Refining of the Edges is one of the most used features by all the graphics designers. Mixer Brush: With Mixer Brush, there are various colors available to mix it well and apply to any image. Some realistic filters can be applied to the image which will completely transform the whole image.
This feature is now in the enhanced form which will allow you to mix multiple colors in its own way. Just Install the Software and play with this feature.
These are some of the new features which are available in the latest version of Adobe Photoshop CS5 which increases the productivity of any graphic designer. Because the Bristle Tips will help you a lot in giving you some hunts for designing purposes. Automatic Image Straightening: With this feature activated in your software will help you a lot to straighten an image in the real time.
Adobe Photoshop is very expensive but it has a free trial for all users for free of cost. Its trial is available on their website. Photoshop CS6 can edit your images, add text on graphics customize your graphics with multiple layers. Features of Adobe Photoshop CS6: CS6 has highly Improved revamped interface. Cropping is much easier on this version. There is no property panel on CS6 but there are other dotted optimization instructions.
Text customization and font quality improved as you can draw easily on your graphics. Background graphics fill their space intelligently. Layer improvement with layer replaced by vector layers.
This review won't cover all the new features and enhancements since there are more than three dozen feature changes alone, but we'll look at some of the best and most important. The new Mini Bridge should directly affect every user's workflow. It opens a functional version of Adobe Bridge in a panel, speeding up processing by cutting down how often users have to jump out of the main Photoshop interface.
Mini Bridge can be launched from the top of the interface to the right of the menubar, from the MB icon. As with any of Photoshop's panels, the Mini Bridge can be resized and moved around the window as needed. On first launch, the Mini Bridge took longer than expected to read files before it could be used. After that initial sluggishness, it loaded smoothly, even after rebooting the computer. It was noticeably faster to launch images from either Bridge or Mini Bridge into Photoshop compared with the previous version, but sticking Bridge access directly into Photoshop is a long-overdue innovation.
Automatic Lens Correction automates a task that previously could be completed by hand only. As CNET has noted elsewhere , Adobe based the tool on close measurements of multiple camera bodies and lenses so that Photoshop can take over the time-consuming effort of removing barrel and pincushion distortion, darkened corners from vignetting, and colored fringe on the edge of images from chromatic aberration.
You can tell that Adobe expects this feature to be a big selling point because it's one of the few new features that comes bound to a hot key. You can toggle on or off vignetting, chromatic aberration, and lens distortion correction, which are the three major fixes that the filter looks for; adjust how the filter affects the edge of the image; edit camera and lens profile search criteria; or create custom profiles.
The camera profiles seemed to be limited in our testing to more-recent models. For example, the tool lacked profiles for Canon bodies older than the 50D. A new feature in the Merge to HDR panel called Remove Ghost will tidy up any minor alignment issues between your three HDR source images, and you can select which of the three images to base the final image on.
This works fairly decently, but expect best results on images that have tricky lighting situations or are underexposed. Content Aware Fill improves Photoshop's ability to intelligently replace part of an image with pixels derived from other, nearby colors, noise, and tone.
The feature can be used as part of the spot healing brush tool for fine replacements, or lassoed selections to replace large or unusually shaped chunks from an image.
The feature introduces a redone method of resampling from the image. The differences between how the tool performs here versus in CS4 are not readily apparent since the changes in pixelation and accuracy depend too greatly on the situation. Tests with the spot healing brush revealed no differences to its CS4 predecessor, but that doesn't mean its not working.
In general, it felt like there was less of a problem with incorrect sampling, but this wasn't really quantifiable, as it still occurred in some cases. One of the most difficult Photoshop tricks has just gotten strikingly easier thanks to what Adobe calls "intelligent selection.
It worked extremely well with hair, and slightly less so with the more discernible echidna spikes. It sounds simple, but the introduction of the Smart Radius and Decontaminate colors functions in intelligent selection provides a stunning breadth of control during image masking. Following the tutorials for this is essential, because learning to do it right can impressively enhance your image control while cutting down on your workflow from CS4. Puppet Warp sounds like it could be a filter to Muppetize people in your photo.
It's actually a localized warping tool that gives you the ability to accurately recompose selected aspects of an image, such as changing a straight leg to bent. It can't add content where it hasn't existed, so it works best when used on a subject shot in profile, but the tool itself worked well. Once you've created a selection, choose Puppet Warp from the Edit menu and apply pins where you want to create pivot points in the image. Playing around with them, you can stretch a selected area between two pins.
Unlike the complicated intelligent selection, Puppet Warp took seconds to learn. Of all the new tools, this is probably the most fun to use. The tool may not appear to have much practical use, but it can easily lend itself to basic but creative 3D implementation without having to upgrade to Photoshop Extended.
Photoshop is not the best digital painting program around, but the new Mixer Brush and Bristle Tips features give it a much stronger easel to stand on.
Briefly, the Mixer Brush lets you add multiple colors to a single brush tip and then blend them to whatever colors already exist on your canvas. Users can define how wet the canvas is, how fast paint gets re-added to the tip, the mix rate between brush and canvas colors, and whether the brush is refilled, cleaned, or both after each paint stroke.
Bristle Tips provides similarly fine-tuned control over the brush tip, including shape, length, stiffness, thickness, angle, and spacing. Although some photographers might swear otherwise, it's not necessary to use a tablet for photo editing.