The most recent version of Adobe products, called Creative Cloud (CC), was released in summer 2013, but is available only as a monthly subscription. As such, not everyone has been thrilled with the new release. However, one nice benefit of a monthly subscription is the ability to subscribe to just Photoshop for a lower fee than to the entire kit and caboodle. But is it switch from CS6 to CC worth it?
Photoshop CC actually has a good handful of exciting new features, mainly, in the filters department. So, if you find that you use filters quite a bit, switching to CC is probably worth the monthly payment. If the extra filter features are something you can live without, then you are probably fine sticking with CS6. Take a look at the 16 videos below, though, to help you better decide which move is best for you.
And if you have already committed to CC, then have fun trying out the tutorials and honing your Photoshop CC skills!
Adobe Photoshop CC – My Top 5 Favorite Features by Terry WhiteLearn quickly about some of the best features of Photoshop CC from Terry White, a worldwide design evangelist for Adobe systems.
What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CC by Everyday HDRThis video takes a quick look at the best new features in Photoshop CC. An excellent way to very easily see what the new version has to offer.
Photoshop CC Tutorials by Photoshop Training ChannelIf you are completely new to Photoshop CC, then this tutorial is an excellent place to start. It gives an excellent overview of the new features, showing step-by-step how to use each.
Camera RAW as a Photoshop Filter and Playlist by FocalOnlineThis first video in the playlist by Martin Evening shows how to use Camera RAW as a filter. See more videos on the Adobe Photoshop CC Tutorials playlist to learn more about the new features in Photoshop CC, including more Camera RAW functionalities, Shake Reduction, and more.
Camera RAW Retouching Improvements by PSDTuts+This tutorial takes you through more than just using Camera RAW as a filter; it also shows how to use Spot Removal as a paint brush and Visualize Spots to find dust spots from the camera lens.
Smart Sharpen Improvements in Photoshop CC by PSDTuts+Learn how to use the improved Smart Sharpen tool to clarify images and get rid of unwanted halos and noise.
Camera RAW Filter for Skin Smoothing by Whole Cloth ProductionsLearn the benefits of using Camera RAW Filter for smoothing out skin in Photoshop CC, along with step-by-step instructions on how to do so.
Camera Shake Reduction by PSDTuts+This is an excellent, well-done video showing how to best use the new Camera Shake Reduction feature in Photoshop CC.
Gauging the Best Sharpening Settings by Lynda.comIn this tutorial, you will learn how to decide on the best settings for sharpening an image in Photoshop CC. More free videos from this series are available on Lynda’s Photoshop CC video list, or with membership, gain access to the entire series.
Photoshop Air Brushing Tutorial by Roberto BlakeIn this tutorial, Roberto shows how to create smooth skin undestructively using the right tools in Photoshop CC.
Photoshop CC Masking Tutorial by Roberto BlakeWith this step-by-step tutorial, learn how to mask a model’s hair using Photoshop CC.
Photoshop Neon Glowing Lines Tutorial by Roberto BlakeFirst learn how to create glowing lines in Photoshop CC, and then follow some final steps for further enhancing the glow.
Masking with Pen Tool by Roberto BlakeBlake teaches you how to mask hard edges using the Pen Tool to make selections in Photoshop CC.
Black Diamond Text Effect by Ch-Ch-CheckitUsing Photoshop CC, learn how to create an incredible text effect based on the Black Diamond Speed Art text effect from DutchArtFX in 2010.
Rock Text Effect by Photoshop Training ChannelLearn how to create a realistic rock text effect in Photoshop CC using a rock texture and enhancing with effects.
Make an Animated GIF in Photoshop Using Cell Phone Videos by Photoshop Training ChannelIn this extensive video, you will learn how to use Photoshop to edit videos using such features as adjustment layers and the timeline panel.
Editor’s note: This post is written by Jo Sabin