When Adobe announced CS5.5 a couple weeks ago, a couple of commenters on Photography Bay and/or its Facebook fan page expressed some frustration because they had just purchased a CS5 product. It looks like those of you who purchased CS5 products on or after March 10, 2011 will be eligible for a free upgrade to CS5.5. [click to continue…]
Last week, we saw what the future possibilities are for Photoshop on the iPad and other tablet devices when it comes to actually working with layers. Now that I’m back from Photoshop World and have had some sleep, I’m getting to some of the other exciting stuff that I saw there.
In yet another segment of the Photoshop World 2011 Keynote, John Loiacono introduced a teaser trailer of a new “color mixing” feature that will be coming to Photoshop for the iPad in the “very very near term,” as he put it.
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.
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.