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Posted on 23/10/20 3:48:02 PM
Steve Caplin
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Photoshop CC 2021
The new version of Photoshop has now been released, with some remarkable new features.

You can check out my review of it here.

And, if you're interested, do check out my review of Illustrator for iPad here.

Posted on 01/11/20 10:45:25 PM
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Thanks, some great news, and well explained.
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Posted on 02/11/20 08:39:56 AM
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It's possibly one of the best and most comprehensive updates since CS6, the new selection tools especially. So many of PS's 'intelligent' features have proved, in the past, to be over hyped and disappointing away from the carefully chosen demo images. These really seem to work amazingly well ....... and Adobe themselves are introducing them as work in progress. I have never really liked 'smart' filters but these really are smart and, in some cases, can do things that would otherwise give me major brain ache. I don't really see myself using some of them very often but, in that case, the fact that they are so automated and can do things for me without having to learn is, I suppose, an advantage.

Only problem is that it leaves me slightly miffed that, after all the years of learning I have invested, it does things better than I can!

lf it goes on like this it will become autonomous and won't need users!

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Posted on 08/11/20 7:56:57 PM
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The replace sky feature is very good and I managed to add one of my own easily. The foreground feature seems to affect the sky?

The skin smoothing for portraits is excellent and, with pre-work done using the healing brush / patch tool, this will offer a speedy solution.

I noticed that the ageing feature added some weird artefacts, but guess Adobe will iron these out in due course.

I couldn't get the colourise to work at all. Perhaps missing a trick here??

Hope all are well in these testing times and happy birthday Steve.

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Nick


Posted on 08/11/20 8:02:34 PM
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Re: Photoshop CC 2021
Nick Curtain wrote:
I couldn't get the colourise to work at all. Perhaps missing a trick here??



Obvious point: did you change the image to RGB first?

Posted on 09/11/20 1:20:26 PM
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Hi Steve
Yes checked that and it did cross my mind that it should have been converted to mono, but obviously not.

Just tried an image of my daughter in RGB and the dialogue opens, but the pending circle just goes round and round. I have tried clicking on the the image on the right as stated however it's not clear what that achieves, or what the colour sliders are for. Confused .com!

Nick


Posted on 09/11/20 2:25:24 PM
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Here's my take on it Nick.

Image one is the original B/W

Image two is the filter enabled on it's defaults.

Image three is the sliders. They do what you would expect, as far as I can tell, to the whole image. Here I have maxed out Blue and Green. The bottom slider seems to alter the relationship between foreground 'skin) and background colours. Seems to be mostly saturation but there's other stuff going on that I cant work out at all. Frankly didn't seem to do anything useful with this picture.

The business of 'clicking in the image' got me totally baffled. Then I spotted the little colour patch below the dialogue image. Click on this to select a colour. Then click in the dialogue image to place a marker(s). The filter will attempt to recolourise intelligently a portion of the image based on the marker placement(s) - in this case his jacket.

If you use the Reset button just above the dialogue image the filter appears to go dead. The image reverts to B/W and no amount of clicking anywhere seems to change this. However, I have discovered that if you minutely adjust any of the sliders the filter 'kicks in' and comes to life again.

That's my ten cents worth Nick. Not very useful but may plug a couple of gaps. This is still a work in progress and a seems bit buggy.






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Posted on 09/11/20 4:00:01 PM
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Re: Photoshop CC 2021
Thanks David, very useful.

I've tried the daughter image again and nothing happens. Did your B&W RGB image colorise immediately? Mine is a Jpeg 3.23mb file and I copied the background to a new layer and applied the filter to that. It's now 12 minutes and nothing.

We had internet drop out in this area yesterday and It could be that there was a hiccup when downloading the filter.



Posted on 09/11/20 4:46:54 PM
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My image was an RGB JPG. 1.8 MB on Disk. 1908 x 1352 pixels at 600DPI. Status bar below image in PS shows image as 7.8 MB in memory.

I didnít even bother to turn the background into a layer. It was simply a quick test Ďas loadedí.

Yes it colorised immediately upon enabling the filter on/off switch to the left of the dialogue.

I canít believe machine specs can be relevant for something so simple but my machine is quite fast. iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019), 3,7 GHz Intel Core i5, 32 GB 2667 MHz DDR4, Radeon Pro 580X 8 GB

I believe that many of PSís advanced features use leverage of the capabilities of modern video cards and mine is above the usual supplied with the machine. But, once again I canít believe that is significant here.

My internet connection is usually around 80-85 MBPS. The filter accesses the web for less than a second for any changes. It is to all effects and purposes instant.

Hmmmmmm ÖÖÖ.


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Posted on 09/11/20 4:49:22 PM
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Oooops. Double post removed.



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Posted on 09/11/20 5:06:28 PM
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Thanks David
I use a PC, but it's fairly rapid. The skin smoothing and sky replacement worked very quickly, so not sure what the issue is with this. Anyway, I'm not going to lose too much sleep over it!
Nick

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