Tamron to Release Aperture Correction Plug-in for Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3

Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] Lens

Tamron has developed an aperture correction plug-in for use with RAW image workflows in Adobe Photoshop CS5, Camera RAW and Lightroom 3.  The new plug-in is designed for a number of Tamron lenses.

More details on the plug-in, including a full list of lenses, in the press release below. [Read more...]

Scott Kelby’s Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers Now Available

The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers is a new book from Scott Kelby that takes a photographer’s approach to Photoshop CS5.  The new book “includes a special bonus chapter with his own CS5 workflow, from start to finish, and each chapter ends with a Photoshop Killer Tips section, packed with time-saving, job-saving tips that make all the difference.”

Kelby’s book for Photoshop CS was the first book that I ever bought for Photoshop, and it really helped me get off the ground with the rather intimidating software.  If you are a photographer struggling with Photoshop CS5 (or any version for that matter), you could do a lot worse than picking up a book penned by Kelby.

The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers carries a retail price of $54.99; however, it is available now for $34.64 on Amazon.com.

Alien Skin Exposure 3 Plug-in Now Available for Photoshop CS5

Alien Skin has released the Exposure 3 plug-in for Photoshop CS5 with full 64-bit support, and tight Lightroom integration that does not require Photoshop. Exposure 3 retails for $249, and owners of prior versions of Exposure can upgrade for $99.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Merge to HDR Pro in Photoshop CS5

While perusing Adobe TV tonight, I ran across this nice tutorial on using the Merge to HDR Pro feature in Photoshop CS5.  In the 10-minute video, Julieanne Kost provides a pretty basic overview of HDR and then digs into the meat of the Merge to HDR Pro feature. In the last couple of minutes of the video, she shows off the power of HDR Toning if you just have a single image to work with.  If you’ve been thinking about trying HDR with CS5, this should get you up to speed rather quickly.

If the embedded video above isn’t working for some reason, you can also find the video over at Adobe TV.

Tiffen Updates Dfx Digital Filter for Photoshop CS5

Tiffen Dfx

Tiffen has updated its Dfx Digital Filter software for Adobe Photoshop CS5 and other Creative Suite 5 programs.  The plug-ins for Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5 are now fully compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit Mac and Windows platforms.

You can get more info on Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter software on Tiffen’s website.

Maingear Quantum Shift Workstation PC is Made for Adobe CS5

The Adobe CS5 suite is designed to take advantage of hardware improvements like 64-bit processing, additional RAM and GPU-accelerated features.  Maingear has just launched a killer workstation designed with CS5 in mind to fully take advantage of the additional hardware support in the new software suite.

Quantam Shift Specs

Get the full rundown of the Maingear Quantum Shift in the press release below. [Read more...]

Adobe Launches Photoshop CS5

Photoshop CS5

Adobe has launched Photoshop CS5, which has incredible advances in content-aware fill, as well as improvements in complex selections and HDR.  Other new features include new paint effects, automatic lens correction (which makes adjustments for barrel distortion, chromatic aberration and vignetting), native 64-bit support on PC and Mac, puppet warp (for rearranging individual elements within photos), and the list goes on.

Along with Photoshop CS5 will come Camera Raw 6, which should mirror the improvements in noise reduction and sharpening that we’ve seen in the Lightroom 3 betas.

Lots of folks are foaming at the mouth to get their hands on Photoshop CS5 after seeing the sneak peek into the content-aware fill demo.  While you can’t download it yet, you should be able to do so by mid-May.  You can pre-order/upgrade on Adobe’s website now.

In the mean time there’s plenty of free training on the new features in Photoshop CS5.  See earlier posts regarding creativeLIVE and NAPP Photoshop CS5 training.

More details on CS5 below. [Read more...]

Photoshop CS5 Sneak Peek at Photoshop World 2010

Photoshop CS5 is easily the biggest elephant in the room at Photoshop World 2010.  Photoshop CS5 has an official launch date of April 12, 2010.  Several of the NAPP and Adobe crew members have been working with Photoshop CS5 and dropped several hints about new features throughout the first day, along with a wink and a nudge.

During the opening keynote this morning, we were treated to a real time demo of a couple of new features, including the amazing new Content Aware Fill and auto lens correction features.  Hit the video above to see it in action. [Read more...]