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 Post subject: Photoshop CS5 - hands on
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 7:12 pm 
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The trial version is out, and I'm installing it now. Will report back in due course on what I think. Until then, get a trial yourself too :)

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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:27 pm 
Thank you very much, Adobe.
All I got to do now is find a licensed key and that is it.
Yay.


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 3:04 am 
I like it, but still prefer photomatix for HDRs.


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 8:05 pm 
Patch Match doesn't come with the software.


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 1:06 am 
menorzinho wrote:
Thank you very much, Adobe.
All I got to do now is find a licensed key and that is it.
Yay.


Licensed lincensed key? :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 1:56 am 
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Thank you very much, Adobe.
All I got to do now is find a licensed key and that is it.
Yay.

Licensed lincensed key? :lol:

Hahahanohahaha.


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I downloaded this last night. So far played with HDR and content aware fill. Both are superb. I think I will have to buy this once the trial is over.....

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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 4:16 pm 
CS5 is great.
I can't wait for the CS10.


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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:16 pm 
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I'd write more, but I hate to admit I've found myself reaching for Elements 7 in preference to CS5 as its what I'm used to. Old habits break hard.

Anyway, in related news, the lens profile creator is available too.

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 6:39 pm 
How's the content aware fill? As good as advertised?


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:08 pm 
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I've only tried that in limited cases, and not really enough to understand it well.

For gradient sky filling or similar, it is great.

Don't let it try to fill in tree branches or bigger plants, that just looks a right mess. Finer detail patterns like grass are no problem.

On removing bigger items from a scene, it takes a bit of manual work to touch up afterwards. If it can't guess a pattern, it just does an interesting blend of nearby stuff.

Some other cases I'm still looking at. I think it also depends on how you select the region to be filled and I'm not sure I understand that well yet.

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:31 pm 
Yes, it is good as they talk.

First, I tested a landscape photograph.
I augmented the canvas width size, which made the image with two white and large stripes on each side.
I selected both and applied the Content Aware Fill and I gotta say... amazing.
Looks like the image was like that before.

The second test was with a 1024x1024 portrait.
Same canvas thing.
Left side had "winterish"-trees and, on the right side, an entire face.
On the left side, the Content Aware Fill worked great, it was just perfect.
However, on the face side, it was messy.
I saw chins, mouths, shoulders, eyes, all blended together.
Which means that you cannot have too much details (like a face) very near of what you want to expand.
Skies, landscapes and oceans are all good.

Nonetheless, I tested a picture of a broken boat on the sand.
I rebuilt the entire boat with this Content Aware Fill "tool".
Also, it's good for making flares, dust, birds, people and mountains disappear.

Yes, it's that good.
That's why this motherf*cking Photoshop CS5 is US$1000.
I would never pay it though.


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:35 pm 
Image
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This took 30 seconds.


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:40 pm 
OH, BOY, LOOK AT THAT!


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you forgot the hoof :)

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