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The Day After: Photoshop CS4 Resources

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We didn’t get a chance to beta test Photoshop CS4 here at Go Media, but it looks like a worthy upgrade. Here’s a collection of previews & feature lists of the latest & greatest Adobe Photoshop.

If you’re in a rush here is the meat of what I gathered from picking through these previews:

Photoshop CS4 will..

  • use the graphics card more aggressively, allowing for smooth zooming, canvas rotation, and other cool 3D effects with good performance
  • have the same UI enhancements as the rest of the creative suit: tabs, frames, etc.
  • include intelligent scaling, like the kind we’ve ooo’d and ahhh’d about for the past year
  • be more flexible because of non-destructive editing via new adjustment options
  • may possibly have multi-touch support
  • have better masking.

Previews & Feature Lists

Camera Town Preview
This is one of the best previews I could find. Really comprehensive, but long. Looks to be straight from the horse’s mouth.
cameratown

Pop Photo Hands On
A nice down-to-earth look at some helpful features.
pop photo

Macworld previews the content-aware scaling
Macworld talks about how cool this feature is. Does anybody remember that this technology was developed a year or more ago, and bought by Adobe?
macworld

MacNN Multi Touch
MacNN lets us know that Photoshop will support multi-touch with certain hardware. Cool. Useable?
macnn

ZDNet Photoshp CS4 First Look
The ZDNet flavor of Photoshop CS4 preview. Nice, but could use some screenshots.
adnet

Videos

Sneak preview from Photoshop World Orlando

New 3D Effects

Content Aware Scaling (yawn)

Smooth zooming & rotating

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  • Andrew

    the address is wrong on PhotoPop’s. you have ttp instead of http

  • Andrew

    the address is wrong on PhotoPop’s. you have ttp instead of http

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    Glad I’ve got the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 in my Powermac @ the office :)

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    Glad I’ve got the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 in my Powermac @ the office :)

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    thanks for the tip Andrew. Fixed.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    thanks for the tip Andrew. Fixed.

  • http://www.marcofolio.net/ Marco

    Photosohp? (Typo)

  • http://www.marcofolio.net/ Marco

    Photosohp? (Typo)

  • http://www.williambiwer.com Bill Biwer

    Even more reasons CS4 will rock. I cant wait for release.

    Anyone have any news on new/updated After Effects features?

  • http://www.williambiwer.com Bill Biwer

    Even more reasons CS4 will rock. I cant wait for release.

    Anyone have any news on new/updated After Effects features?

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    Holy resources, Batman!!!

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    Holy resources, Batman!!!

  • http://alanvalek.com alanvalek.com

    Content aware scaling (yawn)…? I don’t know if I agree with that one. Wait until you use it for the first time and then see.

  • http://alanvalek.com alanvalek.com

    Content aware scaling (yawn)…? I don’t know if I agree with that one. Wait until you use it for the first time and then see.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    @alanvalek:

    You’re right, I haven’t used it. I admit that the video previews look(ed) really really cool. But that was quite awhile ago. I even think third party plug-ins brought this capability to Photoshop last year. It seems like it’s being sold as the newest and coolest.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    @alanvalek:

    You’re right, I haven’t used it. I admit that the video previews look(ed) really really cool. But that was quite awhile ago. I even think third party plug-ins brought this capability to Photoshop last year. It seems like it’s being sold as the newest and coolest.

  • http://www.ebenoit.com Eric-from-Boston

    can’t wait til the suite comes out

  • http://www.ebenoit.com Eric-from-Boston

    can’t wait til the suite comes out

  • http://www.rottonrabbit.com steve

    The only real thing that’s good about CS4 is that they are making a 64 bit version. I believe it’s about a 11percent speed increase. Not much, but it’s better than nothing.

  • http://www.rottonrabbit.com steve

    The only real thing that’s good about CS4 is that they are making a 64 bit version. I believe it’s about a 11percent speed increase. Not much, but it’s better than nothing.

  • http://www.rottonrabbit.com Steve

    The best part of CS4 is that it is going 64 bit for Windows only. The increase speed from what I read is 8-12%. This is worth the upgrade.

  • http://www.rottonrabbit.com Steve

    The best part of CS4 is that it is going 64 bit for Windows only. The increase speed from what I read is 8-12%. This is worth the upgrade.

  • Ryan F.

    I’ve been using Photoshop CS4 beta for a while now, and it’s awesome! Ton’s of 3D tools. Very easy to use.

  • Ryan F.

    I’ve been using Photoshop CS4 beta for a while now, and it’s awesome! Ton’s of 3D tools. Very easy to use.

  • Ryan F.

    I’ve been using the beta on my Mac. :]

  • Ryan F.

    I’ve been using the beta on my Mac. :]

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  • http://naldzgraphics.com NaldzGraphics

    wow.really love the 3d effect:)

  • http://naldzgraphics.com NaldzGraphics

    wow.really love the 3d effect:)

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  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk/ Michael Thomas

    Now we have been using CS4 for almost a year I think a blog should be written about the highs and lows of CS4!!! I

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk/ Michael Thomas

    Now we have been using CS4 for almost a year I think a blog should be written about the highs and lows of CS4!!! I

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    Well I am used CS3 and I moved it to illustrator.So is their a big difference in CS4 and illustrator or any other.
    Stay connected and thanks for posting.

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  • Anonymous

    I even think third party plug-ins brought this capability to Photoshop last year.

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