Today, February 19, 2015, Adobe is celebrating it's 25th Anniversary for Photoshop!
Originally an idea by Thomas Knoll, "Display," a pixel imaging program from the late 1980s was purchased by Adobe and the rest is history. Read more about how Photoshop got started here.
And here's a special video from the Adobe YouTube channel:
"To celebrate the tool that has helped shape creativity, artists from all over the world contributed their most amazing dreamsâ”and their working files with layers."
Today at 2:00pm ET, we will be airing a special episode of Photoshop User TV with Scott, RC, Corey, and Pete sharing their fun stories and experiences with Adobe Photoshop over the years. See you there!
This week we kicked off the new season of Photoshop User TV (the weekly Photoshop show) and I got the honor of introducing our viewers to our new co-host of Photoshop User TV, and the latest addition to “The Photoshop Guys”, it’s Jessica Maldonado, our own “Photoshop Girl.” (wild cheers ensue!).
I know what you’re thinking. About #$&% time! (I totally agree) I also know what some of you are thinking, and just so you know, Jessica chose the nickname “Photoshop Girl” herself (though some suggested “Photoshop Gal” cause they thought it fit the whole “Guys & Gals” theme, but Photoshop Gal doesn’t sound like a super-hero, and Jessica is definitely a Photoshop super-hero!)
Jess has been working with us for years in our design dept. She’s the main designer on all my books, and books like Joe McNally’s“The Moment it Clicks,”David Ziser’s“Captured By the Light” and Moose Peterson’s“Captured” but I think her best work yet is coming later this year as I’ve seen her layouts for Frank Doorhof’s upcoming book and they are absolutely fantastic!
So, how did Jess get the gig? Well, first you have to be really, really, really good at Photoshop (like the guy she’s sitting next to on the set, Corey Barker). I know a lot of people who are really, really good at Photoshop and Jessica is among the very best — but I just didn’t realize how good a teacher she was until she recorded some tutorials and sent them to me, and I was like “Wow!!! She is GOOD!” So, we asked her (more like begged her) to join us on the show as a regular co-host and I’m super-psyched she said “yes!” Even though she was really nervous, she survived the first episode (which aired on Monday and I’m rebroadcasting below) despite the fact that Pete “The Juice” Collins was on that episode too and that’s a recipe for unpredictability and mild forms of chaos.
Join me in welcoming Jessica Here’s this week’s show (below) and Jessica’s debut (I loved her very cool tutorial), and I hope you’ll please join me here in welcoming her to our show (you can leave a comment below if you like). It’s an honor to have her as our new co-host and I’m excited to see all the cool stuff she’ll be sharing with our viewers this season.
The show airs every Monday at KelbyTV.com and then we rebroadcast starting the next day. You can subscribe for free via iTunes our watch it on our site (complete with all the back episodes).
My buddy and Photoshop User TV co-host Dave Cross just launched a great-looking new blog, and it’s got a slightly different address than the old site—it’s now at dcross.com.
When Dave announced on his old Blogspot.com site that he had redesigned his blog from scratch using WordPress (same thing we use here), he gave RC Concepcion a shout-out, because he learned how to do it by taking RCs online “WordPress for Photographers” online class at Kelby Training Online. How sweet is that!
Anyway, make sure you check out Dave’s new digs. I love the layout, the look….the whole thing. Well done Dave!
BIG NEWS: Adobe Photoshop is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Thursday, February 18th, and NAPP and Adobe are throwing an amazing party/celebration/Photoshop tip-fest and you are invited!
Here’s the scoop:
When: February 18th, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Where: In San Francisco, at the Palace of the Fine Art theater
Who: This special evening is hosted by “The Photoshop Guys” (We’ll all be there in person—Me, Matt Kloskowski, Dave Cross, RC Concepcion and Corey Barker, each sharing some amazing Photoshop tips and techniques).
Special Guests: Adobe’s own Russel Preston Brown, Terry White and Julieanne Kost
Ultra Special Guest: Adobe’s VP of rock: Johnny L, who’ll be giving you an exclusive, this-night-only, look at the future of Photoshop
What: A history-making night of amazing Photoshop techniques, at look at where Photoshop’s been (and where it’s going), along with lots of laughs, music, and fun.
Plus Cool Free Stuff: Everybody who attends gets a special exclusive 20th anniversary commemorative t-shirt, and poster, for being a part of the coolest celebration/Photoshop love fest ever!
TICKETS: The tickets are free, but as you might guess, seating is very, very limited. That’s why I reserved 100 tickets just for the readers of my blog, but they go on a first-come, first served basis, so if you want to hang out with the Photoshop Guys, and the gang from Adobe (and snag lots of free swag), for the Photoshop Party of the year, sign up right here, right now (before it’s too late!).
It’s the hottest ticket of the year, and I hope I get to see you there!!!!
We put together a special BONUS“Insider’s Guide” to Photoshop User TV to let people, who are new to the show, in on all the silly inside jokes that have become part of the show during our four years of taping.
It’s all here: Pointy-Choppy; the horse jokes, jazz hands, “tips,” steam, cat sounds—you name it. It’s totally just for fun, so hope you enjoy it. :)