Get to Know Photoshop3:11 with Shon Dempsey
In this video we’ll learn a bit about the history of Photoshop, how and why people use it and why you may want to use it.
[MUSIC] 0:00 So we've had a taste of Photoshop in our first stage, but 0:04 in this stage we'll take a closer look. 0:07 Photoshop is one of those brands that has worldwide recognition. 0:10 Even if folks aren't creative professionals, 0:15 they at least know of the app. 0:18 Photoshop has even become a verb. 0:20 Photoshopping is that mystical art that is often attributed to fabricated imagery. 0:23 As for creative professionals, Adobe claims over 90% of them use Photoshop, 0:29 though perhaps not always for nefarious purposes. 0:35 Let’s first dive into a bit of history. 0:39 Photoshop really kicked things off for digital design and paved the way for 0:41 creatives today. 0:45 Photoshop was created in 1988 by two brothers, Thomas and John Knoll. 0:47 Originally named Display which was intended to simply process images and, 0:53 well display them on a monochrome screen. 0:58 The brothers expanded the features to include color display support and 1:01 image corrections. 1:05 Finally, Thomas and John Knoll licensed the app to Adobe and called it Photoshop, 1:07 as a better representation of the expanded functionality. 1:12 However, it wasn't until 1990 that 1:16 the official Photoshop 1.0 was released exclusively for Macintosh. 1:19 Today we're on Photoshop Creative Cloud 17, 1:24 which isn't the version number but rather the named year for the update. 1:28 CC17 was released in the late 2016 as the 2017 version. 1:33 Have a look at the teacher notes for further reading on the different versions 1:39 of Photoshop and their noteworthy features. 1:42 Growing from a simple application to process and 1:46 display images on personal computers, Photoshop now offers a staggering amount 1:49 of features to manipulate, adjust, and create imagery for nearly any use case. 1:54 Photographers, for instance, use Photoshop for 2:01 color correction, manipulation and fine tuning their images. 2:04 Painters, comic book artists and 2:08 fine artists often pair Photoshop with a tablet to create their own content. 2:10 Photoshop offers fantastic integration for external hardware like Wacom tablets. 2:16 UI designers will use Photoshop to prototype and export their content for 2:22 use in applications. 2:26 From photo editing for print to user interface elements for mobile apps, 2:28 Photoshop is widely used by creatives of all types. 2:33 If you don't have Photoshop already you can start a free trial from 2:37 Adobe's website. 2:40 Let's have a look. 2:41 In your browser head over to adobe.com/downloads and select Photoshop. 2:43 Then click Download free trial. 2:50 Once you've signed up for a free Adobe Creative Cloud account you'll be taken 2:55 through the installation process for the Creative Cloud Application. 2:59 And Photoshop will download automatically. 3:03 In the next video we'll get our bearings within Photoshop with a quick tour. 3:06
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