PhotoshopNews » Photoshop CS3 http://photoshopnews.com The latest news about the top pixel wrangling application on the planet. Sun, 17 Jul 2011 17:19:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Smart filtering with the Lens blur filter http://photoshopnews.com/2007/11/28/smart-filtering-with-the-lens-blur-filter/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/11/28/smart-filtering-with-the-lens-blur-filter/#comments Wed, 28 Nov 2007 13:33:45 +0000 Martin Evening http://photoshopnews.com/2007/11/28/smart-filtering-with-the-lens-blur-filter/ indola-03a-smalll.jpgindola-03-small.jpg

In Chapter 1 of my Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers book, I provided a brief example of how one might apply the Lens Blur filter to a Smart Object in Photoshop CS3 and keep the background blur settings editable. However, it was pointed out to me just recently that the Lens Blur filter is actually disabled in CS3 when you seek to apply it to a Smart Object. This is one of those things that I failed to notice as I was finalizing the book and it seems that I am not the only author who got caught out by this late change to the program. Fortunately there is an easy remedy for accessing Lens Blur as a Smart Filter.

At first, disabling Lens Blur for Smart Objects seems like an odd thing to have done, because if you can use the Lens Blur to make a background go out of focus, you might well want the opportunity to re-edit those settings at a later date and work from an original, unblurred image – an ideal case for using Smart Filters. But then it was explained to me that one of the key features of the Lens Blur filter is its ability to reference an alpha channel and use this as a depth map to control the level of blurring across different parts of the image. This is indeed a useful feature, but it did have the potential to cause confusion when working with Smart Filters. Imagine you had applied the Lens Blur filter to a Smart Object layer and had referenced an alpha channel in the source document. If you were to later edit the alpha channel in the source document, the Smart Object layer would not register any change, no change that is until the next time you double-clicked to open the Lens Blur filter. Doing that would cause the smart filter to reference the alpha channel again and if the channel had been edited, you would only then see a new rendering of the Lens Blur filter. Figure 1 has a summary taken from chapter 1 of my book that shows the Lens Blur being used as a smart filter to blur the background in a photo.

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Figure 1. In this example I opened a raw DNG image as a Smart Object and added a normal pixel layer of a backdrop image, which I then converted to become a Smart Object layer. I then added a layer mask to reveal the model on the layer below. Once a layer or group of layers have been converted to a Smart Object, one can then apply Smart Filters. Here, you can see how I applied a Lens Blur filter to the Smart Object and applied a gradient to the Smart Filters mask to reveal some of the unsharpened detail in the original pixel layer.

Now to be honest, if you are the type of person who is inclined to use the Lens Blur filter with depth maps, you are probably going to be OK coping with anomalies like this. The good news is that although the Lens Blur has been disabled to get around Photoshop’s inability to ‘paramertize’ the depth map settings, there is a simple way to override this behavior.

How to enable the Lens Blur filter
Help is at hand though in the form of a script that you will find inside your Adobe Photoshop CS3 application folder. Here are the instructions you need to enable all filters:

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1. To enable Smart Filters for all plug-ins, go to the File ➯ Scripts menu in Photoshop CS3 and choose Browse…

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2. This will open a system navigation window and from there you will want to use the following directory path: Adobe Photoshop CS3 folder/Scripting Guide/Sample Scripts/Javascript and select: EnableAllPluginsforSmartFilters.jsx (shown here is the Macintosh navigation window, but the PC directory path is exactly the same).
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3. Once you have located the EnableAllPluginsforSmartFilters.jsx script, you can click Load or double-click to run it, which will then show the Script Alert dialog. If you wish to proceed, click ‘Yes’ and the Lens Blur including all other filters will now be accessible for use as smart filters. If you want to turn off this behavior, run through the same steps described here and click ‘No’ when the Script Alert dialog shows.

The benefits and pitfalls of enabling all filters
Now that you can see how simple it is to enable all filters, it is tempting to leave this as the new default. Which you can do of course, but it is worth bearing in mind that it is not just the Lens Blur you are gaining access to, but all filters that were previously unavailable for use as smart filters. However, unlike the Lens Blur, some of these do not fit in well with a smart filter workflow.

Basically, smart filters are intended for use with value based filters only: things like the Add Noise or Unsharp mask filter. They do not work well with filters that use brushes, such as ‘Liquify’. With ‘all filters enabled’ you can add Liquify as a smart filter, but the usefulness of doing so is restricted to turning an applied Liquify filter on or off. For example, you won’t be able to tweak the Liquify settings. If you double-click a Liquify filter in a filter stack it will cancel the current liquify settings and reopen the Liquify dialog with it reset to show no adjustments. This is not exactly what you would expect to happen here, but it does at least allow you to experiment with various liquify treatments and use the History palette to compare different liquified versions of an image. Likewise, if you adjust any filters in a smart filter stack, these too will force the Liquify dialog to reopen, with everything reset again.

