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Adobe CS4 and CS3 Owners: Last Chance Here to Upgrade to CS6

October 18th, 2012 48 comments

[UPDATE (January 2013) – Existing CS4 and CS3 users can still upgrade to the Creative Cloud and receive a 40%-off discount off the regular price.]

Earlier this year, Adobe made a significant change to their Creative Suite upgrade policy that had been in place since CS3 came out in April 2007…

In a nutshell, they said that the older Creative Suite versions CS4 and CS3 will only be able to get upgrade discounts to CS6 until the end of this year…  Starting soon in 2013, only one major version back (i.e., CS5 and CS5.5) will be eligible for upgrade pricing to CS6. This goes for suite editions as well as standalone products like Photoshop.

Here it is, found on their site:

Special upgrade offer for CS3 and CS4 customers

Take advantage of our special introductory upgrade pricing on Creative Suite 6 for customers who own CS3 and CS4 individual products and suite editions. This temporary upgrade offer is valid through December 31, 2012. After that date, only customers who own CS5 or CS5.5 products will qualify for upgrade pricing to CS6.

Read the details about our Creative Suite upgrade policy »

See the upgrade pricing for your product »

In other words, Adobe’s longtime “three versions back” upgrade policy will last only until the end of this year… Starting in January 2013, owners of any product older than CS5 would have to pay full price, or switch to the Creative Cloud instead.

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Free Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beginner Tutorial: Top 10 Techniques

October 10th, 2012 14 comments

Watch the Free Photoshop CS6 How-to Tutorial: Top 10 Techniques

Adobe Evangelist Terry White has a great new training session out to show you how to get started achieving immediate and powerful results using new Photoshop CS6… The 40-minute class covers the basics and steps through how to accomplish the top 10 things that beginners always want to know how to do.

But even seasoned Photoshop users are saying they learned new techniques from the tutorial video below…  Here’s the overview, plus some user reviews:

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How to Run Multiple User or Computer Licenses for Adobe CS6

October 8th, 2012 104 comments

Learn more about Adobe Volume Licensing or get an Instant Quote

One of the most popular articles on our site is How Many Systems Can I Run Adobe CS6 On? That covers Adobe’s single user rules for their standard off-the-shelf retail software purchased for home or home office use.  But how about for the rest of the world – for groups, teams, businesses, studios, companies, schools, and other organizations? What if you need an open license to run Creative Suite 6 (or other products) concurrently with multi-users on a number of computers on your network?

Fortunately Adobe has an answer for this that makes sense – that’s easy and saves time with reduced maintenance via simple license management across your site… Why shuffle and keep track of individual serial numbers between different machines? Why worry about whether your software needs to run on a PC or a Mac?

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Adobe SWITCH Coupon is Back! Save 30% on CS6 Premium Suite

September 6th, 2012 2 comments

[UPDATE – See all of Adobe’s current deals & discounts!]

A year ago Adobe featured probably their biggest promotion ever, the extremely popular “Switcher” offer for 50% off Premiere Pro and the Production Premium suite…

Now that CS6 is out, they’ve just relaunched the deal in a smaller but still very attractive form – they’re now offering 30% off the price of the Full CS6 Production Premium suite with coupon code SWITCH, or 40% off membership to the new Creative Cloud, which includes all CS6 tools and more.

Save up to 40% on Adobe CS6 Photo and Video Tools with New Promotion and Coupon Code!

The offer is geared for owners of competitive software as well as owners of older Adobe suites who can now buy the latest CS6 release (Windows or Mac) at a terrific savings, and these discounts are available all over the world…

The promotion is officially targeted at video users and creators, but because the suite contains top products like Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, Flash Professional, and Audition in addition to Premiere Pro, After Effects, Prelude, and SpeedGrade (see the complete list of applications included), many customers can take advantage of this sale.  For example, the normal price of Photoshop CS6 Extended is US$999, but with this special you get that plus an entire suite of 8 other top products for US$1329 total.

[ First Look: Adobe CS6 Production Premium Suite — What’s New? ]

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Adobe Coupon Code: Save 10% Sitewide in US, Canada, UK & Europe

August 27th, 2012 1 comment

[UPDATE – See all of Adobe’s current deals & discounts!]

Just out for the end of summer season, quite a rare occurrence – a new promotion code to save 10% storewide on Adobe products (full or upgrade) when your total purchase is US$375 and up. However, this new coupon isn’t just for the USA – it’s for all of North America plus most any­where in Europe as well, including the many countries listed below… The savings also extend to all orders for the recently released new Creative Suite 6.

