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Getting Started with Photoshop

Information on Photoshop basics including: how to open and create a new image, navigating palettes, learning the parts of a layer, how to use guides, and where to go for more help at the University of Michigan.

Where to get Photoshop help on campus

Library Resources

U-M Library offers several multimedia centers where you can get assistance for Adobe Photoshop. 


Scholarspace - Hatcher Graduate Library, 2nd Floor
Contact or visit our website to schedule an online or in-person appointment.


Groundworks - Duderstadt Center (1st Floor)
Open 24 hours / Staffed: 9am - 9pm M-Thurs, 9am - 6pm Fri, & 12pm - 9pm Sun.

Walk-in or contact or (734) 647-5739 to make an appointment.



Additional Resources

Other helpful resources!

Download Adobe Photoshop (and any other Adobe applications) for free

All eligible faculty, staff, and students of the University of Michigan have free access to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of tools. Visit this site to learn more.


LinkedIn Learning -

This is a website that contains thousands of professional video tutorials on applications such as Photoshop.