Discussion in 'Photography' started by Peter, May 12, 2010.

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    Peter Guest

    I started playing with Photoshop CS5 this morning.

    I tried only 2 of the new features.

    1. Context aware editing. I removed a window joint. The feature works best
    on uniform patterned backgrounds. There was writing on the window that I had
    to work with to look right. Otherwise the feature worked fine.

    2. Bristle brushes worked as advertised. So far I have used it in connection
    with cloning as a color mixing brush. Using it on my Wacom tablet, which is
    pressure sensitive, helped me transform a dull background that came out as
    if hand painted. I will be playing with other features, but so far I am
    having a ball. Could spend weeks just exploring this one feature. I used the
    free introductory lesson demos at Lynda.com to help me get started.

    I am waiting for the controversy to start at my CC in the unlikely event a
    judge gives me a high score on one of the images with a hand painted
    background. Since our last competition is tomorrow and I have not submitted,
    any controversy will have to wait until next year. By then I should have
    some more proficiency.
    Peter, May 12, 2010
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    Barney Guest


    Barney, May 15, 2010
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    Scotius Guest

    I read about some new fantastic things that you can supposedly
    do with CS-5, and if those are the only differences, then it's obvious
    that yet again, it's just an example of a company pumping out stuff
    that isn't really much different than the previous version, but which
    they think will make them a lot of money, and it probably will.
    Three years ago in a graphics course I was in we were using
    CS-2, I believe. There's no good reason for a different version every
    year when they could just design a downloadable plug-in that would let
    you do the same thing. Of course, then they couldn't sell a whole
    "new" suite which is 95% or more as the last version.
    The most ridiculous example of this sort of thing is
    MicroSoft, granted, but Adobe and the others are certainly catching
    I wondered why Google didn't release it's OS when MicroSoft
    was getting all the backlash against Vista. It seems to me they'd have
    captured a very large share of the market.
    Scotius, May 17, 2010
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    Peter Guest

    If you don't need the upgrade, don't upgrade.
    I use the new features and am willing to pay for them. That Adobe could
    charge less is between Adobe and the public. If a feature becomes so
    expensive that I don't think it's worth the cost, I don't buy it. If enough
    agree with me, they don't buy and the price goes down. that's how a free
    market works.
    Peter, May 17, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    Ah, but you did discover the "good reason". Good enough to keep them
    a profitable business.
    tony cooper, May 17, 2010
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