Summary: If you work in Photoshop all day, every day as I do to earn a living, the little bit of time I save easily pays for itself. The instant response of the Lens Distortion tool and the Quick Select tools save me a lot of time each day.
Excerpt: After 9.5 versions of Photoshop (Windows wasn’t supported until PS 2.5 ) it’s easy to become jaded about Adobe’s stalwart photo editor. Fortunately, Photoshop CS5 gives us something to get worked up about all over again. Packing more than 250 new features, Photoshop CS5 is an amazing upgrade capable of performing a wide range of tasks we’ve never seen before, while simultaneously simplifying the trademark tasks we’ve come to know and love.
Pros: Huge assortment of new tools including Content Aware Fill and Puppet Warp.
Cons: Content Aware Fill can't handle crowded backgrounds; non-upgrade version is very expensive.
Excerpt: Arthur C. Clarke postulated that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” and every new release of Adobe’s industry-standard bitmap image-editor, Photoshop, comes closer to proving that true. The newest, Photoshop CS5 ($699 to $999 list, $199–$899 list for upgrades), implements features that aid in selection, painting, and high dynamic range (HDR) photography, as well as a new capability that’s as close to digital prestidigitation as we’ve...
Excerpt: Each new version of Photoshop has one thing in common, it touts some new feature set which will change the way you use the application. With CS3 it was smart filters, with CS4 Photoshop gained support for 3D painting, compositing, and manipulation, and introduced content aware scaling, in CS5 Adobe is increasing the number of content-aware operations, and introducing an amazing new feature called puppet warp.
Conclusion: Digital Media Page 4 of 4 But the tool isn't true IK. Rather, it's a new type of warp function, called Puppet Warp, that lets users create "joints" on an object (a layer or a layer selection), then move portions of the object associated with those joints. The clip below shows the Puppet Warp tool in action.
Adobe’s Photoshop CS5; Faster & More Features, But Is It Worth The Upgrade?
1 September 2001
Excerpt: If a computer is part of your photographic workflow, then you’re probably already using Adobe’s Photoshop. The program has become standard for serious pros, erstwhile amateurs, and even those who just want to add some flair to their Facebook profile.
Summary: We focus on new apps developed to integrate Photoshop with mobile devices like tablets and smart phones. Photoshop received a minor revision when Adobe upgraded its software suites to Version 5.5 in May. The new version (12.0.4) was so slight as to be barely noticeable but included changes to the internal scripting engine to enable users to integrate Photoshop CS5 with new companion apps as they become available for mobile devices like tablets and smart phones and access...