This week Adobe celebrated 25 years to the birth of Photoshop, the most successful photo editing software in history. No other editing software was ever able to compete with Adobe in that market — other than Paintshop in the early 90s maybe — and Photoshop became a must-have tool for all photographers and creatives out there. Many of Photoshop's users never really experienced the art of developing film, but many of the tools we use and love came directly from the darkroom. Check out the video to see what dodging and burning looked like before Photoshop.
Other than the dodge and burn techniques, photographer Konrad Eek shows us how to use masks and feather "selections," and how to achieve maximum sharpness in the prints; All done in real-life.
Seeing the darkroom techniques explain a lot about the weird Photoshop icons for some of the tools (same as the way the "Save" icon makes no sense to anyone who was born in the 90s), and about the way they work. This is also a great video to show to all those purists who hate Photoshop and believe film photos were never edited.