Photoshop CC 3D printing feature.
The world’s most recognisable imaging software celebrates its 25th anniversary today. After more than two decades serving the creative industry Adobe Photoshop has reached the milestone as the go-to application for digital image manipulation across all media from the web to film and 3D printing.
Licensed by Adobe in 1989, Photoshop was a product of a simple pixel-imaging program called Display developed by brothers Thomas and John Knoll. The two began adding features that made it possible to process digital image files, catching the attention of industry influencers and shipping what came to be the first iteration of Photoshop in 1990.
Photoshop continues evolve with new features added in every release and mobile apps that extend the power of Photoshop to portable devices. Last year Adobe made a significant update to the software with the addition of 3D printing features. The update enables designers to create watertight CAD files for 3D printing with an optimised system for sending files for print on select machines and through services such as Shapeways and i.materialise.
The software has come a long way since its inception.
“For 25 years, Photoshop has inspired artists and designers to craft images of stunning beauty and reality-bending creativity,” said Shantanu Narayen, Adobe president and chief executive officer. “From desktop publishing, to fashion photography, movie production, website design, mobile app creation and now 3D Printing, Photoshop continues to redefine industries and creative possibilities. And today that Photoshop magic is available to millions of new users, thanks to Adobe Creative Cloud.”
To celebrate this milestone, Adobe is showcasing 25 of the most creative visual artists under 25 who use Photoshop. To be considered, artists upload their projects to Behance and use the tag “Ps25Under25.” Those selected will take over the Photoshop Instagram handle (@Photoshop) for two weeks and present their work for the world to see. Fredy Santiago, Mexican-American artist and illustrator based in Ventura, California will be the first to display his images.
As a tribute to 25 years of art created in Photoshop, the company is also launching an advertising campaign, “Dream On,” for The Academy Awards. The commercial includes work from Photoshop artists and iconic images from major motion pictures that used Photoshop in the making, including Avatar, Gone Girl, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Shrek.