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  • Archive for December, 2006

    Adobe announces name for next Creative Suite

    Friday, December 22nd, 2006

    The big news all over the web is the new name for Harry Potter 7 “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”
    But have you been following Adobe’s new release of Creative Suite this Spring? Well they’ve finally released the new name.
    After much anticipation from the entire publishing world, Adobe has announced they will name the new Creative Suite “3″, or “Creative Suite 3″ or “CS3″ in keeping with the CS and CS2 nomenclature.
    I’m surprised, yet excited by the new name.
    I wasn’t sure if they would skip a number like the Travelling Wilburys did on their second album.
    I was hoping they would name it Creative Suite cubed (3)…get it? And the packaging could be a cube instead of the traditional box, kinda like Apple did with the iPod. I had a similar hope for CS2 that they would put it in a square box (CS2=creative suite squared) but that didn’t happen either.
    So, there you have it, Creative Suite 3 is the new name…I don’t know when the movie version will be released.

    A Present from Adobe

    Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

    Presents are fun. Whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year, presents are a great way to celebrate.
    Our friends at Adobe have given us a good one. They’ve made Photoshop CS3 a public beta, which means we can all play with it…and it’s free.
    Keep in mind there are risks and it’s not the final version (which will not be free). But this time of year, when you’re in the office with nothing to do and all your friends are on holiday, it will be great fun to play with.
    So go to http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/family.html where you can read all about it and download the public beta.
    In the coming weeks, we can all chime in and talk about our favorite new toys in Photoshop, which should release with the rest of a new Creative Suite 3 this spring.
    Happy holidays to all…and have fun retouching the family photos.