course Acrobat and Reader are the most commercial and used ones but Photoshop is the pearl in the crown.

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I personally love Photoshop and have done a few things on it. But the thing is it’s so complicated that you can’t just spend 5 minutes on it and be done. I always find myself spending whole days on Photoshop, especially if I want to create something special. It’s perfect for everything- from photo editing to web design. One of the greatest characters in movies such as Shrek, Avatar and How to Train Your Dragon have been created with a lot of help from Photoshop.

screen1136x1136Originally, Photoshop’s name was Display when it was created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll. Later on it was bought by Adobe and released as Photoshop 1.0 in February 1990 for Macintosh. Since then it’s become celebrities’ best friend and photographers’ loyal ally. But Photoshop is much more than a photo manipulation software. One can use it for desktop publishing, fashion photography, movie production, website design, mobile app creation and now 3D Printing and so many other things. Well, it’s true it’s a very complicated programme but this is where Photoshop’s best friend- YouTube- comes to help. The video sharing platform is full of tutorials showing you basic stuff such as ‘How to cut out images’ as well as very complicated magic such as advanced photo manipulation techniques.

No matter what you are using Photoshop for, it will never let you down. It’s also very addictive so be careful. In conclusion, what else can I say but Happy Birthday Photoshop! May you continue bringing magic into our lives for many more years to come!

Lidiya Kirilova

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