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PRESS RELEASE: Project: Photoshop and Lightroom Education Road Show Begins September 5
Photography students in the US experience Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom(tm) first hand with world-renowned photographer
SAN JOSE, Calif. - August 30, 2006 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that the U.S. leg of its Project: Photoshop and Lightroom education road show will begin on September 5 at over 25 colleges and art schools across the nation. In collaboration with Colin Finlay, a world-renowned documentary photographer and four-time Picture of the Year Award winner, 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.
Adobe Lightroom, available in public beta for both Windows® and Macintosh platforms, is the efficient new way for professional photographers to import, manage and showcase large volumes of digital photographs. The two-day seminar at each school will involve a one-day lecture by Colin 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."
Project: Photoshop and Lightroom education road show is scheduled to take place in the following cities and colleges in the U.S.
Sept. 5-6, Lansing Community College, Lansing, Mich.
Sept. 7-8, Tyler Junior College, Tyler, Texas Sept. 11-12, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Calif.
Sept. 13-14, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, Calif.
Sept. 15-16, Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Sept. 18-19, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Calif.
Sept. 20-21, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Calif.
Sept. 26-27, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.
Sept. 28-29, Syracuse University, The Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse, N.Y.
Oct. 5-6, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Oct. 9-10, Antonelli Institute, near Philadelphia, Pa.
Oct 11-12, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.
Oct. 16-17, Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, Colo.
Oct. 18-19, Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, Utah Oct 23-24, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, N.Y.
Oct. 27, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, New York City, N.Y.
Oct. 28, Parsons - The New School for Design, New York City, N.Y.
Nov. 6-7, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga.
Nov 15-16, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
Nov. 27-28, New England School of Photography, Boston, Mass.
Nov. 29-30, Hallmark Institute of Photography, Turner's Falls, Mass.
Dec 4 - 5, Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, Wash.
Dec 7 - 8, School of Visual Arts, New York City, New York
For detailed information on the Project: Photoshop and Lightroom education road show, please visit: www.projectphotoshoplightroom.com. To download a free trial version of Adobe Lightroom beta, please visit http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom .
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(First posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 12:35 EDT)