February 18, 2010

Video: The creators of Photoshop look back (and forward)

After 20 years, Adobe Creative Director Russell Brown sits down with Photoshop co-creators Thomas & John Knoll as well as original Photoshop PM Steve Guttman. If nothing else, check out the 1990 demo (from a much hairier Russell on the morning talk circuit) that kicks things off.
Excellent stuff, guys. From all of us who’ve been touched by Photoshop all these years, thanks for sharing, and for all you did & continue to do.

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Photoshop 20th anniversary podcast, more

  • Bryan O’Neil Hughes & I got our drink on with Deke McClelland & Colleen Wheeler, foolishly recording the results for a special Martini Hour 20th Anniversary Podcast.
  • PhotoshopNews features a gallery of historic Photoshop splash screens, including various once-secret beta screens.
  • Check out the Photoshop app icon over time. I still remember how much I liked the 3.0 icon when it arrived, and how disappointed I was when 4.0 dropped back to black and red. (In fact, replacing it may be how I learned to copy/paste icons on the Mac.) To date, no single post on this blog has generated even as many comments as the CS3 icons.


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Photoshop turns 20! Come celebrate with us.

Wow–time flies when you’re becoming a verb, eh?

It’s kind of overwhelming to realize that as of today, Adobe has been shipping Photoshop for twenty years. I’m at a loss to give any kind of proper overview, though I’ll try to do so soon. In the meantime:

We’re having a bit of a bash in San Francisco tonight, and you can join us live. The webcast starts tonight at 7:30 pm Pacific Time (10:30 EST).

Coincidentally, and related in the sense of how much the interaction language of Photoshop has become second nature, reader Ryan Hakes passed along this fun “Cooking with Photoshop” video:

Hope you can join us tonight.

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