DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 

DPChallenge Forums >> Photography Discussion >> Reason to buy Photoshop CS - Part II
Pages:  
Showing posts 1 - 18 of 18, (reverse)
AuthorThread
11/26/2003 03:48:56 AM · #1
alright it's been a little slow in coming, but here's part II (lay off, I've been busy).

Filter Gallery. this gives you the ability to view the effects of all the filters on a given picture, without having to go into each filter individually to preview.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/6388/thumb/48698.jpg?0', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/6388/thumb/48698.jpg?0', '/') + 1) . '

Granted, once you know PS pretty well this may become a redundant feature, but what an incredible time saver this has been while figuring out what each one does.

You can also adjust the settings of each filter within the gallery, making the whole thing virtually a one-step process.

I'll have more time to play next week, so I'll post more editing features as I learn them

Pedro

Message edited by author 2003-11-26 03:50:13.
11/26/2003 04:01:30 AM · #2
I agree with you there Pedro, this is a really nice feature. I couldn't remember if it was in PS 7 or not.
11/26/2003 07:23:01 AM · #3
Photoshop CS rules! I really has some great new and useful features. Too bad it's a bit pricey ;)
11/26/2003 09:40:39 AM · #4
You can actually take the "Filter Gallery" filter from Photoshop CS and put it in the plug-ins folder for Photoshop 7 and it will work just fine...

Most of the filters in the gallery already exist in PS7, but not in one previewable screen. Unfortunately, most of them are "artsy" digital manipulation filters that aren't very useful from a photographic standpoint.
11/26/2003 10:38:37 AM · #5
Originally posted by EddyG:

You can actually take the "Filter Gallery" filter from Photoshop CS and put it in the plug-ins folder for Photoshop 7 and it will work just fine...

Most of the filters in the gallery already exist in PS7, but not in one previewable screen. Unfortunately, most of them are "artsy" digital manipulation filters that aren't very useful from a photographic standpoint.



Right on both counts Eddy. However, I think you can also view your third party filters (flaming Pear etc) through the gallery. Many of those are infinitely more useful than the embedded PS 'artistic' filters.

Pedro
11/26/2003 11:01:51 AM · #6
Has anyone found a good tutorial site for Photoshop CS yet that covers the new features?

Or

How about very well written books?

Message edited by author 2003-11-26 11:02:53.
11/26/2003 11:20:46 AM · #7
Originally posted by Calvus:

Has anyone found a good tutorial site for Photoshop CS yet that covers the new features?

Or

How about very well written books?


the built-in tutorial is actually very good.
11/26/2003 11:26:29 AM · #8
Photoshop for the Digital Photographer

I love this book, altough it deals with PS7, I have found it very useful even though Im using CS.
11/26/2003 11:35:24 AM · #9
Me2, I'm using it with PS6. Only a few things don't work and you can skip the chapter about the image browser.
11/26/2003 11:47:12 AM · #10
Originally posted by scab-lab:

Photoshop for the Digital Photographer

I love this book, altough it deals with PS7, I have found it very useful even though Im using CS.


You might want to hold off getting this until he brings out
The Adobe Photoshop CS Book for Digital Photographers - supposed to be available in December
11/27/2003 09:51:01 AM · #11
Those filters that you show above Pedro are straight from AdobePhoto Elements as are a few of the other "new" things.

For those who are at the beginning stages of Photoshop learning there is a great book that explains every tool and feature in Photoshop. It is called Photoshop in a Nutshell. This book helped me very much because most of the Adobe User Manuals and Adobe Photoshop in a Classroom books will tell you how to do something but never explain WHY they are telling you to put things at different percentages or radius etc. This book goes through every tool and filter and tells what it does and why you might want to make it 50% as opposed to 75%. It is really good for learning the use of all your tools and palettes etc. and what they are used for. I recommend it to all.
11/27/2003 10:52:59 AM · #12
It's not the filters that are new, Sonny, it's the way you view them. You're right, the filters are the same for the most part...the same set of filters adobe has put in their last few releases (with a few additions, I think).

**Edit - Sonny has informed me that this was in fact a feature from Elements...who knew? :) thanks sonny.

Originally posted by sonnyh:

Those filters that you show above Pedro are straight from AdobePhoto Elements as are a few of the other "new" things.


Message edited by author 2003-11-27 11:25:15.
11/27/2003 11:52:20 AM · #13
don't know if this was in Part I, but another addition to CS is the Shadow/Highlights under Adjustments. For images that have deep shadows caused by the location of the sun, etc, this option if pretty cool I had a picture that was almost silohuetted, but when I applied the option above, it really pulled out a lot of the details.
11/27/2003 02:17:32 PM · #14
odlly that was the entire purpose of Part I. that's my favourite feature so far. :)

Pedro

Originally posted by Fayech:

don't know if this was in Part I, but another addition to CS is the Shadow/Highlights under Adjustments. For images that have deep shadows caused by the location of the sun, etc, this option if pretty cool I had a picture that was almost silohuetted, but when I applied the option above, it really pulled out a lot of the details.
12/07/2003 11:11:57 AM · #15
Aside from all the obvious stuff (mainly 16 bit layers and masks) some other things I've found insanely great after a short play

Colour replacement tool - fantastic for smoothing out skin hue, but leaving tone/ texture alone

History log - all the steps to make an image, stored in the metadata or dumped to a text file

Aspect ratio switching - my favourite annoyance fixed ! Double direction arrow for 'fixed aspect ratio' dialogs
allows you to swap the values with one click (8x10 selection becomes a 10x8 selector etc)

Scrubby sliders are cool (most dialogs with number fields - grab the text of the field, drag it and the value changes, hit shift and it changes in 10x increments)

PhotoMerge is pretty cool too, for easy assembly of panoramas

The Lens Blur filter seems to work well as well.

Message edited by author 2003-12-07 11:53:29.
12/07/2003 02:55:49 PM · #16
I just bought Photoshop CS for Dummies and it is pretty good. It was the best of the 4 books that Barnes and Noble had for books about CS.n cost -- $34.99 US/$50.99 Canada/23>50 UK (Pounds).
12/07/2003 04:31:04 PM · #17
//www.adobeevangelists.com/pdfs/photoshop/ButWaitPS_CS.pdf

this pdf covers all the ipmrovements that don't quite make the headlines but will probobly make your day if you know they are there.

my upgrade is locked up at the courier as i haven't had time to go pick it up yet, but i can't wait to get my hands on it!
12/07/2003 06:21:32 PM · #18
Originally posted by darcy:

//www.adobeevangelists.com/pdfs/photoshop/ButWaitPS_CS.pdf

this pdf covers all the ipmrovements that don't quite make the headlines but will probobly make your day if you know they are there.

my upgrade is locked up at the courier as i haven't had time to go pick it up yet, but i can't wait to get my hands on it!



Thanks for this ! In particular I was thrilled to find out that you can move an image around in full screen modes, so that you can have the edge of the shot, right in the middle of the screen - this is fantastic!
Pages:  
Current Server Time: 12/15/2019 03:31:55 AM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 12/15/2019 03:31:55 AM EST.