Photoshop CS3 Smart Filters - 10/15/07
Photoshop CS3 has some pretty cool new features. My favorite might be the Smart Filters, which allow nondestructive editing and have the potential of revolutionizing, and streamlining, the "new layer/edit/save" workflow that many of us have come to know and (ahem) love. Using the Smart Filters in CS3 provides us with a way of adding an effect to our images, but best of all if you don't like the effect, you can go back to your original image. By selecting your image and going to the Filters drop down men, you hit Convert for Smart filters, which lets you choose anything from Gaussian Blur to a Diffused Glow. Smart Filters also allow you to preserve the underlying pictures after you add an effect, and also apply as many filters as you like, being able to change their order while they all remain editable. What are your favorite new features in CS3? Is it the improved RAW processing, or maybe the Auto Align and Quick Selection tools? The interface management has probably won lots of fans by now, as has the promised upgrade of Bridge. Check out more Photoshop CS3 features at www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/index.
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