You can thank Web designers for embracing Photoshop, software that lets anyone turn an OK photograph into something more.
Movie visual effects master John Knoll and his brother built Photoshop as the result of a hobby. At the time, Knoll was working full-time at Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic. Knoll, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work on Pirates of the Caribbean II, talked with CNET's Veronica Belmont about how he built the program.
Industrial Light & Magic's Hal Hickel and John Knoll took home an Oscar for visual effects on Sunday night.\r\n
\r\nTheir peers welcomed them back to San Francisco with a bash at the Letterman Digital Arts Center.
\r\nCNET.com's Veronica Belmont was on hand to check out the scene and talk with the winners.