Why Download Photoshop When You Can Stream It?
The days of buying a disc to install a program are long gone. While it was only a couple years ago that Adobe moved to a cloud-based creative suite, holding a software disc in your hand already feels like ancient times. Access to the suite is getting even more accessible with Project Photoshop Streaming which allows you to access Photoshop right from your browser. Now how old does that disc look?
The capabilities of Project Photoshop Streaming are exactly the same as what you’ll get when you download the program from the Creative Cloud. In fact, with access to the Creative Cloud, and the addition of the Creative Profile, you’re becoming less and less bound by hardware anyway, so what perks could streaming Photoshop have to offer?
First off, Project Photoshop Streaming is not downloaded to your computer, but instead runs in a “virtualized environment” so you can run it right from your Chrome browser or Chromebook. All files link back to Google Drive, meaning they’re already backed up in the cloud.
With this large program running on Adobe/Google’s servers, you don’t need a super powerful computer to run it. When you install Photoshop, you’re just installing a web app, so it’s not taking up excess space on your computer. But on the backend, Google had to do some serious manipulating to get the thing to work. When you’re running Photoshop from your browser, Adobe and Google are running the app on a server and streaming a video of the app to your browser. Whoa.
The downsides (besides having to be connected to the Internet) are that the web version doesn’t have printing or 3D capabilities… yet. It also doesn’t run on a graphics processing unit, which means some graphic features are unavailable right now. There’s a complete list of those right here.
Seeing as Adobe launched this project in partnership with Google, it’s currently available exclusively for Chromebooks and Chrome browsers on Windows devices. If you’re an Adobe education customer with a Creative Cloud membership, then you may soon be able to join the 1,600 users with access to the beta version.
While we’re still head over heels for the recent updates to the Creative Cloud, web capabilities open a whole new door. When you’re working from a browser, you’re less confined by which machine you’re working with, and you can fully explore the capabilities of a program without having to worry about your work files cramming up space on your computer.
Adobe hasn’t announced an official release date, but we’ll be excited to try it when it does.
What do you think about the beta Project Photoshop Streaming? Let us know in the comments!
(h/t Venture Beat)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)