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The Studios

Your complete how-to guide for enjoying the Cline Library's multimedia Studios.

Editing Photos

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is a powerful raster (pixel-based) image editing program used to edit photos, create graphics, and design eye-catching works of digital art. Photoshop is an ideal program to use if you want to change the color/contrast of a photo, remove errors or unwanted features, retouch portraits, create collages or layer photos together, or create hand-drawn elements. Photoshop is available on all Cline Library computers or through the NAU remote apps at

Need to learn how to use Photoshop? Click the image below to view a Udemy Photoshop training course (available to NAU affiliates). 


Photoshop course from Udemy screenshot.


Do you want to edit photos from your personal computer but don't want to spend a lot of money on Photoshop? Then GIMP is perfect for you! GIMP is a free and open-source raster graphics editor used for editing and manipulating photos and free-form drawing. The best part about GIMP is that it is completely free to use and is a great replacement for Adobe Photoshop. You can download GIMP for free from

Need to learn how to use GIMP? Click the image below to view a Udemy GIMP training course (available to NAU affiliates). 


GIMP course from Udemy screenshot.

Image Assets

Want to add some extra photographic elements to your images to add character and make your project look more professional? Then Creative Commons assets are for you! Unlike most image files you find online, Creative Commons files are free and can be used for educational purposes without any pesky copyright issues. This is because the creators of these assets specifically chose to make their files open and available for use. Just be sure that the files you use are actually listed as Creative Commons! Visit to learn more about the different types of Creative Commons licenses or check out the links below to find creative commons files that can easily be added to your photo projects.


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