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February 23, 2015Posted by on
We start our next Photoshop and Elements course on Wednesday and still have places in case you are interested in entering next years awards.
It is 25 years since Photoshop first appeared and it has morphed into a verb, an idea and has it’s very own awards (no not really, well yes really but not this kind. I once saw a very unkind T-Shirt with the legend, “Photoshop, helping the ugly since 1990”
So from The Guardian we have this article about the PS Awards as seen over the last 25 years, and they are so much more interesting than the Oscars
The John Terry award for perfect attendance
John Terry joins Hollywood celebrities in one of the many Photoshop pastiches of his infamous Champions League final moment. Photograph: Massimo Marioni
If we were to hand it to anybody else, Terry would no doubt appear in the triumphant photograph anyway. Ever since the Chelsea captain gatecrashed hisclub’s Champions League victory celebrations, decked out in full kit and shinpads, as if trying to convince the world (and himself) that he had played in the final (rather than watching from the sidelines due to being banned), wags with rudimentary Photoshop ability have been inserting him into all kinds of jubilant scenes.
The least successful use of Photoshop for political ends Winner: the Conservative ‘road to recovery’ poster
Road to recovery? Check. Freshly tarmacked? Check. Green and pleasant vista? Golly, yes! Verges that look freshly trimmed by industrious eastern Europeans while we were still in our pyjamas? You’d better believe it. No wonder the Tories selected this photo for their first election poster, and that George Osborne claimed that it was “a British picture, a British road”. Only it isn’t: it’s a German road.
Winner and runner up in the The most successful use of Photoshop for political ends
Photograph: Phillips & Kennard
February 20, 2012Posted by on
I always recommend my students find a theme to work towards, this very simple idea of brothers and sisters, although I don’t doubt just siblings would do, is a great idea and one that most people could manage. You may remember our post 4 Sisters, 25 Years which was about a photographer, Nicholas Nixon, who as the title says photographed the same 4 sisters every year for 25 years. Sometimes the simple ideas are the best.