The most inexpensive plan for photographers looking to buy into the Creative Cloud ecosystem would be the ‘Photography’ package that includes both the latest versions of Photoshop and Lightroom.
The ‘Photography’ package can be subscribed to for a month.
We imagine that as a creative professional this will purely be for idea generation or getting something onto the page to kick-start the creative process, but it’s a handy option to have, especially in mobile design for quick concepting of UIs. Seasoned retouchers and image technicians will have their tried and tested methods – which won’t change in this release – but for those with less stellar channel manipulation skills, the additions to the Select and Mask workspace are handy.
There’s also the ability to start a project using Adobe Stock templates. But it’s something most artworkers have to do on a daily basis, so anything that can help achieve great results quickly has to be welcomed.
In fact, like every update in the CC 2017 releases, it’s about gradual improvement.
Photoshop CC 2017 remains the most complete and powerful image-manipulation package you can get your hands on, and although there is serious competition from hugely powerful and less expensive rivals (Affinity Photo comes to mind), it's still a sprawling app that's only limited by your imagination and talent.
New to this workspace is the Polygonal Lasso tool, which gives you the ability to make a quick outline of your mask before refining it (and it works in exactly the same way as the standard Polygonal Lasso tool).
There’s also better previewing – holding your mouse down will give you a high-quality preview.
Those looking to continue receiving the latest updates will need to upgrade to a monthly or yearly Creative Cloud subscription.