Anyone who has ever purchased a full version of Photoshop knows how incredibly expensive it is. Unless you make your living using Photoshop you probably don’t want to shell out the big bucks each year or so for the major upgrades – and who wants to live without the latest and greatest upgrades?
Now you can have both Photoshop and Lightroom and get all the upgrades immediately upon release……the cost is $9.99 a month. No longer do you have to spend $600 to $700 for just Photoshop or over $100 for just Lightroom. You can sign up for the $9.99 a month special HERE.
When I purchased the $9.99 plan, I also got the newest Adobe Bridge free, 20GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration, and a Behance ProSite.
I had Photoshop CS5 and the full compliment of Adobe Web Premium software already. So, why would I choose to pay more and update my Photoshop? I did so because technology is changing quickly and the new features in Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) are just too good to pass up.
Here are just some of the new features:
- All-new Smart Sharpen
- Photoshop Extended features included
- Intelligent upsampling
- Camera Shake Reduction
- Adobe Camera Raw as a filter
- Adobe Camera Raw 8
- Editable rounded rectangles and other shapes
- Multiple shape and path selection
- Improved 3D painting
- Real-time image asset generation and Adobe Edge Reflow CC connectivity powered by Adobe Generator
- Smart Object support for Blur Gallery and Liquify
- Mercury Graphics Engine
- Content-Aware Patch and Content-Aware Move
- On-canvas 3D controls at your fingertips
I’ve never used Lightroom before, but it has some pretty incredible features. I won’t list them all here, but you can find all of the new features in Lightroom 5 here: Lightroom 5 Features
One of the features that I love in Lightroom is the ability to export a batch of photos with a logo or watermark.
I know many people who say they would love to learn how to use Photoshop but find it too difficult to do on their own. For anyone who wants to learn how to use Photoshop or Lightroom, you can find a vast array of video tutorials here: Video tutorials