12 Jul 2010

Whats new in Photoshop CS5

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Since the merge between Macromedia and Adobe, Photoshop remains one of the most powerful tools in any digital designers tool shed, and they continue to impress. Now on version CS5, they continue to astound designers with powerful rendering solutions. I recently installed my copy of Photoshop CS5, and I can confirm it is a great leap from CS4. There are an array of new tools and techniques to add to your batman belt. One of the most impressive new features is the algorithm for refining edges when using the quick select tool. It allows you to sculpt the selection of the subject in your project and remove unwanted areas in the way you would use a mask.

This feature alone is worth its weight in gold, for those who have spent obsessive hours trying to create a seamless mask for a subject in a photo or design. In addition to the refine edges technique, a new brilliant solution for cropping a subject out and filling its place with whatever should of been behind the subject. This option is called "content aware", which will make a close guess to fill in the cropped subject's background. Its not perfect, but its still amazing to see Photoshop use such a powerful tool. Below is a snippet of what the new Photoshop can do, and rest assured I will be posting new features of this must have update.