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.
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.
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
The ethics of image alteration for publication
Before adjusting, retouching, or cropping images destined for publication, explore the following resources to learn what may constitute image fraud.
Avoiding Twisted Pixels: Ethical Guidelines for the Appropriate Use and Manipulation of Scientific Digital Images. Douglas W. Cromey
Avoiding Image Fraud: 7 Rules for Editing Images
Clean-up or Fraud? How to Avoid Photoshopping Your Way Into Disgrace
From the Photoshop for the Scientist series on YouTube:
Journal editors may ask you to send the original image for comparison
Remember to keep your original, unaltered image in a designated location on your computer, out of harm’s way.
Photoshop is a layer-based image editing software. But what does that term mean, and why is it useful to understand it? What exactly is anti-aliasing, and should your image use it?
The following links offer clear and simple definitions of the many photo editing terms used in Photoshop.
Want to take a quick peek?