Third-party plug-ins
With third-party plug-ins, the same rules apply, except you will find that those plug-ins that have been recently updated for CS3 should have an embedded smart filter marker that will automatically make them compatible with Smart Filters in CS3. If that is not the case, then enabling all filters in the way I describe here will help your get around such restrictions. But again, with the same provisos as before. Any filter you apply as a smart filter must be a ‘value based’ filter if it is to fit in successfully with a smart filter workflow.

My thanks to Uwe Steinmuelller for pointing out the ‘enable all filters’ script to me.

cover-versioncs3-low.jpg Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers is published by Focal Press and can be purchased directly from Focal plus all the usual book publishing outlets.

This latest edition is 704 pages and comes with a DVD disk containing a CS3 Help Guide plus movie tutorials.

As a special perk for PhotoshopNews readers, Martin has made his Chapter 1: What’s New in Photoshop CS3 available for free download.

The 24 page PDF, outlines all the new features of Photoshop CS3 and Bridge 2, written from a user’s perspective. It offers an honest appraisal of what is on offer in Photoshop CS3.

Click here to download the PDF (4.05 MB)

You can also access a Photoshop News story on the latest Camera Raw 4.1 update and download a printable PDF supplement the book: Camera Raw 4.1 Update (2.5 MB)

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Photoshop for Photographers: ACR 4.1 update http://photoshopnews.com/2007/09/07/photoshop-for-photographers-acr-41-update/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/09/07/photoshop-for-photographers-acr-41-update/#comments Fri, 07 Sep 2007 08:30:33 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/09/07/photoshop-for-photographers-acr-41-update/ cs3cover-3.jpgMartin Evening, author of Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers has published an update to working with Adobe Camera Raw 4.1. This feature story is being published exclusively on PhotoshopNews and is an adaptation of some of the Lightroom-News stories that were published earlier in the summer to coincide with the announcement of the Lightroom 1.1 update. You can also download a printable PDF version of the Camera Raw 4.1 update from this site


ACR 4.1 update contents

This featured story contains information about working with all the new tools found in the Adobe Camera Raw 4.1 update. The topics covered are:

Clarity slider
Capture Sharpening for a sharp start
Sharpening presets
Sharpening portraits
Sharpening landscapes
How to save Sharpen settings as presets
Getting to know what the sharpening sliders do
How to download the sample sharpening image
Evaluating at a 1:1 view
Luminance targeted sharpening
Sharpening effect sliders:
Amount slider
Radius slider
The suppression controls
Detail slider
Interpreting the grayscale sharpening preview
Quick summary of the grayscale sharpening
Masking slider
Applying manual sharpening adjustments
Noise reduction
Lens Corrections panel
All Edges corrections
Synchronized spotting with Adobe Camera Raw

This feature story is provided as an update for readers of Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers, by Martin Evening and published by Focal Press.

As a special perk for PhotoshopNews readers, Martin has made his Chapter 1: What’s New in Photoshop CS3 available for free download.

The 24 page PDF, outlines all the new features of Photoshop CS3 and Bridge 2, written from a user’s perspective. It offers an honest appraisal of what will be on offer in this new version of the program, if you really want to know what’s NEW!

Click here to download the PDF (4.05 MB) Note, this is an updated version including mention of Photoshop CS3 Extended features.

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Photoshop CS3 VM Buffering Optional Extensions-MAC Only http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/29/photoshop-cs3-vm-buffering-optional-extensions-mac-only/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/29/photoshop-cs3-vm-buffering-optional-extensions-mac-only/#comments Tue, 29 May 2007 17:55:52 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/29/photoshop-cs3-vm-buffering-optional-extensions-mac-only/ Adobe has released optional plug-in extensions for the purpose of altering Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended’s method of caching when a Macintosh computer has over 4 gigs of ram installed.

From the Read Me:
(note, the Read Me is not included in the download and is available only from the download location)

VM BUFFERING IN PHOTOSHOP CS3
On Macintosh computers, Photoshop can directly access up to about 3.5GB. When there is more than 3.5GB of document data, Photoshop writes data to its scratch files as necessary. On a computer with 4GB or less of RAM, the data is transferred directly between the scratch files on disk and the Photoshop RAM. On a computer with more than 4GB of RAM, Photoshop tells the operating system to use the extra RAM as a buffer for the Photoshop scratch file. In this case, when document data no longer fits in the 3.5GB of Photoshop RAM and is written to the scratch file, the operating system stores it in the extra RAM and can retrieve it from there much faster than it could be read from disk. This lets Photoshop take advantage of more than 4GB of RAM to significantly increase performance with very large documents.

