verb, often capitalized
pho·​to·​shop | \ˈfō-(ˌ)tō-ˌshäp \
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)

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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 Deandre Hopkins went so far as to photoshop Bryant into a Texans uniform. Jacob Feldman,, "Dez Bryant Is Winning His Breakup with the Cowboys," 16 Apr. 2018 In the past, Drake's gone so far as to photoshop Adidas logos from his outfits before posting the picture to social media. Jake Woolf, GQ, "Drake Is Dropping Clues He Might be Leaving Jordan Brand for Adidas," 29 Mar. 2018 One particularly enthusiastic viewer even went so far as to photoshop the face of famed DJ Martin Garrix—who was performing at the ceremony—onto the bird’s original human face. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "The Internet Is Freaking Out Over This Human-Faced Bird at the Olympic Closing Ceremony," 25 Feb. 2018 Trying to escape guilt, his characters photoshop the truth. Ayelet Gundar-goshen, New York Times, "Three Floors, Three Different Israeli Stories," 5 Jan. 2018 The couple loves spending time in New York's Washington Square Park, so Jesse asked if Malin could photoshop their proposal into his popular shot of the green space. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Photographer Gray Malin Helps Couple Get Engaged," 18 Aug. 2016 The snap, which is reminiscent of other prenatal portraits from the likes of Demi Moore and Jessica Simpson, is both filter and photoshop free and comes with a candid, inspiring message. Lauren Valenti, Marie Claire, "Preach: Kim Kardashian Posts a Naked Selfie with an Inspiring Message for Pregnant Women of All Sizes," 11 Aug. 2015 This is my ideal vacation: Photoshop me right between them: Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron Just Met and the Pics Will Make Your Heart Explode," 26 May 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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