This Site's Going to Be on Fire

Next week. Tuesday in fact. Here's a frame from the Photoshop CS4 movie. (No joking. This is in fact a frame from the Photoshop CS4 video.):

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Don't Forget to Sign Up for Tuesday's CS4 Preview from Adobe

Before you start your weekend... (Ah, I remember weekends, before I started working on the CS4 One-on-One offerings) don't forget to sign up here to join Adobe for the unveiling of CS4 on Tuesday. They promise brilliance, don'tcha know. (I've been watching Deke videos for days, don'tcha know. Next thing, I'll using phrases like "As it turns out" or "in order to undo that modification.") We're very excited around here to soon be able to debate the new features of our favorite Creative Suite applications with you, the revered citizens of dekeTopia.

When you get to the registration page, you can choose your time for viewing the launch event. You a die-hard, have-to-know-it-first kinda person? I'm thinking go for the "Europe 11AM" slot, and get the scoop before all your North American friends even wake up. Here in California, for me that means something like 3AM depending on Adobe's actual definition of "Europe." OK, in fairness, it says Central European Time, so that's 9 hours ahead for me, which puts me at the much more civilized hour of 2AM. But what is sleep compared to knowledge you can lord over your friends for at least 8 hours, during some of which they may not even still be asleep? (Ah, I remember sleep, of course, that was before I started working on the CS4 One-on-One offerings...) See you at virtual Adobe, my die-hard comrades! Read more » 

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No dekePod Today

 Just a quick note to let everyone know that, while this would normally be a dekePod week, this particular week is not a dekePod week. That week is next week. Specifically, September 23, which will feature a first glimpse at Photoshop CS4.

September 23

In the meantime, I was just a moment ago reviewing the first video edit of this very dekePod. Which brings me to the Greenberg-McCain controversy. Haven't heard? Well then . . . Read more » 

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Gridiron Flow Poised for Beta

Update: As of 29 June 2009, Flow is now shipping. To order a copy at a special dekeOnline discount, go to

Forgive our relative lack of blogging this week. But between Photoshop World and the pre-announcement of CS4, Colleen and I have been maxed to the gills. (Is that the right phrase? I ask b/c it doesn't make any damn sense. Even so, you know what I mean.)

Regardless of how busy we are, things are afoot. For example, if you hold your ear to the ground closely you can hear, just below the thunderous approach of CS4 (think T-rex), a softer but more animated advancement (3 or 4 velociraptors) that I'm thinking might be every bit as exciting. That softer sound is Gridiron Flow.

One of the most ambitious applications I've witnessed in years, Flow stands poised to be that one killer non-Adobe app that every designer cannot live without. (And I don't say that lightly. We designers can live without food, family, sleep, friends . . . just about everything.) Read more » 

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Be Part of the CS4 Announce

Hey kids,

Per CW's post, we can tell you that Creative Suite 4 is on the horizon. But now it appears that there's more we can share.

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