In this Adobe Photoshop CS5 free tutorial we will take a look at using the Merge to HDR Pro. HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging) is the process of taking multiple exposures and merging them together into a single 32 bit image.
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In this new features video we are talking a look at the new Content-Aware option in Adobe Photoshop CS5! Adobe Photoshop CS5 has many new features that make it easier to select, replace, and remove areas of your photographic images.
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Rafiq Elmansy is a graphic designer and runs his own design studio Pixel Consultations. Rafiq is also an Adobe Community Professional, Certified Expert and Adobe User Group Manager.Rafiq is the author of Photoshop 3D for Animators
This meeting will be hosted on-line only. The Connect URL is http://experts.na3.ac…
Rafiq Elmansy will demonstrate the new features for animators in Photoshop CS 5.
Rafiq will discus 3D Photoshop techniques specifically for animators, including how to create 3D models in Photoshop with the high capability to customize, edit and animate.
Complex selections made easy —Get better-than-ever results when selecting intricate image elements,
such as hair, and eliminate background color around selection edges. Automatically vary selection edges
and perfect masks using new refinement tools.
Content-Aware Fill —Remove any image detail or object and watch as Content-Aware Fill magically fills in the
space left behind. This breakthrough technology matches lighting, tone, and noise so it looks as if the removed
content never existed.
Extraordinary painting effects —Achieve natural and realistic painting effects with the Mixer Brush, which
offers on-canvas color blending, and Bristle Tips, which let you create lifelike, textured brushstrokes.
3D extrusions with Adobe Repoussé —Create 3D logos and artwork from any text layer, selection, path,
or layer mask with Adobe Repoussé technology. Twist, rotate, extrude, bevel, and inflate your designs.
Puppet Warp —Precisely reposition or warp any image element. Swing a raised arm to a person’s side in a
photo, stretch text to create new effects, and more.
State-of-the-art raw image processing —Use the Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 6 plug-in to nondestructively
remove image noise while preserving color and detail; add grain to make digital photos look more organic;
enjoy more control when performing post-crop vignetting; and more.
Superior HDR imaging —Create photorealistic or surreal high dynamic range (HDR) images with unprecedented
speed, control, and accuracy. Get better-than-ever results thanks to automatic ghost removal and greater
control with tone mapping and adjustments, and even give single-exposure photos the look of HDR.
Enhanced 3D realism and rich materials —Enhance 3D objects and designs with easy shadow creation,
image-based lights, and materials like glass and chrome. Explore with different focus points in your 3D scene
by adjusting the range for depth of field.
Efficient workflow —Enjoy productivity and creativity boosts thanks to dozens of features and enhancements
requested by Photoshop users. Straighten images automatically, choose colors from an onscreen color picker,
adjust the opacity of many layers at once, and more.
Faster performance across platforms —Speed up day-to-day imaging tasks and process very large images up
to 10 times faster by taking advantage of cross-platform 64-bit support. (Requires a 64-bit-capable computer
with a 64-bit version of Mac OS, Microsoft Windows 7, or Windows Vista. Actual performance varies depending
on amount of RAM, driver types, and other factors.)
Better media management —Easily manage media with more flexible batch renaming, and access your assets
in the context of what you’re working on by using the customizable Adobe Mini Bridge panel in Photoshop.
Streamlined creative reviews through integration with CS Live services —Use Adobe CS Review, part of new
CS Live online services*, to initiate a secure review without leaving Photoshop. Reviewers can add comments to
your images from their browsers, and you see those comments appear automatically on your screen. Adobe CS
Live online services are complimentary for a limited time. Visit www.adobe.com/go/cslive for details.
Complex selections made easy —Get better-than-ever results in Photoshop CS5
when selecting tricky image elements such as hair, and eliminate background color around
Simplified object selection and editing —Save time by performing repetitive layout
tasks efficiently in InDesign CS5. Manipulate frames and frame content without switching tools.
Dynamically adjust white space between objects to reposition page items. Use on-object controls
to modify frame corners directly in the layout.
Innovative paint brushes —Revolutionize your everyday creative print work with exciting tools
in Photoshop CS5 and Illustrator CS5. Create scalable vector artwork with the nuance and subtlety
of fine art, enhance photographs with painterly effects, and paint freely on screen much as you
would with physical brushes and paints.
Resolution-independent effects —In Illustrator CS5, apply raster effects such as drop
shadows, glows, blurs, and textures that maintain a consistent appearance at difference resolutions
throughout the design process.
