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:

Topaz DeNoise 5 is 30% Off – Deal Alert

Topaz DeNoise

Topaz Labs is running a 30% off special on Topaz DeNoise 5 through October 12.  Just use the promo code “NoiseFree” at checkout on Topaz’s website.

If you aren’t familiar with the software, DeNoise is an advanced noise reduction plug-in for Photoshop.

Topaz DeNoise Example

In DeNoise 5, Topaz added a couple of powerful new features with a new dual-directional debanding technology and a Correct Black Levels parameter that helps to restore proper tone to shadow areas.

Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual – New Book

Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual

Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual is a new book from Barbara Brundage, who has been the author of Photoshop Elements: The Missing Manual since Elements 3.  The new book covers new features like the Organizer component and the revamped Editor – as well as providing step-by-step guidance on making the most of Photoshop Elements 11.

Key topics from Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual, include:

  • Get to work right away. Import, organize, and make quick fixes with ease.
  • Retouch any image. Repair and restore old and damaged photos.
  • Add pizzazz. Use dozens of filters, layer styles, and special effects.
  • Share photos. Create online albums, email-ready slideshows, and web-ready files.
  • Find your artistic flair. Use tools to draw, paint, work with blend modes, and more.
  • Use your words. Make text flow along a curved path or around an object or shape.
  • Unleash your creativity. Design photo books, greeting cards, calendars, and collages.
  • Make yourself comfortable. Customize Elements to fit your working style.

Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual retails for $44.99; however, it is currently available on Amazon.com in a Kindle edition for $28.79.

Topaz Simplify 4 Released, Plus 30% Off Simplify 4 or Topaz Bundle

Topaz Simplify

Topaz Labs has just released Simplify 4, which offers a number of improvements, including:

  • New Adjustment Sliders. Instantly add depth and tonality to create realistic artistic effects using Dynamics, structure and structure boost sliders.
  • Instant Transformations with over 100 new presets to help stimulate your creative juices.
  • Preset Organization via convenient effect categories – so you can easily find and apply the perfect look in seconds.
  • Intuitive 4-in-1 selective brush to dodge, burn, smooth, and brush out adjustments.
    Plus advanced edge-aware technology for precise selections every time!
  • Integration of the Apply button - so you can stack multiple presets during the same workflow and build your own style.
  • Finishing Touches tab with options for vignette, toning and transparency.

Along with the launch of Simplify 4, Topaz is offering a 30% discount that applies to Simplify 4 and the Topaz Bundle or Bundle Upgrade.  Just use the coupon code GETSIMPLIFIED when checking out here on Topaz Labs’ website.