Archive for March, 2007

Mar 31, 2007

Trying to figure out what version of CS3 to get?


Trying to figure out what version of the Creative Suite 3 to get? Check out Geek Cultures‘ take on the subject of Creative Suite 3 versions. Click HERE to see the entire cartoon. (Note: Adobe lovers better have a sense of humor).

While there, you can also participate in the JoyPoll…

What edition of Adobe CS3 are you most likely to acquire?

  • Month’s Salary Edition.
  • Let my boss pay for it Edition.
  • Snag a copy from a buddy Edition.
  • Bittorrent Edition.
  • I’m loaded, no sweat Edition.
  • Non acquisition. I’m using something else to push pixels around!
  • Hey, quite teasing Adobe! It cost a lot of money to buy Macromedia!


Mar 30, 2007

Photoshop CS3′s Tribute to Bruce Fraser

While you might not see it in the regular Photoshop CS3/CS3 Extended splash screen, the Photoshop engineers have paid tribute to Bruce Fraser and his contributions to Photoshop over the years.

Mar 29, 2007

Scott talks to Bruce on Photoshop TV


Watch a special episode of Photoshop TV at the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Announce Party from New York. Scott Kelby interviews Bruce Chizen, Adobe’s CEO as well as Senior Vice President – Creative Solutions Business Unit, John Loiacono (aka Johnny L). Click HERE to go to the Photoshop TV Special CS3 Launch Episode.

Mar 29, 2007

CS3: The Creative License eSeminar Series for Serious Photographers

This eSeminar series is designed for professional photographers, web professionals, graphic designers, video professionals, architects, engineers, photography enthusiasts, and others.

Mar 29, 2007



Give yourself an edge

Register now for this momentous event. Be one of the first to learn new features and techniques available only in Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 that will change the way you work and create.

Mar 29, 2007

Russell Brown’s CS3 Extented Video Tutorials

The Mad Doctor is at it again-producing Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended video tutorials.

Mar 29, 2007

What’s Unique to Photohop Extended?


Take the Red Pill or the Blue Pill?

John Nack, Photoshop Product Manager, talks about what is unique to Photoshop CS3 Extended in a post on his Adobe blog. Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended has EVERYTHING the regular Photoshop CS3 has plus extended functionality designed for certain professions that needed even more stuff.

Mar 29, 2007

Alien Skin Announces The Eye Candy Effects Collection


The Eye Candy Effects Collection includes full, retail versions of Eye Candy 5: Textures, Nature, Impact, Xenofex 2, and Snap Art. Create amazing chrome, fire, smoke, lightning, clouds, comics and dozens of other effects. With 54 filters and over 1000 one-click settings, you’ll blast through your creative projects.

Purchased separately, these titles would cost $575, but the Eye Candy Effects Collection is available now for $399 – a savings of over 30%.

Mar 29, 2007

3Dconnexion Announces SpaceNavigator Support for Photoshop CS3


Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. – Mar. 28, 2007 – 3Dconnexion, a Logitech company, today announced that its SpaceNavigator™ device supports the recently announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended software editions. Delivering powerful and intuitive 3D navigation and control, the SpaceNavigator device enables creative professionals working with 3D objects in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate camera views and 3D objects.

Mar 27, 2007

Live From New York, it’s CS3

bigapple.pngHello from the Big Apple!

PhotoshopNews will be blogging live from the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Announcement event to be held at 3:30PM Eastern time.

We’ll have photos from Seth Resnick and myself as well as backstage stuff including some party pics.

Since Adobe will be webcasting the event, you can watch the actual announcement live by visiting

Mar 27, 2007

Adobe’s big multimedia software introduction

Written by Ryan Blitstein-Mercury News

Two years ago, after spending $3.4 billion to acquire Macromedia, Adobe Chief Executive Bruce Chizen told the Mercury News: “We are in a better position than any other software company in the world.”

Since then, the San Jose maker of Acrobat and Photoshop software has used Macromedia’s tools and talent to expand from the desktop to the Web, online video and mobile entertainment — and Adobe’s stock has risen from about $30 in early 2005 to $43.16 Monday.

Mar 27, 2007

Image Stacks in Photoshop CS3 Extended


Of all the new features in Photoshop CS3, those that stand out for me most are the ones that have been built around the new Align Content feature, engineered by Jeff Chien.

Mar 27, 2007

What’s new in Photoshop CS3 for Photographers

cover-versioncs3-low.jpgTo coincide with the official announcement of Photoshop CS3, Martin Evening has released a sample chapter from his forthcoming book: Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers, published by Focal Press.

The new edition of this best selling book should be hitting the streets in Spring of 2007, shortly after the official release of Photoshop CS3.

As a special perk for PhotoshopNews readers, Martin has made his Chapter 1: What’s New in Photoshop CS3 available for free download.

The 24 page PDF, outlines all the new features of Photoshop CS3 and Bridge 2, written from a user’s perspective. It offers an honest appraisal of what will be on offer in this new version of the program, if you really want to know what’s NEW!

Mar 27, 2007

OK, Now It’s Official–Adobe® Photoshop® CS3

Adobe announces–officially–Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended

Due to ship [soon], Adobe Photoshop CS3 will sell for $649 (estimated US street price) with upgrades from Photoshop 7 and beyond costing $199 and Adobe Photoshop CS3 priced at $999 (estimated US street price) with upgrades from Photoshop 7 and beyond costing $349.

Mar 27, 2007

Adobe Announces the new Creative Suite 3 Lineup

Or, should we say “Suites” as there are now a lot of different Creative Suite 3 options.

