Decorate Your Home With Those Adobe Icon Pillows

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Adobe users rejoice! If you feel that staring at an Adobe Photoshop/Lightroon/Premiere window all day long is not enough. You know, you just want to stare at those lovely icons a bit more when your are done with work, here is the thing for you – Adobe Icon Pillows.

These pillows are not really made for sleeping, but are more of a decoration thing for your sofa or studio (if you are that kind of person).

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Adobe Slaps Creative Professionals In the Face – Launches Re-Branded Microstock Content Leach

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Back when Adobe acquired Fotolia I think most creative professionals were really excited to see what Adobe had in mind for the stock industry.

I mean, a player as big as Adobe had the power to totally re-imagine the sale of stock photography, video and illustration for the benefit of their corporate bottom line and their loyal customer base (after all, creative professionals are the reason Adobe exists in the first place).

But, with todays update to Adobe Creative Cloud, instead we get Adobe Stock – in my opinion, nothing more than a re-branded microstock blood sucking content leach and a slap in the face to creative professionals everywhere.

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Adobe’s GPU Acceleration is Not That Great After All. Yet.

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One of the celebrated improvements in Lightroom CC is the faster performance, said to be up to ten times faster, thanks to the software’s ability to leverage the graphic processor unit (GPU).

A few days after the official release, however, an Adobe engineer shared additional information regarding GPU acceleration and turns out it might not be all that great. Not right now, at least, and not for everybody.

At the moment GPU acceleration is only available in the Develop module, and even then not all editing controls enjoy it.

Additionally, while GPU implementation offers no advantage for some functions, certain others will actually take longer with the acceleration enabled.

This information also applies to Camera Raw 9.0 for Photoshop/Bridge CC.

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Adobe Officially Announces Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6

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As expected, the new Lightroom was just announced and it comes in both CC and 6 versions.

The details mentioned in the premature post we shared earlier today turned out to be spot on, and Lightroom CC will be available as part of the Creative Cloud Photography plan while Lightroom 6 will be available as a standalone item to be downloaded or on DVD.

New Lightroom CC features and videos after the jump.

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Leaked Movie Shows Lightroom’s New Facial Recognition Ability; Lightroom 6 Will Be Available As Well

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A post that seems to have been published a few hours early sheds some light on the software that is scheduled to be released later today.

An unlisted video on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom channel on YouTube was included in the post and provides a lengthy explanation of how the new face recognition feature will work. The fact that the video was uploaded on April 13th, is unlisted, and barely had any views until just recently indicate that the post is both real and that somebody will be in trouble over this.

Good news for those hoping to get a boxed version of Lightroom, as the post confirms that it exists and will be released as well.

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Adobe Adds Morph Cut And Lumetri Color Panel to Premiere, Making Editors Lives Easier

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The next round of updates to Adobe’s Creative cloud for video should be pretty exciting for anyone who is heavy on video editing. Adobe is adding two tools for video editing and color grading that should really streamline the video workflow. They are called Morph Cut and Lumetri Color Panel.

The first one is Morph Cut. This one is aimed at helping you remove all those ‘aa’ and ’emmm…” from a clip. Morph cut is a transition effect that once applied on a jump cut, it smooths out the jump in the speech and makes it look like a continuous talk. (I just wish thy used it on the voice over….)

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Adobe Camera Raw 8.8 Now Available

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Adobe has released ACR 8.8 as a final release for both Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC users.

For Lightroom users and those using older versions of Photoshop, the company has released DNG Converter 8.8.

Other than a few minor bug fixes, ACR 8.8 added support for ten new cameras including the Canon EOS Rebel T6I (750D) and Rebel T6s (760D), Nikon D5500 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 II.

It also adds profile support for a list of lenses in Canon, Nikon F, Sony Alpha, Sony E, Pentax, Sigma, Leica, MFT, DJI and Yuneec mounts.

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New High-End Real Alternative To Photoshop – Can It Shake The Paradigm? (+ Free Beta)

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Photoshop is practically the standard of editing today. Sure everyone will say “Open your editing software”, but what they mean is start Photoshop. There is a good reason for that too. Adobe (and Photoshop) have been in the market for a really long time, they have experience and PS integrate nicely with the Creative Cloud. There are some options out there, but none are considered as fully featured and rounded as Photoshop, which (like microsoft word in their days) make it the de-facto standard.

But all this is about to change if Affinity Photo will have their say.

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Adobe Has Filed A Lawsuit Against Forever 21 For Repeatedly Pirating Photoshop

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In a suit filed on January 28th in the California District Court, Adobe has accused the retail clothing company, Forever 21, with pirating software. Adobe alleges Forever 21 has illegally obtained 63 copies of various Adobe products such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Corel and Autodesk have also joined the lawsuit, citing Forever 21 has pirated copies of their software as well.

The piracy has apparently been an ongoing issue between Adobe and Forever 21. In the suit, Adobe states Forever 21, “continued their infringing activities even after being contacted by Adobe regarding the infringement.” It is not known exactly how the software company was able to track the incident; however, Adobe is in possession of specific registration numbers and dates corresponding to the allegedly pirated software. [Read more…]