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Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Photoshop is back with new improvements and tools

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 is software designed for photo editing work developed by Adobe. This version is available for both Mac and Windows systems. This program is one of the most versatile photo editors ever created. It is commonly used by beginners to fix photos or add simple filters, but the truth is that this software is designed for professional work too, not only photo editing but digital painting among many other works. However, as it is one of the most popular image editors, the Internet is full of tutorials for new users to learn more complex tasks using Adobe Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 offers new tools and upgrades for existing versions. It has GPU-accelerated features to make your work easier, such as brush preview, color samplers for the eyedropper and a grid showing the Rule of Thirds for the crop tool. It has faster performance (at least 10%) for 64-bit versions of Windows and Mac operating systems. Moreover, this version brings new tools like content-aware filling and repairing, HDR Pro, Puppet Warp, Lens Correction, etc.

How to Use

As always, Photoshop is divided into three standalone parts: Camera RAW, a plugin to manage pictures in RAW format, Adobe Bridge (photo manager) and the principal one, Photoshop. CS5 version may seem the same as the previous CS4 version as its interface remains almost unchanged, but now you can customize it to fit your needs and to reflect your workflow by saving different workspaces for specific tasks.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 has GPU-accelerated features to make your work easier than ever

Tools have been upgraded and there are also new additions, but the most important ones are focused on professional usage, so beginners may need to watch some tutorials before using these. You are free to apply tone-mapping for creating high dynamic range pictures thanks to the new HDR Pro feature. You can use realistic painting effects simulating bristles to produce traditional-like outcomes. The new Puppet Warp tool allows you to radically change specific areas of an image as you anchor others in place. This tool appears to be a weird one, but you can distort your images in a unique way. Automated Lens Correction fixes distortion using premade profiles of popular lenses. Other features we should highlight are Content-Aware Filling and Healing tools, as these enable you to remove image elements and replace them with new content that fits your frame perfectly.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Features

Check out the features of Adobe Photoshop CS5 before you download it:

  • Live workspaces for easier interface management
  • Content-aware filling and repairing tools
  • Loads of realistic painting effects
  • Transform your images using Puppet Warp
  • Automated Lens Correction
  • 3D performance, materials and workflow have been upgraded

If you are interested in this software and need additional information before you download it, feel free to check the developer’s official website.

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements to download this program are:

  • Operating system: Windows XP or later
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 1 GB or higher
  • Hard disk: 1 GB free space available

Pros

  • New tools are useful and well elaborated
  • You can save and switch workspaces
  • Online tutorials can teach you most complex uses

Cons

  • High resource consumption

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