Excerpt: In this latest book in the series, author Carla Rose tackles the newest incarnation of the imaging standard from Adobe - Photoshop CS (Creative Suite). Photoshop CS is a tremendous upgrade from version 7 and is designed to integrate tightly with the other CS products.
Pros: Pros: Easy to follow. Comprehensive coverage of dialogs. Some good tips for the beginner. The "Sams Teach Yourself" approach will get you started with Photoshop CS.
Cons: Cons: Examples leave a little to be desired for what is, in essence, a professional product. Many of the images published in the book suffer due to the inappropriate quality of the paper stock and the fact that the images themselves are poorly tuned. Examples used in the tutorials are also lacklu...
Excerpt: The release of Photoshop CS ($649 direct when bought separately, or $169 to upgrade) offers truly useful file management functions and pre-processing tools to jump-start the digital image workflow. Photoshop 7.0 introduced a visual browser, which was really a limited-function lightbox.
Excerpt: Adobe Photoshop CS 2 Workflow is a 288 page, four part, 14 chapter book that assist you in building a digital workflow for your digital photographic endeavors in Photoshop CS2, Photoshop Elements and other versions of Photoshop.
Excerpt: Even a seasoned Photoshop user will learn new techniques from Deke McClelland in Adobe Photoshop CS One-on-One. The “one-on-one” in the title accurately describes Deke’s writing style. His humor and casual tone make you feel that he is right there giving you individualized lessons.
Excerpt: I recently attended the Adobe Creative Suite roll-out in London, England and I was treated to a full day of feature showcases for the entire Adobe Creative Suite product line. My main interest in the event was a look at Photoshop CS and was I in for a treat.
Pros: Pros: New features abound: Intelligent dialog handling, excellent educational support through video tutorial CD and extensive manual, added benefits to productivity due to major application improvements, extended file browser and improvements to ImageReady.
Cons: Cons: Some filters and plug-ins need updating to support 16-bit. Curves need enhancement. Online product activation (I can understand the reasoning behind this but I don't have to like it). Not compatible with older operating systems. My biggest gripe with this and many other programs is that des...
Excerpt: Now on Version 11, it’s hard to imagine that Photoshop can continue to make large changes. It seems that just about everything but the kitchen sink is already in the application, but once again Adobe has found ways to take a mature application and improve it.
Adobe Photoshop CS5 adds enhancements to the image-editing software that enable smoother workflow and boost creativity.
Good Gear Guide.au
16 August 2007
Summary: Adobe Photoshop CS5 has lots of little tweaks, enhancements, and improvements that add up to smoother workflow, greater convenience, and more creative potential for those who use Photoshop day in and day out.
Pros: Fun Mixer Brush offers creative potential, Refine Mask and Content Aware tools save time in selecting and cloning
Cons: HDR Toning works only on a single-layer image, Refine Edge dialog box doesn't have Undo/Redo options