If you have questions about updating/upgrading to Photoshop CC, this blog post by Jeff Tranberry is an excellent resource.
Join Julieanne Kost, Principal Digital Imaging Evangelist, Friday, June 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST as she demonstrates new features in Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, as well as sharing and collaboration features of Adobe Creative Cloud including Behance ProSite during the Create Now: Ask a Pro Webinar Series.
I mention a number of shortcuts that are new to the Radial Filter (J) in this video (Adobe Photoshop: Favorite Features for Photographers), but thought that it might be handy to also include them in list form:
• The Shift key will constrain the Radial Filter to a circle.
• Tapping the “V” key will toggle the overlay of the Radial Filter interface (bounding box).
• While dragging one of the four handles of an existing Radial Filter to resize it, press the Shift key to preserve the aspect ratio of the ellipse.
• While dragging the boundary of an existing Radial Filter to rotate it, press the Shift key to snap the rotation to 15-degree increments.
• While dragging to create a new Radial Filter, press and hold the Space bar to move the ellipse; release the Space bar to resume defining the shape of the new Radial Filter.
• While dragging inside of an existing Radial Filter to move it, press the Shift key to constrain the movement to the horizontal or vertical direction.
• You can drag a Radial Filter beyond the image area.
• While an existing Radial Filter is selected, press the Delete key to delete the Radial Filter.
• Double-click in the image area to set the bounding box of the Radial filter to the image bounds.
• Double-click inside of an existing Radial Filter to expand the bounding box of the Radial Filter to the image bounds.
• Command + Option -drag (Mac) | Control + Alt -drag (Win) to duplicate the Radial Filter.
• While an existing Radial Filter is selected, press the X key to toggle the effect direction from outside to inside.
Now that Photoshop CC is shipping, be sure to check out this episode on Adobe TV, (Adobe Photoshop: Favorite Features for Photographers), where Julieanne will demonstrate her top 5 favorite features in Photoshop CC including the new Upright perspective correction, Radial Filter, and Advanced Healing Brush features in Adobe Camera Raw 8, Image Upsampling and Smart Sharpening, Live Shapes for Rounded Rectangles, and Camera Shake Reduction. (repost)
If you own Photoshop CS6 and are moving to Photoshop CC, you might also want to watch this video (Julieanne’s Top 5 Features for Photographers in Photoshop 13.1), to learn about the new features that were added to Photoshop 13.1 (released back in December 2012 for Creative Cloud Members).
In this video tutorial (The New Radial Filter in Lightroom 5), you’ll learn how easy it is to apply Lightroom’s selective adjustments including color and tonal corrections using the new Radial Filter tool.
Keywords – Lightroom 5, The Develop Module, Radial Filter, Mask, Selective corrections,
In this tutorial (Advanced Healing Brush and Visualization Tool in Lightroom 5), you’ll discover the new enhancements to Lightroom’s Advanced Healing Brush including the ability to heal and clone non-circular brush spots as well as remove easy-to-miss sensor dust using the new Visualization tool.
I hope you’ll join Katrin, Scott and me for the B & H Adobe Lightroom Digital Photography Summit this Monday June 17th, 2013! This event will be located at the Javits center from 9:30 – 5:30. For details and registration, click here.
And don’t feel left out – if you don’t live in or near NY, you can still join us via the Digital Summit Live Stream.
In this video tutorial (Correcting Perspective using Upright in Lightroom 5), Julieanne demonstrates how to automatically fix common problems such as tilted horizons as well as converging verticals in buildings using Lightroom’s Upright controls for perspective correction.
Lightroom 5 is now available!
Check out these new videos (What’s New in Lightroom 5), to learn the new features and enhancements in the latest release of Lightroom 5.
And if you’re new to Lightroom, check out my Lightroom 5 Getting Started series where you will quickly learn the features and tools in each module, to make your workflow more efficient and increase your productivity.
The double and single arrow buttons in Quick Develop (in the Library module) make the following changes:
• Exposure 1/3 stop, 1 stop
• All others (Contrast, Highlights Shadows etc.) 20 and 5.
• The Temperature and Tint sliders are dependent on the file format. When working with JPEG files, you guessed it, the changes are in increments of 20 and 5. For raw images, the increments for Temperature and tint are also 20 and 5. However in this case they are being calculated in relative percentage terms. (Camera raw translates the relative percentage amount to the absolute temperature and tint value using curve functions – both are quadratic and perhaps not as obvious!)
• Finally, holding the Option + (Mac) | Alt + (Win) in the Library module will change the Clarity and Vibrance settings to Sharpening and Saturation in the Quick Develop panel.
When you choose one of the Upright modes in the Lens Correction panel in Lightroom 5, the results are cached so that the adjustment is completely stable. That means that if you make a change such as enabling/disabling the Profile Corrections and/or Remove Chromatic Aberration options, you will need to click the Reanalyze button if you want Lightroom to forget about those stored (cached) Upright corrections and redo its analysis of the image and compute a new correction. This feature, the ability to Reanalyze (or force an update to the Upright mode) is “as-designed”, and for good reason: in the future, if Lightroom makes changes to the Upright feature, your legacy files will open exactly as they did before.
In addition, by default, Upright will reset any crops or manual transform settings currently applied to an image. This is because rotated crops and manual perspective corrections on existing images will usually interfere with Upright. For this reason, selecting one of the Upright modes will reset the crop and manual perspective adjustments in the Lens Correction Panel (Horizontal, Vertical, Rotate, Scale, and Aspect controls). Resetting the crop has the benefit of showing the user the maximum amount of image area remaining after an Upright adjustment. To preserver these settings, Option + (Mac) | Alt + (Win) -click when choosing an Upright correction mode.
(Thanks to Eric Chan for these insights!)
• In Lightroom 5, it’s much easier to add text in the Book Module. Each page now has Transparent Buttons for “Page Text” and, if a photo exists on the page, “Photo Text”. Note: These are linked to the existing Page Text and Photo Text controls in the Text panel.
• When positioning your cursor over a page in the page picker, it displays a circle (just like the quick collection icon). Clicking the circle adds that page to the Favorites list.
• You can now print using Blurb’s “Standard” paper stock, which is a more economical yet lighter weight paper.
• All the same metadata that is available for captions in other modules is now available for captions in the Book module.
After modifying a page template (for example, by changing the cell padding), Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) in the page to and choose Save as Custom Page.
These custom page layouts become available under the “Custom Page” category in the Page Picker (in the Page panel).
Note: Custom pages are specific to Book settings (size, dimensions) and file format (Blurb book, JPEG, PDF).