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Adobe Photoshop
Introducing Adobe Photoshop

The Office of Information Technology is proud to present Adobe Photoshop to the UT Dallas faculty and staff. Starting Nov. 1, faculty, staff, and student workers have access to Adobe Photoshop, one of many programs available on Adobe Creative Cloud.

Adobe Photoshop is an industry-leading program used by creative professionals. In fact, it has become the de facto industry standard in raster graphics editing, such that the word "photoshop" has become a verb as in "to Photoshop an image," "photoshopping" and "photoshop contest.

What can I do with Adobe Photoshop?

  • Edit a photo
  • Combine, retouch, and add effects to photos
  • Remove unwanted objects from photos
  • Make a photo look like a painting
  • Focus on your subject and blur the rest of the photo
  • Adjust perspective in a photo

What are the benefits of using Adobe Photoshop?

  • Users can edit and compose raster images in multiple layers and supports masks, alpha compositing and several color models including RGB, CMYK, Lab color space, spot color and duotone.
  • Users have the option to publish their works online
  • Photoshop has vast support for graphic file formats but also uses its own PSD and PSB file formats which support all the aforementioned features. In addition to raster graphics, it has limited abilities to edit or render text, vector graphics.
  • Photoshop's feature set can be expanded by Photoshop plug-ins, programs developed and distributed independently of Photoshop that can run inside it and offer new or enhanced features.
  • Users can export their work as image files or PDFs

With Adobe Photoshop available to faculty, staff, and student workers, OIT encourages you to utilize the program and get creative! To access Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Creative Cloud in general, please contact the OIT Help Desk.

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