When this scratch file buffering is turned on with Mac OS X v.10.3 or 10.4, the operating system periodically pauses execution of Photoshop for up to several seconds at a time. This can cause problems when painting. Installing the plug-in causes Photoshop to disable the buffering so the pauses do not occur. It also means that Photoshop only takes advantage of the 3.5GB of RAM it can directly access, so performance with very large documents will decrease.

VM BUFFERING OPTIONAL PLUG-INS
You can chose for Photoshop to disable or force VM Buffering via two optional plug-ins.  If you use very large documents and have no problems with pauses during painting, you should install the force VM Buffering plug-in.  If you do not use very large documents or have problems with pauses during painting, we recommend that you install the Disable VM Buffering plug-in.

To install either of the VM Buffering optional plug-ins:

  • Make sure the Adobe Photoshop application is not currently running.
  • Install the plug-in by dragging it into the Plug-Ins folder inside the Adobe Photoshop CS3 folder. The full path is: /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS3/Plug-Ins.
  • Launch Photoshop. The VM Buffering plug-in(s) will be loaded.

It should be noted that running both plug-ins at once is not recommended. You should have only one plug-in active at launch.

Direct Link to the download page

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NAPP Releases New Training for Adobe Photoshop CS3 http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/29/napp-releases-new-training-for-adobe-photoshop-cs3/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/29/napp-releases-new-training-for-adobe-photoshop-cs3/#comments Tue, 29 May 2007 17:21:51 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/29/napp-releases-new-training-for-adobe-photoshop-cs3/ viewmedia.jpg

Available as Online Courses or Instructional DVD Featuring Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski, and Corey Barker

Press Release: TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the foremost training and educational authority on Adobe® Photoshop®, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is proud to announce the release of three new Photoshop® CS3 training classes: Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 for Beginners, Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 Power Session and Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 Channels.

Created by NAPP education and curriculum developers Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski, and Corey Barker, these new courses are available in either DVD format at www.photoshopvideos.com or as a 21-day online course at www.photoshoptraining.com, giving Photoshop users of all skill levels the opportunity to customize their Photoshop CS3 curriculum, as well as the freedom to choose the most convenient and effective method to learn to master the newest Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Beginners a perfect jumping-on point for new and relatively inexperienced Photoshop users. Dave Cross goes over a full range of basic Photoshop functions and techniques in a step-by-step manner ideally suited to give a novice the tools necessary to start working like a pro.

In Adobe Photoshop CS3 Power Session, Matt Kloskowski shows all of the secret shortcuts, enhanced features, and cool effects that Photoshop CS3 offers to new users. Matt also covers such topics as Bridge® CS3, the new Camera Raw®, improved printing, industry insider tricks, web techniques and an overview of Photoshop CS3 Extended.

Corey Barker is your host for Adobe Photoshop CS3 Channels, a new class that teaches how to use channels in Photoshop CS3 to get professional results and a streamlined workflow. The course discusses such topics as making complex selections, B&W conversion, sharpening, repairing images and much more.

Each of the online courses is $69.99 ($39.99 for NAPP members), and each DVD is only $62.99 ($54.99 for NAPP members).

About NAPP

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is an accredited, dynamic trade association and the world’s leading resource for Adobe Photoshop training, news, and education. An award-winning team of Photoshop experts, authors, consultants, and trainers lead the association keeping its members on the cutting edge of Adobe Photoshop techniques and technology. With more than 60,000 members in 106 countries, NAPP is the largest graphics and digital imaging association worldwide. Visit www.photoshopuser.com for more information.

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New Photoshop CS3 tutorials on photoshopforphotographers.com http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/19/new-photoshop-cs3-tutorials-on-photoshopforphotographerscom/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/19/new-photoshop-cs3-tutorials-on-photoshopforphotographerscom/#comments Sat, 19 May 2007 15:43:29 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/19/new-photoshop-cs3-tutorials-on-photoshopforphotographerscom/ cs3cover-3.jpgFirst copies of Martin Evening’s new book: Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers have just come off the press and are about to go on sale soon.

In preparation for the launch of this latest edition to the Adobe Photoshop for Photographers series, Martin has updated the book website to provide some sample pages and chapter extracts that you can download for free.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers is published by Focal Press and will be available from most major bookstores and the usual online booksellers such as Amazon US, Amazon UK and Barnes & Noble.

