Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Photoshop Beta Download and Video Preview

For those of you who follow my posts about graphics, you know that I don't normally recommend that hobby genealogists purchase some of the more expensive pieces of software that are available and promoted. However, I'm sure that many of you are curious as to what some of this software can do and what it looks like.

Photoshop in particular is pricy and it has a steep learning curve. Professional photographers and graphic artists use it. The latest version is in beta (limited release) but Adobe is offering everybody a peek. And, they are including videos that show you how to do some of the new stuff included in this release of Photoshop.
  1. Click this link to go to the Adobe Labs site.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Getting Started.
  3. Look for the links that will let you download a beta copy and view video(s).
In addition, Lynda (software training website) is offering free videos too. I'm not sure if they're the same videos or Lynda's own videos (a mixture I suspect). I didn't stop to look at them. Click this link to go to the Lynda website page with the training.

b.t.w. Lynda offers lots of training for reasonable sums. The site used to offer unlimited training for a year at a flat fee. So you might want to click around to see if there's something you're interested in pursuing.

Anyway, I'm not a fan of Photoshop; however, it is considered the premier piece of software for photographs. Professionals frequently use it for photo restoration. If you decide to take a peek, I hope you have fun!

1 comment:

  1. I installed the 2010 beta release and had it and 2007 on my computer simultaneously. (Since 2010 was in beta, I did not remove 2007 until after I got my official copy of 2010.)

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