The bad news for you, izoot, is that you're not addressing Adobe here in the user forums.
You're preaching to the choir—in the desert.
So, not only are you going to spend some time installing CC (the Oil Paint filter was deprecated in CC2014, but it remains intact in CC), but you just wasted minutes writing this post.
without making it clear to your users ahead of time. I never would have
updated Photoshop had I known the Oil Paint filter was going to be yanked.
To be fair to Adobe, this was made clear in their Photoshop blog in April 2014
That's nice that they do that. But some of us have a million other things to do besides read blogs.
I think I own like 665 they ever shipped and v1 beta before that so I have handle on how to use
the app. Again ... I love Photoshop but I hate when they yank the ability to use filters I spent a ton
of money on for previous versions and found very important. I hate when they put out that iPhone
app then offered those "pay for effects" packs. Then they hose all of use who paid to have those
things and again came to use them and find them useful ... then have them just tossed aside ...
these guys are genius developers .... how hard could it have been to post these? To top it all
off PS CC 2014 is dog slow on regular filters it used to fly on. Progress is not always such a good
thing. It's nice that they are expanding the functionality of PS to 3d, video and all that other crap.
Unfortunately for use that do artwork that just sits there ... we get screwed in the deal. PS owns
the market ... all we can do is piss and moan once in awhile. Unfortunate I have to go back to
old machines with old software to do my work ... but at least I can still do it. Not something I can
with the current version
I kept CC and also have CC(2014).
I need CC for my older 3rd party plugins (and Oil Paint).
I need CC (2014) for all the new stuff.
They both can coexist on you computer.
CC was the last version of Photoshop using FLASH
CC(2014) is the beginning of Photoshop sans Flash, using HTML5 instead.
If you have both CC & CC2014 on your computer, there is 1 caveat lurking in Bridge. You need to go to Bridge's preferences File Associations and check JPG, PSD, TIF, BMP etc. file types to see if they associate to CC or CC(2014). Change their association to CC(2014) otherwise CC will launch while you are running CC(2014) and that's confusing.
Thanks thats the route I want. I have been tempted to set up one of my old boxes with ancient verisons
of PS. I sure miss my XaosTools, Terrazzo and KPT just to mention a few of the plugin sets that I loved
so much but never found the support to port over. Sometimes I consider seeing if I can find any good
developers to partner with me on getting some of these old tools ported forward. Probably would cost
an arm and a leg between programming and buying the licenses but the new PS users don't know the
amazing array of plugs and functionaltiy that antique digital artists like me had access too. Maybe this
will be my New Years resolution
Happy holidays folks and Happy New Year as well!!
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