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New Workshop on Editing your Digital Images with Photoshop

Since its inception 17 years ago, the HSLS Adobe Photoshop for Beginners Workshop has emphasized the basics of image editing using this powerful software package. Coming in the spring of 2012, this workshop will be updated to address the variety of ways digital images are processed by today’s health sciences community.

The workshop will be geared towards beginners who use image editing for print materials, posting to the Web, and journal submissions. While keeping the structure of a hands-on workshop, Adobe Photoshop for Beginners will demonstrate these techniques:

Editing options between Microsoft Office products and Adobe Photoshop

  • Improving colors on a digital picture
  • Layering of multiple images for a composite picture
  • Spot corrections to cover up photo mishaps
  • Specifying sizes and file types:
    • as requested for journal submissions
    • for easy emailing and posting to the web
    • suitable for printing

Like all other HSLS classes, Adobe Photoshop for Beginners is offered at no charge to all authorized HSLS users on a first-come, first-served basis. Please refer to the HSLS online class schedule for dates and location.

For your convenience, Adobe Photoshop is available on the computers in the Computer and Media Center. Individualized assistance is also available by contacting Julia Jankovic, Computer and Media Center librarian, at

Example of using Photoshop to correct an image used in an HSLS Update article. In the edited image, the thumb has been removed and the background recolored.

~ Julia Jankovic