Adobe does away with Creative Suite, turns Photoshop into a subscription service

07.05.2013, 9:05

Adobe is putting all of its chips in the cloud, a move made readily apparent with a slew of announcements at its Max conference in Los Angeles today.

Perhaps the most notable change is that Photoshop (rebranded Photoshop CC, but more on that below) will be a subscription-based service, though Adobe assured us it will continue to support Photoshop CS6.

It’s all part of a major update to its Creative Cloud property, one that ultimately will do away with Creative Suite as Adobe won’t roll out new CS releases down the road. CS6 will still be available for purchase, but only in the forms currently on store shelves.

Come June, Adobe will introduce a new set of desktop applications branded “CC” aside from Photoshop CC, including InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC and Premiere Pro CC.

While now a pay-to-use service, the new Photoshop isn’t without its enhancements, which include sync settings, Adobe Camera Raw 8 improvements and other editing features.

For those that don’t own a steady cam, the most practical updated feature may be Camera Shake Reduction, a tool that deblurs formerly unsalvageable images.

So what will it cost to access Photoshop CC? Adobe is throwing out a Creative Cloud single-app membership for a special introductory price (read: limited time) of US$9.99/month for those who already own Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5 or CS6.

Following that pricing is a rate of US$49.99/month for individual Creative Cloud membership. Those who own CS3 through CS5.5 can get their first year in the Cloud at a rate of US$29.99/month.

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Adobe announces Lightroom 5 beta for free download

16.04.2013, 8:06

Adobe’s latest version of the popular photo editing and management software, Lightroom 5, is now available as a free public beta. As the company is looking for feedback on the software, members of the public will be able to download and review the program ahead of its full launch.

A number of new features have been added, while others have been improved since Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.

The new radial filter enables vignettes in various places on the image, rather than just in the corners. Improvements have been made to the healing brush, which now enables you to make a custom shape for the brush, rather than the standard circular shape.

There’s also a new way to fix perspectives and converging verticals with one touch of a button, known as the Upright tool. Adobe says over 50 additional “JDIs” (Just Do It) features should speed up workflow.

Adobe announces Lightroom 5 beta for free download

A Visualise Spots feature quickly highlights dust in an image sensor to enable quick removal. The sensitivity of this feature can be increased or decreased, depending on your preference.

Smart Preview is a particularly interesting feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 that enables image editing even when the full file is not available – for instance if it’s stored on an external hard drive. When the full file is later available, any edits are rendered.

The way photo books are created has seen some improvements, with the ability to modify and edit page numbers more easily, while page templates can now be created.

Adobe has thought about the way that photographers now work with video, as well as photography. A new video slideshow tool enables customers to combine still images with video clips in an HD slideshow.

Adobe Lightroom 5 is available now as a free download via this link until the beta period expires.

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33 Photoshop actions to save time

20.03.2013, 10:56

If you want to automate processes in Adobe Photoshop you should definitely use actions. It’s great to record recurring steps to save time. It’s also fascinating to try different complex actions from other designers. We gathered different Photoshop actions for color manipulations and special effects which will help you to achieve great results. Enjoy and don’t hesitate to comment and leave your suggestions!

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44 high-definition textures, you should add to your library

27.02.2013, 9:57

You can´t never have enough textures or fonts! First there are a huge amount of different surfaces und second there are endlessly different purposes. We collected 44 high-definition textures, you should add to your library in Photoshop. If you don´t have a library yet, then it´s a good moment to start one now. Have fun!

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50 incredibly creative examples of manipulations, compositions and digital art

06.02.2013, 10:07

This showcase contains some breath-taking masterpieces by Photoshop professionals. Enjoy those great ideas and the high-end image editing and let them inspire you for your own compositions.

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Best of design and inspiration 2012

27.12.2012, 12:04

Every week we provide helpful and inspirative articles at this point. But the year is almost over and so we decided to dig into our archives and collected you ten of the most popular articles of 2012.

We´re looking forward to a new successful year with you. We already have prepared some fascinating things. Stay tuned!

The whole team of print24 wish you a good start into the year 2013!

33 special and creative flyer designs

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40 high-quality tutorials you might have missed in 2012

19.12.2012, 10:42

A lot of great and helpful tutorials were published this year and you might have missed some of them so we collected the very best tutorials for you. Enhance your Photoshop skills, create colorful manipulations, buttons and icons. This should serve as an inspiration for your future projects. Enjoy!

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44 high-definition videos for Photoshop Fans

05.12.2012, 11:13

Video trainings are a big plus for Photoshop fans because every step is explained and shown in real-time which makes it easier to understand it. We collected some great video tutorials which will help to achieve vintage effects, arrange complex compositions and do beauty retouching. Enjoy!

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300+ Christmas ressources for Photoshop

21.11.2012, 9:45

Year after year Christmas is just around the corner. 4 weeks left until the most beautiful time in the year begins. We gathered some useful ressources for your Christmas designs in this collection. Use these textures, pattern, brushes, icons and helpful tutorials to enhance your artwork. Design your own Christmas or New Year greeting cards or create individual gift tags for your bounties.

Enjoy and don’t hesitate to share your designs and ideas!

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Quelle: Romenigps

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30 free textures for your inspiration

11.07.2012, 9:37

Textures help you to create realistic surfaces in a short time. With a little help of 3D or 2D programs like Adobe Photoshop you can achieve vintage effects in no time. We gathered 30 high-quality textures for free but note that you need the agreement of the author before commercial using so it’s better to ask first. Enjoy!

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