I don’t know how many of you had a chance to watch the live launch of Photoshop CS5 yesterday, but let me just say, “wow!” Photoshop has really evolved in the last 20 years and I think this latest edition might be a must-have update. Here are two things that really caught my eye as a photographer who uses Photoshop for tweaking images. First, it sounds like Photoshop Raw will be incorporating a lot of the noise reduction improvements we’ve seen in Lightroom 3 beta. This is real noise reduction and might put an end to all the plug-ins many of us have had to use to reduce noise. Second, you really need to see the Content Aware feature in action. Last Friday, I saw Scott Kelby crop a panoramic and fill in the missing data using Content Aware. It was crazy to watch as trees and sky were created simply by analyzing neighboring pixels. I can’t wait for all the ethical debates to follow…;) But, then again, I think the Photoshop ethics boat sailed long ago.
In other workshop news:
I’m happy to announce my two day Yellowstone Photo Tour on August 23-24, 2010. I’ve had a lot of requests for this workshop, and as many of you know, Yellowstone is very near and dear to my heart. The group size will be limited to four so that I can focus my attention on each student. This will be an excellent workshop for all levels of photographers looking to hone their landscape and wildlife photography skills.