Here’s the brand new edition of a very handy resource from James Wamser – a complete reference to all versions and features of Adobe Photoshop from CS1 to CC 2023… Similar to his InDesign and Illustrator handbooks, it’s called the Adobe Photoshop New Features Guide: From CS to CC – and this 119-page ebook is available for free download now:
This PDF guidebook comprehensively reviews and compares what’s new in each successive revision of Photoshop from the first CS version in 2003 all the way up to the current CC 2023 release – and covers the details of all the major new features and material improvements along the way.
It’s an impressive compilation of what many people want to know when they ask what’s different between versions… Typically you’ll find articles (like this one) that give the primary differences between two single releases, but never before has there been coverage as exhaustive as Mr. Wamser has carefully compiled with this work – and you can get it instantly here:
Just look for the “Download PDF” icon at the lower right of your browser, once you pull up the book.
It’s also very helpful to check when you need to save back for previous versions of Photoshop (where the featuresets and file formats are older) – this way you’ll know which capabilities prior releases can support, and which they cannot.
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Here’s the backstory on how this guidebook was put together:
About: This guide was created by James Wamser, an Adobe Certified Instructor, to use as a reference while teaching. Feel free to share your comments, errors or how you use it:
New Features: Taken primarily from Adobe.com, Adobe’s New Features documents and Adobe Press Releases.
- Photoshop was developed in 1987 by brothers Thomas and John Knoll, who sold the distribution license to Adobe Systems Incorporated in 1988.
- Photoshop 1.0 launched exclusively for the Macintosh on February 19, 1990. Photoshop 2.5 made its Windows debut in November of 1992.
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