The other day we were talking about the amazing history of Photoshop, and Bruce sent me a link to a 2005 article in Computer Arts on that very topic. Even though it was written six years ago to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the launch of Photoshop, it still makes fascinating reading. I've since located another commemorative article, this one on the PS 20th anniversary (I know, the dates don't add up; not my fault). This newer article presents a Photoshop timeline, and it is likewise fascinating. Weavers who are using techniques outlined in The Woven Pixel, The Liftplan Connection, or Marg Coe's Fit 2 Be Tied will be interested to learn that Layers were introduced in Photoshop 3.0 and Layer Styles in Photoshop 6.0. Who knew? And how could we live without them? I first purchased Photoshop in 1994 when it was version 2.5, so I guess you could say this is my 17th anniversary. I don't know about you, but I'm going to party.
In other news, I completed a tree book. This was in many ways a Photoshop endeavor. The sky was photoshopped (yes, photoshop is now a verb, note the lower case "p"); the original sky was bluish gray, and I've made it yellow. Future books in this series could have other skies…
The endpapers were designed in Repper, with the tree photo as the seed file.
The pages are an interesting collection of repurposed computer paper of all sorts—confetti paper, faux wrinkled paper, and gradients.