I had no idea Photoshop CS6 has vector strokes. Very interesting indeed.
Adobe has announced that they will release a beta of Photoshop CS3 today (Dec. 15). Needless to say I am awaiting the release with high levels of anticipation as it will come out as a Universal Binary on the Mac, which means a major speed boost for those of us running on Intel-based Macs. The National Association of Photoshop Professionals has some great information about the new package, including videos! Check out some of the new features and UI changes included in CS3.
I’ll post more when I’ve snagged my copy and played around with it.
My copy of Adobe Creative Suite CS2 arrived last night (woohoo!), making me a very happy man. This morning, as I perused my feeds, I came across the great news (via John Nack, via JD on EP) that Apple’s release of the 10.4.8 system update includes significant improvements to Rosetta, the software that ensures older applications will continue to run on newer platforms (like my Intel-based notebook). These improvements, according to Macworld’s benchmarks, provide a 34% improvement for the CS2 suite on the MacBook Pro! The tests specifically relate to image manipulation, so that number actually matters. The same improvements had only a minor impact on non-graphics oriented applications like MS Word, which gained a tiny bump of 3%.
While this isn’t quite as good as Intel-native versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, et al, it is a much appreciated and unexpected improvement. Thanks Apple!