December 15, 2006
In order to obtain an Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta serial number (to take it out of the 2 day demo mode) you will need a legit Photoshop CS2, Creative Suite 2 or academic CS2 serial number from the Photoshop CS3 beta serial number generator.
You can not generate a beta serial number from any previous versions of Photoshop earlier than CS2. Also note that work is underway to correct previous serial number generation that some users experienced ealrier on Dec. 15th when the site went live. You should also note that the “About Photoshop splash screen” does NOT show your entire Photoshop serial number. The correct serial number is 6 series of 4 numbers such as xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx.
The serial number for a single-user, shrink-wrapped Adobe branded product is located on the back cover of the CD-ROM jewel case. If you registered online, you can also find your serial number in your Adobe membership account.
For additional help finding your serial number, check this Adobe Service Note.