Coronavirus (COVID-19) information: Live classes available in-person or online from our fully vaccinated instructors. Learn more about our reopening.


Photoshop CC 2015 Book Available

  • Published on August 22, 2016
Photoshop CC 2015 Book Available

A fully updated Photoshop book has been released by American Graphics Institute. Written by Photoshop expert and American Graphics Institute instructor Jennifer Smith, the book is titled Photoshop Digital Classroom CC 2015 - 2016 edition.  Smith collaborated on this Photoshop book with other instructors from AGI to create an effective learning resource. With 14 chapters the book teaches introductory and essential Photoshop skills, and is the same book used in the Photoshop training classes offered at American Graphics Institute.

Learn Photoshop Skills

The Photoshop Digital Classroom book teaches essential skills for working with images, retouching, editing, and merging images using Photoshop. This comprehensive resource for learning Photoshop starts with essential skills as well as understanding tools and concepts for using Photoshop. It teaches how to quickly become productive with Photoshop to create and share great images in print and online.

Fully Updated Book for Photoshop CC 2015

With the Photoshop CC 2015 updates, which were released in 2016, new functionality was added to Photoshop. This updated book covers teaches essential Photoshop skills along with all the 2016 Photoshop updates, providing introductory and intermediate users with an understanding of how to get the most out of Photoshop. Jennifer Smith has written more than 10 Photoshop books helping hundreds of thousands around the world to learn Photoshop.

Learn Photoshop on your own

The Photoshop Digital Classroom offers self-paced lessons that work well whether you are learning on-your-own or in a classroom. There are lesson files available to download at no cost which complement each chapter so that readers can follow along with the concepts covered in the Photoshop book. Follow clear step-by-step instructions to understand how to use InDesign as well as when and why to use certain functions and features.

Prepare for Photoshop Certification

Photoshop certification requires mastering many digital imaging skills as well as an understanding of tools and capabilities of Photoshop. The Photoshop Digital Classroom book is an exceptional resource when preparing for Photoshop certification, as it provides comprehensive information on how to use Photoshop and an understanding of its capabilities.

Photoshop Curriculum for Teaching

The Photoshop Digital Classroom books were originally written for the Photoshop classes at American Graphics Institute and make excellent Photoshop curriculum for teachers and students alike. An available instructor’s guide includes teaching techniques, additional exercises and quiz questions for work beyond what is included in the Photoshop textbook.

Experience Teaching Photoshop

The Photoshop CC Digital Classroom 2015 edition is the product of thousands of hours of experience teaching Photoshop in classrooms and delivering private Photoshop training at companies and organizations. This experience translates into easy-to-understand explanations and projects that help readers quickly learn Photoshop.


About the author

 is a user experience designer, educator and author based in Boston. She has worked in the field of user experience design for more than 15 years.She has designed websites, ecommerce sites, apps, and embedded systems. Jennifer designs solutions for mobile, desktop, and iOT devices.

Jennifer delivers UX training and UX consulting for large Fortune 100 companies, small start-ups, and independent software vendors.She has served as a Designer in Residence at Microsoft, assisting third-party app developers to improve their design solutions and create successful user experiences. She has been hired by Adobe and Microsoft to deliver training workshops to their staff, and has traveled to Asia, Europe, India, the Middle East, and across the U.S. to deliver courses and assist on UX design projects. She has extensive knowledge of modern UX Design, and worked closely with major tech companies to create educational material and deliver UX workshops to key partners globally. Jennifer works with a wide range of prototyping tools including XD, Sketch, Balsamiq, Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Blend for Visual Studio. She also works extensively in the fields of presentation design and visual design.

Jennifer is also the author of more than 20 books on design tools and processes, including Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies, Adobe Creative Cloud Digital Classroom, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. She has been awarded a Microsoft MVP three times for her work with user experience design in creating apps for touch, desktop, and mobile devices. Jennifer holds the CPUX-F certification from the User Experience Qualification Board and assists others in attaining this designation in leading a UX certification course at American Graphics Institute. She is a candidate for a Master’s degree in Human Factors in Information Design.