Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the most creative visual artists under the age of 25. Are you one of them? They're looking for artists that represent the future of Photoshop. In other words, someone making "the most innovative, forward-looking work out there."
"These 25 game changers will be from all parts of the world, and their art will represent their diverse cultures, life experiences, points of view and dreams…all brought to life with the help of Photoshop. In honor of our 25th year, each artist will be creating an original piece of art to celebrate the milestone. Over the course of the next year, each of the 25 will stage a two week takeover of our brand new Photoshop Instagram channel sharing their story and their art with the world."
You can read more about how to become one of their top 25, here.
We're doing our own bit of celebrating over here by opening up our archives and pulling out some of the most fantastic and funny photos that were made using Photoshop. Leonardo DiCaprio looking like the ultimate hipster? Check. A superhero grandmother flying on a treadmill? You got it. Happy Birthday, Photoshop. I don't know where the modern art world would be without you.
Here's a related article by the Washington Post: How 25 years of Photoshop changed the way we see reality.
Above: Rosie Hardy