I guess everybody had heard that Adobe have moved their software from a purchase model to a subscription based model and has their own views on the rights and wrongs of that move. I hadn’t really bothered about it much because the cost of subscribing to creative cloud for an enthusiastic amateur was simply too much to make it even remotely worth while.
Recently however, Adobe have added a new price plan to their offering which is aimed squarely at my type of usage. Until Monday 2nd December it is possible to subscribe to a ‘photographers’ plan which gives access to Lightroom and Photoshop for only about £10 per month as long as you sign up for a full year. Since I tend to upgrade my copy of Lightroom each year anyway, which costs me about £50, it seems to make sense for me to subscribe to the plan so this morning I took the plunge and went ahead and signed up.
So I now have access to the full Photoshop CC as well as Lightroom and Bridge. My initial experiments with Photoshop have been quite interesting – I’ve discovered the tilt-shift blur and had a play with adding different effects on non-destructive layers.
Suddenly my Christmas wish list has a whole load of additional books about Photoshop techniques !