I’m happy to hear that Adobe will be releasing their newest version of Photoshop in just a couple of weeks. The entire Creative Suite 4 (CS4), is targeting a release date for October 15, 2008.
Here’s a quick video demonstrating one of Photoshop CS4′s amazing new abilities (which was foreshadowed here) to scale intelligently based on the content of an image.
It opens up a whole new can of worms in the ethics of editing photos department, but at the same time, it looks REALLY fun to use.
Hit play or watch Content Aware Scaling on YouTube.
The other day I came across a neat collection of “Heraldry Brushes” by MrTentacleGuy on deviantART. I was disappointed to find out that the brushes were actually in vector format and while great for resizing and maintaining their original integrity in Illustrator, not very handy for quick and dirty Photoshop work where a brush set (.abr) is all you really want.
So I took his heraldry vector collection and made it into a brush set. I’m releasing it under the same Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Here is a little sample I threw together using the new brushes (sorry the red background is not part of the set).
Download the Heraldic Brush Set (.zip)
There are over 70 high resolution brushes in this set! If you use it, please leave a comment and don’t hesitate to link back to your work as well.
I just completed a Photoshop tutorial I found online. What do you think? I think I like it — a lot!