The following sample page extracts are made available in PDF form and you can also click on the links to download some of the images that have been used so that you can try some of the tips and tricks out for yourself.

What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CS3
This is the most recent version of the introduction chapter in which all the main new features are discussed

Color management in Adobe Photoshop CS3
Although there have been no new changes to the color management system in Photoshop CS3, this complete chapter provides a useful introduction to the Photoshop color management system.


Sample 1: The New Photoshop CS3 interface

This offers a general overview of the new Photoshop and Bride CS3 interface, in which I introduce the new palette layout and screen modes as well as how to customize the Bridge window interface.

Sample 2: Camera Raw Image Processing
Camera Raw 4 in Photoshop CS3 is one of the biggest new features and offers a lot of new image adjustment controls. In this PDF I provide a step-by-step guide to working with some of the individual panels in Camera Raw.

Sample 3: Camera Raw Calibration
When Thomas Knoll compiled the profile data for all the various camera models that are supported in Camera Raw, the profiles that were created were based on the sample cameras Thomas had to work with. This PDF shows you an easy way to build custom camera calibrations for your camera.

Sample 4: Working With Image Stacks
Image Stacks can be found in the extended version of Photoshop CS3. In this PDF I explain how this particular feature can be of real interest to photographers and how you can use it to automatically remove people from a photograph.

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Sample 5: Photomerge And Align Image
The new align image algorithms in Photoshop CS3 offer some spectacular opportunities to stitch images together painlessly using the new Auto Photomerge command. I also demonstrate how you can use Align Image to register two or more photographs in a portrait group and create a merged composite photograph of the best looking expressions.

Auto Align images
Panorama images


Sample 6: Quick Selection Tool And Refine Edge
The quick selection tool in Photoshop CS3 is a new kind of magic wand tool that can make intelligent selections based on tone and color. In this PDF (and also the accompanying movie) I demonstrate how to use the new tool and reveal some tips on creating quick selections. I also show how you can use the Refine Edge command to improve the effectiveness of an active layer mask.

Quick Selection image
Quick Selection movie

evening.jpgMartin, if you don’t know, is a London based advertising photographer and noted expert in both photography and digital imaging. As a successful photographer, Martin is well known in London for his fashion and beauty work. Check out Martin’s web site.

Martin also works with the Adobe Photoshop engineering team consulting on new feature development and alpha and beta testing. He worked alpha & beta for Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and was influential with the new Adobe Bridge 2.0 and Camera Raw 4.0.

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Bought Photoshop, but really want Extended? http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/14/bought-photoshop-but-really-want-extended/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/14/bought-photoshop-but-really-want-extended/#comments Mon, 14 May 2007 17:06:33 +0000 Jeff Schewe http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/14/bought-photoshop-but-really-want-extended/ John Nack on his Adobe blog posts about “Buyer’s Remorse” (or that sinking feeling you get when you think you’ve bought the wrong version) that some people are feeling after opting not to get the Photoshop CS3 Extended upgrade.

Says John:

In the last few days, a couple of people have remarked that they’ve purchased Photoshop CS3, only to realize later that they really want Photoshop Extended.  There’s no upgrade path that lets you go CS3->CS3 Extended for less than the price of the CS2->Extended upgrade, but you do have another option: Adobe Customer Service can work with you to return your standard license, then purchase an upgrade to Extended instead.

They point out that only customers within the 30-day money back guarantee window can return/swap product; more details on that.

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CS3: Switching platforms, free upgrades http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/10/cs3-switching-platforms-free-upgrades/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/10/cs3-switching-platforms-free-upgrades/#comments Thu, 10 May 2007 20:28:38 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/10/cs3-switching-platforms-free-upgrades/ From John Nack’s Adobe blog comes this bit of info regarding upgrades and platform switches…

Q. Can I switch my product from Windows to Mac or vice-versa?
A. Yes. Just call Adobe Customer Service (800-833-6687 in the US; 020 7365 0733 in the UK; more country-by-country numbers here) for assistance. The process, as I understand it, involves signing an agreement stating that you’ve destroyed the product on one platform, and in return Adobe will send you the product for the other platform.  According to the service folks, there may be a cost involved; verification of product is required; and restrictions apply.

Q. Why are Customer Service hold times so long?
A. The CS3 launch is far and away the single biggest in Adobe’s history, and during the first week or so I heard many stories of long waits on hold.  I’m not surprised that the phone lines were slammed, and although I’m not hearing the reports now, you may want to open a Web support case instead of calling, or contact us during non-peak business hours.

