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Adobe Photoshop CS5: Content-Aware Fill Sneak Peek

Posted on August 22, 2011 by Leave a comment

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Now in Photoshop CS5. Try or buy Photoshop CS5 at One of the biggest requests we get of Photoshop is to make adding, removing, moving or repairing items faster and more seamless. From retouching to completely reimagining an image, here's an early glimpse of what could happen in the future when you press the delete key. CS5 is coming on April 12 -

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 – My Top 5 Favorite Features

Posted on August 22, 2011 by 25 Comments

terrywhitetechblog asked:

Adobe has released the NEW Creative Suite 5 and I thought I would share with you my Top 5 Favorite Features in Photoshop CS5. There are certainly many more new features than you'll see here, but these are definitely among my favorites. Learn more at or

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Photoshop Special Effects – Masking

Posted on August 4, 2009 by Leave a comment

Greg Patterson asked:

You might find it helpful to apply a masking on your photo to choose which areas you want to change and leave untouched before you apply any of these special effects. You can create a soft fade between the areas with effects added and those without.

This is called masking and can be done in a variety of ways. One method is called the 'quick mask mode'. This is quick and easy to do and results are typically acceptable.

Quick masking:

Locate the button called 'edit in quick mask mode' in Adobe Photoshop. It is located near the bottom of the main tool bar and appears as a circle in a rectangle. There's also a short-cut key: Q. Once in quick mask mode, you can select and deselect areas by painting them with white and black respectively, using the standard brush tool.

Zoom to 100 or 200 % for best precision. A soft-edged brush can be used to avoid hard edges. When done, exit the masking mode and go to 'Select > Feather' and set the feather radius somewhere in the range of 5-10 pixels. A nice feature is that you can set the opacity to anywhere between 0 and 100%, allowing you to apply the effect stronger or weaker in one part of the image than another.

Layer masking:

Somewhat more complicated, you can add a layer mask. This permits you to apply any effect gradually from any point in your photo. Follow these steps in Photoshop:

1. Select 'Windows > Layers'.

2. Right click on your layer and choose 'Duplicate layer'.

3. Click on the little icon in the bottom of the layer box called 'Add layer mask'.

4. Choose the 'Gradient tool' on the main tool box.

5. Select a gradient style from the top 'Options' bar (linear, radial etc.).

6. Click on your image on the point you don't want to change, and drag the mouse away to the point where you want the full effect to take place. The effect will be applied gradually more and more along this line you've now created.

7. Last, return to your original background layer and apply any effect you want. This will apply the effect in a soft, gradual way. Use opacity to turn the effect down to less than full strength if you want.

Lens-like effects:

Using the same layer masking explained from above, you can apply 'Gaussian blur' which will make the selected areas appear soft-focused, a bit like if you had used a large-aperture lens. With 'Curves' you can make your corners darker than the center, replicating the lens effect called vignetting.

In principle, vignetting is considered a lens dysfunction, but subjectively it can add an extra feeling to your photo. It will create a kind of frame that will have a 'sucking' effect, drawing more focus to the center of your photo. You can also just lower the contrast and/or color-saturation around your main subject, helping to divide it from the background clutter. Be creative with the many options you have available.

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Is Adobe Photoshop undisputedly number one program for image editing in the industry?

Posted on August 3, 2009 by Leave a comment

Pratibha asked:

Photoshop is an Adobe Systems Product. Now days Adobe Systems is one of the biggest software development companies in the world. This company provides all multimedia application for all community designers. Graphic designers are using its Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, and Freehand etc. Web designers are using its Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Sound Booth, and Fireworks etc. Post-production artists are using Photoshop, Premiere, Sound Booth, and After Effects etc.

All above explanation is showing that photoshop belongs to the biggest technologies owning community. Now, I am going to tell you about why Photoshop is necessary for each and every designer of graphic designing, web designing, animation, photography and video editing industry. Photoshop has strong ties with other Adobe software for media editing, animation, and authoring. The .PSD (Photoshop Document), Photoshop's native format, stores an image with support for most imaging options available in Photoshop.

