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Justify Text Not Selectable

If you have ever added text to an image using the type tool in Photoshop and later decided that you wanted create a different paragraph justification style (as opposed to the available right-, center- or left-align options), you may have been frustrated to discover that the justification options in the paragraph palette were grayed out.

There are a couple of ways to make sure you have the ability to justify text in your chosen format when working with the type tool in Photoshop.  I can confirm that the following directions work in Photoshop CS5 and CS6. [click to continue…]

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Take a look at the above video, which was completely edited in Photoshop (CS6 maybe?).

Right now, you can edit videos in Photoshop CS5 Extended.  I’ve done it in the past even with plug-ins applied to video footage.  However, if I can get the look I’m after in Premiere Pro or After Effects, I’m going to do that because the process is more streamlined (for now).

However, I’m excited to see what Adobe has up its sleeve because of the following statement at the Photoshop blog from Photoshop Senior Product Manager, Bryan O’Neil Hughes: [click to continue…]

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Adobe CS5

Adobe stirred the pot a few months back with the news that only CS5+ customers would be able get upgrade pricing to CS6.  Backlash ensued and, now, Adobe has relented with news that CS3 and CS4 customers will have until the end of 2012 take advantage of upgrade pricing on CS6.

[via John Nack]

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Photoshop CS5

B&H has Photoshop CS5 for $220 off its regular price, at $479.95 with free shipping.  Check it out for Mac or Windows platforms via the links below.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 (for Mac)

Adobe Photoshop CS5 (for Windows)

The deal expires Dec. 25, 2011.

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You learn something new everyday…  At least I did when I watched the above video on Photoshop CS5‘s sharpen tool that allows you to paint-in sharpening.  I’ve used layer masks for similar results, but I’m definitely going to be trying this tip out.

[via John Nack]

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Terry White just released a new video in his Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast.  As you may have guessed from the post’s title, this one shows you a couple of cool tricks to get around situations when Photoshop‘s Content Aware magic doesn’t quite work the way you want it to.

These are a couple of groovy, yet simple, techniques that will keep you from pulling your hair out.

[YouTube via Terry White]

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