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.
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...
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.
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.