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#1 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:03 AM

Anyone else mess around with this? I just got the beta today, and it's amazing.

The first thing I noticed was how fast it started, even from a mechanical drive. So fast in fact that I missed the splash screen the first time. Awesome btw:
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The new interface is very nice as well. I always prefer the darker grey interfaces anyways, and they have streamlined things and made them less chaotic.
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The performance options are still pretty much identical, but Photoshop now uses the Mercury engine, which takes much more advantage of the power in GPU's. I'm not sure how effective it is on all filters, but just to test it, the Liquify tool on a very large image with big brushes.

The crop too l has had a major revamp. First of all, it keeps the cropped area centered. (very nice in practice) It can also be non destructive now, and you can rotate the image for angular crops, along with zooming in and out, and panning the image around now. The old crop tool worked well, but I'd have a hard time going back to it after this.
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There's also layer filtering now, which is amazing for anyone who works with a ton of layers. You can sort them by fill, adjustment, text, etc. as well as their names, effects, modes, and even color.
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There are a ton of other features too, but I haven't had a chance to really go through it yet. I suggest reading a full review, and downloading the free beta demo here.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:54 AM

I've been using a FaF pre-release for a while now - its nice.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:14 AM

It's a much bigger upgrade than the last few versions I've used it seems like, or at least with the features I use.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:31 AM

The new engine alone is ballin.
I don't do much actual photo editing so most of the features aren't worth very much to me, but the layer search feature is great for building web pages.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:35 AM

Looks pretty fly, a bit better than what im using [older photoshop]

might have to upgrade

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:45 AM

The new engine alone is ballin.
I don't do much actual photo editing so most of the features aren't worth very much to me, but the layer search feature is great for building web pages.

Yeah, it's going to be great for that. It sucks looking through dozens of layers for some small piece.


Looks pretty fly, a bit better than what im using [older photoshop]

might have to upgrade

What version do you use?
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:59 AM

Cs5 'lite'

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:01 AM

Yeah, it's going to be great for that. It sucks looking through dozens of layers for some small piece.

*squinting at layers*
where did I put that 1px wide black splitter...

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:50 AM

Cs5 'lite'

Ah. >.>


*squinting at layers*
where did I put that 1px wide black splitter...

Or the almost invisible white partial transparency.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

Or the almost invisible white partial transparency.

Cool kids use layer FX for that >_>

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:06 PM

I keep trying to teach myself to, and to use masking adjustment layers, but more often than not I fall back to bad habits because I learned photoshop by clicking things until something worked or broke.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:07 PM

I keep trying to teach myself to, and to use masking adjustment layers, but more often than not I fall back to bad habits because I learned photoshop by clicking things until something worked or broke.

Hey, if it works for sex..

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:09 PM

:lol:
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:04 PM

*Waits for the "official" release*

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:35 PM

Yeah, I'm waiting for it too, but for now the beta is good enough. No crashes thus far. >.>
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