Save 10% with Coupon Code for Adobe's Labor Day Sale

This Labor Day and Back-to-School Sale runs through Monday, September 10th in North America, and until Friday, August 31st everywhere else.  It can be used for any products in the Commercial or Educa­tion Adobe Stores (Commercial-only intern­ationally), although it’s not valid for sub­scription or volume licensing purchases.  It’s limited to one discount per customer and you must use the offer code linked here:  Adobe10.

Here are the minimum purchase amounts (order size to qualify) by country:

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New Adobe “Back to School” Coupon Code for Students & Teachers

August 7th, 2012 13 comments

New Adobe Coupon Code: Save Up to $100 More on Student & Teacher Edition Software!

[UPDATE – See all of Adobe’s current deals & discounts!]

Back to school, already?  Wow, either time flies or the summers are getting shorter…

Anyway, it’s that time again – at least for the sales to start.  Adobe is now offering up to $100 off the already-discounted prices of the new Creative Suite 6 Student and Teacher Editions with our special promotion code below in the North America Education Store. Meanwhile, customers in UK/Europe can save €75/£65 on CS6 Premium suites plus get free shipping!

This extra bonus means that the savings for most of these products approaches 80% off the regular prices… To get the discount applied to your online order, you just need to use our exclusive promotion code “BTS12PRODESIGN” at checkout. Internationally, no offer code is needed to get the savings – just visit the online Adobe Education Store in your region.

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Adobe Creative Cloud CS6 Giveaway! Win FREE Annual Membership

August 2nd, 2012 253 comments

[UPDATE – Also see our new Adobe CC 2017 Holiday Giveaway!]

What is the Adobe Creative Cloud?

Creative Suite 6 has been out since May, for instant download and direct shipping – with many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 5, including hundreds of new features added to the individual applications…

And after giving away CS6 Master Collection and CS6 Design & Web Premium this spring, we’re now offering a free annual member­ship for the Adobe Creative Cloud – and this giveaway is open worldwide.

Adobe Creative Cloud Introductory Promotion - Existing CS Product Owners Save 40%! (*Extended*)

The Creative Cloud includes access to all CS6 applications, as well as Lightroom 4, Adobe Muse, Adobe Edge Preview, plus a collec­tion of great publishing services tied together in a digital hub with 20GB of online space for storing, sharing, and syncing your files.  If you’re our lucky winner you will receive a one-year membership for the full commercial Creative Cloud for Windows and Mac, in any available language.

This product sells for US$49.99 per month for the annual plan, so the total value of the prize for this drawing is as much as US$600.  If you are an existing Creative Suite cus­tomer then the price could be 40% less at $29.99/month for the first year for those who sign up now using Adobe’s introductory offer.

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Adobe Creative Cloud: Frequently Asked Questions – and Answers

July 30th, 2012 157 comments

Learn More about the New Adobe Creative Cloud

Not too long ago Adobe held a series of expert sessions to address common questions and answers about the Creative Cloud offering, which is new on the scene since the release of CS6

We took careful notes plus have expanded the content, and thought we’d share with you below what was learned in those sessions from the Adobe Evangelists.

If you have any questions at all about the Creative Cloud that are not answered here, just leave them in the comments below and we’ll get answers!

[UPDATE (June 2015) – Adobe’s new CC 2015 app release is out! So all Creative Cloud members will now receive the latest CC versions of the tools in addition to CS6 as described below.]

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Watch Adobe ‘Creative Week’ On-Demand: Demos, How-to’s + More

July 10th, 2012 Leave a comment

Watch Adobe Creative Week Shows with CS6 Demos, Tutorials, How-to's, and More!

Adobe’s first-ever ‘Creative Week’ kicked off today in the UK, with 18 hours of free program­ming available either live or on-demand anytime…

The latest trends, the hottest issues, the coolest technology! Join us for lively interactive debates, informative presentations, creative challenges, and exclusive demonstrations broadcast live online over 5 days from our London studio. We’ll be covering every aspect of the creative industry with the help of creative luminaries, industry experts, Adobe evangelists and many members of the creative community.

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What’s the Difference: Photoshop CS6 vs. Photoshop CS6 Extended?

June 13th, 2012 165 comments

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Compared to Photoshop CS6 Extended — What Are the Differences?

[UPDATE (May 2013) – The new Photoshop CC release is always Extended – in other words, PS CC has new features that CS6 doesn’t, and also includes all of the Extended/3D capabilities from CS6… It’s available via the $10 Photography Plan or the complete CC membership.]

It’s a question that’s been around a while, yet we still see it asked a lot… What is the version comparison difference between Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended? The Extended release is Adobe’s top-of-the-line Photoshop product, and they have one page on their site comparing the editions and feature differences, but the link is hidden in a corner and not obvious to find.

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