Adobe Photoshop

Adobe “Honor the Heroes”

A few weeks back Adobe, the graphic design software giant launched a new microsite that honors the frontline workers fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. Along with the video below, the site contains 120 illustrations created using their software. There s a link out to the Instagram site where additional images (not all are in the original vein that Adobe started with) are being uploaded with the hashtag #honorheroes. Each of the images is a CTA to the illustrator’s Instagram account where you can get the back story on the individual that the illustrator chose to feature.

The microsite is simple but could have done one thing that would have made it better. A link to a location where you could donate to the cause. I say this because Adobe has this at the top of the page.

“Adobe is supporting the COVID-19 efforts with over $3 million in donations to organizations that provide vital assistance to our communities across the globe.”

Failing to add a url to a donation site from both the microsite and the Instagram accounts was a missed opportunity. to do more.

The illustrations are great though.

Software That Changed Everything.

I’ve been meaning to post this for a couple of days now but work, remodeling, and life just keep getting in the way. I’m going to date myself. I’ve been using Adobe Photoshop since version 1. That’s right 25 years of Photoshop use under my belt. After all this time I feel pretty confident in my skills but I am by no means a master. I learn new stuff about this software every single day.

The 25th anniversary of Photoshop happened back on the 18th of February, and it got me to thinking about how much this program has grown and changed over the years. How much Photoshop has changed photography, graphic design, art, film, video, typography and so much more. The video below was published by Adobe to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Photoshop. It’s a fun little animated piece that highlights just how powerful this tool can be.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some Photoshop work I need to dive back into.

Every Photoshop Filter Animated with Sound.

It’s Monday. I’m working in Photoshop. I’m using Photoshop filters. Actually I’m not using Photoshop filters. I am however watching this animated audio visual extravaganza from Device where every Photoshop filter is represented.

The video shows every filter one after each other, with a custom sound design that uses the same sound for each filter, but with a different distortion effect for every case. The final output exports the graphical concept to the sound.

 

Adobe Does the Bus Stop with Photoshop.

Now that Photoshop and Photoshopped are words and phrases in the dictionary, it’s pretty fun to see Adobe Photoshopping people in real time at a bus stop. What a great way to promote your product to people that probably never use it, but know what it is. 

As part of a promotion for Adobe’s Creative Days, a Adobe put a Photoshop wizard in a van across from a bus stop. With the help of his camera man, unsuspecting victims, I mean participants were Photoshopped and they could see it as it happened using a digital adshel inside the bus stop itself.

Really fun, very clever. Way to go Adobe.