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Is Photoshop Remixing the World? | Off Book

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Is Photoshop Remixing the World? Photoshop has changed the way we communicate and the way we view the world and each other.

Have you ever heard someone say, “You can just Photoshop that?” As you know, the popular graphics editor allows us to alter existing pictures and create unique images. Artists now also use Photoshop to create complex imagery that would have been impossible 20 years ago. It has profoundly changed the art of photo retouching, turning a labor-intensive process into a process dominated solely by creativity.

In this episode of “Off Book” from PBS Digital Studios, students learn how Photoshop is used to design eye-popping digital images and viral memes, how it enables us to retouch the human body and change our definition of beauty (for good or bad), how it gives voice to the “non-media” public, and how it has left a mark on the world of pop culture. WATCH:

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