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Free Webcast: Adobe Photoshop CS6 New Features

Register today for our next live webcast, September 18!


Join author Rob Sylvan as he walks you through new features of Adobe Photoshop CS6, features that have the biggest impact on a photographer’s workflow. Find out how this new version of Photoshop integrates with Lightroom 4 and is geared for today’s photographers.

This webcast will teach you to edit photos with the new Process Version 2012 in Camera Raw 7 and Lightroom 4 and how to seamlessly send photos back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop.

This complimentary webcast will cover highlights from three of his works:

  • Taking Stock: Make money in microstock creating photos that sell
  • The Photographers Quick Guide to Photoshop CS6
  • Nikon D3200: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Winners of the National Geographic Traveler 2012 Photo Contest is currently featuring a spectacular collection of the winning photographs from this year’s prestigious National Geographic Traveler 2012 Photo Contest. Click on over for some of the year’s most breath-taking photos, and if you’ve been meaning to brush up on your photography skills, Creative Edge has you covered.

Check out the extensive collection of Photography books and videos available today on Creative Edge.

Creative Edge is going mobile!

Take your training to go with Android and iOS mobile apps!

We are excited to announce a new generation of apps from our parent company Safari Books Online! Safari To Go, the universal name for all of our mobile apps, is now available on iPad, iPhone, Android phones and Android tablets and all of these apps are compatible with Creative Edge.

The best part? These apps are completely free as part of your Creative Edge subscription. Our Safari To Go apps can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, and our Android Safari To Go apps can be found at Google Play.

Learn more:

How to Avoid Faux Weights And Styles With Google Web Fonts

Laura Franz has a good article up on Smashing Magazine that highlights a problem with the recommended implementation method for Google Web Fonts, and Internet Explorer 7 or 8. If you use Google Web Fonts and don’t want your IE users to see faux bold and italic versions of your fonts, check out the advice at the end of Franz’s article, Avoiding Faux Weights And Styles With Google Web Fonts.

Laura Franz is the author of Typographic Web Design: How to Think Like a Typographer in HTML and CSS, which was recently added to Creative Edge. Read it today!

Adobe Announces Open Source Font

Adobe has announced a new type family called Source Sans Pro, which is the first open source font ever released by Adobe. The free Source Sans Pro font includes six weights, from ExtraLight to Black, in both upright and italic styles.

Rachel King at ZDNet reports that “Adobe asserts that this marks another milestone for the company in developing and producing high-quality type tools. After fielding frequent requests for a typeface tailored to an open source environment, this new typeface is touted to be tailored to Adobe users’ specific needs while making another important contribution to the open source community.”

You can get Source Sans Pro at either Adobe Typekit or Google Web Fonts.

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Adobe Patches Critical Issues in Photoshop and Illustrator CS5.x

After some uncertainty about how CS5 security issues would be addressed by Adobe, the company has announced that it is committed to releasing security patches for CS5.X versions of its products, and has just released an important update for those applications. Adobe has now released security updates for Photoshop CS5, CS5.1 and Illustrator CS5 and CS5.5 that fixes arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities that were found in those products.

If you use one of these CS5 versions of either Photoshop or Illustrator, you should update your versions right away. Here’s links to the updates: Photoshop update, Illustrator update.

Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5.1 also has a security issue and is vulnerable to a buffer overflow problem that can lead to arbitrary code execution. Adobe is working on a patch for that one and will release it as soon as it’s ready.

Creative Cloud Webcast with Matt Kloskowski and RC Concepcion

Join Matt Kloskowski and RC Concepcion for the Official Adobe Creative Cloud Q&A Hour on Thursday, May 31 at 3:30 ET, courtesy of Layers Magazine. The webcast will cover the features of Creative Cloud as well as software updates, upgrades, file storage, subscriptions, access, and much more.

Matt Kloskowski is the author of Photoshop Compositing Secrets: Unlocking the Key to Perfect Selections and Amazing Photoshop Effects for Totally Realistic Composites and RC Concepcion is the author of Get Your Photography on the Web: The Fastest, Easiest Way to Show & Sell Your Work. Both are available to read today on Creative Edge.

Is Large Type on the Web the Next Big Thing?

An interesting article in Forbes looks at the growing trend of increasing type size on web pages to make the content more prominent. Noted web designer Jeffrey Zeldman recently demonstrated this technique and explained some of the reasons designers might want to go in this direction in his Web Design Manifesto.

To get quickly up to speed on the latest trends in Web Design, try searching through the extensive collection of related titles on Creative Edge.