This discussion focuses on the origins and development of Photoshop from the time of its acquisition by Adobe Systems, Inc. in the late 1980s. (The first version of Photoshop shipped on Feb 19, 1990). As Adobe’s senior creative director, Brown was one of four key people who nurtured Photoshop in its early days, garnering acceptance from initially reluctant user communities such as photographers and graphic artists. In addition to suggesting features to improve Photoshop, Brown was Photoshop’s main evangelist. He discusses the challenges of convincing professionals to replace their traditional methods and switch their workflow to digital processes. Finally, Brown discusses some of the reasons Photoshop has flourished for so long and the Photoshop ‘ecosystem’ of add-on products from third party developers.
Adobe Illustrator; Photohut; Display; Scitex; Warnock, John; Geschke, Charles; MacPaint; Knoll, John; Knoll, Thomas; Guttman, Steve; Color Studio; Hockney, David; Nash, Graham; Camera RAW