The Dos and Don'ts of Using Adobe Software in the Mac Lab

When working in the Mac Lab, students have access to Adobe Creative Software and can use programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects and more. So here are a couple tips to remember when using Adobe programs in the lab!

Do Use Hotkeys

Hotkeys are little typing combinations to use to quickly select a tool to use while working in Adobe Softwares. Some examples might include:

  • Command+S to Save
  • Command+Z to Undo
  • Option+Shift+Command+W to Export As

Don't Save to the Desktop!

When using Adobe Software, especially on in a public lab space, it is SUPER IMPORTANT to save your work onto a hard drive or thumb drive and NOT THE DESKTOP. Why? Because the computers in the lab get whipped regularly and will not save your work.

Do Save Your Work Often!

You never want to accidentally lose your work! In Adobe Software, you can easily do this by going to File and selecting Save, or by using the hot-keys Command S.

Don't Forget to Sign Out of Your Account!

Always sign out of your Adobe account before shutting down the computer you are working at. People could get access to your account!