Did you know that Adobe Photoshop was almost Nikon Photoshop? It’s true — in 1988 at the MacWorld tradeshow, two brothers approached Nikon and offered them the rights to an image editing program they had developed. The brothers were Thomas and John Knoll, and the program they had created was called Photoshop.
While the Nikon teams in the US and Europe were enthusiastic about the idea, the leadership in Japan struck it down, deciding that Nikon was not a software company and that there wasn’t much demand for such a program. Kodak and several other photography industry giants also passed on the program before Adobe finally snatched it up in September of that year.
The early days of Nikon’s European digital imaging division (via Pixiq)
You’ve probably seen the special keyboard covers for Mac keyboards that show you the Photoshop shortcut each key is used for, but what if you’re looking for something more old school (or don’t have a Mac)? These Photoshop Keyboard Stickers should do the trick. They’re individual vinyl stickers that you individually stick onto each key, allowing you to stay old school and giving your keyboard a very childish look. You can pick up a set for about $8 on Amazon.
Adobe photoshop keyboard stickers (via ilovephotoblogs)
Here are a couple mockups by MacRumors showing what Photoshop might look like on mobile computing devices like the iPad or iPhone. Adobe recently published a presentation they did on various things they’re exploring with such devices. An example was using Content Aware Fill to modify a scene by painting over objects to be removed using your finger.
Maybe this is what “Photoshop” would be like if computers had never been invented. This workspace has it all — tools, rulers, layers, etc… These are probably the tools the “I Have PSD” guy uses.
Update: For those of you who don’t believe this is a photograph (or who want to see it larger), here’s a higher resolution version.
Image credit: Photograph by Anton Ismael for Bates141 Jakarta
“I Have PSD” is a creative stop-motion short film by Hyperakt imagining what life would be like if Photoshop features could be used in real life — a world in which fixing life’s small problems are as easy as correcting a photograph.
Photoshop dexterity (PSD) is a skillset acquired by proficient users of Adobe Photoshop, the world’s most ubiquitous digital tool for creating visual ideas. Qualities of PSD include supernatural powers of imagination and an overwhelming desire to constantly make the world more beautiful. PSD affects people from different walks of life. In fact, there is a high probability that you have PSD.
Which tool would you pick if you could only use one in real life?
This is Adobe Photo Shop version 0.0. It doesn’t have content aware fill, just a whole lot of… adobe.
Image credit: Photograph by gordon c
Adobe is running a unique contest right now in search of the “next Photoshop evangelist”. Sadly, the winner isn’t given a special “evangelist” position in Adobe’s marketing department, but rather the prize package is pretty typical: a copy of CS5 Design Standard and a trip to Photoshop World in 2011 (which includes airfare, lodging, meals, and a chance to demo the winning tutorial).
Adobe Photoshop does miracles for wrinkly skin, and it’s now available in a cream! If that’s not enough, you can also check out Photoshop Toothpaste.
We’re also hearing murmors that their “Stamp Tool for the Face” will be announced soon.
Can You Photoshop Me Later? (via A Photo Editor)
Garrett Murray over at Maniacal Rage has a funny project called CS4 Crash Reports. He comes up with the strangest things to send to Adobe when his Photoshop CS4 crashes and asks him to describe the problem that occurred.
Here’s another gem:
I’ve never had a problem with CS4 crashing on me, but Firefox and Cyberduck do plenty of that.
CS4 Crash Reports (via Boing Boing)
For those of you who have been itching to try the new Content Aware Fill and Puppet Warp features in Adobe Photoshop CS5, today’s your lucky day. CS5 became available for purchase through the Adobe website, and you can now download a 30-day free trial of the software just to play around with the amazing new features if you’re not sure yet you want to upgrade.
If you’ve tried it out already, do you think the new features live up to the hype?