Mar 27, 2007

Adobe Delivers Two Editions of Photoshop CS3

Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended Push the Boundaries of Digital Imaging

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 27, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended, two new editions of the professional industry standard for digital imaging. Photoshop CS3 software is a major upgrade, offering new innovations in editing power and productivity for designers and photographers. The addition of an entirely new version of Photoshop, Photoshop CS3 Extended, means creative professionals can now discover new dimensions in digital imaging, harnessing everything in Photoshop CS3 plus groundbreaking tools for 3-D, motion graphics, image measurement and analysis. Photoshop CS3 Extended expands the boundaries of digital imaging, simplifying the workflows for professionals in architecture, engineering, medicine, and science.

Mar 27, 2007

Adobe Unleashes Creative Suite 3 Product Line

Largest Software Release in Adobe’s 25-year History Revolutionizes Creative Workflows

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 27, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 product line, a revolutionary offering of tightly integrated, industry-leading design and development tools for virtually every creative workflow. Adobe’s new Creative Suite 3 line-up unites the best of Adobe and Macromedia® product innovation to provide designers and developers with a broad spectrum of creative options for all facets of print, web, mobile, interactive, film, and video production. There are six all-new configurations of Adobe Creative Suite 3. These include, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and Design Standard editions; Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Web Standard editions; and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium (see separate releases). Rounding out the product line is Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection which combines 12 of Adobe’s new design and development applications in a single box—the most comprehensive creative environment ever delivered.

Mar 26, 2007

Amazon leaks details on Adobe’s Creative Suite 3

Amazon Canada has accidentally revealed a number of details–from prices to release dates–for Adobe Systems’ highly anticipated Creative Suite 3.

Source: CNET
Written by Caroline McCarthy

The leak, which was reported Sunday by Apple Insider, has made information about CS3 available in advance of Adobe’s formal announcement on Tuesday.

Mar 26, 2007

Photoshop Soup2Nuts is going to Boston


Photoshop Soup2Nuts is going to Boston to be a part of Photoshop World to show off the new baby–Lightroom.

If you are already going to Photoshop World in Boston (hope you already registered as Photoshop World is now sold out) and you are interested in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom you owe it to yourself to attend the Conference Pre-con event, Photoshop Soup2Nuts with Thomas Knoll, Mark Hamburg and George Jardine and others. Proceeds of Soup2Nuts 2007 will honor the memory of Bruce Fraser.

Mar 26, 2007

Adobe releases Kuler Dashboard widget for Mac

widget_3shots_caption.pngFrom John Nack’s Adobe Blog come news that the guys behind Kuler, Adobe’s color-centric rich internet app have released a Dashboard widget for OS X.

According to kuler community PM Sami Iwata, the widget “displays RSS feeds of color themes from kuler…

Browse the newest, highest rated, and most popular color themes; search for themes on the kuler site by tag, title, or creator ID; copy hex values from any theme to your clipboard.”

(download — 200kb; screenshot)

If you have feedback on the widget, please let the team know via the kuler user forum.

Mar 26, 2007

It’s Official: Photoshop World is SOLD OUT!!!

Scott Kelby announces that for the first time ever, Photoshop World is now sold out.

Mar 23, 2007

Stay Tuned for Tuesday, March 27th.

There’s not been a lot of news about Photoshop CS3 of late (other than it’s been downloaded by over 500K people to date), but next Tuesday, March 27th. there will be enough to choke a horse.

That’s when Adobe will make it’s biggest product announcement in company history. Creative Suite 3 including Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS3 Extended and an all new Suite incorporating some old Macromedia products, the death of some old Adobe products and even new products released for the first time.

PhotoshopNews will be there to cover the event (and go to the party). We’ll have a constant update page as well as all the news regarding new products and the pricing for the Suite configs. Since Adobe will webcast it, you can watch the announcements over the web-but you won’t be able to sample the food and drinks-we’ll tell you what you’ve missed.

See ya on Tuesday-Live from New York.

Mar 22, 2007

Medical/Scientific Users Meet-up at Photoshop World

Birds of a Feather Meeting – Medical & Scientific Research Professionals
April 4, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Track: Special Event — Room: 207 in the Convention Center

Hosted by Adobe – Open to Conference Attendees and Medical Professionals and Research Professionals.

Mar 22, 2007

Wikivid on Photoshop

wikivid.jpg Wikivid does Photoshop.

If you want to find a tutorial video about Photoshop, Wikivid has plenty. Over 550 videos listed and counting…

The top linked videos seem to be from with plenty from, as well as

An offshoot of Wikipedia, Wikivid is an encyclopedia of informative videos. Each content page is made up of links to free videos laid out as a video-course for anyone to watch and learn. Each page can be edited and moderated by anyone. In addition to Photoshop, there’s Wikivids for After Effects, Dreamweaver, Illustrator and others.

Mar 22, 2007

500,000 People Download Photoshop CS3 Beta

John Nack on his Adobe Blog notes that as of last Friday over 500,000 people had downloaded the Photoshop CS3 Beta. He also notes that based upon the download size, that’s about 251,612,564 MB of “P-shop goodness” (his words…I wonder what Adobe legal thinks about the Photoshop Product Manager calling Photoshop “P-shop”? Ya suppose they have the trademark for P-shop too?).

Photoshop CS3 and the new Photoshop CS3 Extended will be officially revealed next week in New York City. Then we’ll get to find out all the lowdown on the new functionality in “P-shop Extended”…