How To Use Adobe Photoshop

The information on this page is intended to help members of the Boston University community utilize their Adobe Creative Cloud license, specifically the Adobe Photoshop application. For instructional pages on other Adobe products, please visit our main How-To index.

Adobe Photoshop IconWhat is Adobe Photoshop?

Photoshop is Adobe's most popular digital editing platform, allowing users to do anything from simple photo-editing to high-performance graphic design. BU educators and students can utilize the many built-in tools, take course materials beyond simple text, and develop a unique identity for presentations, assignments, and more. With the ability to build Photoshop creations from an iPad or computer, the program can be utilized anytime and anywhere for editing.

Get Started with Adobe Photoshop

Are you looking for a powerful and efficient method of editing photos for use in your course? Adobe Tutorials has instructional videos for graphic design, image touchups, and many more applications.

For additional videos and tutorials, visit Adobe Photoshop Learn & Support.

View other video tutorials via Boston University's MyMedia Adobe Channel.

BU Educators: Connect with a Learning Community

Digital Learning & Innovation is committed to building learning communities and creating gathering places for Boston University leadership, faculty, and staff technology users to share ideas, meet and connect with colleagues, and discuss platforms designed to improve students’ learning experiences. All of our communities of practice meet via Zoom or in-person and are supported by Digital Learning & Innovation, Educational Technology, and Center for Teaching & Learning staff.

Trainings & Workshops

Learn more about Adobe Photoshop and view upcoming trainings and workshops: BU TechWeb Trainings.

Technology Support for Adobe Photoshop

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Teaching Guides & Resources

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