As Expected, Adobe announced the new Photoshop today, Creative Suite 4. You can read the whole press release here: PRESS RELEASE. According to the press release, the Abobe CS4 products will be:

Delivering radical workflow breakthroughs that bring down the walls between designers and developers — and packed with hundreds of feature innovations—the new Creative Suite 4 product line advances the creative process across print, Web, mobile, interactive, film and video production.

I have been using Adobe Photoshop CS4 as a beta tester for 4 month now, and I have mixed feeling about it. The main features that have been updated for photographers in my opinion have all been done already in Lightroom 2.  The non destructive editing in camera raw using the Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter tool, and the Post-crop Vignette are all part of the Lightroom upgrade between version 1 and 2. The Bridge is much faster and easier to use, and offers a lot of the sorting features found in, you guessed it, Lightroom 2. I will be getting into more of what CS4 offers photographers in a future post. 

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals has launched their Adobe photoshop CS4 Learning Center. It can be viewed by everyone, not just members. The Learning center is here:  http://www.photoshopuser.com/cs4/

The most interesting part, at least to me is the Top Ten New Features in Photoshop CS4. An interesting read that might help you decide if the new features are worth the upgrade. 

 

The Adobe Creative Suite DESIGN PREMIUM package:

The Adobe Creative Suite 4 WEB PREMIUM package:

The Adobe Creative Suite 4 PRODUCTION PREMIUM package:

The Adobe Creative Suite 4 MASTER COLLECTION:

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