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 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 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

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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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11 Feb 2020

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“Photoshop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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