Adobe Roadshow Opens

Adobe Roadshow Opens

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Adobe Systems Incorporated is taking image editing on the road as they have announced that the U.S. leg of its Project: Photoshop and Lightroom Education kicked off this week, on September 5, and will continue through the beginning of December at over 25 colleges and art schools across the nation. In collaboration with Colin Finlay, a world-renowned documentary photographer, Adobe explains that the road show will give students and educators, “direct access to Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Lightroom public beta, the new digital workflow solution for professional photographers.” In further support of this initiative, Adobe is also launching a destination Web site www.projectphotoshoplightroom.com, which provides participating students with a universal place to share their work and blog about their experiences.

The two-day seminars at each school will involve a one-day lecture by Finlay in which he shares his career as a photographer, including his commercial work and documentation of social issues. The following day, Julianne Kost, senior evangelist at Adobe, will provide students with an in-depth seminar on using Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Lightroom beta, highlighting their combined support for a digital workflow. In addition, a select group of students will participate with Finlay in a workshop assignment. Students will place images from this assignment into a portfolio which will be uploaded to the Web site for sharing with the extended community.

“Project: Photoshop and Lightroom reaffirms Adobe’s commitment to photography and photographic education,” said Julieanne Kost, senior evangelist at Adobe. “This program enables students and educators to experience the Lightroom beta first hand, get in-depth training on Photoshop as well as serve as a conduit from which they can freely share their work, ideas and tips through a dynamic online community.”

For the complete schedule and more detailed information on the Project: Photoshop and Lightroom Education road show, check out: www.projectphotoshoplightroom.com

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