quite a while to look believable. Enter Image Warp! With this new tool you now have great
flexibility when warping objects onto oddly shaped surfaces.
By far the coolest addition to Photoshop is the Vanishing Point tool. It was the first tool I played
with when I launched CS 2 for the first time, and I think I probably killed a couple hours making
all sorts of houses into 16 stories, or making a house covered in windows.
What Vanishing Point does is allow you to set up a perspective grid overlay on your pictures, in
essence overlaying a 3D scene on top of the 2D picture. Then you can add objects or clone
objects in the scene and they maintain perfect perspective relative to the photograph. I literally
saves you hours of time cloning and trimming and bending and flexing.
All in all, if you're a professional
that always finds himself using
every aspect of Photoshop to it's
fullest, then you're going to love
this upgrade. If you're a novice,
you'll benefit from some of the
cool gadgets but if you already
own CS 1, you probably don't
want to rush out and upgrade,
since most of the novice tools are
the same in CS 2 as they were in
the previous version.
I'll leave you with the ever
famous Command Option About
Adobe Photoshop screen.
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August 2005, Volume 3 Issue 8