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Pixel Perfect Precision: Useful design tips & Photoshop techniques for screen designers

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Pixel Perfect Precision (PDF 24MB) | Pixel Perfect Precision (iBook 27MB)

This amazingly useful handbook covers the dos and don’ts of design for user interface designers, covering topics ranging from general design principles including navigation, interaction, error handling, accessibility; to Photoshop specific topics including color management, layer organization, pixel precision using vectors, Adobe Generator for asset creation, and much more.

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Photoshop CC 14.1.1 | 14.1.2 | 14.2.1 Updates Now Available


How to get the updates

  1. Look for the update in the Creative Cloud application and click “Update”. (Quit and restart the Creative Cloud application if you don’t see the update)
  2. If you don’t have the Creative Cloud application running, start Photoshop and choose Help > Updates.
  3. The Adobe Application Manager will launch. Select Adobe Photoshop CC and choose Update.

How to confirm that the Update worked:

  1. In Photoshop, choose Help > About Photoshop (Win), or Photoshop > About Photoshop (Mac)
  2. The version is listed in the about dialog

Give us feedback!

Once you’ve updated to the newest version of Photoshop, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. The quality of Photoshop wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:


Photoshop 14.2.1 Update (2/18/2014)

2/18/2014 – Today we released Photoshop CC update version 14.2.1 (for Creative Cloud members, Mac and Windows), resolving the following issues:

  • Fixed issue where Smart Object is not updating correctly after going back in history with parent document
  • Fixed issue with Generator and Linked Illustrator Smart Objects
  • Fixed issue where bounds of layers exported via Generator are wrong
  • Fixed program errors when Generator is enabled
  • Fixed issue where backspace key doesn’t delete last point for Polygonal Lasso, Magnetic Lasso, Magnetic Pen 
  • Fixed issue where Generator stops generating files in documents with a large number of layers
  • Fixed coordinate incompatibility between 14.0 and 14.2 when using 3D/actions
  • Improved start-up time when scanning presets
  • Fixed issue where clipboard is not retaining the correct size unless the resolution is set at 72 when copied from Illustrator
  • Fixed issue with Smart Object updating incorrectly after drag and drop between unsaved documents
  • Fixed issue rendering PSDs with 3D content created in prior versions
  • Fixed issues errors, stability, and rendering issues with Scripted Pattern Fill
  • Fixed crash on quit after creating video Smart Object
  • Fixed stability issue when running Camera Shake Reduction filter on new Mac Pro
  • Fixed issue with context menus not working on Windows (document titlebar, unit menu on w & h during transform, etc)
  • Fixed issue where New Linked Smart Object via Copy layer updates wrong Smart Object after edit
  • Fixed issue with inverted bump maps
  • Fixed several crashing issues using Generator
  • Fixed crashing issue build 3D print for Shapeways 3D print
  • Fixed 3D issue with rendering after unchecking Surface Detail
  • Fixed 3D crash when default presets are missing
  • Fixed crashing issue when saving and closing document quickly after applying a filter
  • Fixed issue with merging down 3D extrusion Material
  • Fixed crashing issue with 3D cross-sections
  • Fixed issue with placing linked Smart Object containing animation/motion
  • Fixed issue when placing 3D files using Javascript

Photoshop 14.1.2 Update  (9/25/2013)

9/25/2013 – Today we released Photoshop CC update version 14.1.2 (for Creative Cloud members, Mac and Windows), resolving the following issues:

  • F5 was deleting layers instead of opening Brushes panel
  • Crashing while editing paths
  • Intermittent crash using Generator
  • Issue running actions with Generate>Image Assets enabled
  • OpenGL functionality disabled  on some Windows systems with both NVidia and ATI cards


Photoshop 14.1.1 Update (9/11/2013)

9/11/2013 – Today we released Photoshop CC update version 14.1.1 (for Creative Cloud members, Mac and Windows), resolving the following issues:

  • User preferences reset after applying 14.1 update
  • Inadvertent disablement of Graphics Processor Settings with some hardware configurations

Photoshop CC 14.2 Update – JDI features, Mac Pro/OS X 10.9 compatibility and notable bug fixes

In addition to the major features added to the 14.2 update, the update also contains a number of smaller enhancements to improve your workflow, compatibility updates to support new hardware, OS features, and notable bug fixes.

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Updating/Upgrading to Photoshop CC FAQ

I’ve assembled some Q & A around updating/upgrading to Photoshop CC below. If you don’t see your question answered below, let me know in the comments section and I will try and answer.

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Bridge 5.0.2 Updates Now Available

The Bridge team has released an update version 5.0.2, resolving the following issues:

  • Bridge could not utilize a temporary directory located anywhere other than the startup drive. http://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/kb/bridge-crashes-changing-temp-file.html
  • A security vulnerability in PostScript file rendition was fixed
  • A PNG buffer overflow security vulnerability was fixed
  • Bridge no longer inadvertently attempts to re-render layered TIFF files upon each visit to the same directory.(Pending preference setting)

How to get the Update

1. In Photoshop or Bridge, choose Help > Updates…
2. The Adobe Application Manager will launch. Select Adobe Bridge CS6 and choose Update.

How to confirm that the Update worked

1. In Bridge, choose Help > About Bridge (Win), or Bridge > About Bridge (Mac)
2. The version at the top should be Version: 5.0.2

If you need help with installing the update, please post questions on the Bridge User to User forums

Giving us feedback

The quality of Photoshop & Bridge wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:

Photoshop 13.0.4/13.1.2 Updates Now Available

Today we released Photoshop update version 13.0.4 (for Mac perpetual customers) and version 13.1.2 (for Creative Cloud members, Mac and Windows), resolving this licensing issue:

How to get the Update

1. In Photoshop, choose Help > Updates.
2. The Adobe Application Manager will launch. Select Adobe Photoshop CS6 and choose Update.

How to confirm that the Update worked

1. In Photoshop, choose Help > About Photoshop (Win), or Photoshop > About Photoshop (Mac)
2. For Mac perpetual customers, the version at the top should be Version: 13.0.4
3. For Win/Mac Creative Cloud members, the version at the top should be Version: 13.1.2

If you need help with installing the update, please post questions on the Photoshop User to User forums

Giving us feedback

The quality of Photoshop wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:

Heads Up: Photoshop System Requirement Changes

Back in September, the Photoshop team provided advanced notice that Photoshop CS6 (13.0) will be the last major version of Photoshop to support Windows XP.

In addition, all subsequent Photoshop feature updates specifically for Creative Cloud members will also require 512 MB of vRAM in order to use the 3D features found in Photoshop CS6 Extended.

Please note: The system requirements for Photoshop CS6 Extended have always indicated that you need 512 MB of vRAM, but this wasn’t a hard enforcement.

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Photoshop FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

I’ve tried to currate a comprehensive list of the most frequently asked questions about Photoshop.

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Help with Downloading, Installing & Activating

I’ve tried to create a roadmap to finding help with purchases/orders, downloading, installing and activating your product.



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Photoshop: Basic Troubleshooting steps to fix most issues

I’ve tried to collect a set of basic troubleshooting steps that should solve most problems encountered while using Photoshop. If you happen to encounter a crash, be sure to submit all crash reports. If you submit a crash report for a known issue to Adobe with your email address, we can email you a solution for correcting the problem.

Please try all the steps below prior to reporting a problemposting on the forums or contacting support for Photoshop specific issues.

If your issue is related to How To or changes in behavior between versions, please see the following article: Photoshop FAQs  (Frequently Asked Questions)

If your issue is with getting up and running, please see the following document: Help with Downloading, Installing or Activating


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