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  • Versions of Photoshop for iPhone and Android have been released by Adobe in an effort to grow the base of Photoshop and Creative Cloud users. While Photoshop remains the standard for professional image editing, Adobe has yet to capitalize on the significant growth in mobile photography. Apple and...
  • Adobe has updated Photoshop and the Photoshop CC new features for 2017 are reviewed here . It’s worth looking at what is new in Photoshop CC 2017 as Adobe seeks to keep Photoshop relevant to designers a full 25 years after the introduction of the flagship image editing tool. Most of the...
  • When Apple announced the iPhone 7 yesterday, they made a great effort to promote its photo capabilities. Cutting through the exaggeration and marketing speak that is expected with any product launch, there are several improvements that creative professionals, photographers, and Photoshop users are...
  • Every four years immediately following the Olympics the Paralympics games occur in the same cities, showcasing world-class athletes who overcome physical disabilities to participate. A bizarre publicity effort surrounding this year’s games has led ethicist and media-watchers wondering whether...
  • 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...
  • Adobe’s version of Photoshop for iPhone, iPad, and Android is known as Photoshop Lightroom. While it carries the Photoshop name, it is a separate product with different capabilities than the standard version of Photoshop, which is why American Graphics Institute offers separate Photoshop...
  • For Adobe Photoshop users wondering when Photoshop CC 2016 will be released or what new features are included in Photoshop CC 2016, the wait is over. Photoshop CC 2016 includes a number of new features and the 2016 Photoshop version is part of a larger Creative Cloud 2016 update that Adobe...
  • This week Massachusetts native Meghan Trainor who won the Best New Artist Grammy award complained of excessive Photoshopping of a music video for her most recent song titled Me Too. The complaints led to the retouched video being removed from circulation and replaced by one that doesn’t...
  • Since listening to the backlash against Photoshop retouching, a teen-focused clothing retailer reduced the use of Photoshop and has seen positive results. A dramatic increase in sales has followed since retailer Aerie has focused on using models across a wide range of sizes and body types and...
  • The New Jersey Devils NHL hockey team used impressive Photoshop skills and web design talent to craft an impressive April fool’s day prank. The team made an announcement that they planned to change their name to the New Jersey Angels at the start of next year’s hockey season. As part of...
  • Designing a book cover for a classic title to make it modern and compelling for readers is a big task. This is especially true for many classic books that pre-date digital publishing and often lack cover artwork and compelling designs that draw-in readers or help to promote a book title online....
  • Content marketing is no longer an experimental digital marketing tool, but an integral strategy that is part of most companies’ digital marketing efforts, and the use of graphics in content marketing is becoming more important. Indeed many businesses now say content marketing has become a...
  • Over the holidays while many people were concerned about over-eating, the French national assembly passed legislation that is being called the Photoshop law. The law requires all Photoshop retouching that is performed on models be clearly labeled. The Photoshop law is included with other...
  • Last week yet another world leader demonstrated how there’s a near universal need among government agencies learn Photoshop. The official government of India’s Press Information Bureau used some less-than-stellar Photoshop skills to modify an image of the Prime Minister, then shared the...
  • Many digital photographers are wondering if they still need Photoshop or if Google Photos, Apple Photos, and the crop of other free image editing and sharing tools can met their needs. Casual photographers who don’t need the precision of Photoshop or don’t want to purchase Photoshop...
  • Adobe is quietly shutting down their original Photoshop cloud service known as Revel. This will primarily impact Photoshop Elements users who benefit from the unlimited Photoshop cloud storage, backup, and file synchronization. Originally launched in 2011 under the name of Carousel, Adobe renamed...
  • In an effort to avoid Photoshop-like effects from being applied to news images, photographs captured in the RAW format will no longer be accepted from by Reuters from news photographers. The large international news organization is requiring that all news images be captured, processed, and saved in...
  • The differences between Google Photos and Photoshop are disappearing, especially on mobile and tablet devices, despite their different origins. Photoshop was originally used primarily for editing images, while Google Photos was used almost exclusively as an online location for storing photos. As...
  • There has been yet another problem with a fashion magazines use of Photoshop this past week. Over-editing and excessive retouching are continuing to cause embarrassment and problems for magazine publishers. This week the fashion magazine Modeliste pulled an entire printed issue of the publication...
