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The Photoshop loading screen seen upon launching the program
Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editor developed and published by the Adobe systems. It can edit and compose images in different multiple layers with several colour models including CMYK, RGB, Lab colour space, duotone and spot colour. Photoshop has vast support for file formats but also uses its own PSB and PSD file formats, supporting all features. Photoshop has been around for fifteen versions over 25 years and has since reached global popularity, having become one of the most well-known and popular creative pieces of software in the world.


Thomas Knoll, a PHD student at Michigan University began writing a program on his Macintosh Plus to display grayscale images on a black and white display. This program then caught the attention of John Knoll, his brother, who recommend that Thomas turn it into a full image-editing program. Thomas took six months in 1988 to work on the program with his brother. Later on within the year, he named his program ‘Photoshop’ and later released Photoshop 1.0 on 19th February 1990.

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Brayde_Simpson found a video tutorial for professional editing. This could be helpful for those who want to expand their editing skills within Adobe Photoshop.