Friday, December 19, 2008

Getting up to speed

I'm getting flooded with e-mails looking for all the updates found in Photoshop CS4 - all in one update. Don't worry, I have the solution. Ben Willmore's Adobe Photoshop CS4: Up to Speed.

I usually get Ben's Up to Speed books as soon as they come out - and before I upgrade to the next version of Photoshop. (when you beta test you still miss things) He's got a way of distilling the info so that you get all that you need to make the choice on upgrading. You'll also get a sense of how long it's going to take to re-do your workflow, if necessary. And you may find some obscure tidbit that just makes your day. My favourite from this edition, his description of the new soft proof for colour blindness.

Soft proofing for colour blindness lets you see the image as if you were colour blind yourself. Did you know that there were flavours of colour blindness? Protanopia indicates an impaired red sensitivity and Deuteranopia indicates an impaired green sensitivity. Thus these settings simulate a person's vision with these limitations. Now you know.

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