Wow 25 years of Photoshop, the expression ‘How time fly’s when you are having fun’ could also refer to Photoshop so many times I have been working on an image when I hear the weary tones of my wife. ‘Its 4 in the morning are you ever coming to bed?’

I first found out about Photoshop when it came over to the UK, I was shooting covers for Mac User magazine my instructions were:

1 – Place floppy disk into computer.

2 – Press return (or some combination of keys, its so long ago)

3 – When image opens on screen you have 30 seconds to take the shot, repeat if necessary.

This was written on a sheet of A4 attached to the Macintosh computer they sent for the shoot. It was about 2 weeks before I got a look at this new software Photoshop that was going to revolutionize the printing and artwork world. I got my own copy shortly after and have been using it ever since.

A colleague Tony Nandi told me about an association that was publishing info and tutorials on Photoshop over in the US (NAPP) National Association for Photoshop Professionals. I joined and in 1999 went to the first Photoshop World Conference in Orlando Florida at the same conference I bumped into Tony Nandi and we both met Scott Kelby.

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  1. Hi Ed,
    Good to see my name here! Weirdly I hardly touch Photoshop now: Mainly Lightroom and Photomechanic. I should really get out and play more!
    Just picked up two Nikon Z6 and am blown away but still trying to get my head around them. Weirdly it was easier when we were teaching, and needed a much wider perspective than working in a pro environment.


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