Way back over 15 years ago when I was a newbie web developer, I finally dipped my toes into the waters of Photoshop so I could make cool buttons, headers, and backgrounds for my sites. Now all that time later—and granted I don’t use Photoshop as much as I used to—I still don’t think I had even begun to scratch the surface of what Photoshop has to offer.
Now comes Photoshop CS6 and, well, if I want to use Photoshop now I have some serious catching up to do. This is one of the most important things to just “get” about Photoshop—it is so powerful, so amazing, that in order to get the most out of it you have to spend some time learning it. Simple as that. You have to put in the time to learn or you will always be missing out on something. Good thing we have a video course on Photoshop for you to check out today—Adobe Photoshop CS6 Video Course – Cult of Mac Deals
Last week, Adobe created a firestorm of user unrest when it issued a series of security bulletins impacting three applications of its Creative Suite and said that users must pay to upgrade to the latest versions of the apps if they wanted patches that would close the vulnerabilities.
The company was quickly besieged by users, technology professionals, and security experts demanding that it reverse course and offer security patches to users who couldn’t afford the upgrades (or didn’t want to spend the money). Even though company quietly backpedaled and announced it would offer security updates without acknowledging the reason for its about face or offering an apology, the gaffe raises concerns that Apple’s yearly OS X release cycle might lead it down a similar path.
Adobe released a free public beta of Photoshop CS6 last week, and the app has already been downloaded over 500,000 times. The next app up to bat from the new creative suite is the all new Illustrator. Adobe demos the design tool in the 3-minute sneak peak video above. Illustrator’s new Pattern Creation tool is the main focus. You’ll also notice that, like the new Photoshop, Illustrator sports a darker interface.
Adobe has yet to announce a free beta for the new Illustrator and a release date for CS6.
Adobe released a free beta of its next version of Photoshop CS6 last Wednesday, and the company has seen over half a million downloads in less than a week. Considering this is the first time a free beta of Photoshop has been released to the public, the numbers aren’t altogether that surprising.
Demand for Photoshop CS6 is unprecedented, and the initial reactions have been overwhelmingly positive. No exact ETA has been given for the full release.
Adobe is set to launch a new service during the next few months called the Creative Cloud, which will allow users unlimited access to its pricey Creative Suite 6 package for just $49.99 a month. What’s more, Lightroom 4 will also be bundled in as soon as it’s out of beta.
That’s pretty terrific when you consider purchasing CS6 up-front will cost your around $2,000. In comparison, $600 a year is a bargain, and you get a lot more for your money.
Early betas of Adobe’s upcoming Photoshop CS6 software reveal that the application has been given a complete overhaul and features a darker user interface that looks a lot like Apple’s Aperture software. In addition to the new look, the software also features new 3D capabilities, an autosave facility, and a ton of other new tools.