Check out Julieanne Kost’s web site for new ACR5 and Photoshop CS4 video and PDFs.

ADOBE TV The Complete Picture – Episode 08

Let Julieanne show you the power behind the new features in Camera Raw 5. Discover how to make non-destructive localized corrections as well as create special effects using the Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, Post Cropping Vignettes and more!

ADOBE TV The Complete Picture – Episode 07

Discover the new features in Adobe Bridge CS4 as Julieanne walks through the new features, tools, refined interface and integration with Photoshop.

PSCS4 What’s new in Bridge CS4 (PDF)

Learn everything there is to get you up to speed quickly in Bridge CS4.

PSCS4 What’s New in Camera Raw 5 (PDF)

Discover the unlimited possibilities with Camera Raw 5.

PSCS4 Photoshop CS4 – But Wait, There’s More! (PDF)

Master the important but often overlooked refinements and adjustments in Photoshop CS4.

Julianne’s been one of Adobe’s top evangelists for years and one of the industry’s best resources. Find out more about her, see her work, find (all previously published resources), her book, and her dvds here.

Read my conversation with Julianne here.

Martin Evening weighs in on CS4 on PhotoshopNews.

“I would say that Photoshop CS4 is an excellent upgrade, not just for the features I have listed in Photoshop Camera Raw and Bridge but for lots of other significant little changes to the program.”

The new CS4 interface
Spring-loaded keys
Open GL performance
Adjustments panel
Color Range selections
Masks panel
Content-aware scaling
Depth of field blending
Photoshop CS4 extra items
Camera Raw 5
Bridge CS4
Collections
Large image previews

Read the full story with great illustrations on PhotoshopNews.com here.

Seen it? Like it? Comment here!

Martin’s books are among the very best on both Lightroom and Photoshop. Check out Martin’s books here.

Learn Lightroom 2 and CS4 in my workshops.
Check out my DVDs here.


There’s a joke that’s been going around. Photoshop is just a plug-in for Lightroom.

What do you do with Lightroom and what do you do with Photoshop? It’s a question many have been asking since Adobe released Lightroom. As Lightroom continues to grow in power the question becomes increasingly important.

Martin Evening has some great answers on Lightroom-News. Find them here.

Martin’s books are among the very best on both Lightroom and Photoshop. Check out Martin’s books here.

Learn Lightroom 2 and CS4 in my workshops.
Check out my DVDs here.

Deke Weighs in on CS4

September 26, 2008 | Leave a Comment |

Deke McClelland’s irreverent and uncensored video series offers a candid and highly opinionated review of the new software. “Photoshop CS4: Buy or Die” shows all facets of the program. In just five minutes, you’ll know whether you want to upgrade or not. “Either you buy or it dies.” It’s refreshingly simple.

Watch it here.

Oh. And, if you haven’t seen it. Check out Deke’s 101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes. This much lauded MTV inspired music video informs and entertains.

Watch it here.

Seen it? Like it? Comment here!

Senior product manager offers a great inside look into the many improvements in CS4.

“I’m a perfectionist, and I deeply, viscerally want to smooth & polish every aspect of Photoshop.  Doing it all in any one cycle is impossible, but I’m proud to say we’ve put a ton of effort into sweating the details in CS4.

You’re going to see tons of flashier features in other write-ups, and of course I’ll cover them here, but for this cycle I want to lead with the little stuff–things you might not read about otherwise, but which can make a big difference while working.”

Read his extensive list of advances in CS4 here.

Adobe CS4 – New Features

September 25, 2008 | 2 Comments |

John Loiacono emphasized three key concepts during his keynote address at Photoshop World in Las Vegas. Timesavers (real speed increases), Integration (transparently with Macromedia products), and Cutting Edge (daring new features). Check out my previous post on this event here.

What’s new in Adobe Photoshop CS4?

Here’s a short list.

Adjustments panel
Masks panel
Auto-blending of images
Extended depth of field
360-degree panoramas
Fluid canvas rotation
Industry-leading color correction
Better raw image processing
Improved Adobe Photoshop Lightroom workflow
Efficient file management with Adobe Bridge CS4
Adobe Community Help
More powerful printing options
File display options
Higher performance on very large images (Windows only)

Get more information on all of these items here.

Should you upgrade?
Sometimes it’s just one feature that makes all the difference and makes an upgrade totally worth it.
Which items make big differences for you?
Comment here!
Check the Comments for my number one reason.

Learn Photoshop CS4 in my workshops.


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