Supercharged illustration celebrates 25 years of Photoshop

25 years of Photoshop

James White celebrates his love of Photoshop with this celebratory illustration

Photoshop is one of the best-loved tools for designers, illustrators and artists alike. Allowing you to create beautiful and precise imagery, the software has come on leaps and bounds since it was first released 25 years ago. To celebrate the momentous birthday, got James White of Signalnoise to create a supercharged illustration.

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"When I was a kid, I would look at airbrush artists and typography," White explains. "I would try to do it with my colouring pencils – I never understood how magazines were put together until I was introduced to Photoshop back in 1995."

The video is part of a larger tribute the team at put together for Photoshop's anniversary – you can see the rest here. In the meantime, let us know your favourite Photoshop memories and projects. We'd love to see some of your creations in the comments box!

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Sammy Maine

Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.