Adobe Creative Cloud Launches, Gives You All CS6 Programs for $50/mo

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud has finally launched with a subscription model for Creative Suite apps and cloud integration across many apps. The launch event will be streaming live today at 10AM PT / 1PM ET and is viewable here on Adobe’s site.

Creative Cloud will offer users access to all of the Creative Suite applications, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Illustrator for as low as $49.99 per month if you commit to a one year subscription.  An introductory offer is available for existing individual users at $29.99/mo.

Of course, you can still purchase the retail products as well.  Production Premium CS6 runs $1899, Photoshop CS6 is $699 and Photoshop CS6 Extended is $999.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended Launched, Available for Pre-Order

Photoshop CS6

Adobe has officially launched Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended.  For those who have been playing with the beta for the past month or so, you kinda know what you are getting into.

Photoshop CS6 retails for $699, while Photoshop CS6 Extended retails for $999.  Additionally, Photoshop CS6 will be available via Creative Cloud subscription for as little as $49.95/mo. for the full Creative Suite.  Adobe will be holding a launch event today, April 23, at 10AM PT/1PM ET here online.

Pre-orders for Photoshop CS6 are already available on Adobe’s website and at B&H Photo.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Key Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Updates

Premiere Pro CS6

Adobe’s booth at NAB 2012 is a madhouse.  The seating area for every speaker is full and the aisles surrounding the booth are packed as well. Lots of third-party vendors are also showing off CS6 products as well. Adobe is clearly on the march with the new apps in Production Premium CS6.

I sat down with Premiere Pro Product Manager, Al Mooney, on Monday at NAB 2012 to discuss some of the new features in the app that is buzzing among editors at NAB. [Read more...]

Adobe Production Premium CS6 Coming to NAB 2012

Premiere Pro CS6

Adobe will unveil Production Premium CS6 at NAB 2012 next week.  Production Premium CS6 wil feature the following products from Adobe:

  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Audition
  • Story
  • Media Encoder
  • Photoshop
  • SpeedGrade
  • Prelude

The new SpeedGrade CS6 was teased in late 2011 on Adobe TV with very little about it revealed since then.  SpeedGrade will be a pro grading tool, while Prelude is a new solution for the process of ingest, logging and transcoding.

I’ll have a better look at Production Premium CS6 next Monday.  In the mean time, the full press release teaser from Adobe is below. [Read more...]

Adobe Creative Suite Upgrade Assurance for CS6

 Adobe Production Premium CS5.5

Adobe has launched a new upgrade assurance promotion today.

“Customers who purchase Creative Suite 5.5 (CS5.5) software will receive a complimentary upgrade to CS6 when it becomes available. No coupon code necessary, offer valid in North America and the European country stores listed below.”

Offer valid in the following European stores: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, North America, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and The UK.

The program runs from March 26 through May 6 (…the CS6 release date?).

Details for US customers here and for European customers here.

 

Editing Video in Photoshop CS6

Take a look at the above video, which was completely edited in Photoshop (CS6 maybe?).

Right now, you can edit videos in Photoshop CS5 Extended.  I’ve done it in the past even with plug-ins applied to video footage.  However, if I can get the look I’m after in Premiere Pro or After Effects, I’m going to do that because the process is more streamlined (for now).

However, I’m excited to see what Adobe has up its sleeve because of the following statement at the Photoshop blog from Photoshop Senior Product Manager, Bryan O’Neil Hughes: [Read more...]