Another new feature of Photoshop CS5 is the Refine Edge funtion which will definitely become one of my best friends soon. Anyone who has ever struggled with masks, channels and selection tools to cut a model loose from the background knows what I mean. There are several samples of this new function on Youtube (judge for yourself).
Yesterday I attended the launch presentation of Adobe Photoshop CS5 which I’ve been waiting for impatiently for the past couple of weeks. We’ve all seen the content aware fill sneak preview video but now there was more: enhanced lens correction, the refine edge tool, sophisticated HDR, natural distortion and a Bridge style file browser within the Photoshop application window. For those considering the upgrade: what’s the preferred package? Just Photoshop or the Design or Production package? With the video capabilities of modern camera’s, making my own movies with Premiere is very tempting (included in the Production package with Illustrator and Flash)!