Archive for the 'Creative Suite' Category

Oct 14, 2008

It’s Here…Adobe Ships Creative Suite 4

Milestone Release Radically Improves Creative Workflow Efficiency; Redefines Collaboration Between Designers and Developers

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 15, 2008 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of the Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 product family, the highly-anticipated release of industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow. Delivering radical breakthroughs in workflow efficiency – and packed with hundreds of innovative, time saving features – the new Creative Suite 4 product line advances the creative process across print, Web, interactive, film, video and mobile.

Customers can choose from six new versions: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, Web Standard, Production Premium and Master Collection. The combination of Creative Suite and the new capabilities of Adobe Flash® Player 10, also available today (see separate press release) deliver new levels of creativity and expressiveness across media channels. Designers using the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product family will gain unprecedented creative control using the new expressive features and visual performance improvements in Adobe Flash Player 10 to deliver breakthrough Web experiences across multiple browsers and operating systems.

Sep 24, 2008

What’s new in Photoshop CS4 by Martin Evening

Photoshop CS3 had some mixed reviews. It didn’t have quite as many features of interest to photographers as say, previous versions of the program. I think such responses may also have been influenced by the introduction of Lightroom 1, which was definitely designed with photographers in mind. It is probably fair to say that there was a certain amount of envy among the Photoshop team to the ‘new kid on the block’. Well, Photoshop CS4 has arrived, hot on the heels of Lightroom 2 and it’s time to see how the new version of the ‘mother ship’ program shapes up.

As far as Photoshop CS4 itself goes, I think photographers will be very pleased with some the new changes here. Photoshop now has a smart dark gray interface and adopted a task-based approach to image editing and this can be seen in the way image adjustments are now accessible within their own panel. When you combine this with the ability to non-destuctively edit a layer mask, you’ll discover that the  Photoshop CS4 image editing system offers the most flexible yet for pixel image editing.

Read the full story…

Apr 9, 2008

New Adobe TV Programming Comes Online

Unique Creative Suite 3 Video Content Available Via Adobe Media Player and New Web Destination

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 9, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® TV, a free online video resource for expert instruction and inspiration about Adobe products, including the company’s Creative Suite 3 family of world-class creative tools. With multiple channels, original series programming, and content from Adobe, leading training organizations and the world’s leading subject matter experts, Adobe TV delivers a virtual library of entertaining and instructional videos. Designers, photographers, video professionals, and developers will find product deep-dives, innovative tips, techniques from luminaries, and behind-the-scenes tours of the hottest creative shops and Adobe product teams.

Designed to educate, inspire, and entertain the creative community, Adobe TV is immediately available online from the Adobe Web site at , or as a network with multiple shows in the new Adobe® Media Player 1.0 software, also announced today (see separate press release). Adobe Media Player offers a broad range of television programming and entertaining video content from major television broadcasters and leading content publishers, including CBS, MTV Networks, Universal Music Group, PBS, CondéNet, and Scripps Networks.

Feb 7, 2008

Adobe ACE Exams Now Available for CS3

Adobe Certified Expert exams are now available for the Creative Suite 3 product line including the Photoshop CS3 re-certification and ACE exams. Additional information including Prep Guides is available on the Adobe Partners site. Prices are $50 for re-certification and $150 for the ACE exams.

Feb 6, 2008

Adobe Discontinues Adobe Stock Photos Service

Starting April 1, 2008 the Adobe Stock Photo royalty-free image service will be discontinued. Those people who have used the service and purchased and downloaded photos should read the Adobe Stock Photos info page.

All searches should be completed by March 4th and all final purchases made by March 31st, 2008. There are standalone uninstallers for both Mac and Windows to remove the Adobe Stock Photoshop from the Creative Suite or standalone products.

Find out more about the discontinuation of service by reading the FAQ.

Jan 2, 2008

John Nack Responds to Conspiracy Theories

John Nack, Senior Photoshop Product Manager (and all around fun guy) took time over the holidaze to post a rebuttal of some of the web stories claiming Photoshop CS3 and other CS3 apps are “phoning home” over the Internet when launched. See his story Adobe ate me baby!!.

Oct 29, 2007

Adobe Posts OS X Leopard Compatibility Statement

Adobe has posted a PDF outlining Adobe application compatibility for Creative Suite 3 apps as well as a host of other Adobe applications. The six page, 120KB PDF can be downloaded here.

First weekend reports around the net indicate most Adobe apps such as Photoshop CS3 and Bridge are working with no significant issues. Issues have been reported for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom version 1.2 which will be addressed in an upcoming update.

Also due for compatibility updates are Premiere Pro CS3 and Soundbooth CS3. Earlier versions such as Creative Suite 2 and former Macromedia apps are listed as being “Not Designed for OS X Leopard” and users are warned that these versions are “likely to encounter issues for which there is no resolution”.

Apple only made the final GM shipping versions of Leopard available to ADC members late last week so all sorts of software developers are scrambling to double check Leopard compatibilities this week.

Oct 26, 2007

Adobe Creative Suite 3 sales ‘on fire’

Source: CNET
Written by Martin LaMonica

People are taking a serious shine to Adobe Systems’ Creative Suite 3.

Creative professionals are buying the most recent version of Adobe’s flagship product, released in April, much faster than the previous suite, according to retail data compiled by NPD Group.

Sep 18, 2007

Adobe Warns of Glitches with New Mac OS

Adobe’s Creative Suite 3 programs are not fully tested with ‘Leopard’.

