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The new splash screens are ugly and amateurish! I would imagine that Adobe has terrific, professional, artists on staff, so why not have something that looks professional?
Every time I open one of the programs in Creative Suite, I am surprised. And, I can't find any place on the Adobe website to make a complaint directly.
Anyone else have an opinion??
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Thank you, John -- I read about the design process. I have now lived with the new splash screens for many months, and still do not believe that the extraneous blobs and lines are attractive -- or that the designer(s) got their teams and managers to sign off on this approach. I like the product icons -- it is just the splash screens that ruin the elegant simplicity of the branding.
Well, it could be worse. Some years back, Corel redid the product branding and splash screen for Painter (sort of like Photoshop, but with some important differences). Someone on their design team came up with a nine-fingered hand, for Painter IX. There was a major protest from the design community, and I think some of those old threads are still active on several Painter boards.
OMG -- you are right! It could be worse.
I know this is a bit of a late reply, but I agree wholeheartedly.
The Photoshop splash screen in particular is hideous.
Adobe should hold a competition amongst its users to provide the new splash screens with every iteration of CS
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The wishform link in #1 is still the best way to send your opinion to Adobe
I doubt they have in house artist and designers, the jobs were probably shipped overseas. Like everything else.
I don't know, I think it's kind of cute myself. But unfortunately they set the gamma for the font mixing wrong.
The text is no legible at all. Excepet the Lucky 7.
On a Lucky-7 related note, I like the Easter Egg in version 13.0.5 of Photoshop CS6 for the Mac (visible by holding down the Command key when selecting the "About Photoshop…" menu item in the Photoshop menu😞
Incidentally, some of the Legal Notices" are kind of interesting:
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In Windows 7, when you press the CTRL key while selecting About Photoshop, you get a sketched cat.