I was invited to join the Adobe Influencer program in June of 2012 at the launch of CS6. Previously I have been happily involved in Photoshop testing since Photoshop 7 (BCS — Before CS numbering). The future has always looked bright through the creative visionaries at Adobe.
Now that Adobe has moved to cloud based services, you actually download your software from Adobe through their subscription service. No more DVD’s. Right from the cloud to your hard drive. This is amazing for you and me because now they push out incremental updates every few months.
Fortunately Adobe and others have comprehensive and complimentary tutorials for your reference.
Some useful links are:
Creative Cloud World Tour 2013 PowerPoint Presentation
Dig in and have fun.