Whenever new software is released, such as Creative Suite CS6 on May 7, it's tough to decide whether or not to upgrade. Pro-level software isn't exactly an impulse buy and good reviews can really help you make the decision of upgrading or passing until the next version. I've had the pleasure of reviewing Photoshop, Bridge, and Camera Raw for Macworld Magazine for several versions now, and I'm thrilled to say the review of CS6 went live this morning. It's incredibly comprehensive and covers all the new features, along with a slew of deep yet useful upgrades (such as seeing the fill, opacity, and blend mode settings of hidden layers--whee!). I went way over on word count for this column, though this release is so feature packed that it seemed necessary. You can click this link to read the Photoshop CS6 review on Macworld's web site, and I hope you'll use the social media buttons at the top of the article to share it with friends and colleagues.
For the past several months I've been hard at work updating my book, and I'm thrilled to say that Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual is available for pre-order on Amazon at a wonderfully discounted price of $27. This edition features all new screenshots, new and updated practical techniques, a new chapter on video editing, and the Bridge chapter is actually in the print edition this time around (instead of being an online appendix). And of course, it's written in a conversational, informative, yet jargon-free style. I hope you enjoy it!
To help you get up to speed on all the new features, please join me for a FREE live Photoshop CS6 online workshop May 22-24. And to learn all about the enhancements in ACR, please join me for a FREE live Camera Raw 7 online workshop on May 25. I hope to see y'all there!