Photoshop Evolution

5 Nov

Here’s a clever infographic from Tech King, on the evolution of Photoshop. I remember using the program for the first time, shortly after it came out. I needed to make a drawing look pixilated, like a video game—yes, they looked like that 20 years ago—for a book cover concept I was working on, which was a snap to do using a filter. Although Photoshop is amazing because of all its “cool” features, one unfortunate side effect is that these are often used as substitutes for design. Of course, all good designers know that there needs to be a reason to use all those fun bells and whistles; otherwise, you’re decorating, and not designing. As my students have heard many times, one of my favorite warnings about using all those great features of any application is, “just because I can [add a drop-shadow on everything/colorize a photo/put 20 fonts on one page], doesn’t mean I should.” In any case, Photoshop is an amazing tool, and it’s been a fun 20 years!

The Darwinian Evolution of Photoshop

Infographic: The Darwinian Evolution of Photoshop by Tech King


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