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My Review On Photoshop CS2

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Raptomex
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:16 PM

I just got Adobe Photoshop CS2. THough it doesn't come out until next month, I'm special, lol. Anyway, It has the basic structure of Adobe Photoshop CS. You can use CS brushes in CS2. There are some new filters that are rather interesting. They have noticeably increased the number of "Blur" filters. I haven't tried ImageReady CS2 yet so I have no comments on it. Adobe Photoshop CS2 has some new features like "Bridging". Overall Adobe Photoshop CS2 is the same as Adobe Photoshop CS with many new features and I'm sure other aspects. If you have CS, keep it, don't rush to buy CS2, you won't be missing much.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:18 PM

Erm...

screenshots? Because right now there's so much bullsh*t it's coming out my USB ports...

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:37 PM

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I couldn't get the title screen so I'll get a pic of the filters I talked about in my review. Th CS2 icon is different from CS so that's another way to tell.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:41 PM

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:46 PM

Funny how your shot included the legal notices.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:59 PM

Lol wink.gif

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:32 PM

if you're going to makea review than make a worthy one. not just some general bs slapped together.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:34 PM

QUOTE (colp4k @ Apr 27 2005, 14:32)
if you're going to makea review than make a worthy one. not just some general bs slapped together.

Seriously. Reviews are usually at least one page long...

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 10:02 PM

Cool. They added a bunch of crappy filters that distort my images and made the 'feather' icon blue.
Now I really can't wait for it.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 10:23 PM

Wow, this makes PS so worthy of getting.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 10:24 PM

why didn't you mention the Smart Objects..? that's one of the main additions to Cs2...

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 03:07 PM

QUOTE (disco @ Apr 27 2005, 22:24)
why didn't you mention the Smart Objects..? that's one of the main additions to Cs2...

Smart objects? What do they do..? blink.gif

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 06:08 PM

QUOTE (!cMc! Jacob @ Apr 28 2005, 09:07)
QUOTE (disco @ Apr 27 2005, 22:24)
why didn't you mention the Smart Objects..? that's one of the main additions to Cs2...

Smart objects? What do they do..? blink.gif

I got the trial. From the manual (New Features Highlight):

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New features
Workflow improvements
Adobe Bridge Simplify file handling in Photoshop and within Adobe Creative Suite with Adobe Bridge, the next-generation file browser. Efficiently browse, tag, search, and process your images. (See About Adobe Bridge.)

Color management improvements Maintain common color settings throughout the Adobe Creative Suite components. Print with the simplified printing interface for color management. (See To synchronize color settings across Adobe applications.)

Version Cue® 2.0 Manage files and versions as a single user or in a small workgroup. Integrate with Adobe Bridge to manage files for your Photoshop and Adobe Creative Suite projects. (See Version Cue managed projects.)

Enhanced photo capabilities
Multi-image Camera Raw Process an entire photo shoot in a fraction of the time. With support for a comprehensive range of digital cameras, you can automatically adjust settings, convert to universal Digital Negative (DNG) format, and apply nondestructive edits to batches of images. (See The Camera Raw plug-in.)

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Work with images in 32-bits-per-channel, extended dynamic range. Photographers can capture the full dynamic range of a scene with multiple exposures and merge the files into a single image. (See About High Dynamic Range images.)

Optical lens correction Correct for lens aberrations such as barrel and pincushion distortion, chromatic aberration, and lens vignetting. Easily correct image perspective using the filter’s grid. (See The Lens Correction filter.)

Noise reduction  Reduce digital image noise, JPEG artifacts, and scanned film grain. (See Reducing image noise.)

Smart Sharpen filter Sharpen images with new algorithms for better edge detection and reduced sharpening halos. Control the amount of sharpening in the highlights and shadows. (See To use the Smart Sharpen filter.)

Spot Healing tool Quickly heal spots and blemishes without selecting source content. (See To use the Spot Healing Brush tool.)

One-click red-eye correction Fix red eyes with one click. Set options to adjust pupil size and darkening amount. (See To remove red eye.)

Blur filters Apply blur effects using new blur filters: Box Blur, Shape Blur, and Surface Blur. (See Blur filters.)

Productivity boosters
Customizable menus Set up and save custom menus and workspaces, highlight new or commonly used menu items, and reduce on-screen clutter for easier access to the tools you need. (See To define a set of menus.)

Image Processor Process a batch of files to multiple file formats. (See About the Image Processor.)

All new PDF engine Comprehensive, customizable presets and PDF 1.6/Acrobat 7.0 compatibility. (See Saving files in Photoshop PDF format.)

Script and action event manager Set JavaScripts and Photoshop actions to run automatically when a specified Photoshop event occurs. (See To set scripts and actions to run automatically.)

UI font size customization Customize the size of text in the options bar, palettes, and the Layer Style dialog box. (See To change the font size in the work area.)

Update Manager Automatically search for Photoshop updates.
Variables Create data-driven graphics in Photoshop as you now do in ImageReady. (See About data-driven graphics.)

Video preview Display your document on a video monitor using a Firewire (IEEE1394) link. (See To preview your document on a video monitor.)

WYSIWYG Font menu Preview font families and font styles directly in the Font menu. (See To choose a font family and style.)

Designer enhancements
Vanishing Point Paste, clone, and paint image elements that automatically match the perspective planes in an image. (See About Vanishing Point.)

Smart Objects Perform nondestructive transforms of embedded vector and of pixel data. Create multiple instances of embedded data and easily update all instances at once. (See Smart Objects.)

Multiple layer control Work with layers as objects. Select multiple layers and move, group, align, and transform them. (See Selecting layers and To group and ungroup layers.)

Image Warp Easily create packaging mock-ups or other dimensional effects by wrapping an image around any shape or stretching, curling, and bending an image using Image Warp. (See The Warp command.)

Animation Create animated GIF files in Photoshop much as you create animation in ImageReady. (See Creating an animation.)

Japanese type features Format text with new character alignment (Mojisoroe) and more Kinsoku Shori types. (See About Asian type.)

Smart Guides Align the content of layers as you move them using guidelines that appear only when you need them. (See About guides and the grid.)

Integrated Adobe Online Services Access and download professional Adobe Stock Photos and share and print online with Adobe Photoshop Services. (See About Adobe Stock Photos.)


That makes even the trial worth getting.

As for CS2 in general: They fixed the bug some users had where filters would take forever to load, I guess. They worked fine for me. I want to try out some of the new features, and then I'll report back in-depth.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 08:17 PM

well reading htrough that list makes me wet my pants waiting for it to come out, now we can also make animations in PS instead of having to switch to imageready.




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