verb, often capitalized
pho·​to·​shop | \ ˈfō-(ˌ)tō-ˌshäp How to pronounce photoshop (audio) \
photoshopped; photoshopping; photoshops

Definition of photoshop

transitive verb

: to alter (a digital image) with Photoshop software or other image-editing software especially in a way that distorts reality (as for deliberately deceptive purposes)

Examples of photoshop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The meme-maker then photoshops in their top four favourite or recently listened to albums in place of the four that are pictures. Asia Ewart,, "Everything You Need To Know About The Viral Bill Clinton Album Challenge," 21 Apr. 2020 The meme-maker then photoshops in their top four favorite or recently listened to albums in place of the four that are pictures. Asia Ewart,, "Everything You Need To Know About The Viral Bill Clinton Album Challenge," 20 Apr. 2020 After posting a picture of her (gorgeous)(beautiful) cellulite on Instagram last week, the singer is staying true to her pledge to no longer photoshop her photos. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Demi Lovato Matches Her Hair to Her Swimsuit in Gorgeous “No Photoshop” Bikini Picture," 16 Sep. 2019 Here is the team photo at Pearl TV Tower in China where Kyrie Irving refused to remove his hat and instructed the Nets to photoshop it out., "As Kyrie Irving gets accustomed to playing in Brooklyn, his teammates are getting used to him, too.," 29 Oct. 2019 Visual artists who photoshop images for effect also see their work hijacked by people who seek to misrepresent, particularly in highly emotional stories such as Australia’s bushfires. National Geographic, "When is a photograph accurate?," 17 Jan. 2020 Following its release on Thursday, protesters immediately began to make fan art and photoshop the poster in support of the Hong Kong demonstrations. Ben Westcott, CNN, "A new Mulan live-action trailer is out and people seem excited. Except in Hong Kong," 6 Dec. 2019 After one Twitter user decided to photoshop muscular arms onto Kim Kardashian's body, the reality TV star's buff alter-ego was born. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "22 Memes That Made 2018 Less Horrible," 17 Dec. 2018 C'mon, at least photoshop a prancing Zac Efron into your music video! Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "Hold Up! Does Taylor Swift's New Song Rip Off a "High School Musical" Jam?," 29 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of photoshop

1992, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for photoshop

Photoshop, trademark for an image-manipulation software product

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“Photoshop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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