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.
Summary: People who are brand-new to the program will have to pony up $1,000. At that price, it’s definitely a tool for professionals, or at the very least, advanced amateurs. But whether you’re a professional photographer, graphic designer, or just a hobbyist, there are more than enough tools bundled into this software to keep you busy for years to come.
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.
Summary: Photoshop updates come along every 18 to 24 months, and in this economy, itâ€™s harder than ever to justify the upgrade cost. With Photoshop CS5 and CS5 Extended however, itâ€™s a no-brainer, especially if you skipped CS4. If you work in advertising or graphic design, the new Content-Aware Fill and the improved Refine Edge dialog are worth the upgrade price, not to mention the hundreds of enhancements that will make your editing life easier.
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. Meanwhile, the program continues to provide the best expert-level tools for exposure adjustments, pixel-level editing, and color corrections.
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...