In 1987, Thomas Knoll, a PhD student at the University of Michigan, began writing a program on his Macintosh Plus to display grayscale images on a monochrome display. This program, called Display, caught the attention of his brother John Knoll, an Industrial Light & Magic employee, who recommended Thomas turn it into a full-fledged image editing program. Thomas took a six month break from his studies in 1988 to collaborate with his brother on the program, which had been renamed ImagePro. Later that year, Thomas renamed his program Photoshop and worked out a short-term deal with scanner manufacturer Barneyscan to distribute copies of the program with a slide scanner; a "total of about 200 copies of Photoshop were shipped" this way.

During this time, John traveled to Silicon Valley and gave a demonstration of the program to engineers at Apple Computer Inc. and Russell Brown, art director at Adobe. Both showings were successful, and Adobe decided to purchase the license to distribute in September 1988. While John worked on plug-ins in California, Thomas remained in Ann Arbor writing program code. Photoshop 1.0 was released in 1990 for Macintosh exclusively, and now the latest released version of Photoshop is cs4.

 It was just introduction and a little bit history of the Photoshop. This software is able to provide all solutions related to image editing, digital painting, textures/pattern designing, special effects, lay outing and any type of bitmap or raster graphics editing. Do you want to learn this program, then their are so many professional institutions just go and enquire about the course.

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What photoshop program is the best to use for anime?

Posted on June 21, 2009 by 2 Comments

Flan asked:

I want a good program to photoshop anime (for example:changing colors of the picture) Which program would be the best? Some one told me that Adobe Photoshop works, is that true? If so which one should i purchase? What other photoshop programs work? I kinda want it a little cheap too but i guess it could be kinda expensive as well.


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Video Tutorials – a Fast and Efficient Way to Learn Adobe Photoshop

Posted on May 6, 2009 by Leave a comment

Groshan Fabiola asked:

What are the advantages and disadvantages of learning about multimedia software applications with the help of video based training?

Let us start with the advantages. First of all, there is no time constraint, because self study video tutorials can be used at any time you want, in the privacy of your home or elsewhere, they allow accessible learning. You do not have to interrupt any of your activities just to get to class in time. Unlike the traditional way of studying, which is the class format - such as at school or university - video tutorials are available with no time or place limitations. Secondly, unlike teaching yourself by reading a thick textbook, which can be quite confusing at times, you have the opportunity to watch other people perform tasks and put them into practice yourself. Moreover, learning with video tutorials is very time-efficient, and we all know the famous English saying ‘Time is money’. Some people need to improve their technical skills and standards in a timely manner, and what better way to do so than by using the affordable, efficient and fast option that e-learning provides?

As far as the disadvantages of virtual training as far as video tutorials are concerned is the only notable fact that you cannot ask extra questions about a problem or an aspect that you are still not familiar with, which you would be able to do if you were in class, following the presentation of an instructor . However, video tutorials are developed by specialists in the field, and the chances that they may have omitted an important aspect or an answer to your possible questions are very slim. When you feel that you are not completely clear about something, all you have to do is play the tutorials again and look carefully for your answer, which has to be there somewhere.

When you need to learn Adobe Photoshop, or any of the Adobe products really fast, video tutorials are the answer. There are many learning formats available and many virtual training company specialists, but once again video training has turned out to be the best acquisition.

The Adobe Photoshop training videos address beginners and expert users alike. Each of these training videos provides you with timesaving techniques and step-by-step training, which will definitely be useful for graphic designers and video artists who want to use Adobe Photoshop efficiently. Not only do these videos provide Photoshop training, but they also come with inspirational ideas for professional style graphics.

The Adobe Photoshop training videos guide you through each design, from the very first blank canvas all the way to the work of art that you can create. The videos may contain image files so that you can work along with the instructor as you are being taught timesaving and creative techniques. These techniques include adjustment layers, layer sets, alpha channel masking, brush and text techniques, gradient overlay, shearing, and many more.

All in all, it is safe to say that video tutorials in general and Adobe Photoshop training videos in particular are a good combination of minimum effort and maximum impact, as well as a very good choice for those who wish to learn these multimedia applications in a fast and effective manner.

