Photoshop Photography Program: Meet the Deadline in 2 Days  or Pay Double the Price

If you’re planning on dropping Photoshop and switching to another photo editing software, then you can stop reading. Otherwise, you may want to know about Adobe’s new Photoshop Photography Program deadline.

This summer I told you about Adobe’s subscription plans and the Photoshop Photography Program, a $9.99/month deal which includes Photoshop and Lightroom, plus free updates, forever! Initially Adobe gave us until December 31st to sign up, however, this morning a client pointed out to me a new date which contradicts their original graphic below. For those of you who have not signed up for the Photoshop Photography Program, you have until December 8. After that, according to Adobe, the price will skyrocket to about 20 bucks a month.

UPDATE (12/09/2013): Adobe changed their mind again by extending the offer to December 31st. You also don’t need a previous version of Photoshop to take advantage of this deal. What an interesting marketing tactic!

Photoshop Photography Program Deadline
The original deadline was set to December 31, 2013.

Guys, just to be clear. Someone emailed me a couple of months ago, saying that Adobe must be cutting me a nice check for promoting this program. I wish, but this is far from the truth. D&M Imaging is not affiliated with Adobe, nor will they send me a check. I just care about our clients who use Photoshop, because many of our busy photographers still don’t know about this big change by Adobe and how it’s going to affect photographers on a tight budget.

Read: Photoshop Photography Program: What Is It & Who Should Get It? 

What is the Photoshop Photography Program?

If you’ve not heard about it yet, here is Adobe’s quick explanation. This offer includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available; 20GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration; and Behance ProSite for your own fully customizable professional portfolio.

Where to Sign Up for the Photoshop Photography Program?

Since this offer is through Adobe only, you can click here to sign up. It’s quite easy, as described in one of my previous blog posts that you can read by clicking here. You’ll need your serial number from CS3 or a later version.

What’s New in Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5?

If you haven’t updated to a newer version of Photoshop or Lightroom, then you’ll love some of the new tools. Since there are so many, I’ll show you a few that I like. I’d also love to know which ones you like the best. You can share your thoughts in the comments area at the end of this post, and then we can chat chat about it.

Visualize Spots in Camera Raw 8

The Spot Removal tool (Keyboard Shortcut: B) now has a Visualize Spots slider. This tool helps you visualize dust spots from your lens/censor. Once you see the dust spots, you can clean easily clean them in Camera Raw with the Spot Removal tool.

Visualize Spots in Camera Raw

Radial Filter in Camera Raw 8

With the Radial Filter  (Keyboard Shortcut: J) you can control where attention will be drawn in your photos. Also good for vignetting effects. Simply select a specific area, and make exposure adjustments in the tools panel on the right side, as shown in the graphic below.

Camera Raw Radial Filter

Sharpen Shake Reduction in Photoshop CC

The Shake Reduction filter helps reduce motion in your images. You can access it by going to Filter > Sharpen > Shake Reduction. I find it to be effective on images that are slightly blurry.

Shake Reduction in Photoshop

Photo Book Module in Lightroom 5

Head over to the Book module, choose a  book layout, then drag and drop your images onto each page. It’s never been easier to create books. Adobe made a deal with Blurb, so you can publish and print your book through them, or save it to your computer in JPG and PDF formats. Imagine creating proofs or vacation picture books with this easy-to-use tool.

Photo Book Creation in Lightroom

Lens Correction in Lightroom 5

Without a proper lens, it’s hard to take perfect pictures of architecture. Under Lens Corrections you can enable Upright Corrections, then use Auto or Manual options to correct your images.

Lens Correction in Lightroom

Radial Filter in Lightroom 5

The Radial Filter in Lightroom 5 works pretty much the same as it does in Camera Raw 8, which I mentioned above. Create single or multiple vignetting areas in your photos. Use this filter to draw attention to specific areas. The tools panel on the right provides many ways to manipulate the Radial Filter.

Radial Gradient in Lightroom

Your Thoughts. Will You Sign Up For The Photoshop Photography Program?

Weather we like it or not, Photoshop is done with its standalone version. Now that it’s subscription based, will you be signing up before the price goes from $9.99/month to about 20 bucks a month? Let everyone know what you think by leaving a comment in the comments area below. See you next week. Cheers.

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