Source: PCWorld via Reuters
Written by Jim Finkle

BOSTON (Reuters) – Adobe Systems Inc’s Photoshop, Illustrator and other Creative Suite 3 programs have not been fully tested with the latest version of Apple Inc’s operating system due out next month, which could lead to incompatibility issues.

Jun 6, 2007

Now Available at Adobe Labs-Adobe Media Gallery


Adobe Media Gallery (AMG) for Adobe Bridge adds quick, powerful Web gallery creation to Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended and the Adobe Creative Suite. AMG makes it possible to create HTML or Flash-based galleries from any of the file formats supported by Bridge; adjust the galleries using built-in preview; and export the results or upload them via FTP. (Note: requires the Bridge 2.1 Update)

AMG is available on both Mac and Windows. The download package includes both the plug-in as well as AMG templates, all of the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom default templates, as well as the Lightroom HTML Gallery.

Apr 25, 2007

Adobe Makes it Easy for Schools to Deploy Creative Suite 3

New Licensing, Certification and Curriculum for Primary and Secondary Schools

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 24, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced new site licensing options, curriculum and certification programs for primary and secondary schools deploying Adobe® Creative Suite® 3. The new resources will make it easier for schools to deploy Adobe’s new offering of tightly integrated, industry-leading design and development tools into the curriculum, as well as into career and technical education programs.

Apr 11, 2007

Adobe Chooses as Exclusive Producer of In-the-Box Training Solution for Creative Suite 3

Long-standing leader of training resources to produce video tutorials included in new software package

Press Release: OJAI, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–, the company specializing in self-paced career and computer training in digital media and design, announced today that it has been chosen as the exclusive producer of in-the-box video training for the new Adobe® Creative Suite® 3. More than 200 training videos will be included with all of the new Creative Suite 3 editions. Additional Creative Suite 3 training courses, created by, will be on display during the NAB conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number SL2028, April 16-19, 2007.

Apr 9, 2007

CS3: The Creative License Podcast series


Adobe launches a weekly podcast series, including a monthly interview with Adobe’s head of creative solutions, Johnny Loiacono, to discuss hot topics and trends in the marketplace.

New podcast episodes will be available weekly at Or subscribe via iTunes for FREE.

Apr 9, 2007

Interest in Adobe CS3 booms, Photoshop World sells out

Since Adobe’s launch of Creative Suite 3.0 last month, interest in the software amongst creative professionals has skyrocketed, with nearly all attendees surveyed at this week’s Photoshop World conference saying they plan to update to one of the new bundles by year’s end.

Source: AppleInsider
Written by Katie Marsal

Creative professionals, eager for a glimpse of the new Adobe suites in action, flocked in herds to the Boston, Mass.-based Photoshop conference earlier this week, selling out the show for the first time in its history. Researchers from investment research firm PiperJaffray were on hand for the event and spoke one-on-one with 73 professionals regarding their spending intentions for 2007 versus last year.

Mar 21, 2007

Adobe Execs talk about Creative Suite 3 And Lightroom

From the Q1, 2007 Earnings Call (click here for transcript) held by Adobe comes these quotes…

Mar 5, 2007

Adobe Creative Suite 3 to be unveiled this month

Source: ZDNet
Written by Dawn Kawamoto, CNET

Adobe Systems plans to launch Creative Suite 3 later this month, marking the largest software release in the company’s 25-year history.

Dec 22, 2006

The New Creative Suite App Icons

Some people love them, some people hate them and most people couldn’t care less. But one of the more controversial and contentious threads at the Photoshop CS3 forum (see: I hope the icon is also “beta”…) has been the appearance of the new Creative Suite 3 application icons.

It’s gotten to the point that John Nack even posted a story on his blog. I think it’s a new record for comments on one of John’s posts.

Nov 16, 2006

Adobe Labs Introduces Kuler


kuler is a new hosted application for creating, exploring and sharing color harmonies.

Oct 13, 2006

The Adobe Developer Summit

If you are a registered member of the Adobe Solutions Network (ASN) or a part of any Adobe pre-release program, you should be recieving an email regarding the upcoming Adobe Creative Suite Developer Summit on November 6, 7, 8, 2006.

Adobe will run a developer summit for third party developers with a focus on the Creative Suite products – Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, InDesign Server, Photoshop, Version Cue, Bridge, XMP and Lightroom. The goal is to inform developers about upcoming changes in all products, and to prepare them for the CS3 launch. The summit will include presentations by Adobe engineers and product management on all topics of interest.

Nov 8, 2005

An Outsider’s Look at Adobe Part I: Acrobat 7

Source: Open For Business
Written By Timothy R. Butler, Editor-in-Chief

When you talk about graphics software, the components of Adobe Creative Suite 2 almost certainly are the first to come to mind. Being the longtime leader does not always mean a program is the best out there, of course, but it at least means the company is doing something right. To get to the bottom of whether Photoshop and its siblings are as good as their market numbers would indicate, OfB Labs took two moderately experienced graphics software users who had not used Adobe’s products before, and tracked the experience of using the CS suite.

May 26, 2005

Troubleshoot installation problems (Adobe Creative Suite 2.0 on Windows)

Source: Creative Suite Support Knowledgebase

What’s covered:
Beginning troubleshooting
Intermediate troubleshooting
Advanced troubleshooting

May 26, 2005

Troubleshoot installation problems (Adobe Creative Suite 2.0 on Mac OS X)

Source: Creative Suite Support Knowledgebase

What’s covered:
Beginning troubleshooting
Intermediate troubleshooting
Advanced troubleshooting