Boston Photoshop Superstar Tom Brady Joins the Bruins
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Published on October 16, 2015
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is showing off his Photoshop skills as he joins the Boston Bruins. While we haven’t seen him in any of our Photoshop classes in Boston, it looks like he is spending his time off the field having some fun while photoshopping images. Even if you aren't a Patriots or Brady fan, his recent Photoshop work that he shared is worth a laugh.
In a Facebook post this week Brady uses an image editing tool, such as Photoshop, to insert himself onto the Boston Bruins bench. In the picture Boston Bruins player Brad Marchand has skated over to the bench and Brady, in his Patriot’s jersey, is seen waiving to Marchand who has his back to the camera. The post reads “Good luck to the Bruins this year! Let me know if you need another enforcer out there...” and it is tagged as being with Brad Marchand 63. While football is a rough sport, and Brady takes his share of sacks, he’s equally well known for sliding to avoid an unnecessary tackle and is a rather unlikely candidate for the role of an enforcer, or tough-guy, especially in hockey which is emphasizing more skating and scoring, and less tough-guy antics.
The Boston sports teams and players have a long history of supporting one another, and over the past decade the championship trophies from professional basketball, football, and hockey have all visited each other’s respective stadiums. Yet this is the first time in recent memory that we’ve seen the power of Photoshop used to move a player onto another team’s bench. Maybe next we’ll see Brady, with some help from Photoshop, on the Boston Celtics bench or using Photoshop to become part of the Boston Red Sox.
About the author
Jennifer Smith is a user experience designer, Photoshop expert, educator and author based in Boston. She is the author of more than 20 books on design tools and processes, including Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies, Adobe Creative Cloud Digital Classroom, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. She has been awarded a Microsoft MVP three times for her work with user experience design in creating apps for touch, desktop, and mobile devices.
Jennifer delivers UX training and UX consulting for large Fortune 100 companies, small start-ups, and independent software vendors. She has been hired by Adobe and Microsoft to deliver training workshops to their staff, and has traveled to Asia, Europe, India, the Middle East, and across the U.S. to deliver courses and assist on UX design projects. She has extensive knowledge of modern Windows UX Design, having worked closely with the Windows team to create educational material and deliver UX workshops to key partners globally on behalf of Microsoft. Jennifer works with a wide range of prototyping tools including Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, Blend for Visual Studio, and Balsamiq.