Thanks to Adobe® Photoshop®, we’re all thinner, younger, and our teeth are always white. But beyond that, we’re also able to push the creative edge, artfully manipulating our digital photography in ways that were just plain impossible more than twenty 20 years ago.
That’s right – Photoshop just turned 20 and to celebrate the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) threw a big bash at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco. All the Photoshop luminaries and fans were there and, as a recent Adobe blog post mentions, the celebrations will continue worldwide.
So, here’s a belated happy to birthday to you, Photoshop. And for all of you Photoshop groupies, did you know that Photoshop was borne out of some creative procrastination by Thomas Knoll who was looking for ways to put off working on his doctoral thesis? For the full scoop on Photoshop’s history, see this great article written by Jeff Schewe for PEI to mark Photoshop’s tenth birthday in Feb. 2000.
In the meantime, if you’re procrastinating while reading this blog post, start jotting down ideas. After all, creativity happens when we observe the ordinary…