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?


Prints on display: Northwest Nocturne

For the first time, I hung art wearing a face mask. This exhibition, Northwest Nocturne, combines my recent interests in night photography, panoramas, and Pacific Northwest subjects. You can view this show, under COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, until June 30, 2020.


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.


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.


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:

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!