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Adobe Photoshop 2020: Online Learning Resources
Would you like to learn how to straighten a crooked photo, lighten an under-exposed image, or sharpen a blurry picture? Adobe Photoshop 2020 is the most powerful software available for editing (and also creating) digital images. We offer here both comprehensive learning tools and quick how-tos that you can easily follow.
The Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and other creative applications, is available for free to all current GW students, faculty, and staff. Follow IT's instructions to download onto your university-owned or personal device. You may download to a maximum of two devices at a time.
Free Online Photoshop Courses and Tutorials
The following websites offer access to online courses and tutorials designed to get you started with Photoshop or, if you are already familiar with with the software, to master new skills. Many additional resources are available via online search.
LinkedIn Learning is offered free to all students, faculty, and staff at GW. Use above link to access the website. Once in the program, enter "Photoshop 2020" in the search window up top to display available video courses and shorter tutorials. Each course or tutorial indicates whether it is targeted to beginner, intermediate, or advanced learners.
Adobe offers Photoshop video/print tutorials on individual topics, such as image quality adjustment or adding text. As GW has a site license for the program, these tutorials are offered free to GW students, faculty, and staff.
Contains free Photoshop tutorials. (You can also pay a subscription to view premium content.) Not affiliated with adobe.com.
Preparing Images for Journal and Textbook Publication
Do you have digital or print images that you need to incorporate into a journal article or textbook? Do you need to make any technical modifications to the image (resolution, file format, etc.) to meet the requirements of the publisher? Did you know that certain image edits could constitute fraud? Visit the links below to learn more.
PREPARING IMAGES FOR PUBLICATION IN AN ARTICLE OR BOOK
Visit your publisher’s website and search for technical guidelines for the submission of figures
Written for a less expensive version of the program called Photoshop Elements, but the terms apply to Photoshop as well. It offers a number of terms not found in the Photoshop Visual Dictionary listed above.
This tutorial introduces you to the Photoshop work area and shows you how to open and save your images, zoom in and out, and undo mistakes.
-Open a file (3min, 6sec)
-Tour the work area (3min, 58sec)
- Learn how to zoom and pan (5min, 5 sec)
-Undo a command (4min, 53sec)
-Save your work (4min, 31 sec)
Four videos to help you with image quality adjustment:
-Adjust brightness and contrast (4min, 8sec)
-Adjust color vibrance (2min, 45sec)
-Adjust hue and saturation (4min, 36sec)
-Learn about adjustment layers (4min, 18sec)