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Introducing New Features in Photoshop CC (14.2)

Today we’re announcing the immediate availability of new Photoshop CC features for Creative Cloud members. This update to Photoshop CC (version 14.2) includes many new features, including Perspective Warp for manipulating multiple perspectives in an image, and linked Smart Objects for easier reuse of design elements. We are also delighted to deliver support for 3D printing in Photoshop CC. Now you can design, edit and print in 3D using the world’s best imaging tool.

We want everyone to have a chance to try out these new features, as well as other features like Adobe Generator, which was introduced last September with the release of Photoshop CC version 14.1, and those released in the first version of Photoshop CC (version 14). We are excited to announce that we are resetting the trial clock for everyone today. Even if you have previously tried Photoshop CC and your trial has expired, now you can try the latest version of Photoshop CC for an additional 30 days and test-drive these awesome new features.

For a quick overview of the new features, take a look at the videos below:


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Photoshop CC Gets Physical: 3D Printing in Just One Click

Dragonflies with translucent wings, cross sections of conch shells, layered ginkgo leaves or graceful koi with flowing tails…these are the things that Paul Liaw dreams up when he’s not at work.

Paul Liaw

Paul Liaw

By day, Liaw is a character sculptor in New York, creating models that are animated for film or commercial purposes. After hours, Liaw takes his passion for sculpture and funnels it into his jewelry design. He’s created a series of cuff bracelets in various metals with great detail and texture that he sells via the online 3D printing community and marketplace, Shapeways. He plans out his designs in Photoshop CC and until now has used a collection of other 3D software to print out 3D prototypes. These 3D printed prototypes help him further refine his designs and understand how they will look in their final form.

Paul Liaw

Paul Liaw

To date, Liaw has struggled with the process of taking what he painstakingly designed and turning it into a physical object. He has run into issues with scale or with the prototype printing out too thin and brittle. Iterations can be one of the biggest bottlenecks in his design process.

Just Click ‘Print’
For the past three decades, Adobe has been at the forefront of several publishing revolutions, enabling creatives to easily produce their creations in desktop publishing, web publishing, and digital media and photography. Today, as we announce some exciting new 3D printing capabilities, Photoshop CC revolutionizes 3D printing by radically simplifying the 3D print process for creatives. With this new release, it is no longer difficult to create and print a beautiful, physical object. As part of a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud, the new 3D printing capabilities available in Photoshop CC enable Creative Cloud members to easily and reliably build, refine, preview, prepare and print 3D designs. All you have to do is click “Print.”
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Commander Hadfield, The Earth is ready for its close-up

You’ve seen his music video cover of Bowie’s “Space Oddity” that was actually performed in space. You’ve marveled at his zero gravity water demonstrations, in which he actually uses his own tears. If you’re Canadian, you may have even seen him on a Canadian $5 bill. And if you’re a fan-boy like me, then all of this has made you nerd-crush on Chris Hadfield…hard.

Chris Hadfield during his first mission in 1995

Hadfield returned to Earth in May 2013 after five months spent commanding the International Space Station. Since returning, he’s released his new book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything. He was gracious enough to chat with me about all of these subjects, as well as another one near to my heart: photography.

Hadfield first photographed in outer space during his first mission, STS-74, in 1995. As part of his third mission, Expedition 35, he had the opportunity to capture thousands of photographs, thanks to the advent of digital photography.

“I think I took about 45,000 pictures during my time at the International Space Station,” Hadfield told me over the phone, “and tweeted between one and two-thousand of them.” And he did all that while commanding the International Space Station, too. Slacker.

To capture his arresting Earth portraits, Hadfield used a Nikon D2 and D3, as well as lenses ranging from fish-eyes to 400mms. In some instances, he used Russian lens doublers, resulting in focal lengths of 2,400. (Examples of earlier Hasselblad cameras astronauts used during earlier missions can be found here.)
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CS3-CS6 Customers: Photoshop Photography Program Extended through Feb. 28 (UPDATE)

UPDATE: The Photoshop Photography Program is back for a limited time. Take advantage of the offer here.

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Hey Photoshop and Lightroom Fans! Tomorrow is the last day the Photoshop Photography Program is open for everyone to join at $9.99 a month. Sign up by midnight on December 31, 2013 and get access to Photoshop and Lightroom, plus all the benefits of a Creative Cloud single-app plan for just $9.99 per month.

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After that, the program will be available at $9.99 per month for anyone who owns a CS3 product or later. That special price is available until February 28, 2014.

Happy New Year from the Photoshop and Lightroom teams!
Pam Clark
Director of Product Management, Photoshop

Sketchfab Brings Artists’ 3D Expressions to Life

Have you ever seen a gorgeous 3D model spinning on a website – maybe a modern architectural rendering you can rotate around or zoom in and out of, or an original creation someone’s showcasing in their Behance portfolio? The magic behind it all is Sketchfab, a web service to easily publish and display truly interactive models – you simply, embed and share.

Residential Exterior from 1 Pixel Studio on Sketchfab.


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Francois Veraart Experiments with Blending 3D Effects and Photography

You might have to do a double take when you first see Francois Veraart’s 3D creations. Veraart joins a modern wave of creatives whose work harkens back to the trompe l’oeil style painting of the 17th century masters. Those artists created still life paintings with detail and depth so astonishing, you wanted to reach out and touch them.

Veraart is a freelance designer in the Netherlands who has spent the last twenty years as an illustrator in the advertising world. He began his career hand-drawing his designs and over time adopted a digital workflow. More recently, he’s been exploring new creative avenues, blending 3D effects with photography to achieve a realistic effect. As more and more clients request this type of treatment, he’s able to play with 3D in ways that feed his own personal fascination with depth, light, texture and realism.
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Photoshop Photography Program Extended to Dec. 31 (UPDATE)

UPDATE: The Photoshop Photography Program is back for a limited time. Take advantage of the offer here.

We are delighted to announce that we are extending the period that the Photoshop Photography Program is available without restrictions to December 31, 2013. The offer is available to everyone, regardless of whether you have purchased a previous Adobe product.  Sign up before the new deadline and get access to Photoshop & Lightroom, plus all the benefits of a Creative Cloud single-app plan for just $9.99 per month.

Photoshop Photography Program


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Kirsty Mitchell Reveals Her Latest Masterpiece in ‘Wonderland’

As a member of the Photoshop team, I am lucky to experience incredible digital photography on a daily basis that involves thousands of post-production intricacies. What struck me about Kirsty Mitchell, based in Surrey, England, was the amount of detail in each of her photographs, most of which is created during months of pre-production. At first glance, you might think her stunning images are the result of heavy Photoshop editing, but in reality her final product stems from a sublime mixture of artistic vision, intricate set and costume design, old school work ethic and an unwavering dedication to tell a very emotional personal story from the heart.

She'll Wait For You In the Shadows Of Summer, By Kirsty Mitchell


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Photoshop Playbook Tutorial Series Solves Common Problems

One of the best parts of being on the Photoshop team is seeing how eager our community is to learn more about Photoshop. This is evidenced by the hundreds of Photoshop tutorials across YouTube and the web. We’ve noticed over time that most of our customers don’t seek Photoshop help as it relates to individual features like content-aware patch and camera shake reduction. Many customers want to learn how to use a combination of Photoshop tools to solve a problem.

That’s why we created a tutorial series just for solving problems. It’s called the Photoshop Playbook, and it’s dedicated to answering the questions we see most across our social channels, like how to make a fine-hair selection, how to remove an ex from a photo, or how to whiten teeth.


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