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…]


Topaz Detail 3 Unveiled

Topaz Detail 3

Topaz Detail 3 is the latest version of the popular Photoshop plug-in. Detail 3 offers a wider range of flexibility and control over detail manipulation and enhancement.

It includes over 50 new presets that are organized into collections, separate adjustment controls for shadow and highlight details and improved toning contro. Additionally, the built-in masking with edge aware technology improves selective detail choices.

Topaz Detail 3 is available now and is 30% off as an introductory price through December 16. Use the coupon code “MoreDetail” at checkout on Topaz’s website.

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:

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 & Adobe Premiere Elements 11 for $89.99 – Black Friday Deal

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 & Adobe Premiere Elements 11 for $89.99 - Black Friday Deal

Adobe is offering 40% off the Photoshop Elements 11 & Premiere Elements 11 bundle, which brings the total down from $149.99 to $89.99. (This is even better than the student version priced at $119.99.) Use the coupon code “BF2012” at checkout to get the deal pricing.

Get it here on Adobe’s website.

Fat Gecko Suction Cup Mount for $19.99 + Photoshop/Premiere Elements Coming Up…? – Amazon Lightning Deals

Amazon Lightning Deals

Amazon has a number of camera, photo and video deals running as today’s Lightning Deals as part of Black Friday Week. Right now, the Fat Gecko Mini camera suction cup mount is $19.99 (normally $29.99). It’s going quick though, so get on it here at Amazon if you want it.

Additionally, there’s a teaser for “An all-in-one photo and video editing package.” that’s coming up in a couple hours. This is likely a Photoshop/Premiere Elements combo pack. So check here on Amazon around 4:40pm EST to see how that pans out.

Check out more deals on our 2012 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Camera and Photo Deals Roundup.