December 07, 2010
April 12, 2010
Photoshop CS5 12.0.2 Update Available
On the heels of the Lightroom 3.3 update, Adobe has also released an update for their flagship Photoshop CS5 (v12) product. The 12.0.2 update addresses several performance issues (i.e. bugs) including:
- A number of potential security vulnerabilities have been addressed
- Top type and font crashers found in the field have been addressed
- A number of performance issues have been addressed
- Crash opening 3D layers has been addressed
- Color Engine crash has been resolved
- Intermittent file format issues addressed
- Shift scrolling bug fixed
- Sharpen crasher fixed
- Marching ants not seen at certain zoom levels fixed
- Metadata focus distance issue addressed
- File info bug addressed for Orphea Studio jpg's
- TWAIN crashers fixed
- Brush cursor bug fixed
- Histogram progress bar issue fixed
- Droplet issues addressed
Download via the Adobe Updater or their update site: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/
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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 07, 2010 12:25
March 30, 2010
Photoshop CS5 Formally Announced
At the stroke of midnight, Adobe formally announced the latest edition of their Photoshop series, the all new CS5. It features internal HDR toning, content aware fill and something called puppet warp. For more details, read on. [MORE]
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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on April 12, 2010 00:30
January 06, 2010
New Photoshop CS5 Content Aware Fill
This has got to be one of the coolest features for Photoshop CS5 I've seen so far. Content-Aware Fill allows you to remove items from your screen, and have Photoshop intelligently fill in the space they left behind. Quite amazing. Check this video on Youtube.
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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on March 30, 2010 00:27
Last updated by: on March 30, 2010 00:27
July 21, 2009
Nik Releases Viveza 2 Plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture
Nik Software, the maker of high-end, high performance plugins for photo editing tools has released the latest version of their Viveza product, version 2.0. Viveza 2 allows photographers to selectively adjust lighting and color with precise selection controls without the need for layer masks or in-host selections.
Viveza 2 is available now and retails for $199.95. Upgrades are available for $99.95 and free if you purchased the previous version after September 22, 2009. [MORE]
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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on January 06, 2010 10:01
June 02, 2009
Kelby Training Annual Subscription Offer
Only $199 for full year online training plus FREE book
Looking for some advanced Photoshop training? KelbyTraining.com, founded by Photoshop expert Scott Kelby sends word of a special offer when you subscribe to a year of online training through their site. This offer is good through July 31, 2009.
Read the photographyvoice.com REVIEW of one of these online courses
KelbyTraining.com brings you the best photographers, Adobe® Photoshop® experts,web developers,and creative design gurus on the planet. Join Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, Moose Peterson, Julieanne Kost, Jack Davis, and many others as they teach you the hottest and latest tips, tricks, and essential techniques for dramatically boosting your photography and Photoshop® skills.
Plus, for a limited time purchase a one-year subscription to KelbyTraining.com and receive a FREE copy of either Photoshop® CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks book (offer code: KTTRICKS) or The Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 Book for Digital Photographers (offer code: KTDIGITAL), from best-selling author Scott Kelby, The Moment it Clicks, by Joe McNally (offer code: KTCLICKBK) or Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop's Most Powerful Feature, by Matt Kloskowski (offer code: KTLAYERSBK) (READ THE photographyvoice.com REVIEW).
This all-you-can-eat buffet includes course on portrait photography, wedding photography, advanced editing, Lightroom, Photoshop, and specific get-to-know-your-camera courses. The full list is available at http://www.kelbytraining.com/online/all-classes.html.
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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on July 21, 2009 12:06
Last updated by: on July 21, 2009 13:43
February 25, 2009
Portrait Professional Studio 9 Released
Free demo available
Anthropics sends word that version 9.0 of Portrait Professional Studio is now available. Featuring their patented ClearSkin technology, Portrait Professional Studio 9 gives "far and away the most realistic and natural looking skin enhancement available." The tool can be used stand-alone or as a Photoshop plugin. [MORE]
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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on June 02, 2009 14:04
January 09, 2009
Adobe Updates Photoshop CS4
Version 11.0.1 Patch Released
Adobe has released an update to its Photoshop software, available immediately for existing Photoshop CS4 users. The Photoshop 11.0.1 update addresses key issues reported by customers that may impact performance. The update also includes the following enhancements: the ability to correctly recognize 3D textures edited by plug-ins; improved quality of Auto-Blend Layers (Stack Images); and fixes for issues that can be caused by corrupt fonts or when pasting formatted text.
The Photoshop 11.0.1 update is available as a free download for existing Photoshop CS4 customers at http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/ or through the Adobe updater via the application itself.
Direct links to the downloads are:
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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on February 25, 2009 09:18
Last updated by: on February 25, 2009 09:19
December 09, 2008
Applying New Skills to Older Photos
APAW - Week #01 - Tarmac
I frequent the DPChallenge.com site and one of the features there in the forums are the side challenges (similar to the soon to be completed Thematics here). This year they've started an Archive Photo A Week (APAW), which basically involves going through the scads of photos on your hard drive(s) and processing them now using skills you didn't have when you took it. In some cases, this will be salvaging the previously unsalvagable. In others, simply finding that diamond in the rough.
Since we're supposed to share the steps we took in processing the photo, I thought it would be good to post these in parallel here -- and stimulate me to set aside time to post in this journal.
So with that, here's my Week #01 Entry entitled Tarmac... [MORE]
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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on January 09, 2009 10:57
November 25, 2008
Give your photos that Cartoon-look
Digital Anarchy's ToonIt! released - Special pricing through December
Digital Anarchy, makers of plugins and filters for Photoshop, have released ToonIt!, a utility that converts your photos, still images, and video frames to a cartoon-like appearance.
ToonIt! retails for $159, but until December 31, 2008, it is being offered for $129 (USD). It runs in Photoshop 7.0 or higher, including CS4 64-bit. [MORE]
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Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 09, 2008 10:31
Last updated by: on December 09, 2008 10:31
Camera Raw and DNG Converter Updates
Adobe adds support for seven new cameras
Adobe has released an update to its Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in, available immediately as a free download on Adobe.com. Adobe Camera Raw 5.2 extends raw file support to an additional seven camera models, including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Panasonic DMC LX3. This update provides several new enhancements including the Targeted Adjustment Tool for on-image refinements and output sharpening for print or screen output. Also, users now have the ability to create a snapshot of all adjustments made to an image as a bookmark for future reference.
In addition, Adobe has updated Camera Profiles, which are now available natively within Camera Raw 5.2 and DNG Converter 5.2. Camera profiles provide the visual starting-point for photographers using a raw processing workflow. Adobe supplies different styles of profiles while also providing the ability for customization. [MORE]
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