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See also: photoshopper


Alternative forms[edit]


Photoshop (Adobe Photoshop graphics software, verb) +‎ -er (agent noun)


Photoshopper (plural Photoshoppers)

  1. One who digitally alters photographs.
    • 1999, Anne B. Keating; Joseph Hargitai, The Wired Professor, A Guide to Incorporating the World Wide Web in College Instruction, NYU Press, page 98:
      Each band is composed of a Hypertextualist, a Multimedium, and a Photoshopper, and these form “guilds” for working in the computer lab.
    • 2004, L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui, nn 350–351, University of Michigan, p 104:
      The theorist Brett Steele sees in Mies van der Rohe the fist ‘Photoshopper’, the architect who anticipated our present-day modes of producing and processing imagery.
    • 2006, Colin Lankshear & Michele Knobel, New Literacies: Everyday Practices & Classroom Learning, 2nd ed., Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill International, p 231:
      The memes we have interrogated can be seen as associated with – and, indeed, as helping to define – different kinds of affinity spaces. These include gamer spaces, photoshopper spaces, manga/anime spaces, left-leaning political spaces, ‘good’ community member spaces, Asian popular culture fan spaces, among others.
    • 2007, Blueprint, nn 258–261
      Furthermore, Talbot's art is dominated by an overkill of digital filters, fades and effects, applied with the zealous fervour of a born-again Photoshopper.
    • 2011, Jacquie D'Aessandro, Summer at Seaside Cove, Penguin:
      After she took their order, Nick refilled their cups from the carafe Maria had left on the table and asked, “You claim you're not a Photoshopper, so what do you do—besides pound on doors at the crack of dawn?”
    • 2011, Russell Frank, Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet, University Press of Mississippi:
      [p 60] In fact, the photo is a fake. Jane Fonda was added by a photoshopper to discredit Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign.
      [p 108] Those photographs comprise a trove of near-at-hand raw materials for the photoshopper's art. News photos are on the Web for the taking—and faking.