April 28, 2010

Using a dialog box to edit a Curves adjustment layer

In response to my notes on how we’ve polished the Adjustments panel in Photoshop CS5, I saw a couple of requests for a way to edit adjustments (especially Curves) via a dialog box instead of via a panel. To do so in CS4 you can download and use this panel (screenshot). In CS5 the architecture that supports extension panels has changed, so you need to grab the CS5 version of the panel.
In case you have trouble installing the panel via Extension Manager*, you can download this plain-zipped version (or the CS5 version). Unzip it and drag the resulting “Curves – Dialog” folder into your “Adobe Photoshop CS4/Plug-Ins/Panels” directory.
* If you’re getting permissions errors on Windows Vista or Windows 7, try right-clicking the Extension Manager icon, clicking Properties, selecting the Compatibility tab, and checking the “Run this program as an administrator” checkbox.

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3DVIA plug-in searches for 3D content from within Photoshop

The free 3DVIA plug-in for Photoshop makes it easy to pull 3D content into your files, then work on it using Photoshop’s 3D manipulation tools. From the product page:

Search over 15,000 premium and user-generated 3D models and import them directly into your working file without leaving the Photoshop window. From high-end, photoshoot quality models to stylized models, 3DVIA has something for every project need.

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Guest post: Bryan’s favorite features in CS5

Over on Scott Kelby’s blog today, my fellow PM Bryan O’Neil Hughes has posted a guest blog entry, sharing his thoughts on favorite features in Photoshop CS5, including HDR Pro, Mini Bridge, improved masking, Puppet Warp, the JDI initiative, and more. Lots to enjoy.

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