Photoshop 13.0.4 and 13.1.2 Update Fixes “Trial Screen” Error

Earlier this week, I tried to open Photoshop CS6 and received a message that I could continue with a free trial or put in my serial number. Even though I had been using Premiere Pro CS6 all day and they are both part of the same Creative Cloud subscription, Photoshop just wouldn’t open for me. After two hours of troubleshooting and a call to Adobe customer support, I was finally able to use Photoshop again.

As it turns out, this was a bug and an update is available to fix this problem for both Creative Cloud users and boxed-copy users with serial numbers. Details from Adobe on the update below. [Read more...]

Photoshop CS6 Exclusive Updates for Creative Cloud Users & Expands Creative Cloud Subscriptions for Teams

While all users received the Photoshop CS6 update adding Retina Display support, Adobe has added several new features to Photoshop CS6 for Creative Cloud users.

Several Photoshop users who bought CS6 at retail rather than the Creative Cloud subscription are rather upset about missing out on the new features. While I can understand the frustration, one of the big bullet points from Adobe when Creative Cloud launched was that it would be able to roll out new features faster to Creative Cloud users rather than way for full version releases as it previously has done.

Adobe Creative Cloud members will have access to application upgrades, including new CS point-product features, before they are launched as part of major CS updates, as well as inventive new products and services as they emerge. -Creative Cloud Announcement

Given what appears to be an initial success with Creative Cloud subscriptions, it looks like we’re in for more software subscriptions until retail boxes of Photoshop are a thing of the past. I’m not sure yet if this is a good or a bad thing. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m a Creative Cloud subscriber and really have no bad things to say about the experience thus far. What are your thoughts on Creative Cloud and the differences between updates with the boxed version?

In addition to the new features in Photoshop, Adobe announced that Creative Cloud for teams is now available for entities needing to license multiple seats. The price is $70/mo per user and includes several upgrades over individual subscriptions, including a bump from 20GB to 100GB of cloud storage per user.

Check out the video below from Julieanne Kost showing off some of the new key features from Photoshop CS6 13.1: [Read more...]

Adobe Teases New Photoshop Features to be Unveiled on Dec. 11

Adobe just posted a video on its YouTube channel that teases new features coming to Photoshop, to be unveiled on December 11.

Be among the first to learn what’s to come in future updates to Photoshop. Learn about how to take your design skills from print to online and mobile. Join us on Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. PST for the Create Now event. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/CreateNowPS.

Adobe Creative Cloud Reduced for Students to $19.99/mo

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe has a deal on its Creative Cloud subscription plan for students.  Right now, students can lock in the rate of $19.99/mo for one year for their Creative Cloud subscription, which includes all of the Adobe CS6 applications, along with several other applications that don’t fit within the CS6 suite (e.g., Lightroom 4).

The deal is valid through November 4, 2012 and is available here on Adobe’s website.

X-Rite’s Free Webinars for October

X-Rite is offer three free webinars in October.

On Tuesday, October 2 at 10AM and 1PM EDT, X-Rite will show Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video. You can register for this free webinar via the links below.

On Thursday, October 4 at 11AM and 3PM EDT, X-Rite will offer Simply Amazing Color, Take control of your monitor, printer and camera!.  You can register for this one with the following links:

On Thursday, October 18 at 11AM and 1PM EDT, X-Rite will show Enhancements for Creating Beautiful Portraits with Photoshop CS6.  You can register for this free webinar at the following links:

Premiere Pro CS6 Update Adds Retina Display Support & GPU Support for GT 650M in New Macbook Pros

Adobe has issued an update for Premiere Pro CS6.  Version 6.0.2 adds a number of features and bug fixes.  Notably, the update adds support for the Retina Display on the Macbook Pro with Retina.

Additionally, Premiere Pro now supports the new GT 650M graphics card that is found in the new Macbook Pro models.  Premiere Pro can use either OpenCL or CUDA for GPU processing on the GT 650M.

Premiere Pro CS6 also received Windows 8 certification with this update.

You can download the update from within Premiere Pro CS6 by choosing Help > Updates, or via the Adobe Application Manager.

[via Adobe Blogs]

Save $400 on Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6

I got this promo to pass along earlier today from B&H.  It expires tomorrow (Aug. 28), so act fast if you want in on it.

Purchase any of these 3 Adobe products by August 28th:

  1. Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for Mac & Windows
  2. Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 & Premiere Elements 10 for Mac & Windows
  3. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 for Mac & Windows

And, receive a promo code from B&H via email to save $400 on a purchase of Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Mac or Windows.

That’s $649.95 (retail) – $400 (promo code) = $249.95 purchase price after promo code is applied.

Note: This email may take up to 48 hours.  Promo code must be used by August 31, 2012.  This offer is NOT listed on the B&H website.

Additionally, the $400 savings on Photoshop CS6 will also be available to anyone who has purchased any of the above 3 Adobe products from B&H in the past.  Those customers should also receive an email from B&H.