Over the past several days, the excitement surrounding our “announcement” that CS5 is coming has really been amazing. The Twittersphere has been a-buzz with people asking when CS5 will be released, what’s new in their favorite product, what’s it going to cost and a multitude of other questions, hopes, suggestions and general comments. My favorite question making the rounds right now is whether or not the videos of Content Aware Fill, which the Photoshop team has posted on Facebook, is in fact real. Well, I can definitely confirm that it IS real – and I even got to sneak it to a few people at SxSW. If you are on Twitter, have a look at the #CS5 hashtag to follow the conversation. If you are a Facebook’er, check out our many fan pages to join in the discussion around your favorite product.
Now, while I would like to provide you with all the answers to all of your questions, I can’t – at least, not just yet. You will have to wait until April 12th and our official Launch Event. But that is still 12 days away – so… in order to make the pain even more unbearable, we came up with an idea.
Starting today, April 1st, and continuing every day up to April 12th, we have decided to give away a copy of Creative Suite 5 to one lucky (and quick) individual. We have chosen our friends at Gowalla to help us with this. Here’s how it works - at some random point during the morning, we will start to hint where the copy will be placed. At noon that day, a copy of CS5 will be “placed” in a top secret location. If you have guessed right, you will be at that location and will check in via Gowalla to see the item, if its not already claimed by a quicker clicker, its yours.
The first person to log into Gowalla after the item is dropped, will be notified that they have “found a virtual copy of Creative Suite 5″ that can be redeemed for a real version by adding the item to their Gowalla collection. The winner will get to choose whether they want Design, Web or Production Premium. See the Terms and Conditions here.
It’s that simple. So grab your running shoes – the first copy of Creative Suite 5 will “appear” some time today… Good Luck!