Adobe Creative Suite

Most Valuable Plug-Ins: Cover story for InDesign Magazine

The cover story for the September 2020 issue of InDesign Magazine is my article InDesign MVPs: Most Valuable Plug-Ins. InDesign Magazine asked me to highlight the winners of a survey where they asked InDesign experts about their favorite plug-ins, scripts, and other third-party tools for Adobe InDesign. How do these add-ons extend what’s possible with InDesign?

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Introducing Share for Review: Article for InDesign Magazine

InDesign Magazine has published my article Introducing Share for Review, for the July 2020 issue. I talk about the new Share for Review collaborative commenting feature, the latest in a long line of InDesign review workflows. What’s new or different about it?

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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 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.

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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!