Intelligent selection technology Photoshop CS5 takes the time and frustration out of making precise image selections and masks, providing you a faster way to extract subjects from their backgrounds and create realistic composites. New intelligent selection technology offers better edge detection and faster, more accurate masking results of complex subjects, like hair. Automatic color decontamination helps you eliminate background color around the edges of a selection, resulting in more seamless compositions when placing extracted subjects on new backgrounds.
With Photoshop CS5 , you can produce highly accurate masks and selections faster and more simply than before with a set of new adaptive selection-edge modification controls. The Refine Radius and Erase Refinements tools customize your masks and selections as you make them. These tools, in combination with the color decontamination settings, help eliminate any residual background color from around the edges of your selections.
The ability to create accurate selections is made easier with the Edge Detection controls in the updated Refine Edge dialog box. The intelligent selection technologies in Photoshop CS5 enable quicker and more accurate creation of the sophisticated masks used in many design and photo compositions. In this example, a single mask encompassing both the soft-edged hair and hard-edged coat is used to cleanly extract the model from the distracting background.
The final result is then layered against a new background in the magazine layout. Content-Aware Fill One of the most exciting new features in Photoshop CS5 is the remarkable ability to remove an image element and magically replace it with details that match the lighting, tone, and noise of the surrounding area so that it looks like the content never existed.
Now, you can make substantial changes to photo composition quickly and easily, as even large complex subjects can be seamlessly erased.
The Content-Aware feature can also be selected as an option when using the Spot Healing brush. You can use Content-Aware Fill with the Spot Healing Brush or as an option of the Fill feature to replace content in an active selection. Selecting the Content-Aware setting with the Spot Healing brush changes the way the tool fills in the areas you paint. This retouching approach is designed to account more fully for the structure and detail of the image elements that surround the painted area, providing a near-invisible result when removing unwanted objects.
Alternatively, you can select the object to be removed, and then replace the area with synthesized details from the area surrounding the selection, simply by using the Content-Aware option in the Fill dialog box. Use Content-Aware Fill in conjunction with the Fill command by making a selection first, and then choosing the Content-Aware option from the Use menu in the Fill dialog box. Magically remove unwanted detail in your photographs with Content-Aware Fill.
In this example, the boat has been removed from the photo by making a rough selection around the subject left and then filling the area with the Content Aware option selected in the Fill dialog box.
The result is a seamless removal of the subject. HDR Pro for creativity and precision with the next generation of high dynamic range imaging With just a few clicks, you can go beyond the capture capabilities of your camera by combining multiple exposures into a single high dynamic range HDR photo that preserves the full tonal range of a scene with high contrast.
Photoshop CS5 introduces HDR Pro for more control over the HDR merging process and greater adjustment power over the mapping of tones and the styling of HDR output, resulting in images that range from photorealistic to highly surreal. HDR Pro offers extended controls, an enhanced dialog box, and improved image processing.
New algorithms enable more accurate alignment of source files and automatically deghost any problem areas that occur when trying to merge source photos where subjects have moved during capture. You can even select a source file to be used as the sole reference for any ghosted areas or allow the feature to do this automatically for you.
With new tone-mapping and alignment technologies, sophisticated controls, and an updated dialog box, HDR Pro helps you to produce a variety of creative outcomes from a single set of source files.
New tone-mapping tools and adjustment controls give you the power to implement your own HDR vision, producing photos that range in style from fully textured images of high-contrast scenes to wildly hyper-realistic creations. Save your favorite styles as presets and apply them to multiple groups of source files to provide a common look and feel to your HDR photos. The new deghosting system automatically gives priority to the content of one source image over the others in problem areas.
Or, you can override the auto feature and manually select the base image to use. Without deghosting. With deghosting. Together with the existing Photomerge feature which allows for image stitching , the exposure-merging capabilities of HDR Pro can add up to high-bit-depth, degree panoramas ideal for composite photography, video, and beyond. State-of-the-art raw-image processing The Adobe Camera Raw 6 plug-in, which ships with Photoshop CS5 , now supports more than camera models as it continues to provide you with the industry-leading conversion of raw files.
In addition, the utility provides advanced, nondestructive image editing and enhancement for raw files, as well as for other standard formats, including JPEG and TIFF. Now you can remove noise, achieve better quality sharpening, and creatively apply new styles of vignettes and film-like grain. Recreate the look of your favorite film with the new Grain feature.
Original photo. After grain has been applied. You can now shoot at higher ISO settings with confidence, because the updated controls in the Adobe Camera Raw 6 plug-in remove the noise common in such high-ISO images as well as in photos captured with long exposures and pictures from consumer cameras while still preserving excellent color and detail. New controls for adding grain and additional post-crop vignetting settings join many creative options already available in this utility, such as the Adjustment Brush and the Graduated Filter.
For the first time, you can add grain-like texture to photos as part of your nondestructive editing workflow. Adjust amount, size, and roughness of grain to easily give composites a more natural, seamless appearance by matching levels of grain across all source images—or simply use the feature to make a digital photo look more organic or film-like.
Updated post-crop vignetting options offer more creative control over the corner darkening and lightening process, and your favorite vignette effects can be saved as presets for quick application across multiple files. Upgraded sharpening options produce clearer photos with fewer artifacts while providing better control over key details, especially when working with high-resolution pictures produced by multi-megapixel cameras.