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is showing off his Photoshop skills as he joins the Boston Bruins. While we haven’t seen him in any of our Photoshop classes in Boston, it looks like he is spending his time off the field having some fun while photoshopping images. Even if you aren...
  • Best iMac for Photoshop - October 15, 2015
    Apple has released what may be the best iMac for Photoshop with a recent update to their line of iMac computers. This is good news if you are looking to get an iMac for Photoshop or any of the Creative Cloud apps.The new iMacs include models with both 21.5 inch and 27 inch screens, and the displays...
  • There are many different versions of Photoshop, and this guide helps you to understand which version is right for your needs. There are different versions of Photoshop for professional artists, casual photographers, graphic designers, and individuals who simply need to clean-up a selfie or other...
  • Adobe systems has announced a new, updated version of Photoshop for iOS and Android that is available at no cost for any user that registers with Adobe. This latest version of the Photoshop app for mobile devices contains many capabilities that were previously only available in the full-featured,...
  • Night photography can provide some exceptional images, even without needing to use Photoshop. This weekend there is a great reason to grab your camera and head outdoors to take some photographs, as the moon’s orbit will take it closer to the earth. The location of the moon so close to earth...
  • This week Apple held a launch event to introduce new iPads and iPhones. The new iPads contain more powerful processors. To show off the new capabilities, Apple invited Adobe to demonstrate a version of Photoshop running on the iPad.The concept of using Adobe Photoshop to demonstrate whether a new...
  • Just across the Charles River from Boston is the birthplace of modern instant photography, and recent inventions from MIT researchers are advancing digital photography in ways that will reduce the need for Photoshop work to correct under-exposed and over-exposed images.A team of researchers at the...
  • The National Park Service is being reimagined thanks to some fine Photoshop work by agency Grey New York. By using Photoshop to contrast and blend various parks, viewers of this print, outdoor, and digital campaign see the variety of parks, and rethink stereotypes of the national park service as...
  • The Pulitzer Prize winning cartoon Bloom County returned after a 25 year absence last week as it creator, cartoonist Berkeley Breathed, posted a picture on Facebook of himself using Photoshop and working on creating a cartoon. The picture shows Breathed working using Photoshop on a large iMac...
  • If you are in the U.S. for the Fourth of July you may see some great fireworks and want to capture them on film. You don’t need to be an expert photographer or a Photoshop expert to get great looking pictures of fireworks. We’ve assembled our annual set of guidelines for securing some...
  • This week Adobe announced they purchased Mixamo and plan to integrate the newly acquired 3D animation technology into Photoshop. With this announcement, Adobe adds to previously announced 3D enhancements for Photoshop, and we expect to be adding new training modules to the Photoshop courses at AGI...
  • Recent news around digital photography has focused on Adobe discontinuing Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS, along with Google’s soon to be available Photos app that brings new digital imaging capabilities to Android. Adobe is looking to take the focus away from what they’ll be...
  • While Adobe has announced they will no longer be supporting Photoshop Touch for Android, Google is launching a dedicated Photos service. The new Google Photos will be separate from Google Plus, will run on the Android platform, and supports many features found in the now discontinued Photoshop...
  • The only publicly available version of Photoshop for Android, known as the Photoshop Touch app from Adobe, will be discontinued on May 28. If you already own this version of Photoshop, you’ll be able to continue to use it. But it will not be available after May 28, and will not be supported...
  • A recent study from the University of Connecticut looked into the effects of using Photoshop for online dating profile images. As we teach Photoshop courses, we’re always interested to see how it’s being used, but it’s not every day that university researchers study the impacts of...
  • Adobe systems has announced a key update for one of their Adobe Photoshop for Android products. Photoshop Lightroom version 1.1 for Android is an update to the image editing application. This update to Photoshop Lightroom adds a couple of important features for mobile users that were missing in the...
  • Adobe has announced a new update to Photoshop Lightroom. This part of the Photoshop family of products adds more capabilities for professional photographers and digital photography enthusiasts. Adobe is likely to see a growing number of photographers move to Photoshop Lightroom as Apple has stopped...
  • Photoshop Express is Adobe’s effort to provide basic digital image editing capabilities on the phone. It is a free app available for most major phone platforms. As more photos are captured on phones, and shared using services such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, Adobe is struggling to...