Q. I purchased a CS2 product after CS3 was announced.  Do I qualify for a free upgrade to CS3?
A. Yes. Again, call Customer Service in your region to discuss the details. Verification of CS2 product is required and restrictions apply.  When in doubt, call; these folks are there help.

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Adobe Creative Suite 3 Video Workshop http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/10/adobe-creative-suite-3-video-workshop/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/10/adobe-creative-suite-3-video-workshop/#comments Thu, 10 May 2007 20:25:04 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/10/adobe-creative-suite-3-video-workshop/ vid-workshops.png

The elves at Adobe have been busy…producing video tutorials about all the various products in the Creative Suite 3 including a ton of “tuts” for Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended. Broadband net connections suggested.

Direct Creative Suite 3 Video Workshop link

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We particularly like John Nack’s videos and his snazzy new headshot for this tutorial about Photoshop CS3′s new Auto-Align feature. Nice shot John…

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On the fence about CS3? Demos now available http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/08/on-the-fence-about-cs3-demos-now-available/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/08/on-the-fence-about-cs3-demos-now-available/#comments Wed, 09 May 2007 00:17:41 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/08/on-the-fence-about-cs3-demos-now-available/ If you aren’t sure yet if Photoshop CS3 Extended (or any of the Creative Suites) are for you, you can now download the demos (30 day trials) from Adobe.com. English versions only so far…click here for the download link.

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PictureCode Releases UB Version of Noise Ninja for Mac Photoshop CS3 http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/07/picturecode-releases-ub-version-of-noise-ninja-for-mac-photoshop-cs3/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/07/picturecode-releases-ub-version-of-noise-ninja-for-mac-photoshop-cs3/#comments Mon, 07 May 2007 17:29:32 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/07/picturecode-releases-ub-version-of-noise-ninja-for-mac-photoshop-cs3/ PictureCode has announced that the Noise Ninja plug-in is now available for the Photoshop CS3 running natively on Intel Mac. This offers a significant speedup compared to the emulated execution that was necessary for Photoshop CS2 running on Intel Mac. The official release is available on the download page. The Windows version (v2.1.3) is already compatible with CS3.

[Story updated to correct broken link]

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OnOne releases CS3 Compatible Plug-ins http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/01/onone-releases-cs3-compatible-plug-ins/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/01/onone-releases-cs3-compatible-plug-ins/#comments Tue, 01 May 2007 16:03:14 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/05/01/onone-releases-cs3-compatible-plug-ins/ Free upgrades now available for Intellihance Pro 4.2, Mask Pro 4.1, Genuine Fractals 5 and PhotoFrame Pro 3.1

Press Release: Portland, OR. – April 30, 2007 onOne Software, Inc., announces today the immediate availability of all Photoshop® CS3 compatible updates to their Photoshop plug-ins Intellihance Pro, Mask Pro, Genuine Fractals and PhotoFrame Pro software. Free updates are available for registered owners of Intellihance Pro 4, Mask Pro 4 and PhotoFrame Pro 3 software products. Users who purchased Genuine Fractals 4.1 or Genuine Fractals Print Pro 4.1 on or after December 18, 2006 qualify for a free upgrade to Genuine Fractals 5 and Genuine Fractals Print Pro 5 respectively.

In addition, all Photoshop CS3 compatible plug-ins will be available for purchase in the new onOne Software Plug-In Suite 3 which will be shipping May 10, 2007.

The free updates for Mask Pro 4.1, PhotoFrame Pro 3.1, Intellihance Pro 4.2 and Genuine Fractals 5 (for those who qualify) not only include Photoshop CS3 compatibility, but also include the following new features:
Mask Pro 4.1

  • Photoshop CS3 compatible
  • Native support for Intel-based Macintosh computers
  • Support for 16-bit images
  • Free video tutorials produced by Lynda.com

PhotoFrame Pro 3.1

  • Photoshop CS3 compatible
  • Native support for Intel-based Macintosh computers
  • Support for 16-bit images
  • New auto-rotate feature that automatically rotates frames to best fit an image

Intellihance Pro 4.2

  • Photoshop CS3 compatible
  • Native support for Intel-based Macintosh computers
  • Improved Quick Enhance color correction algorithm for better color correction results

Genuine Fractals 5

  • New user interface and Photoshop CS3 compatibility
  • Improved scaling algorithm and multi-processor support for increased speed
  • New ability to change key variables in the patented scaling algorithm to fine tune scaling results for a specific image
  • Built-in sharpening controls and more

The new Genuine Fractals 5 is included in the Plug-In Suite 3 but is only a free upgrade for those registered users who purchased Genuine Fractals 4.1 on or after December 18, 2006
Registered users of previous versions of each product can upgrade to the Photoshop CS3 compatible versions for $69.95 for each product. Alternately, registered users of any single product can upgrade to the Plug-In Suite 3 for $299.95 and get Photoshop CS3 compatible versions of all four products.

