Tuesday, June 26, 2007
New and improved features make Photoshop faster, smarter, better looking, more fun and more inspiring. Who could ask for more?
7 New Black-and-White control helps you take advantage of today's great printers. Under Image Adjustments is a new Black-and-White adjustment. Not only can you adjust all the channels individually, but you have built-in and custom filters at your fingertips. You also can tint your images. Love it!
8 New Smart Filters let you change your mind. "What are Smart Filters?" you ask. Well, now you can apply a filter and work with it just as you do with an adjustment layer and layer mask! You can "paint in" and "paint out" a filter effect. Do you know how long I've been waiting for that technique? You use Smart Filters by first going to Filter > Convert and then choosing the filter you want to apply selectively to your file. For example, in this image, I only wanted to sharpen the subject and not the background, so I applied Unsharp Mask only to the subject.
9 CS3 can make you a better image-maker! All the new and improved features in CS3 can, I believe, make you a better photographer and image-maker. It's up to you to take advantage of all the cool tools and features in CS3. (For this Photoshop fix, I used Levels, Shadow/Highlight and Edit > Transform > Distort to correct the "leaning over backward" effect on the teacher caused by photographing the subject from a close distance with a wide-angle lens.)
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