Two quick updates. First, in connection with the publication of the second edition of Photoshop LAB Color, Peachpit Press asked me to do a promotional article. It’s called “When Too Much Is Just Right: A Decade of Changes in LAB Color Technique,” showing several examples of why it pays to adopt a policy of producing excessive color and then reducing it rather than trying to force the correct amount of color into an image that is too dull.
Second, the release of Photoshop 16.0.1 corrected a bug that was preventing deployment of the PPW panel in earlier versions of Photoshop CC2015. We can now therefore release something that we think works, although it’s too early to call it anything but a beta release. Adobe is ending the life of Adobe Extension Manager, which cannot be used to install into CC2015 although it still is the main way to install into previous versions.
Therefore, the new process requires a custom installer. The download package, which you can pick up at our free resources page, contains a long PDF and a video explaining the procedure. What you need to know now is:
*If you aren’t using CC2015 you should still use the existing installation procedure. The new version adds no new capabilities.
*If you have never used CC2014 and are moving directly to CC2015, the new download procedure will not cause any conflict, but you must be sure that your version of CC2015 is 16.0.1 or higher.
*If you currently have the panel running in CC2014, you must uninstall it using Adobe Extension Manager before using the new installer to put the panel in CC2015, otherwise neither version will work. If you wish to use the panel in both CC2014 and CC2015, you must first deinstall the CC2014 panel, then use the new installer twice, once for each Photoshop version.
*If you are having trouble with the install, granted that these are basically two different products, we now have two separate troubleshooting pages. Click here if you are having trouble with an AEM installation (CS5/CS6/CC/CC2014). For problems with the new beta installer (CC2015, or CC2014 plus CC2015) click here.