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Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Photoshop Creative Suite 5: Explore the world of endless possibilities!

By Elizabeth Tweetee

On Thursday, February 12, 2015

Photoshop CS5 is the perfect companion for a graphics designer, as it opens window to the infinity of creativity. Its possibilities range from photo touch up to surreal manipulations. There’s no other tool which provide such a wide range of editing options and tools, without compromising the usability. Here’s my review:


• Supports content-aware fill option which saves a lot of time in removing unwanted stuff

• Puppet warp feature for producing better warps

• 3D options are introduced in this version of Photoshop

• A number of additional brushes

• Intuitive user interface with movable windows

• Better stability and enhanced performance

• Customizable user interface is a nice feature


• 3D functions are uses a lot of resource

• Cannot produce very custom 3D shapes


Photoshop CS5 is more than enough even for a graphics designer. It comes with a wide variety of tools to augment human creativity. Surreal manipulations can also be performed using this amazing software. I recommend this software to all my buddies! Overall, 8.6 out of 10!


  • 3D options are introduced in it
  • Better stability and amazing performance
  • A wide variety of brushes available
  • Content-aware fill is a nice addition


  • 3D options use a lot of RAM
  • Cannot create very custom 3D shapes
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A Brilliant Upgrade that Improved its Performance and also adds Reliable New Features

By Michelle Bermoy

On Friday, June 27, 2014

Photoshop CS5 is a photo editor that enables you to make a design by yourself and also it helps you to edit your current images. In my opinion, this software is good as its previous edition or even better. In this version, it consists of various tools that are very helpful to make your images much better. It also has a content-aware fill function that I find very popular among photo editors. In addition, I notice that its interface is unchanged maybe to keep its efficient workflow. I like that this software takes advantage of high-end graphic, and it supports both 32 and 64 bits to increase its performance.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 12.0.3 is quite complicated, but there are some tutorials available over the internet you just have to find it. Once you understand this program, I am sure you will enjoy this image editor. Though, this software is a bit pricey but I am confident it is an excellent value for your money.


  • It has an amazing tools
  • It supports both 32 and 64 bits


  • It is quite confusing for first timer
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In With the Old, but New and Improved Digital Image Editor

By Maria Bernabe

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Thanks to its many tools and functions that are unique to its version, Adobe Photoshop CS5 has redefined digital image and photo editing. The recent additions are high-tech, improving workflow, and provides a seamless and smooth work environment.

In entirety, Adobe Photoshop CS5 is divided according to its specific functions. These three distinctive parts are the Adobe Bridge, which is the photo manager; the Adobe Camera RAW, a plug-in for RAW images; and of course, Photoshop itself. Each of these parts works distinctively, yet they are all perfect for each other. They made my life easier by providing tools and functions for image editing that are user friendly.

Another good news is that the interface of Adobe Photoshop CS5 is almost the same with the previous version. The familiar façade makes it easier to locate favorite functions. To sum it up, this version can be considered the best amongst all Photoshop updates because of the tools it include and the many free functions that can later be added in the form of additional plug-ins.


  • Have many available online tutorials
  • Can be customized with free plug-ins


  • May be costly for some
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • I was tasked to attend the photography Seminar conducted by our Human Resource Development Center Dept. for the benefit of our school paper.

  • for the learn as a graphic designer because i like computer and its tooland i want to become asoftware engineer so that's why i want to download this software.

  • I am going to use this program for applying Adobe Photoshop CS5 and improving skills.I can't buy CD to install so I want to download here...


  • to practice for my computer practicals which teach us a short introduction about photoshop of adobe and is unsuccessful without a good practice

What similar programs have you used?
  • I intend to use Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended for both personal and client work. It will indeed make editing my artwork a whole lot easier now.

  • i had used the coral draw before to use this kind o\f p[rograms. now i require miuch more advanced softeware to accomplish my work ow adays df

  • videopad to edit still pictures and coming up with a photo story however it has not been effective for editing videos but let me have CS5 for trial, movie maker

  • i used alot of programs like adobe illustrator im to tyy iin photoshop i want to try it before i buy it thank you so much for your kind help

  • I have used all the various types of photoshop in the past and I also use InDesign what else can i say those are the only prorams i've usedd

What do you like most about this program?
  • Ultimately cool and has massive help on my creativity by using this photo shop of course.It has lots of features that anyone can have fun with.

  • It helps us in our daily jobs especially to those people who fake a person's physical apppearance that makes them look fake and like a barbie

  • can edit clearer image and it so good to explore or learn more about this program and it helps for the students whose course are graphic and design

  • Its an amzing software for editing images and designing purpose. one more good feature is masking and timeline where you can make a short clip

  • its very usefulll for my buisness it also helps my child tomake projects this time my latest presntation was so nice that the clints were ready to give me the amount which i had deamanded


Adobe Photoshop CS5 redefines digital image editing thanks to a large number of new tools and functions. The quantity and quality of additions allow this new version to improve workflow, and thanks to the Creative Suite, your work using the Adobe Suite will be smooth and seamless. The new 64-bit online support will do the rest.

As usual, the program is divided into three parts: Adobe Bridge (photo manager), Adobe Camera RAW (plug-in for RAW format) and Photoshop. The three parts work perfectly together and are probably the best options you can find available right now. After 20 years, Adobe’s flagship is still on the top in this genre, and it seems that it will continue for some years to come.

