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So earlier this week I mentioned that I had purchased Lightroom 3. In addition I also upgraded/purchased Photoshop CS5

Photoshop CS5 Startup

It actually took me three tries to get this screen grab, the dam thing loads too quickly - © 2011 Kurtis Stewart

Again, I use Photoshop ALL the time (eg. all the images on this blog are thrown through CS5 for one reason or another). There are so many pluses with CS5 compared to CS3 (which is what I was using before) including:

  1. Fantastic User Interface Changes. Curves Adjustment doesn’t pop up in front of your image, AWESOME.
  2. Tighten up your workflow. Change brush size with a keyboard modifier and a pen movement rather than a “brush window”.
  3. Faster + larger stitches, I threw a 70 raw file pano at it…Photoshop looked at that…laughed…devoured it…then asked for more in the queue. Normally I’d have to do that in chunks of 20 files or so.

I could go on and on, needless to say CS5 is amazing and I’m kicking myself for not upgrading sooner.

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