Your Favorite Photoshop Experts Open Photoshop 1.0

Your Favorite Photoshop Experts Open Photoshop 1.0

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Adobe Photoshop, CreativeLive asked 8 Photoshop experts to try their hand at Photoshop 1.0.

Big thanks to Dave Cross, Jared Platt, Ben Willmore, Chris Orwig, Julieanne Kost, Aaron Nace, Tim Grey, Matt Kloskowski, and Jason Hoppe! And thank-you Adobe for 25 years of igniting creativity!

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  1. MOD
    April 26, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

    Crazy to see how far we’ve come.

  2. Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    April 26, 2015 at 7:51 pm #

    This is a great video. When we live in a world with an accelerated rate of
    progress and development and iteration. It’s easy to not see progress at
    all through the blur.

    Until you dive back.

  3. Adobe Photoshop
    April 26, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

    Did you know that the first version of Photoshop had no live preview?
    Luckily we’ve added a few features since then.

    Watch some of your favorite Photoshop experts try to work in 1.0:

  4. MrDamageGames
    April 26, 2015 at 9:15 pm #

    Lol i use photoshop 7.0 i’m broke b$tch

  5. BindTuning
    April 26, 2015 at 9:43 pm #

    Photoshop experts (trying to) work in Photoshop 1.0

    Check it out! 

  6. Beejor
    April 26, 2015 at 10:23 pm #

    We’ve come a long way! Today Photoshop has so many amazing new features
    like layers, multiple undo levels, $20 a month subscription fees, and
    draconian DRM.

  7. Ghassan Younis
    April 26, 2015 at 11:14 pm #

    I started with PS 3, which had layers if I remember correctly. 

  8. IsItModern
    April 26, 2015 at 11:38 pm #

    Why are these guys acting surprised? I’m find it hard to believe these
    so-called experts don’t already know what 1.0 can and can’t do. How do you
    become an expert in something and not know at least something about its
    origins to a degree?

  9. Aria E Appleford
    April 27, 2015 at 12:10 am #

    You have to use Photoshop to appreciate this .. but good laugh!

  10. Heather Kelman
    April 27, 2015 at 12:47 am #

    Photoshop pros with Photoshop 1.0. Hilarious!! 

  11. John Walkenbach
    April 27, 2015 at 1:32 am #

    I should make a video of me trying to use VisiCalc.

  12. Maciej Łaszewski
    April 27, 2015 at 1:44 am #

    #Photoshop 1.0 with +Matt Kloskowski :-)

  13. Naveen Kumarasinghe
    April 27, 2015 at 2:02 am #

    This is a great video. When we live in a world with an accelerated rate of
    progress and development and iteration. It’s easy to not see progress at
    all through the blur.

    Until you dive back.

  14. Dario Volarič
    April 27, 2015 at 2:32 am #

    8 Photoshop experts working in Photoshop 1.0 for the first time…

  15. Arkanath Pathak
    April 27, 2015 at 3:19 am #

    There it was in 1990. And this makes us wonder, what’s there for us in

  16. Андрей Загороднев
    April 27, 2015 at 3:44 am #

    2015 Экспертам показали фотошоп 1.0 :))))

  17. Ana Andres
    April 27, 2015 at 4:13 am #

    Oh boy, this is good!

  18. Thomas Tsai
    April 27, 2015 at 4:27 am #

    +Gary W 你有用過嗎? XD

  19. Markus Illenseer
    April 27, 2015 at 4:52 am #

    Photoshop wird 25. Gestandene Profis sollen mit Photoshop 1.0 von 1990
    arbeiten. Offenbar hat man ihnen einen leistungsfähigen Emulator
    hingestellt, denn mit dem Original Mac von damals würden sie wohl eher
    verzweifeln. Ich überlege grad, was passiert wenn ich mal Amiga DPaint von
    1986 in die Finger bekäme. Ich würd schreiend rausrennen.

  20. Michael Ravier
    April 27, 2015 at 5:44 am #

    +Hugo FORTIER​ Ça c’est pour toi ;-p

  21. 毛呂月斗
    April 27, 2015 at 6:37 am #

    Your Favorite Photoshop Experts Open Photoshop 1.0

  22. Terry Sutlick
    April 27, 2015 at 7:08 am #

    This is awesome… Photoshop has come a *long* way in 25 years!

    I really enjoy +Aaron Nace’s *current* tutorials on, so it’s
    pretty fun to watch how he *works* with PS v1.0.

    #Adobe #Photoshop #Version1 #25Years #frustration #cumbersome 

  23. Kristian Peetz
    April 27, 2015 at 7:44 am #

    *Now… imagine having to use it today :-))))*
    Photographers all around the world use it… actually, it´s a tool you
    canot live without when it comes to digital Photography. So, imagine having
    to use Photoshop 1.0 today… and by the way, it´s not thaaaaaat long ago!

  24. youdontknowxpand
    April 27, 2015 at 7:55 am #

    Now we know where MS paint’s toolbar came from