I’m now allowed to say that I’m a beta tester for the new Adobe Photoshop CS5 and to release images that I’ve edited using it. What I’m not allowed to reveal is the tools that I’ve used. I would hate to find a “This site closed by authority of Adobe Systems Inc.” banner across my homepage. 🙂
Beta testers had a special private meeting with Adobe at Photoshop World, where they showed demos of the new CS5 features. Believe me when I say we were thoroughly wowed.
Here are some before and after examples. The first two are my attempts to really push it. I didn’t want to take the time to try to make these perfect, because I know a lot of my readers are bloggers who just want a quick edit for photos they’ll use on their blogs.
Bryan O’Neil Hughes from Adobe explained that algorithm CS5 uses for this feature is random, so you can play with it and get different/better results. (You’re free to pretend along with me that you completely understand what I just said. Just trust me that it’s true.)
I spent no more than 1-2 minutes of editing time per photo. No heavy lifting was involved.
Photoshop CS5 actually rebuilt the wall and fence behind where my kids were standing. If you don’t think that’s amazing, you’re much harder to impress than I am.
Here are examples that are more in line with my regular usage. In both images, I would want to remove the background distractions.
What do you think? Pretty awesome, huh?
NAPP will also launch a CS5 Learning Center on April 12.
Be sure to sign up using the link below to be part of the Photoshop CS5 Global Launch Event!