Production and printing tools —Find and place files fast by using the new Mini Bridge panel
accessible from within InDesign CS5 and Photoshop CS5. Export large PDF files in the background,
and eliminate font-related production problems using document-installed fonts in InDesign.
Powerful new text features —In InDesign CS5, take advantage of efficiencies such as text change
tracking and paragraphs that span and split columns.
Faster, more precise drawing tools —In Illustrator CS5, adjust stroke width interactively
using convenient width handles, precisely size and position arrowheads, and align dashes
symmetrically. Draw shapes and scenes in accurate 1, 2, or 3-point linear perspective.
Multiple page sizes in a single InDesign file —Streamline design and production of
projects with multiple page sizes, such as marketing collateral and complex magazine folds.
Include various page sizes in a single document and apply the same master page to layouts
of different sizes.
Accelerated creative reviews with CS Live online services —Bring creative reviews directly
into your design workflow using new CS Live online services that integrate with your Creative
Suite software. Conveniently initiate online reviews from within Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign.
Reviewers comment in their browser using simple annotation tools, and you view their feedback
in the context of your work—making it easier to match each comment to the right design element.
CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time—visit www.adobe.com/go/cslive
Faster performance in Photoshop —Perform day‐to‐day imaging tasks faster, and process
very large images at least 10 times faster
Approachable interaction design with Flash Catalyst—Transform static Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks artwork into interactive content with functional buttons, scroll bars, and more—without writing code. Roundtrip your artwork and perform edits in Photoshop or Illustrator at any time while preserving structure and interactivity.
New text engine in Flash Professional —Create print-quality typography via the new Text Layout Framework in Flash Professional CS5. Work with columns and bidirectional text, and maintain layout and formatting with greater fidelity when importing from other Adobe products.
Design and distribute content for delivery virtually anywhere —Publish content to personal computers and mobile devices—to the browser with Adobe Flash Player, standalone applications with Adobe AIR, and to the iPhone with support for creating native iPhone applications.
Easy 3D extrusions with Adobe Repoussé —Quickly create stunning 3D artwork and apply rich material textures with Photoshop CS5 Extended. Take your designs even further by leveraging the Adobe 3D Forge engine for advanced editing of your 3D models.
Crisp graphics for web and mobile devices —Deliver clean, sharp, pixel-aligned raster artwork with enhanced anti-aliasing features in Illustrator CS5. Avoid fuzzy graphics by automatically aligning artwork to the pixel grid, and control the appearance of individual text objects.
Integrated CMS support in Dreamweaver —Enjoy authoring and testing support for content management systems like WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal. Dynamically Related Files provides direct access to a page’s related files, even for dynamic pages, and Live View Navigation offers accurate previews of dynamic applications.
Adobe CS Live online services* integration —Get accurate browser-compatibility testing with BrowserLab and manage design project reviews, and expand your capabilities with a complimentary one-year subscription to Adobe CS Live online services.*
CSS inspection —Visually display the CSS box model in detail without reading code or requiring separate utilities. Hover your cursor over block-level elements in Live View to see their cascade and context instead of using the Tag Selector.
Code Snippets panel in Flash Professional —Quickly include functional code for things like timeline navigation, actions, animation, audio and video, and event handlers. Reduce the ActionScript 3.0 learning curve and enable greater creativity by injecting pre-built code into projects.
Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst integration —Open Flash Catalyst projects with Adobe Flash Builder software, making it easy to add connections to a database or web services while preserving the visual intent and interactions defined by designers.
Universal mobile app development —Develop applications for distribution across the widest range of mobile platforms including iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android. Use Adobe Device Central CS5 to share device profiles and test and debug content.
XML-based FLA source files in Flash Professional —Manage and modify projects using source control systems and collaborate on files more easily. An XML-based non-binary implementation of the FLA format allows projects and associated assets to function as items in a directory or folder.
Enhanced ActionScript editor in Flash Professiona l—Increase development speed with an improved ActionScript editor, including custom class code hinting and code completion. Use Adobe Flash Builder software as your primary ActionScript editor for Flash Professional projects.
Flash Builder and Flash Professional integration —Use Adobe Flash Builder software as your primary ActionScript editor for Flash Professional projects. Streamline your workflow by testing, debugging, and publishing content in Flash Professional while editing code in Flash Builder.