Photoshop CS6 Training … Again

Adobe has announced plans to release the new version of Photoshop (CS6) in all its various iterations within the next 30 days, according to executives who spoke with a most reliable source, Rob Galbraith. Click here to go to the CS6 homepage and find out the official word from Adobe on about anything you might want to know about the newest version (including pricing).

Now, there is a brand new look to CS6, one you may or may not like. And there are a lot of new features and improvements to a bunch of the old stand-by tools. So I urge you to get ready for the fast approaching ship date by downloading the beta version and checking out some of the better information/training sites. At least have some familiarity with the new version so you can continue working while learning (c’mon, you know you need the upgrade). I wrote about all this in a past post, but today we need to re-visit that information because CS6 fever is only going to build and build the closer we get to ship day (within 30 days, remember). So click here for my earlier post (it still is germane and most valuable as a training site roundup).

Scott Kelby draws a lot of attention from a lot of readers. And he is kicking off a week of live shows (the first one already has run) to introduce you to the new version. They run each day at 12PM EST and at 3PM EST through Friday. Then on Saturday all the shows will be available all day long. But then that’s it; following Saturday the archived shows will be for NAPP members only. You may click here for a link to Scott’s shows. Now, this is sort of Scott’s second bite at the apple since he had a CS6 Launch Center previously. But, there always is some value in watching most training sessions, and if you have the time you may want to sneak a peek at these.

However, as I posted previously, the most valuable of all the training sessions I have found are the ones over at lynda.com (which you usually have to pay for). Click here for a generous offer of FREE training from those good folks for a limited time. I’m not sure how long this offer will last, so I would spend a little time on these sessions to bring myself up to speed on this newest-of-new programs. Just my opinion, mind you.

And one last bonus idea for today – a $30 universal gel set for whatever flash you own that contains about any color gel you ever are going to need for any project. And all are guaranteed to fit YOUR flash, no matter which one it is. Click here to view this kit over at Photojojo (they really do come up with some great finds). These gels are designed for color-correcting, for creativity, are crinkle-proof and come in their own (small) carrying case. For $30 this may be just what you have been looking for. I believe it is what I have had in mind for an inexpensive kit for some time now. So I am ordering one tonight and will let you know what I think in a future post.

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