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Adobe Photoshop New Tools and Features

Posted on April 29, 2009 by Leave a comment

David Peters asked:

4;enit comesto imageeditingsoftware, AdobePhotoshopis one of the leadingand the bestsoftwareprograms in the market. Developed by AdobeSystems, AdobePhotoshophavebecomeone of the standa;rd;programs by a lot of people, especially web developers, designers, advertisingagencies, and even professional photographers worldwide. So,justwhat makesAdobePhotoshopso popular amonga lot of people?And,what does it havethatit can be usedby a lot of differenttypesof people withdifferenttypesof work?

First of all, AdobePhotoshopis filled withpowerfulfeatures;. The toolsit offers willbe ableto let you do quite a lot of possibilitiesin imageediting. Thisis what basicallymakesPhotoshopstandout fromthe rest of the othergraphic softwarein the market today. Basically,the AdobePhotoshopcontains all the necessarytoolsneeded to enhance,edit,and alter images;.

Whatare the features;of AdobePhotoshopyou may ask? Thefirstfeatureis the selection;feature. Thisis one of the mostbasictoolsin Photoshopbut it is alsoone of the mostpowerfulfeatures;. Withthistool,you willbe ableto selecta part of an imageor a photo whereyou want the changes you madeto take effect.The unselected;areas willnot be affected by the changes.Thisparticularmethodis donewiththe use of lasso tools, pen tools, and the marquee tool. Imagesizealteration is anotherfeaturethatPhotoshopis knownfor.Thisparticularfeaturewillbe ableto enlarge or reducethe overallsizeof an imageas needed.Thisparticulartoolwillenableyou to determinethe sizeof the image.

Cropping is anotherpowerfultoolthatis includedin AdobePhotoshop.Thisparticulartoolwillenableyou selecta portionof the imageyou want to retain. The unselected;portionof the imagewillbe deleted. It\'s like cutting the picture.

Sharpening and softeningtoolis anothergreatfeaturethatthe Photoshopis knownfor.Withthistool,it willbe ableto let you sharpenblurryimages;, and alsogive a blurred effect on images;.

Merging images;is anothergreattoolthatis includedin Photoshop.Withthisfeature, you willbe ableto merge two or moreimages;as one. Whatthismeans is thatyou can convertindividual pictures in to group pictures. Removalof unwanted objects of elements in an imageis anothergreattoolthatPhotoshopis knownfor.Withthistechnique, one of the toolsyou willbe usingis the clone tool,which is essentialin maintaining the textureof the image. Thisparticularfeatureis particularly;usefulwhen gettingrid of objects thatare distracting in orderto give morefocuson the subject. Thisfeaturecan alsobe usedto get rid of acne marksin the face in closeup portraits and it can alsobe usedto make someonelookyounger by removingwrinklesand age spots.

Layers are anothergreatfeatureoffered by Photoshop.Withthisfeature, it willbe ableto let you workon differentparts of a photograph and letsyou put them togetherfor a dramatic finish.

These are justsome of the many features;of AdobePhotoshop.Withthese features;, you can be surethatyou willbe ableto havelots of fun editingand alteringimages;. Whether you are a web developer,or a photographer, AdobePhotoshopwillbe ableto help you out.

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What type of adobe photoshop should an ametuer photographer buy?

Posted on February 12, 2009 by 7 Comments

Ripple_89 asked:

I want to buy photoshop for my computer, but there are so many different types of photoshop I don't know what to buy! I was planning on getting it on ebay cheap but some photoshops are a little too cheap. What are student versions and how do I know what is the best for me. Please help!

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How come adobe photoshop and indesign wont work properly together?

Posted on February 3, 2009 by 3 Comments

cire229 asked:

Well, i just installed indesign cs3 and i would like to open saved files from my photoshop cs3 with my indesign, but it doesnt work. I saved on most of the file formats but indesign doesn't recognize any of them, so i cant open saved files from PS. Im still new so yeah, help please?

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How is the photoshop CS4 student version different from the normal CS4?

Posted on January 26, 2009 by 1 Comment

Ruby J asked:

I am planning to buy the CS4 student version of adobe photoshop, and yes I am a student, but I was wondering what the differences between the programmes are, are a lot of features missing?

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