Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop 2021 Classroom in a Book now available

Working together with co-author Andrew Faulkner, I have revised the Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book for the 2021 release for Adobe Press, and you can now order the book! This is the sixth edition of the Photoshop Classroom in a Book that I’ve updated. A 35% discount code is available later in this article.

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macOS 11 Big Sur. Image courtesy Apple Inc.

macOS 11 Big Sur: Will Adobe software work?

With the announcement of macOS 11 Big Sur, you’re probably wondering if your Adobe software will work in this macOS upgrade.

Here’s the short version: As with most macOS major upgrades, it’s best to wait until all of the software you use is properly updated for it. If you decide to go ahead, you’ll want to run the most current version of Creative Cloud applications on the new system. Because of changes and tighter requirements by both Apple and Adobe, a much smaller number of old applications are going to run in macOS 11 Big Sur than in past upgrades. If you can’t or don’t want to upgrade your applications to current versions, you should delay upgrading to Big Sur.

With every macOS upgrade, full information about compatibility is typically not available on the day the new system is released or even shortly after. More information emerges over time, as Apple, Adobe, and other software developers test with the final public release and produce updates with fixes. I’ll update this article as new information comes out.

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Photoshop 2020 Classroom in a Book now available

Working together with co-author Andrew Faulkner, I have revised the Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book for the 2020 release for Adobe Press, and you can now order the book! This is the fifth edition of the Photoshop Classroom in a Book that I’ve updated. A 35% discount code is available later in this article.

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macOS 10.15 Catalina: Will Adobe software work?

With the release of macOS 10.15 Catalina, you’re probably wondering if your Adobe software will work in this upgrade to macOS.

Here’s the latest update: On October 18, 2022, Adobe released the 2023 versions of Adobe Creative Cloud applications. With this release, the minimum version of macOS required to run the new 2023 versions is now macOS 11 Big Sur. That’s because every year, Adobe advances the system requirements by one year, which is also what Apple does (Apple provides updates and support for only the last three major versions of macOS, dropping the oldest one every year). So if you use a Mac running macOS 10.15 Catalina, that version of macOS is no longer able to run the latest versions of Adobe Creative Cloud software.

A Mac running macOS 10.15 Catalina can continue to run the 2022 versions of Creative Cloud software, and the Creative Cloud desktop app can still install them. However, Adobe provides support for only the last two major versions of Creative Cloud software. If the major upgrades for 2024 follow the same established pattern, the 2022 versions and therefore support for macOS 10.15 Catalina will be completely dropped when the 2024 versions are likely to be released in October 2023. When that happens, you will be able to continue using Adobe Creative Cloud applications that you already installed on macOS 10.15 Catalina, but will no longer be able to reinstall them.

The rest of this article was written for when macOS Catalina was originally introduced.

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How to Perceive Brightness More Accurately — CreativePro.com article

Are your prints too dark, or does your published work appear darker (or lighter) than expected? If so, you might benefit from making simple adjustments to your editing environment.

In my article on CreativePro.com, I explain how the way you perceive the brightness of your work depends on a combination of application settings, operating system settings, and display settings. To read the article click the link below:

How to Perceive Brightness More Accurately at CreativePro.com