  • While most learn Photoshop for retouching images or creating effects, more and more designers are discovering the growing Photoshop 3D capabilities which are about to become even greater.  Although some additional Photoshop training may be required to learn these advanced capabilities, they...
  • While we teach Photoshop classes and even write books about Photoshop, when it comes to managing thousands of personal photos, we use a number of different apps. On the Mac OS, we’ve used iPhoto, which has been replaced by Apple Photos. While Photoshop is our go-to app for any serious image...
  • Photoshop disasters aren’t limited to retailers and pop-stars, as this weekend the government of Myanmar distributed a poorly edited image. The Ministry of Information or Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, shared a picture of the country’s deputy minister,Su Su Hlaing after she arrived...
  • This week images allegedly from separate photo shoots of Beyonce and Cindy Crawford appeared online, which purport to show the celebrities before Photoshop had been used on the images.Some who celebrate natural beauty have cheered the release of these images, indicating that they are show that even...
  • 25 years of Photoshop training - February 26, 2015
    It is the 25th anniversary of Photoshop this month, and at American Graphics Institute our instructors are also celebrating 25 years of delivering Photoshop training. The single biggest tool for digital imaging and design has become a young-adult. Originally developed only for the Mac platform,...
  • The images and documents that were used in Boston’s Olympic bid share a fantastic vision for reimagining different parts of Boston. Photoshop plays a key role in helping to share the vision to bring the Olympics to Boston, with images showcasing not-yet-built sports venues integrated with...
  • Most allegations of excessive Photoshop retouching tend to involve females, making it interesting that this most recent controversy involves the male celebrity Justin Bieber. Many recent Photoshop controversies have involved models, with publishers of fashion magazines and catalogs trying to sculpt...
  • Adobe, the maker of design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign which is bundled together as the Creative Cloud has announced this week that they are moving more into the services business. Adobe is acquiring Fotolia, a stock photography company, and we expect Adobe to sell the...
  • Photoshop has traditionally been installed directly on your computer, either from a disc such as a DVD, or after downloading it from Adobe’s website. Whether you are working in your studio or office, or taking a Photoshop training classes as American Graphics Institute, the application is...
  • You might think that if an American politician wants a picture with an ethnically diverse group of people, they would be able to find them and take a picture. That's not what Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's campaign did recently, as they committed a Photoshop failure by adding people...
  • Adobe is providing a version of Photoshop as a streaming application for Chromebooks, low powered computers, rarely used for digital imaging work. Adobe’s creative tools currently require powerful computers with advanced processors and additional memory. Because the streaming version of...
  • Adobe Acquires Aviary - September 26, 2014
    Mobile photo editing service Aviary announced this week that it has been acquired by Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) the maker or Photoshop and other Creative Cloud tools. Until now Adobe has been mostly on the sidelines as services such as Instagram, Flickr, and even Facebook expanded mobile photo...
  • The early versions of Photoshop Express, the mobile optimized version of its big-brother, Photoshop, it was little more than a tool for viewing photos and making minor edits. Although it had Photoshop in its name, it didn’t live up to expectations.The latest version of Photoshop Express is...
  • Apple has announced they are retiring their photo editing tool Aperture along with iPhoto, impacting millions of both professional and amateur photographers that work on the Mac platform. Professional users will likely be moving to Photoshop or Photoshop Lightroom as a result. While the Apple...
  • If you’ve recently upgraded to Photoshop CC 2014 and want to get the most out of the new features and capabilities, you’ll benefit from the new Photoshop CC New Features Training Course recently added at American Graphics Institute. This course can be delivered on-site at your company...
  • On Independence Day here in the U.S., we frequently get questions from friends and family about the best way to photograph fireworks so that they don’t require work in Photoshop. There are some simple steps to taking great pictures of fireworks. Here’s some guidance for photographing...
  • In the past, Adobe has created watered-down versions of Photoshop for use on tablets and smart phones, but there has not been a full-featured version of Photoshop that was fully optimized for touch devices. At the recent launch event for Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3, Adobe’s VP of...
  • Women’s apparel retailer Ann Taylor Loft has gone too far with their Photoshop retouching efforts, creating a painfully distorted torso on a swimsuit model.  Far too often when retailers are looking to sell swimwear, they try to make the models look thinner than necessary, and the...
