Adobe Creative Suite

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 macOS upgrade.

Here’s the short version: Many companies are cautioning users to delay the upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina. 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 10.15 Catalina than in past upgrades. If you can’t or don’t want to upgrade your applications to current versions, you should delay upgrading to Catalina.

Of particular concern: Even if you are running the latest version of Photoshop CC 2019 (version 20.0.6), the list of problems discovered with Photoshop has grown since Catalina was released (details later in this article).

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.

(more…)

Join me at CreativePro Week 2019

I’m giving two talks at CreativePro Week, June 10-14 in Seattle! (Session titles below.) April 15 is the Early Bird Discount deadline. Join me and 40+ industry experts on Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft PowerPoint, and more. To register now, and for more info, visit: creativeproweek.com.

I will present:

CreativePro Week encompasses:

  • The InDesign Conference: The Essential Event for InDesign Professionals (June 10–13)
  • Ps/Ai: The Photoshop + Illustrator Conference for Designers (June 10–11)
  • PePcon: Bridging Print and Digital Publishing (June 12–13)
  • Click: The Presentation Design Conference (June 13–14)

My talks are part of the InDesign and Ps/Ai Conferences.

Hope to see you there!

 

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

Creative Cloud Storage: Where Does It Go? — CreativePro.com article

Where do Adobe Creative Cloud desktop and mobile applications save your work? Does it surprise you to know that there are at least five possible answers to that question? This can cause a lot of confusion, especially for beginners.

In my article on CreativePro.com, I take a closer look at the different forms of Creative Cloud storage, and the different ways that desktop and mobile applications use them.

Creative Cloud Storage: Where Does It Go?

iMac with mac OS 10.14 Mojave desktop image

macOS 10.14 Mojave: Will Adobe software work?

With the release of macOS 10.14 Mojave, you’re probably wondering whether your Adobe software will work in this update to the Mac operating system.

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.

(more…)