“We’ve been hard at work for the past year upgrading our core products for compatibility with Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 including Intellihance Pro 4.2, Mask Pro 4.1, Genuine Fractals 5 and Photo Frame Pro 3.1,” said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. “Our goal at onOne Software is to help photographers spend more time behind their camera’s lens taking pictures and less time sitting in front of their computer screen. We are able to do this by providing them with the most advanced yet easy to use digital imaging software products available today.”

These Photoshop CS3 compatible updates are available now via download from the onOne Software Web site (www.ononesoftware.com) or an authorized reseller (www.ononesoftware.com/resellers.php). Users who require a new software CD update can purchase a replacement for $9.95 by contacting onOne Software customer service at 1-888-968-1468.

About onOne Software
onOne Software develops time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers in the digital photography and graphic design industries. onOne Software solutions have been created to help photographers spend more of their time behind the camera taking pictures instead of the computer workstation. Such solutions include a wide range of easy-to-use plug-in enhancements for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop® Elements and QuarkXPress®. onOne Software delivers the highest quality software products to users by working with industry leaders and continuing to develop core technologies for professional photo and desktop publishing solutions on both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Founded in 2005, onOne Software is a privately held company located in Portland, Oregon. For additional information, visit onOnesoftware.com or call 1-888-968-1468.

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Troubleshoot system errors or freezes in Photoshop CS3 on Windows Vista http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-system-errors-or-freezes-in-photoshop-cs3-on-windows-vista/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-system-errors-or-freezes-in-photoshop-cs3-on-windows-vista/#comments Sun, 29 Apr 2007 19:51:24 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-system-errors-or-freezes-in-photoshop-cs3-on-windows-vista/ Source: Adobe Support TechNote 400950
This document can help you to resolve system errors that occur while you use Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows Vista. System errors can manifest in many different ways, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • A blank or flickering dialog box
  • A frozen cursor or screen
  • A blue screen
  • An unexpected restart
  • An error such as one of the following:

“This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.”
“Photoshop caused a General Protection Fault in module [filename].”
“Photoshop caused an Invalid Page Fault in module [filename].”
“Application Error.”
“Unhandled exception detected. Application will be terminated.”
“Illegal Instruction.”
“Segment load failure in [filename].”
“Photoshop has encountered a problem and needs to close.”
“Fatal System Error.”
A STOP error
Many different factors can cause system errors, including conflicts among device drivers, applications, operating system settings, hardware, and corrupt elements in specific files. Although a system error may occur only when you work with Photoshop, Photoshop may not necessarily be the cause–it may be the only application that uses enough memory or processor cycles to expose the problem.

To benefit most from this document, perform the tasks in order. Keep track of the tasks that you perform and the results of each, including errors and other problems. Adobe Technical Support can use this information to better assist you if you need to call.

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Troubleshoot installation problems in Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows Vista http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-installation-problems-in-adobe-photoshop-cs3-on-windows-vista/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-installation-problems-in-adobe-photoshop-cs3-on-windows-vista/#comments Sun, 29 Apr 2007 19:48:18 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-installation-problems-in-adobe-photoshop-cs3-on-windows-vista/ Source: Adobe Support TechNote 401488
This document can help you to resolve system errors that occur while you install Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows Vista. System errors can manifest in many different ways, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • A blank or flickering dialog box
  • A frozen cursor or screen
  • A blue screen
  • An unexpected restart
  • An error such as the following:

“This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.”
“MS Setup Toolkit API Error, Bad Arg 3:AddSectionFiles to CopyList.”
“Not enough disk space on target drive while decompressing to [pathname].”
“Setup is unable to initialize the setup program. There may be a scripting error.”
“Setup is unable to load the installation script file.”
“Unable to create a directory under C:\Windows\System. Please check write-access to the directory.”
“X:\ unavailable.” (where “X” is the drive letter for your CD-ROM drive)
“Device not ready.”
“Error reading CD-ROM.”
“Error reading device X:\” (where “X” is the drive letter for your CD-ROM drive.)

Different factors can interfere with installation of Adobe Photoshop CS3, including conflicts among device drivers, software, and hardware, and corrupt elements in specific files. System variables can also interfere with installation. Make sure that your computer meets the system requirements for Adobe Photoshop CS3.

