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Is Photoshop Training moving to the Cloud

  • Published on June 17, 2022
Is Photoshop Training moving to the Cloud

Photoshop has been instaleld in many forms, whether originally from a disc or DVD, and more recently by downloading the app from the Adobe website. Whether you are working in your studio or office, or taking a Photoshop training classes as American Graphics Institute, the application is installed directly on the computer being used for classes. But this may be changing as Adobe is looking to make a free version of Photoshop in the browser available to everyone. Web services such as FaceBook or SalesForce, are accessed online through a web browser, and require an Internet connection to be used, and some versions of Photoshop may soon be accessible this way. Currently Photoshop works whether you were connected to the Internet or not, because the program is installed directly on your computer. For more than a decade Photoshop has been available for users of Mac OS and Windows computers, but many of the newer, low-cost, and low-powered ChromeBook computers have no access to Photoshop. This is because Photoshop likely would not run well on them, and Adobe hasn’t made a version available for these devices. Now that low-cost ChromeBooks account for one-third of all notebook sales, Adobe is looking at ways to make Photoshop available to users of these devices.

To bring Photoshop to the fast-growing group of ChromeBook users, Adobe has devised a solution where the work will not be done on the computers locally. Adobe will handle all the processing on its computers, and stream the images being edited through the browser onto the user’s screen. In a test version of Photoshop that can run on Chromebooks, you’ll find that no image editing application is actually installed. Instead, Adobe creates a connection to a server where you are able to open Photoshop on a remove computer server. Images are uploaded to the server, edited on the server, and you see a remote picture of what is being edited. All the work is done remotely. The brand Adobe has applied to this release of the application is Photoshop Streaming.

Although Photoshop Streaming is a full version of the Windows application, we don’t expect to be using it for Photoshop training courses anytime soon. This is because the streaming version of Photoshop may not have all the features of the complete version. Most professional users need the complete set of Photoshop features, while this solution will be great for casual users who have access to a ChromeBook or lower powered computer.

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.