  • Andi Dorfman, star of this season's "The Bachelorette," may be looking for the love of her life, but after ABC posted a promo featuring an image of the 26-year-old with only one shoulder, she may be seeking more than affection this year."The Bachelorette" no longer has a...
  • He may be an IT professional by day, but after hours, John Wilhelm taps into his creative side and creates digital portraits of his daughters, transporting them to magical destinations across real and imaginary realms.Wilhelm has photographed and Photoshopped a variety of individuals, ranging from...
  • Most Adobe Photoshop users have often wished for more time to complete a project. One artist took more than 300 hours and used more than 1,000 Photoshop layers to create an impressive composite from many individual images as part of a campaign designed for Adobe Systems.Adobe ad uses 1,000 layers...
  • There's no shortage of pop​ stars involved in recent Photoshop controversies. Lady Gaga received a wave of criticism after photos of the starlet's untouched Versace ads surfaced, and now two more female singers are at the center of unwanted attention surrounding image...
  • Pop star Lady Gaga may promote individuality and comfort with one's own body type in her music, but recent media reports indicate that she prefers to have a little Photoshop work done on her images before they are published.Page Six recently called Gaga out for her hypocrisy, reporting that...
  • Photoshop errors can distract from what would otherwise be a high-quality image, as was the case a recent issue of Vogue Magazine which features a spread covering Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. One of the images of the couple and their daughter, North, has sparked an Internet-wide...
  • Residents living in Des Moines, Iowa, received a stern warning from the local police department on St. Patrick's Day. To encourage the city's citizens not to drink and drive, the West Des Moines Police Department posted an image that had been digitally altered using Photoshop to its...
  • When companies are trying to promote an event or sell a product, using Photoshop in their advertisements often means the difference between creating an ad that receives a large amount of media attention, and one that barely blips on consumers' radars. Photoshop disasters typically receive...
  • Investing in employee training programs, such as those provided at the American Graphics Institute, provides a number of rewards for employers, from improving employee commitment and satisfaction to increasing profitability. Employee training ensures that workers are well-informed about the best...
  • The Internet has been swept with another rash of criticisms over a Photoshop debacle, and this time, the culprit was Target, a company that typically fares well in the design department. Although the photos have been taken down from the corporation's website, news of the mistakes - which...
  • Whether you're trying to add a little bit of fantasy to your annual Christmas card or just throw a creative spin on your newborn's portrait, there are many ways Photoshop can help you make your photographs more fun. With the expansive variety of tools available on the...
  • Highly televised award ceremonies appeal to a wide range of audiences, and no matter who's watching, there's bound to be something that will captivate you. Watching your favorite actor receive an Oscar statue for his or her hard work, for instance, can be an exciting experience, especially...
  • Smartphones and tablets are everywhere now, visible in the hands of people on the subway, resting on tables in cafés and even used openly in some workplaces. As these devices continue to become more ubiquitous, the new and innovative applications that power them are hot commodities. All manner of...
  • It's hard to imagine a world without Adobe Photoshop. The influence of the software company's flagship design software package can be felt virtually everywhere, from the glossy pages of the world's leading fashion magazines to the latest memes on the Internet. However, Photoshop is...
  • Adobe Photoshop is an amazingly powerful software program capable of performing some remarkable image manipulation techniques with ease. If you want to unleash your creativity with this remarkable program, taking Photoshop classes at the American Graphics Institute is a great way to get up to...
  • Earlier this month, Lena Dunham, writer and star of the HBO TV show "Girls" appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine. Ordinarily, this would raise few eyebrows, but women's interest blog Jezebel soon put a stop to all that by offering a $10,000 "bounty" for unaltered...
  • Even though you may not realize it, graphic design is everywhere. From the familiar corporate logos you see on TV to the design of the print on your T-shirt, graphic design is ubiquitous once you begin to look for it. Taking Photoshop classes or Adobe training at the American Graphics Institute is...
  • Taking Photoshop classes is one of the most effective ways to master this complex and remarkably powerful software application. Although very much an outdated term these days, "airbrushing" of professional photography has been very much in vogue, if you'll pardon the pun, in the...
  • Since its launch 23 years ago, Adobe Photoshop has become the undisputed king of image manipulation software. Having grown from humble beginnings to one of the most diverse software packages in the world, Photoshop has also become one of the most widely used programs in a variety of industries....