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On 19th of February, but 25 years ago, an absolute star of photographic manipulation was born: Adobe Photoshop. The program want to celebrate this fortunate date with a fuss: by showcasing a collection belonging to artists under 25 years old, who all use this notorious and comprehensive suite of tools in unique and witty ways.

This event that uses young artists reflects the philosophy behind Photoshop rather closely. As Adobe pointed it out, the reason the program has had continuous success among the ever-changing modern world that just bursts with possibilities.

Photoshop keeps up with the Joneses, by allowing it software to be used for absolutely everything from designing coffee cups to enhancing a Hollywood blockbuster.

“For 25 years, Photoshop has inspired artists and designers to craft images of stunning beauty and reality-bending creativity. From desktop publishing, to fashion photography, movie production, website design, mobile app creation and now 3D Printing, Photoshop continues to redefine industries and creative possibilities. And today that Photoshop magic is available to millions of new users, thanks to Adobe Creative Cloud,”

said Adobe president and chief executive officer, Shantanu Narayen.

Moreover, Adobe has released a themed movie, which you can watch below. Called Dream On, it will air during The Academy Awards on Sunday. The movie-ad has references to movies such as Gone GirlAvatar or How To Train Your Dragon 2, underlining the times when each of these films used Photoshop during its production process.

Going back to the celebrated 25 artists,  in the end they will take over Photoshop’s Instagram, with a 2-week “being in charge”of the account, so as to showcase their work for the whole world to see. This celebration started yesterday with Fredy Santiago, a 24-year-old Mexican-American artist from California.

Thomas Knoll is an engineer from the United States who was the real mastermind behind Adobe Photoshop, back in the late 1980s. Mr. Knoll, along with his brother, John, put together a program called Display in 1987. But a few years later, in 1989 to be precise, Mr. Knoll got the license from Adobe and therefore the very first version of Photoshop was released one year later.

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