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Surface Pros Featuring Adobe Creative Cloud Now Available at Falk Library

Are you a biomedical graduate student who needs to draw a gene regulation pathway for an upcoming poster presentation, but you don’t have the right software to use? Perhaps you’re a medical student editing a video project, and the tools in Windows Movie Maker feel a little outdated. Maybe you’re simply a student in the health sciences who likes to draw, edit photos, or create other forms of digital media, and you’re ready to elevate your technique past the free software you can find online.

To aid these creative projects and more, Falk Library now has Surface Pros available to borrow that are equipped with full versions of Adobe Creative Cloud 2018. With a touchscreen, removable keyboard, and adjustable kickstand, the Surface Pro is a fully functional Windows laptop. When combined with the Surface Pen (also available to borrow at Falk Library), the Surface Pro also converts into a pressure-sensitive drawing tablet. Its responsive touch screen, with palm rejection, makes it an ideal tablet to run powerful Adobe programs, including Illustrator and Photoshop. To see a full list of software offered on HSLS devices, including details on the Adobe Creative Cloud programs offered on the Surface Pro, visit our Available Software website.

Interested, but not familiar with Adobe Creative Cloud? HSLS offers an Introduction to Image Editing class along with more detailed Illustrator and Photoshop classes; scheduling information is available online. If you’re looking for the latest Adobe software but prefer to use a traditional laptop, a limited number of circulating PCs and Macs also have Adobe Creative Cloud installed—inquire at the Technology Help Desk.

Surface Pros, Surface Pens, and laptops are available to borrow now from the Technology Help Desk with a valid Pitt ID. For more information on available technology and borrowing procedures, please contact the Technology Help Desk.

~Julia Reese

Posted in the April 2019 Issue