I’m a big fan of Adobe Photoshop, it is a core piece of software that we use at work and is incredibly powerful. From pure photo manipulation, to creating images from scratch, to mixed media collages, it’s so much more than a tool for correcting red eye or airbrushing models.
Last week I learned, to my surprise, that Photoshop has just turned 25 years old!
Rather naively I thought perhaps Photoshop had come about in the mid-to-late-nineties, but in fact it all started back in the late 1980s! You can see the full timeline history here.
The introduction of layers with Photoshop 3.0 in 1994 was a huge step in how you work with the software, having started working with Photoshop CS myself around 2004 some ten years later I can’t imagine it not having layers!
If you’re in any doubt as to some of the marvellous effects that can be achieved with it just watch this celebratory video, Dream On.
To celebrate the tool that has helped shape creativity, artists from all over the world contributed their most amazing dreams—and their working files with layers. These PSDs were then animated layer by layer to create a film made in Photoshop.
Creative Cloud is already paving the way for the future of the software, just imagine how powerful it could be in another 25 years!
All the incredible artwork from the video can be viewed on Behance here.