See What Happens When Photoshop Experts Open Photoshop 1.0

Just a few weeks ago Adobe celebrated Photoshop’s 25 anniversary. In honor of this joyous event,  the good people at CreativeLive asked 8 Photoshop experts to try their hand at Photoshop 1.0 – check out what happened.

The guys over at CreativeLive asked Dave Cross, Jared Platt, Ben Willmore, Chris Orwig, Julieanne Kost, Aaron Nace, Tim Grey, Matt Kloskowski and  Jason Hoppe to try and so a simple edit using Photoshop 1.0. The result is well, kind of funny, but it also a testimony to how much the software progressed over the last quarter century.

Last month we published Terry White’s somewhat more successful attempt at using Photoshop 1.0. He also showed how Photoshop 1, which was released in 1990 can actually still do quite a few things despite missing  quite a few things that you take for granted today such as – Multiple undo/history,  Camera RAW, layers and many more (you can see some of these things in the video above as well.

Jokes aside, we can only imagine how Photoshop will look in 2040…

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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