Photoshop Techniques circa 1995!
Digging through an old server in the CreativeTechs network closet, we unearthed copies of Photoshop Techniques — a newsletter we published years ago in the younger days of Adobe Photoshop.
With all the buzz in our office around Adobe's upcoming launch of Creative Suite 3, we thought it would be fun to dust off the old files and publish the whole collection in PDF format.
Remember when a beveled edge took four pages of detailed steps?
Photoshop Techniques was published between 1993 and 1995 — back when "Photoshop 3" was the newest cool thing. While most of the techniques are entertainingly outdated, a few tutorials do stand as a testament to how consistent Photoshop's core interface has remained over the years. For example, #29 - How to Colorize a Line Art Illustration shows a technique that remains largely unchanged for many illustrators today.
Other tutorials remind us what has changed. Remember the day when it took 4 pages of dense instruction using channels and masks to create a simple beveled edge to type? (See how we used to do it in #6 - How to Create a Chiseled Object.)
Enjoy a short walk back through the early days of digital imaging.
Source: This tip inspired by Adobe's upcoming release of Photoshop CS3. On March 27, 2007, at 12:30 p.m. Seattle time, Adobe announces Adobe Creative Suite 3 at a special live webcast from New York. The next day, join us to talk about it (check out "Gratuitous Self Promotion" in this week's QuickTips email).