TURNING 25 isn’t easy, that first grey hair pokes through, eye cream is now a thing, and hangovers just got a whole lot worse.
But for over two decades now Photoshop has worked its socks off hiding these blemishes from the pages of glossy magazines, tabloid newspapers and celebrity photo albums.
The chief executive of Photoshop-maker Adobe seemed to have no qualms about the global impact of the camouflaging software (mainly used to trim and tuck Beyonce’s ankles).
He issued a self-congratulatory statement that Photoshop had in fact “inspired artists and designers to craft images of stunning beauty and reality-bending creativity”.
It’s true the software has come a long way since 1987 when developer Thomas Knoll created Display, a simple system to show colourless images on a black-and-white monitor, which was later sold to the public under the name Photoshop.
“Photoshop continues to redefine industries and creative possibilities. And today that Photoshop magic is available to millions of new users,” says Adobe boss Shantanu Narayen.
We’ll choose instead to celebrate by highlighting our favourite Photoshop mistakes and blunders.