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CS5 - undestructive editing?

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Old 04-21-2010, 05:13 AM
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CS5 - undestructive editing?

Dears, I have a question to the Beta-Testers. Looking at this movie all the content aware fill is done on the background layer. Wouldn't it work on a copy?

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/photoshop-...-cs5-overview/
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:38 AM
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Re: CS5 - undestructive editing?

Yes, it works on a copy. When make a selection on the bg layer and hit delete, it give you the option of using CAF. I would make a dupe layer, make a selection then use fill instead. The results can be unpredictable, so it's best to have the orig. Also, to minimize the CAF using areas that you don't want in your fill, it's best to mask out those areas. this happens if you are trying to fill very close to some other object. the fill will sample an area 4X the size of your selection and use that to draw from, so if you selection is large, you could be getting just about anything from you image. Also unless you're running 64 bit, and even then, you will often get an out of memory error. I won't go into all the reasons why, but often it's best to do the CAF in smaller chunks rather than one big one, despite the demos that are out there. Those demos have been carefully selected to work best and give the biggest Wow factor. It is a really great tool, but it does take practice getting it to work the way you want it to.

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Re: CS5 - undestructive editing?

Thank you very much for clarifying this. You know since it is being preached not to work on the original for years, I was just wondering why they'd do this...Good to know that one doesn't have to change complete workflow once upgraded :-)
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:54 AM
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Re: CS5 - undestructive editing?

I hear you! I was wondering why they would do that also.
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Re: CS5 - undestructive editing?

Good explanation chuck.
Amica
cs5 didn't do anything that should change your workflow
to that extent.

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Old 04-22-2010, 04:12 PM
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Re: CS5 - undestructive editing?

Hi,

I have a question concerning the Puppet Warp and Smart Objects. If you have, say, a flame, converted into a smart object and use Puppet Warp on that - does it remember its points and angles and all that, so that you can readjust the points later on?

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Re: CS5 - undestructive editing?

Yes, the puppet warp pins are remembered if you make a smart object first.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:05 PM
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Re: CS5 - undestructive editing?

I might add - not directly related - that with smart objects, don't adjust layer opacity before converting to smart object, do this after the conversion. E.g. if you like the opacity to be, say 40%, keep it at 100%, convert to smart object, then take it down to 40%, what I found was that, taken the opacity down to 40% first then converting to smart object, this 40% will become your new 100%! which is not desirable but I do understand the logic behind it though.
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