If you're thinking about stepping-up to the new Adobe® Creative Suite 2 Premium, go right ahead...Enjoy yourself (and be more productive). You can probably guess that you'll get too much for your money. But, when have you gone to a fancy buffet and tried to load every delicious option on your tray?
No need to take in all the varied features of CS2; Just go back and savor them later. And, with so many Adobe improvements, this review will limit itself to a few insights and some notes from personal experience.
The CS2 software contains new versions of Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, InDesign®, GoLive®, and Acrobat® as well as Version Cue®, Adobe Bridge® and Adobe Stock Photos. Creative Suite 2 takes deeper strides into integrating your work for print, the web and mobile devices.
V.P. Makes Points With Its Smooth Operation
I found Photoshop's new Vanishing Point tool extremely clever and versatile. It allows you to directly and simply extract perspective information from one portion of your picture and apply it as needed elsewhere. In the past you may have faked the perspective or even set-up construction lines extending out to vanishing points on the horizon. The faking may not have proved to be particularly convincing. And your constructed perspective very likely called for vanishing points way beyond the limits of your screen.
See What's In Stock From Adobe Bridge
Adobe's prices are based on the size of the image you need; if you need a smaller image, it will cost less. Compare Adobe's prices with some other stock photo services where the amount is determined by the size and how the photo will be used: a cover photo costs more than one used on page three, a full page costs more than a half page, a large press run costs more than a small press run, etc. And Adobe's 'royalty free' feature should also be seen as a money-saver. You do not have to pay another fee when you reprint a brochure as was the case with one of our clients who paid about $650.00 each time he reused a photo of downtown Los Angeles. Adobe's royalty free photo collection is extensive, high quality and great to have at your fingertips.
Many Other Features
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Photomontages I Made Using Photoshop
Here are some examples of photomontage that I would not have been able to create without Photoshop. You will be looking at very small images. They are actually museum quality (often prize winners) that are about twenty inches wide. Each one is a combination of photos I took in various locations around the world. If you go to my homepage at the end of the pictures, you will be able to see the underlying photos that make up each montage.