Photoshop celebrates 25th with Oscars ad

It's astonishing when you think about it. While most software tools are lucky to last a few years before being overtaken by the Next Big Thing, Adobe's image editing stalwart, Photoshop, has now reached a quarter of a century and still utterly dominates the creative world.

Used in everything from desktop publishing, to fashion photography, movie production, web site design, mobile app creation and now 3D printing, there are few examples of contemporary design that don't involve Photoshop at some step of the way.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.