If you were one of the many people who have downloaded the new Photoshop CS6 Beta (codename: Superstition) from Adobe you may have been a bit surprised to see the name Superstition and a cat on the opening splash screen. Well, I was surprised when I first launched it too and had to find out what was behind it all.
I talked to Julieanne Kost, Senior Digital Imaging Evangelist at Adobe, about the mysterious figure and she told me the splash page is in reference to the new update of Photoshop being version number 13. To some, number 13 is a lucky number but to others, 13 can be considered bad luck and can be tied to many conspiracies of apocalyptic proportion.
Despite the many people with triskaidekaphobia, I think after playing with this new version, you will be convinced, 13 will be a lucky one for Adobe. There's a lot of new features like tool updates and many processes that were built form the ground up to improve performance greatly. All of which I think make it a good update.