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Troubleshoot system errors or freezes in Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows XP http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-system-errors-or-freezes-in-adobe-photoshop-cs3-on-windows-xp/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-system-errors-or-freezes-in-adobe-photoshop-cs3-on-windows-xp/#comments Sun, 29 Apr 2007 19:45:40 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-system-errors-or-freezes-in-adobe-photoshop-cs3-on-windows-xp/ Source: Adobe Support TechNote 400919
This document can help you to resolve system errors that occur while you use Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows XP. System errors can manifest in many different ways, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • A blank or flickering dialog box
  • A frozen cursor or screen
  • A blue screen
  • An unexpected restart
  • An error such as one of the following:

“This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.”
“Photoshop caused a General Protection Fault in module [filename].”
“Photoshop caused an Invalid Page Fault in module [filename].”
“Application Error.”
“Unhandled exception detected. Application will be terminated.”
“Illegal Instruction.”
“Segment load failure in [filename].”
“Photoshop has encountered a problem and needs to close.”
“Fatal System Error.”
A STOP error
Many different factors can cause system errors, including conflicts among device drivers, applications, operating system settings, hardware, and corrupt elements in specific files. Although a system error may occur only when you work with Photoshop, Photoshop may not necessarily be the cause–it may be the only application that uses enough memory or processor cycles to expose the problem.

To benefit most from this document, perform the tasks in order. Keep track of the tasks that you perform and the results of each, including errors and other problems. Adobe Technical Support can use this information to better assist you if you need to call.

Note: The procedures in this document are based on the default interface of Windows XP. If the interface is customized, some procedures may vary. For example, a commonly encountered difference is the navigation to Control Panel from the Start menu: You may navigate Start > Settings > Control Panel instead of Start > Control Panel. Additionally, the procedures in this document assume you are using the Classic View of the Control Panel: To view the Control Panel in the Classic View, click Switch To Classic View on the Control Panel navigation bar on the left side of the window.

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Troubleshoot system errors or freezes in Photoshop CS3 on Mac OS http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-system-errors-or-freezes-in-photoshop-cs3-on-mac-os/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-system-errors-or-freezes-in-photoshop-cs3-on-mac-os/#comments Sun, 29 Apr 2007 19:43:40 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-system-errors-or-freezes-in-photoshop-cs3-on-mac-os/ Source: Adobe Support TechNote 401517
This document can help you resolve system errors that occur while you use Adobe Photoshop CS3 in Mac OS. System errors can manifest themselves in many different ways, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • A blank or flickering dialog box
  • A frozen cursor or screen
  • An error such as, “The application ‘Photoshop’ has unexpectedly quit. The system and other applications have not been affected.”

Different factors can cause system errors, including conflicts among device drivers, software, and hardware, and corrupt elements in specific files. Although a system error may occur only when you work with Photoshop, Photoshop may not necessarily be the cause–it may be the only application that uses enough memory or processor cycles to expose the problem.

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Troubleshoot installation problems in Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows XP http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-installation-problems-in-adobe-photoshop-cs3-on-windows-xp/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-installation-problems-in-adobe-photoshop-cs3-on-windows-xp/#comments Sun, 29 Apr 2007 19:41:56 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-installation-problems-in-adobe-photoshop-cs3-on-windows-xp/ Source: Adobe Support TechNote 400992

This document can help you to resolve system errors that occur while you install Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows XP. System errors can manifest in many different ways, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • A blank or flickering dialog box
  • A frozen cursor or screen
  • A blue screen
  • An unexpected restart
  • An error such as the following:

“This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.”
“MS Setup Toolkit API Error, Bad Arg 3:AddSectionFiles to CopyList.”
“Not enough disk space on target drive while decompressing to [pathname].”
“Setup is unable to initialize the setup program. There may be a scripting error.”
“Setup is unable to load the installation script file.”
“Unable to create a directory under C:\Windows\System. Please check write-access to the directory.”
“X:\ unavailable.” (where “X” is the drive letter for your CD-ROM drive)
“Device not ready.”
“Error reading CD-ROM.”
“Error reading device X:\” (where “X” is the drive letter for your CD-ROM drive.)

Different factors can interfere with installation of Adobe Photoshop CS3, including conflicts among device drivers, software, and hardware, and corrupt elements in specific files. System variables can also interfere with installation. Make sure that your computer meets the system requirements for Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Following the tasks in this document can help resolve these issues, and can help you identify the source of installation problems.

The troubleshooting section begins with solutions for the most common problems and progresses to solutions for less common problems (hardware conflicts, for example). You should work through the solutions in the order presented to eliminate possible sources of the problem. Keep track of the tasks you perform and the results of each task, including errors or problematic behavior. Adobe Technical Support can use this information to better assist you, should you need to call.

