Photoshop Turns 25-ish
It’s been a quarter century since the first version of Photoshop was released as part of a scanning software package. Back in the late 90s I was thrilled to be able to clip and clone my way through image files where backgrounds didn’t cooperate, and passersby or telephone poles photo-bombed seemingly non-stop. It wasn’t until recently that I realized I’d been using PS mostly as a corrective tool for over a decade. That makes sense given the high volume of production and pre-press work I was doing. Maybe I’m a little late to the party, but working with book cover art has made me appreciate the more artistic side of Photoshop.