How Photoshop changed my life

On 19 February 1990 Adobe launched its very first version of Photoshop. It was a monochrome application with very limited functionality by today's standards, but just one look at that toolbar tells you that it's a direct ancestor of the application whose very name has become a synonym for image manipulation.

So to celebrate its 20th birthday we got in touch with some of the top names in our big creative address book and asked them about their relationship with Photoshop. Read on to discover how they first met it, how it's affected their careers, what they hate about it and what their own top tips are for getting the best out of it.

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