If none of the suggested solutions resolve the problem, the Advanced troubleshooting section provides tips and references for further troubleshooting.

Note: The procedures in this document are based on the default interface of Windows XP. If the interface is customized, some procedures may vary. For example, a commonly encountered difference is the navigation to Control Panel from the Start menu: You may navigate Start > Settings > Control Panel instead of Start > Control Panel. Additionally, the procedures in this document assume you are using the Classic View of the Control Panel: To view the Control Panel in the Classic View, click Switch To Classic View on the Control Panel navigation bar on the left side of the window.

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Troubleshoot installation problems in Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Mac OS X http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-installation-problems-in-adobe-photoshop-cs3-on-mac-os-x/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-installation-problems-in-adobe-photoshop-cs3-on-mac-os-x/#comments Sun, 29 Apr 2007 19:39:57 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/troubleshoot-installation-problems-in-adobe-photoshop-cs3-on-mac-os-x/ Source: Adobe Support TechNote 400993

This document can help you resolve system errors that occur while you install Adobe Photoshop CS3 in Mac OS X. System errors can manifest themselves in many different ways, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • A blank or flickering dialog box
  • A frozen cursor or screen
  • An error message such as, “The application ‘Photoshop CS3′ has unexpectedly quit. The system and other applications have not been affected.”

Different factors can interfere with installation of Adobe Photoshop CS3, including conflicts among device drivers, software and hardware, and corrupt elements in specific files. System variables can also interfere with installation. Make sure that your computer meets the system requirements for Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Following the tasks in this document can help resolve these issues, and can help you identify the source of installation problems.

The troubleshooting section begins with solutions for the most common problems and progresses to solutions for less common problems (hardware conflicts, for example). You should work through the solutions in the order presented to eliminate possible sources of the problem. Keep track of the tasks you perform and the results of each task, including errors or problematic behavior. Adobe Technical Support can use this information to better assist you, should you need to call.

If none of the suggested solutions resolve the problem, the Advanced troubleshooting section provides tips and references for further troubleshooting.

Note: When you install Photoshop CS3, and the dialog displays “configuring installation,” the installation may take several minutes to finish configuring.

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Optimize performance of Photoshop CS3 on Windows XP and Vista http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/optimize-performance-of-photoshop-cs3-on-windows-xp-and-vista/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/optimize-performance-of-photoshop-cs3-on-windows-xp-and-vista/#comments Sun, 29 Apr 2007 19:35:54 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/optimize-performance-of-photoshop-cs3-on-windows-xp-and-vista/ Source: Adobe Support TechNote 401088

The performance of Adobe Photoshop CS3 is affected by available random-access memory (RAM) and computer processor speed. Other factors can also affect performance, such as the options you select, system configuration, and the built-in limitations of Photoshop. Photoshop CS3 supports new maximum image dimensions, and file sizes requiring increased system requirements.

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Optimize performance in Photoshop CS3 on Mac OS http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/optimize-performance-in-photoshop-cs3-on-mac-os/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/optimize-performance-in-photoshop-cs3-on-mac-os/#comments Sun, 29 Apr 2007 19:33:12 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/29/optimize-performance-in-photoshop-cs3-on-mac-os/ Source: Adobe Support TechNote 401089

The performance of Adobe Photoshop CS3 is affected most by available random-access memory (RAM) and computer processor speed. Other factors can also affect performance, such as the options you select, your workflow, and your operating system and hardware configuration. Optimizing your operating system and hardware configuration also improves performance of other applications.

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Uninstall CS3 Betas before installing GM version http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/16/uninstall-cs3-betas-before-installing-gm-version/ http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/16/uninstall-cs3-betas-before-installing-gm-version/#comments Mon, 16 Apr 2007 15:37:16 +0000 PSN Editorial Staff http://photoshopnews.com/2007/04/16/uninstall-cs3-betas-before-installing-gm-version/ From John Nack’s blog; One important note:  If you’ve installed a beta build of Photoshop, Flash, Soundbooth, or other CS3 software, you must first uninstall the app(s) before installing the shipping versions:

  • On the Mac, the uninstaller is in Applications/Utilities/Adobe Installers.  Note: You cannot uninstall by dragging CS3 applications to the trash; instead, you must use the uninstaller.
  • On Windows XP, uninstall via Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
  • On Windows Vista, in the Programs section of the Control Panel, select Uninstall a Program.

If you experience problems with the uninstall or the install, you may need to use the Adobe CS3 Clean Script which will be available within a few days.

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