Adobe Photoshop Look back

Each person has a story. A person changes with time, appearance, character changes, only the name remains the same. Adobe celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. A quarter of a century is a solid age for even a person, but for a computer technology company this is just a huge age, few can boast such a story.

I decided to look back and see how Adobe and its most famous product, Photoshop, developed. Traced the transformation of the logo and boot screen.

The company logo has changed three times.

This version was painted by Marwa Vanrock, wife of Adobe founder John Vanrock.

The second version was adapted for printing a small size by an employee of Adobe Luanna Seymour Cohen. It was used from 1990 to 1992.


The third and latest version of the logo was developed in 1992 and is still in use today.

Let's see how Photoshop changed :

When you start Photoshop, we see a unique loading screen for each version . Here's what they looked like, from the first to the CS5 version.

First version . It is noteworthy that the monitors were then black and white, therefore, Photoshop, too, was not colorful.

Second version. I wonder why it is written that this is a version for macs. For Windows, there was still none.

Version 3.0 . Pay attention to the creators, there are only ten of them. Remember what a huge list now. It was in this version that layers appeared.

The fourth version is notable for the fact that there is not a word about it on Wikipedia.

The boot screen of the fifth version is not very different from the fourth, as that, in turn, was not very different from the third. Released in May 1998.

The sixth version is notable for the appearance of branded antiqua, which typed the name.

Seventh version . The main thing in it is that this is the first version that I remember, it was in it that I took the first steps: swapped priests and heads.

Photoshop 8. He's CS.Adobe hinted that the program is now part of the Creative Suite. Feathers came to replace the eye.

CS2. The version is noteworthy in that it is the latest version of the package, where they really added something useful. All other versions are interface improvements and dubious functionality for working in 3d.

CS3 . Completely changed the icons and appearance of the boot screens. Abandoned the font. Lebedev said that this is the only right step in the new Photoshop. This is done to better identify Adobe products, which by the way at that time have already exceeded ten.

CS4 . We slightly corrected the interface, added a couple of functions - meet the new Photoshop CS4.

CS5. We slightly corrected the interface, added a couple of functions - meet the new Photoshop CS5.


Unfortunately, I could not find the icons before the seventh version. But their appearance can be inferred from the boot screens that are presented above. It is especially interesting to observe the development of CS3, CS4, CS5. If all the others can be arranged in chronological order, without even knowing the versions, then with these three I would have difficulties.


Also popular now: