1. Hey ladies! Quick note to let you know that CC2014 can be set up to sync your presets to the cloud. If you do that first, then CC2015 will automatically sync them back for you. For the first time ever, I didn’t have to reinstall any of my brushes, styles and actions. I did have to copy my scripts from 2014 to 2015.

    Also, if you click the ADVANCED button when you are upgrading, you can choose to leave 2014 installed on your computer that way if you are missing anything, you can go back and get it.

      • I do believe you had to set it up. And initially, it was buggy. But they put out an update that fixed a lot of things. I highly suggest you go into CC2015 preferences and set it up now.

        • Katherine

          Took the words right out of my mouth Wendy! I was yelling at everybody during the podcast “sync, sync” … (as if they could hear me). Carrie, et. al, another new feature along those same lines is Adobe is phasing out the Extension Manager and add in’s will now managed through the Adobe add-on site. The great part is that this is also sync’d to your account, meaning when you upgrade and/or want that same add-on available on another computer, it’s an automatic download to your copy of PSCC. These are terrific additions. I love that I can keep all my presets and add-ons sync’d between my laptop and desktop automatically. The only thing that doesn’t have any sort of auto-sync’ing are 3rd party plugins (e.g. OnOne, Topaz, Nik Collection, RadLab, etc.). Those have to be reinstalled (or copied via the appropriate folder from a previous version of PSCC) when you upgrade.

  2. Carla

    You didn’t mention the best thing about Amazon Prime for us memory keepers- There is UNLIMITED photo storage for members. That’s right, UNLIMITED! You can use it for off-site backup, etc.

  3. Someone (sorry can’t remember who) mentioned an article on The Daily Digi of Steph’s process for getting her files organized ahead of time. I can’t find it anywhere on the site. Could someone share the link?
    Enjoy the show each week. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together.

  4. So let’s just say..for the sake of hypotheticals…that you have been too chicken to actually start with CC until 2015 (not that this scrapper is that chicken). How would my presets/preferences and such migrate from say…CS5? 🙂 #soasksthechicken

    • I found this info Sara, but it seems to be for CS6, so I don’t know how much it will help:
      Choose Edit>Presets>Migrate Presets… and follow the on-screen instructions.


      That link tells you how to manually move around your presets/preferences:
      If you want to bring your presets from one computer to another, or to an offline computer, manually export then import your presets.

      On the computer that has the presets you want to migrate:

      Open Photoshop.
      Choose Edit > Presets > Export/Import Presets.
      Choose Export Presets.
      Select the presets to migrate.
      Click Export Presets.
      Select the folder to export your presets to. Choose a folder you can use to transfer the files using a USB drive, network, or online sharing service.
      From another computer that you have transferred the folder from step 6 to, choose Edit > Presets > Export/Import Presets from within Photoshop.
      Choose the folder to import from, and the presets you want to import.
      You can manually import preferences from Photoshop CS6 to Photoshop CC by using Export/Import Presets:

      Choose Edit > Presets > Export/Import Presets.
      Select Import Presets.
      Select the presets you want to import, or Add All.
      If you saved your presets to a folder that is not the default, select Select Import Folder, and choose the appropriate folder.
      Click Import Presets.

    • I think in CS5, you’d have to do it all manually. So, go into your Presets and one by one, select the drop down for each category. (brushes, styles, etc) Select the first one, shift click to the last and click SAVE. These are great to keep as backups anyway. Do this for all your presets that are in the preset manager.

      Then, you want to save 3 other things… you can save your workspace, so all your windows are where you like them. (I cannot remember where PS puts this file, but it might be in your Applications>Adobe Photoshop>Presets folder.)

      You can go to your actions panel and save out each action set.

      And, you can go to your Scripts folder and save out all your scripts that are installed directly into Photoshop. (Applications>Adobe Photoshop CS5>Presets>Scripts)

      Finally, you’ll want to save any plugin preference files. You might have to refer to the original plugin developer on ways to do that.

      Then, I’d install CC 2015 without uninstalling CS5. The good news is that loading them into CC 2015 is easy. Just drag and drop the ASL, ABR, ATN, etc. right onto Photoshop and it loads in. Copy the Scripts to the CC 2015 folder. And, manually load the workspace from the Window>Workspace menu.

      Once you get CC 2015 all set up, be sure to go into your sync settings and set up cloud syncing which will keep your presets synced between computers and serves as a backup.

  5. Great show…I listened to it on the drive to Snow Hill and OC. That’s for you Carrie! and I echo the turn off the notifications sounds. My dh jumps at each email but I ignore them all until it’s time to have a break. FB is the ultimate ‘down the rabbit hole’ time suck. I know cause I’ve done it!

    • I have been soooo much better at not getting sucked in and turning notifications OFF this past week! I actually feel a little less scattered than normal, so that’s a nice side effect. 🙂 Also, glad we kept you company during your drive 🙂 You’ll have to share some pages you’ve made with your Delmarva stories!

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