I used my NAPP membership and pre-ordered my Adobe CS5 suite. I have been a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals since I have been using Photoshop. I still feel that is the best $99 value around. Although I don’t use it as much as I did when I began using PS, I find that I still turn to NAPP for tutorials, advice and great discounts. And this brings me to the 15% discount I recieved on my new CS5 Suite. I saved $225. That more than covers the cost of NAPP. It is not only a great learning resource but it is a great deal! Follow the link in the side bar for more info.
I know that each new version of a software has a few new tricks or features that are nice but do you really need them? Photoshop has had 12 versions since its inception in early 1990’s. Each version has had great new features, but can you live without them? That, of course, depends upon what you do with photoshop. But this time, Adobe has made some spectactular changes. My favorite feature is the new “content aware fill” feature. The hours spent cloning out telephone wires or trying to blend the sky that was lost when building panoramas are a thing of the past. With content aware fill these corrections can be done in a matter of seconds. It is Photoshop magic at its best. Podcast from Lynda.com top new features in Photoshop CS5 . This is a brief overview of the best new features in CS5.
To learn all the new features, you can struggle through the steep learning curve. Wait for the hints on the forums or the easy way is to take an online course. I have tried several different sites and have found Lynda.com to be the most effective and easist to use. It also has a vast library of titiles and software to chose from. A subsciption to Lynda.com is the best learning gift you can give yourself. Use the button on the side bar to get more information on Lynda.com
for winning the Giclee of New England “Sign of Spring” photo Competition. Her Photo of Hadley Massacusetts is a great example of Spring in New England, with the flowering shurbs in the foreground backed by the bare hills.
Upload your best spring shot taken between 4-1-10 to 4-15-10 to our fan page on Facebook . We will chose our favorite and the winner will recieve a free print of the image up to 16×20 on Kodak Luster photo paper. Limit is one up load per day from now until 4-16-10 (max 8 from each photographer-one per day). If you are a painter, upload a spring painting.
If you really blow me away, you could be in contention for an upcoming gallery show.