Adobe Creative Cloud 40% Discount Ends This Month

Adobe Creative Cloud

Since the Adobe Creative Cloud launch back in May, those who owned Adobe CS3 or later apps have been able to subscribe to Creative Cloud for only $29.99 per month (instead of the standard $49 per month rate).  This deal ends on August 31, 2012.

So if you’ve been on the fence about moving to Creative Cloud (and getting access to all of the Adobe CS6 apps – e.g., Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, etc.), now is the time to lock in your discounted rate for a whole year.  More info here on Adobe’s website.

On a personal note, I signed up for Creative Cloud on day one at the discounted rate and have no complaints about the service.  I love having access to all the Adobe CS6 apps without the big upgrade fee all at once.

Topaz ReMask Sale Ends Monday

Topaz ReMask

Topaz ReMask is on sale for 30% off through Monday August 20, 2012.  If you aren’t familiar with the plugin, ReMask is Topaz’s tool to help make selections in Photoshop for selective adjustments, removing unwanted objects, replacing backgrounds or repositioning elements.

To get the discount, use the coupon code “ProMasker” during checkout here on Topaz’s website.

ReMask Interface

ReMask Interface

 

OS X Mountain Lion and Adobe CS Compatibility

If you are a Mac user, then you probably are well aware that Apple released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion this week.  By all accounts, it’s an improvement over 10.7 Lion.

If you are a holdout (like I was), then you may still be using OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.  I was concerned about losing 32-bit app compatibility, quirks in other 64-bit apps and the death of Spaces (something I use all day, everyday).

Having mulled Mountain Lion over for several weeks, I bit the bullet this week and upgraded from Snow Leopard.  Based on most of what I had read, CS6 app stability and speed improves with Mountain Lion.  Since that’s the software suite I use more than anything else, I went for it.   [Read more...]