The Photoshop gods have decided to release a Photoshop update pretty much during the workshop. The upgrade is from CS3 to CS4. That's either good or bad timing depending on how you view glasses half full of water. I am excited about the upgrade and know that CS4 will GREATLY enhance, improve, and speed our digital workflow. I've been looking carefully at the updates and they are very exciting. Lot's of WOW factor! It's a whole new world. Again, this is a significant upgrade that will shake up and improve the way we work on images.
So, here is the plan. If CS4 is available by the time the workshop starts, I will teach the new CS4 tools and techniques. So no matter what version of Photoshop you currently have, either plan on upgrading to CS4 if it is available, OR simply download the 30 day free trial and install it just in time for the workshop, so that you can follow along during the workshop with your 30 day free trial.
Remember if you are only planning on using the trial, Do not install until the workshop begins, so that you can make sure to have access to it during every weekend of the workshop.
I would think that it will be ready by the workshop, but in the event that it isn't, you will need CS3. Note that they have disabled the CS3 free trial!
Here is the link to the webpage where you can be notified when the new version and trial becomes available.
I will be shooting in the Tetons from Sept. 24 to October 5th, so I might be hard to reach......