Monday, April 23, 2012

Ray of (Photoshop) Light


ShaftOfLight_1133, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

I just felt like upload this sort of "Shaft of Light" image today. I don't know, I was just in the mood.

And, speaking of moods, OK not really, actually speaking of Photoshop, there's a new version of Photoshop about to hit the streets. Yes, Snowflakes, Adobe CS 6 is about to go live as it were, and "encloud" itself (is that even a word. Oh! I guess it is now.)

Adobe CS 6 features all kinds of new good stuff, including updates to the RAW processor, better text handling (Yay! Or should this be more like *finally*? Either one works, actually) a built-in tilt-shift blur tool ("Lions, and tigers, and BETTER BLUR...oh my!) and, get this, MOVIE editing. Oh, be still my beating heart, Adobe is giving it the gusto with this new upgrade. Yeowza! This has everything but the kitchen sink and, for all we know, it might even have that buried under a new layer as well.

For those of you out there who are cheap, I mean um, more "frugal" (Yeah, that's it!) they are also introducing a new Elements version to go along with all of this madness (and we're hearing Elements going on special on the web for $49. $49! What's your excuse for NOT having Photoshop now?)

If all of this were not enough, Adobe is rolling out it's new "cloud" service which, for $49 a month gives you 20M of storage plus access to lots of cool new uber-Adobe goodness.

It's kind of like an Adobe Christmas in April minus the fat man with a beard and a red suit. I hope you are enjoying this as much as I am because it's sure fun to play along.

As you could probably guess, I'm already thinking about ways I can use my new blur tool. (What? Me bokeh?) In depressing (related) news, they have yet to announce the upgrade pricing on this new Photoshop gem but, come on, you know you want it. You just know you want it and now you have to have it and now it's almost out so, go on, what are you waiting for? You can pre-order today if you are so-inclined. (Insert your own "tilt-shift" joke here. Get it? Inclined? Oh, ok, that was bad, even for the likes of me. We'll stop now.)

Until next time...

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