May 07, 2013
It seems Adobe has finally taken a stand and drawn a line in the sand.
Adobe's flagship photo editing tool Photoshop will no longer be available for
purchase whether as a boxed purchase or digital download, instead new versions
of Photoshop, will be called Photoshop CC (for 'Creative Cloud') and can only be
obtained by purchasing a subscription-based service, the same goes for the rest
of the suite, so we'll see also Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Dreamweaver CC and
Premiere Pro CC.
The Times Are A Changing!
Adobe announced there will never be a Photoshop CS7, Instead the new version of
Photoshop, Photoshop CC will be available from June 17th via the subscription
based service, with pricing starting at $50 for a monthly subscription.
Photoshop CS6 will still be made available to buy for anyone who doesn't want to sign
up for the Creative Cloud - but none of the new updates are going to be added to it.
Why Creative Cloud?
The benefit for the consumer of the Creative Cloud is that they can take advantage of new
features Adobe develops immediately, rather than having to wait 12 months for the next boxed
version to hit stores. Rather than the traditional 'buy the box' business model, the Creative
Cloud is an existing subscription-based service, where you essentially rent the whole range of
creative software from Adobe.
"Lets be honest, the main reason is to stop world-wide on-line theft, whether it be illegal
warez digital downloads, the hacked portable versions or the full cracked versions available
all over the web. Adobe is and has lost an incredible amount of money due to piracy".
The Dangling Carrot!
So what will the new Photoshop include? Here are a few updates posted:
Camera shake reduction - a feature which was revealed last month, a tool that helps
to reduce motion blur in your photos.
Smart Sharpen - analyses images to produce the best possible sharpening, while minimizing
halos and noises. With 'intelligent up sampling', Adobe says users will be able to increase
the size of an image, large enough for a billboard, without pixelation.
Advanced Healing brush - enables you to 'heal' or 'patch' images with a brush stroke instead
of the usual circular area.
The 3D features and high-end image analysis tools of Photoshop Extended - an existing, pricier
version of Photoshop CS6 - will be included in Photoshop CC
The Behance creative pro social network, purchased by Adobe in March, will be built into all the
major CC applications, enabling you to post your projects instantly to Behance for feedback.
A new workflow from Photoshop CC to Edge Reflow CC, promised for this summer, that will enable you
to build web designs in Photoshop that can easily be turned into responsive websites.
In total, Adobe promises "literally hundreds" of updates and new features to its Creative Suite tools.
"Has Adobe Alienated The Common Man / The Everyday User"?
Who can afford a $50 monthly bill to use Photoshop.
The Creative Cloud is a tempting treat, but honestly, how many everyday users will invest their money
and time learning the other tools most will never have use for.
What becomes of the offspring of Photoshop, Adobe Elements, will it continue or be discontinued.
As a business I think Adobe has done the right thing, but as an everyday user I feel Adobe alienated
its customers for the professional community that can afford the Creative Cloud price tag.
May 04, 2013
Grunge Box Overlay Brush Set 2013 contains seven LARGE brushes, each brush measures
2000 pixels or more. I have also included, as a bonus the .JPG file for each brush.
Hope this set may be of some use, have fun and please obey the rules.
DOWNLOAD THE ZIPPED SET HERE:
Shadowhouse Creations Birds Brush Set 4 contains ten assorted bird brushes of various sizes.
This set was created in Photoshop CS3 which can be used in Photoshop Versions CS3 and
above, plus Adobe Elements.
Please obey the rules and have fun
DOWNLOAD THE ZIPPED FILE HERE:
April 28, 2013
It seems I have surpassed the 5 million page views, who would have guessed, certainly
I would like to thank each and everyone who takes the time and effort to drop in, which in this
day and age of so many blogs and websites of interest isn't something I take lightly.
Without you, I wouldn't have friends, followers or an audience to share with ........
I re-post this for those who may not have ventured to my footer and read this : About This Blog
posted, for it was my true intentions then and it still rings true today, four years later.
"Shadowhouse Creations was created in November of 2009 and employs an army of one,
myself alone. Seems no one likes working for free these days. Shadowhouse Creations is
located on the outskirts of a small mid-western town, in a spare bedroom of my house,
converted into an office, art room and PC room. How Chic!
Here at Shadowhouse Creations we/i harness no Illusions of grandeur, all you see here, are
creations of mine, such as textures, photoshop brushes, tutorials, layer masks, photoshop and
artistic tips, calendars, posted web resources of interest and other things I hope of interest.
It is my pleasure to provide free resources for like-minded people."
I really am touched to have such a faithful following.
April 22, 2013
Splatter Mask Set Two like set one, contains six overlay masks of various splatter
effects which can present countless possibilities in using.
Each overlay mask measures 2500 X 2500 pixels in size, also I have made them
PSD files which preserves the files, plus I have made the mask a separate
transparent layer for those who may want to convert / make a separate PNG file.