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Old 04-04-2005, 09:23 AM
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Photoshop CS2 released

It's official, so now I can talk about it.

Short version: if you shoot tons of digital photos, especially in Raw format, get it. It's that simple. If you don't, then look at the other new features to decide.

I'll answer any of your questions if I can (but check on the Adobe site first).
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:21 AM
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Doug,

I imagine the Smart Objects resizing works with photographic images and not just flat art----correct?

What is your opinion of the noise reduction feature? Is that only in RAW?

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Old 04-04-2005, 10:42 AM
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photoshopnews.com

More interesting info/insights here:

http://photoshopnews.com/
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:46 AM
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Smart objects will work with any layers. The only thing I don't like about them is they're a bit of a pain to unmake. They're better suited to working with duplicate layers, and a boon to interapp use. In other words, I never use them

I love the noise reduction filter. It works wonderfully, and I even use it for non-noise effects (it makes a great glamour smoothing filter).
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Old 04-04-2005, 07:27 PM
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Photoshop CS2

Goodness here comes another version. About the time I can figure out the latest photoshop version a new one comes out. This has been going on for me for about 18 years.
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:24 PM
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David Nagel review

A friend (PhotoFixer) sent me this link of a meaty David Nagel review:

http://siggraphnews.digitalmedianet....e.jsp?id=31601
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Old 04-05-2005, 01:02 AM
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As usual not available in the UK for another month or so....

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Old 04-05-2005, 09:31 AM
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If you're considering an upgrade to CS2 Photoshop or the CS2 Suite, this is a good link to check out :Tips and Tutorials and information about using Photoshop CS2 - From NAPP

http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshopcs2.html

There are Quicktime movies that explain the basics of the Bridge, Camera Raw, Smart Objects, Vanishing Point, etc. I still have version 7 of PShop, but this upgrade looks worthwhile to me since I'm shooting RAW format with my Canon G3, and the Bridge looks like a real help in organizing images. The Bridge works with more than just Photoshop images - you can open acrobat files and even Word files from the Bridge (not sure what versions of these programs are covered).

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Old 04-05-2005, 11:45 AM
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As usual not available in the UK for another month or so....

Christine
Take heart... CS2 won't be available anywhere for a month or so. Software announcements almost always precede availability by several weeks.

So, the UK isn't playing second fiddle on this one!
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Old 04-05-2005, 01:04 PM
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Scott Kelby review of Photoshop CS2

http://www.photoshopuser.com/PhotoshopFeature.pdf

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Since Scott is the president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and publisher of PhotoshopUser magazine, his enthusiasm might be a little on the "biased side," but there is some good info in the article.

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