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This past week, Adobe rolled out the new Photoshop CC. This is the upgraded version of Photoshop CS6. With the upgrade comes a number of features, and one particularly needed feature: the import tool. If you've ever upgraded a Photoshop version before, you know how important it is to make sure that all of your tools are directly imported. You also know what a tedious task this can be.

With Photoshop CC, all you have to do to import settings is click 'yes.' You see, the new Photoshop will ask you from the get go: do you wan to import settings? That's all it takes. That's, arguably, the best thing about this new version of Photoshop. But, being Adobe, of course there are more features to take a look at.

Additionally Great Photoshop CC Features

The first thing you'll notice (after importing your previous tools) is that this version of Photoshop looks exactly like (or very similar to) the older CS6 version. If you're not familiar with CS6, you'll have to trust me when I say that finding similarities between the two is a great thing. Photoshop's CS6 has an excellent interface that's hard to beat. Seemingly, Adobe knew it had a good thing going with CS6.

Let's go back to the settings important thing for a moment. The reason why you can now import settings is because of Adobe's new Creative Cloud - a whole different and interesting concept that has to be explained before trying it out.

Accessing the Creative Cloud

Adobe created the Creative Cloud back in 2012. The purpose of the Creative Cloud was to allow tool sharing and importation in addition to generalized sharing. Of course, storage content is part of the deal too. But, to access the Creative Cloud, you will have to pay a monthly fee. You see, Adobe isn't actually selling this software anymore. You have to rent it.

How much will it cost you to rent? Around $49.99 per month. That's a decently high monthly rental fee, but it's worth it if you want to save, import, and share all around. With that fee comes a large 20Gb of sharing in a Dropbox kind of way, so it's worth the fee if you intend to use the Creative Cloud extensively. You'll have to rent Photoshop CC too. The price for this new update is $19.99 per month. Are all of these prices worth it?

Rental Prices and Value

It all depends on how much you use Photoshop. If your life depends on Adobe's software, the price for renting out Creative Cloud space and paying the monthly fee for CC is definitely worth the splurge. If you only use it occasionally, you will feel like you're paying more for the price of the rentals.

So, you see, it's all how you look at it. Adobe has definitely added some great design, filter, and image tools to CC that are worth a shot too. To find out more about Photoshop CC, I suggest checking out the videos on the Adobe site.