Extraordinary painting effects With a new Mixer Brush, a Bristle Tips feature, and a new mechanism for blending colors, Photoshop CS5 redefines the way you paint. You can take advantage of more natural and realistic painting effects, making it easy to take your imagery and designs in new artistic directions.
The Mixer Brush lets you define multiple colors on a single tip, and then mix and blend them with the underlying hues on your canvas, achieving creative results that rival traditional painting media. When starting with a photo original, you can use a dry, empty brush to blend the existing colors while at the same time adding a painterly effect to the image.
Mixer Brush settings provide extensive control over the wetness of the canvas colors, the load rate that determines amount of paint loaded on the brush, the mixing rate between brush and canvas colors, and whether the brush is refilled, cleaned, or both after each painting stroke. In conjunction with these new mixing features, Photoshop CS5 incorporates unprecedented control over stroke characteristics of its painting tools with Bristle Tips.
Bristle Qualities define key bristle properties such as shape, length, stiffness, thickness, angle, and spacing, which affect how the color is laid on the image as you paint. The Bristle Brush Preview feature provides a visual representation of these changes, and you can save your tip configurations for future use, allowing you to build a customized collection of Bristle Tips to experiment with when using Photoshop brush tools. Puppet Warp Puppet Warp gives you more freedom when pushing and pulling elements within an image.
The feature lets you recompose an image to make it more appealing, or to fit a specific layout, by allowing the precise repositioning of any element within a Photoshop document, or selection, by simply clicking and dragging. After you reposition an object, Photoshop adjusts the rest of the image to account for the shifted pixels.
Then drag any of the pins to reposition the picture elements. Automated lens correction The Lens Correction features in Photoshop CS5 create better quality captures by removing or correcting the three most common lens-based errors: This means you can use a wider range of lenses with the confidence of producing images of the highest quality. With the aid of the Adobe Lens Profile Creator available separately as a free download from labs. When installed and selected in the Lens Correction filter in Photoshop CS5, the profile automatically removes or corrects the three types of distortion.
The Lens Correction feature located in the Photoshop CS5 Lens Correction filter provides camera- and lens-specific correction for three of the most common lens-related aberrations.
The updated Lens Correction filter also contains both automatic and custom correction features. Photoshop CS5 Extended offers a powerful new feature, inspired by this traditional technique, for creating eye-catching 3D artwork. Easily extrude text to create logos and 3D artwork for use in websites, video frames, or layouts. Starting with a text layer, a path, a selection, or a layer mask, you can convert the content to 3D with the Create New 3D Object section of the 3D panel.
The 3D Axis widget allows on canvas rotation of the of the model. Once your extrusion is created, you can adjust a variety of its characteristics. Test a variety of looks for your 3D models and extruded designs by adding different materials or textures to their surfaces. Materials that feature reflection or refraction properties can be rendered with the new Adobe Ray Tracer engine. Changing the look of your 3D models can be achieved in just a few clicks, thanks to a vast library of materials to select from and an improved method of applying them.
Model with material applied. Use the 3D Material Drop tool and the Material Load tool to easily load a material and drop it into different meshes, allowing you to sample and apply materials interactively. New overlay controls provide instant feedback about where specific materials and meshes are located in your model, and the updated 3D axis widget now works with lights and cameras as well as 3D objects.
With the Shadow Catcher feature, you can now easily generate a shadow on the ground plane of a scene, and then adjust how the shadow interacts with image content of other layers by altering its opacity and its softness.
To further enhance realism, you can use an HDR image to light your scene, or re-create traditional depth-of-field effects in your rendered scene by adjusting the zone of sharpness with the new Distance and Blur controls. User-inspired enhancements Photoshop CS5 helps boost productivity and creativity throughout the editing workflow with dozens of enhancements inspired by Photoshop users.
Some of these include: Middle left: With Painting Overlay vignette style applied. Middle right: With Highlight Priority vignette style applied. With Color Priority vignette style applied. Faster performance with cross-platform native bit support Tight deadlines and large file sizes make performance a high priority for many Photoshop users.
Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended deliver cross-platform bit support, allowing you to perform day-to-day imaging tasks up to 10 times faster. Video and photo professionals, especially, benefit from the extra performance, as gains are even greater if you regularly work with very large files, where processing can be up to ten times faster when you take advantage of higher addressable RAM amounts—limited only by what your hardware accommodates.
Superior black-and-white conversion Photoshop CS5 continues to support the tradition of producing finely crafted monochrome photos with the inclusion of new ways to explore an endless variety of black-and-white looks. New Live Workspaces auto-save any changes you make to a task-specific workspace, so that if you switch to a different workspace and then back again during an editing session, your panels remain exactly where you left them.
The number of entries displayed in the collapsible Workspace Switcher can be altered, and the position of each workspace can be rearranged. This provides quicker navigation between frequently used setups. Customers can upgrade to CS5 suites from up to 3 versions back. There is tiered pricing for Suite to Suite upgrades.
For full upgrade pricing on individual CS5 products visit the Adobe Store. Visit the Adobe Special Offers Page to find the latest offers. Refine your images with reengineered photography tools for removing noise, adding grain, and creating high dynamic range HDR images.
Get precise results when making complex selections. Remove any image element and see the space fill in almost magically. Paint with naturally textured brushstrokes and realistic color blends.
Mac OS X Make sure that you have administrative privileges or can validate as an administrator. Double-click Set-up. Depending on your AutoPlay settings in Windows, the Set-up. Follow the onscreen instructions to install Adobe Creative Suite.