Photoshop Week and FREE older version of Adobe Creative Suite

The first day of creativeLIVE’s Photoshop Week had something for everyone, whether veteran or newbie.  I picked up a few tips on things like advanced retouching methods such as frequency separation.  Both of the teachers I watched today (Khara Picanic and Lindsay Adler) were very knowledgeable about their respective topics, and demonstrated a variety of techniques in an easy to follow fashion.  Today was just the beginning – there are five more days full all kinds of Photoshop features, and this is a wonderful opportunity to glean new information – all for free.

Don’t have Photoshop?  Adobe Creative Suite 2, with 7-year old versions of many popular Adobe programs, is now available for free downloads.  While these programs are no longer supported and Adobe cautions that they may no longer run smoothly with modern operating systems, in general most operating systems are backwards-compatible with older programs (I have not personally tested Adobe Creative Suite 2 on a new machine, as I have a more recent version, but most other older programs I’ve tried reinstalling on newer computers have run well).

Creative Suite 2 includes multiple programs, all also available individually:

  • Acrobat
  • After Effects
  • Audition 3.0
  • GoLive CS2
  • Illustrator CS2
  • InCopy CS2
  • InDesign CS2
  • Photoshop CS2
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0

With free software and free instruction – what will you create today?

Upcoming Week of FREE Photoshop Classes!

Whether you are a Photoshop master – or a complete beginner – there will be something you can learn from photoshopWeek on creativeLIVE’s live broadcast February 25th to March 2nd.  6 days, 12 instructors, 43 classes – all FREE to watch during the live broadcast (and available for purchase during or after).  Topics include customizing Photoshop, retouching, working non-destructively, workflow, Lightroom, and more!  There is really enough content for two weeks, but they are live broadcasting two classes at once on different channels.  If there are two classes you want to see playing at the same time – don’t sweat  – catch the rebroadcast that evening (enroll in class for email notifications on rewatch time).

I’ll be checking out some of the classes, particularly Ben Willmore’s classes.  He is an excellent instructor, and I was extremely impressed with his “Photoshop Mastery: Advanced Masking” class a few weeks ago, so I’m looking forward to his latest tips and tricks.  Feel free to say “hi” to me in the class chatrooms if you see me ;D