The newest release of Photoshop Elements is an impressive followup to Adobe’s comprehensive photo editing software. But where it stands apart is the inclusion of a social networking feature that lets you upload your creations automatically to Facebook and other social networking sites, such as Flickr.
The most valuable feature in Photoshop Elements is a consistent Quick Edit mode. It works on Index- and Full-Image modes and provides the ability to change lens focal length, crop, remove a label, change colors and clarity and convert an image to black and white. These changes can be done by just clicking on the image. You can also save the changes as a.jpeg version of the image (for sharing via Facebook and other sites) or edit the image again.
For early-2012 updates to Photoshop CS6, Apple introduced Depth-Of-Field (DoF) detection. This helps to make what otherwise would be photographic blur less distracting to the eye, simply because the blur is mimicked by rendering in a blurred image what would be nearer focus. It’s a useful feature for landscape photography when you want to have wide-angle shots that don’t look tacky and where a stationary subject background may distract from a magnificent landscape. However, Photoshop Elements improves upon DoF by adding a Trusted Distance slider. This enables you to set the edge detection area, within which the computer would determine the blurred subject distance and blur amount.
Lightroom has been practically inseparable from Photoshop as its sibling software. However, what to do if you’ve invested money in the Windows version of these two programs? In that case, you’ll need to check out Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 for Windows. It offers all the editing tools of a full-fledged Photoshop, including all integrated features. 933d7f57e6
With the announcement of the new version of Photoshop, Adobe Playground, CS6, is going to be able to compete much more effectively with online photo editing suites like Picnik, which is part owned by Google. What really makes CS6 a more attractive choice is Photoshop’s Acrobat Pro integration. Simply put, updating will provide the capability to update and change your Publisher files without having to use CS3’s export to PDF. If it works as well as it does in presentations, then it’s likely to be even more useful for photo editing. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your viewpoint), Paint.NET still seems to lack a few features.
Price is always an important factor to consider, no doubt, so you need to set a budget before you start browsing through the packages downloaded from Adobe.com . Because you may want to use Photoshop with your client’s stock photography, having a plan in mind for how to distribute the images may be useful.
Most people are more used to the intuitive and streamlined UI of the CC version than to the older Photoshop CS edition, but for those who remember the older version, the new interface is streamlined and offers a simplified user experience. This simplified interface makes it easier to find what you need on screen.
For those of you who are interested in learning more about Photoshop CSX, I’ve published a guide to Photoshop CSX or CSX Editor and a few months ago I’ve published Photoshop CSX Future of Photoshop CSX where I run down all the things you can do with Photoshop CSX, and everything you can do with the new Adobe Experience Manager CSX.