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Two Photoshop CS3 Versions Announced, Plus CS3 Online Tutorials

After making the CS3 Beta available about three months ago, Adobe Systems, Inc. has announced that two editions of Photoshop will start shipping this Spring. The first is Adobe Photoshop CS3, and the second is Photoshop CS3 Extended, a completely new edition of Photoshop which according to the company, “includes everything in Photoshop CS3 plus a new set of capabilities for integration of 3-D and motion graphics, image measurement and analysis.” This news was announced at this year’s Photo Marketing Association (PMA) show in Las Vegas, NV.

Scott Kelby, president of NAPP had this to say about the announcement: “Photoshop CS3 Extended will further redefine who the ‘creative professional’ is, allowing cross-media professionals to really push the limits of their craft, while also inviting engineers, scientists and architects to add the power of Photoshop to their arsenal.”

Alexis Gerard, author of “Going Visual” and president of Future Image Inc., said this: “While Photoshop CS3 will remain the digital imaging standard for photographers, Photoshop CS3 Extended is bringing to new audiences the proven benefit of Photoshop, and also exploring feature sets that eventually may benefit a broader market.”

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On a similar note, I was very impressed by a group of tutorials by Terry White, Adobe’s Technical Resources Manager. They can be found on The Adobe Creative Suite Podcast website (screen shot shown above). One example is the tutorial that covers the Photoshop CS3 Beta Photo Downloader. I think it’s especially worth watching because he offers tips throughout the tutorial that might be missed if you were just testing it on your own. You can also subscribe to the podcast from the link on the site, and the left side of the home page has other links worth checking out. You may have also heard about an upcoming online version of Photoshop. More information can be found about that on the Adobe Creative Soutions PR team blog.
Enjoy!

-Andrew

Related Links:

A Selection of Andrew Darlow’s Recommended Photoshop/Imaging Books

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v.1 30 Day Tryout.

The Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta download page.

Adobe Camera Raw 3.7 download page.

Related books on Amazon.com.

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