Or will you? It all depends on whether you’re a member of Adobe Creative Cloud. Is you in or is you out, as they say? Because if you’re out, you’ll increasingly have to watch helplessly as new functionality is added to your favorite image editing app — functionality which you simply won’t have access to, even if you upgraded to Photoshop CS6.
It’s all part of Adobe’s plan to move its user base to a subscription model by providing access to a huge pile of creative tools for a flat monthly rate. Seductive enough but what really makes this ‘an offer that you can’t refuse’ is that Adobe is now adding new functionality to the Creative Suite programs at a fairly steady rate. We’ve seen Creative Cloud-only upgrades to Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Acrobat. And now it’s Photoshop’s turn.
Beginning at 10:00 PST, in a Create Now Live event being streamed December 11, Jeffrey Veen, Vice President, Products, Adobe, will demonstrate not only new Photoshop features but the upcoming team version of Creative Cloud, as well as how to ‘explore ways to take your design skills from print to online and mobile.’ This will be followed by several hours of presentations that include the likes of design agency Karlssonwilker, animation director Justin Weyers and Mr. Photoshop Tips himself, Scott Kelby.
Still holding out on that Creative Cloud membership? Well, you’ve got just until the end of this year to take advantage of the special upgrade rate. Resistance is futile.
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