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

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 Feel free to photoshop your face onto this photo. Andrea Wurzburger, Peoplemag, 30 Sep. 2022 Overnight a copy of your résumé with something clever, funny or interesting—photoshop yourself into a team photo, send your brag book, create a QR code with an introduction video or solve a problem, for example—make an effort. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Some fans even went so far as to photoshop Chandran out of Bridgerton key art that featured the central trio. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 27 Mar. 2022 The lack of impulse control to photoshop your picture as a coxswain for crew is beyond comprehension. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2021 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,, 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,, 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, 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., 29 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History


Photoshop, trademark for an image-manipulation software product

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photoshop was in 1992

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Cite this Entry

“Photoshop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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pho·​to·​shop ˈfōt-(ˌ)ō-ˌshäp How to pronounce photoshop (audio)
photoshopped; photoshopping
often capitalized
: to alter an image with computer software
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