The interface is very similar to the CS4 version, and that’s good news for those users that are used to this way of working. The workflow has been improved as well as most of the formerly available tools, keeping the same essence that turned Photoshop into the main professional photo editing software. In general terms, Adobe Photoshop CS5 can be considered as the pinnacle of the Creative Suites, not only because of the functions included by default but also by the multiple tools that can be added later for free with additional plugins.

Use the high number of functions at your disposal
Use the high number of functions at your disposal

How to Use

Once we install the new Adobe Photoshop CS5 on our computer, it will seem no different to previous versions. The layout is basically the same as CS4, just more organized, so you will have to start working with it to notice the changes. The mask tool, for example, is now more precise when you need to select complex contours. Also after CS2's success, HDR tools were enhanced for easy retouching and to make images more realistic with a better chromatic touch and no ghost halo.

Adobe is creating, step-by-step, a very interesting Suite where all its programs will work together and complement each other in the creation and design process

The range of tools is focused on professional users. Puppet Warp, for example, will let you manipulate picture cells quite easily when creating great publicity images. The Lens Corrector will improve professional photographers’ pictures, swiftly deleting any light noise and camera lens aberrations. However, the most important tool included in Adobe Photoshop CS5 is probably Content-Aware. This is quite an interesting tool, able to delete objects and fill the empty space with a matching background effect.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 is not the most revolutionary version ever seen, but it seems like a very acceptable product overall. Adobe is creating step-by-step,very interesting Suite where all its programs will work together and complement each other in the creation and design process. The competition amongst the top 5 image editors is quite fierce with the newest Coreldraw and Gimp versions now on the market and the new Lightroom coming soon. It would seem that even the most famous picture editors have no reserved seats.

Manage the color saturation of your pictures
Manage the color saturation of your pictures

Content Aware Fill

This massive tool presents a whole new world of possibilities the first time you have your hands on it. Adobe has created a dynamic tool that allows users to select an element in the image automatically and modify it the way you want. The grateful surprise comes when you start working with Adobe Photoshop CS5 and discover that, with this new tool, you will save a lot of time in erasing or modifying elements without leaving overly noticeable traces on the original picture. The Content Aware Fill solution will, as its name suggets, fill the blank area that an element would leave behind with the same pattern of the picture’s background.

Adobe has created a dynamic tool that allows the users to select an element in the image automatically and modify it the way you want

It comes very handy for simple replacements, but where it really stands out is helping the user with deep modifications. Refining an image for making it perfect in each sense of the word may take too much time. For this reason, the inclusion of the Refine Edge is important, since it makes possible to fix fuzzy edges much more quickly than before. In addition, thanks to the Smart Radius function you can make an automatic selection much more accurately than with manual tools; perfect for irregular silhouettes with detailed borders.

In this same section there has been an additional tool included that allows an advanced method for modifying photos: Puppet Warp. This new function makes easier to reshape and overlap different parts of the figure. Although it provides interesting possibilities, it is very difficult to use for professional photography if the user wants to create realistic human figures, but if you want to apply distortion on purpose or only move a limb, this tool is very suitable.

Modify each part of the figure individually with Puppet Warp
Modify each part of the figure individually with Puppet Warp

Camera Raw 6

Specially designed for professional and amateur photographers, Camera Raw 6 acts as a plug-in that allows the user to import pictures from a digital camera directly. This software allows, in addition to better file management, for retouching the original pictures with better noise reduction, amongst other effects. Camera Raw 6 for Adobe Photoshop CS5 supports more than 275 digital camera models with different technologies. This way you can import TIFF and large JPEGs with high resolution and RAW formats to exponentially enhance the final result.

Among the advantages of using Camera Raw 6, instead of other kind of additional software, is that the camera profiles are automatically incorporated in the plugin. Thanks to this, once you have loaded the profile of your digital camera, Adobe Photoshop CS5 can correct some of the usual issues with these kinds of cameras. For example, using Lens Correction you will fix image distortion from the lens that has been used, providing an image much more realistic than the original, without losing quality in the process. Using this feature you can make the most of your own photography equipment by combining it with the possibilities granted by this software.

Correct your own pictures taken with your camera thanks to Lens Correction
Correct your own pictures taken with your camera thanks to Lens Correction

Management and Performance

This Photoshop CS5 takes a step further towards the total integration how you manage your personal photo albums with the addition of CS Live directly from the application. Thanks to this feature, you can manage your local pictures and upload them to your personal online space as well as accessing to free tutorials from Adobe experts and utilize a forum where the Photoshop community gathers for offering advice and solving problems.

Adobe has put some effort in giving this version more stable and reliable software

The Mini Bridge included in this CS5 version allows the user to manually manage your folders and pictures that are in your own computer. This way you can access all your pictures directly from the application without having to exit the program to your local folder explorer. Although it may seem not so useful since this Mini Bridge isn’t an impressive feature, the truth is that it saves you lots of time when you need to access several pictures thanks to the customization options it offers.

Adobe has put some effort in giving this version more stable and reliable software, though in truth the previous one didn’t offer too many troubles. With CS5, the overall performance has been improved in exchange for a longer launching startup time. For those users that will work with CS5 in its native 64-bits version, they will notice that the program runs a lot smoother demonstrating that the developers have focused on this aspect.

Create your own version of a photo
Create your own version of a photo

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Features

This is a trial download version. Feel free to check the full version's latest features to check the popularity of this program:

  • Enhanced Quick Selection tool that offers an intelligent way for retouching picture’s elements much faster than with manual functions
  • HDR Pro support adds a new technical color treatment with additional presets offering high quality results
  • Better workflow and quicker system performance making this CS5 version a comfortable Photoshop edition
  • Improvements regarding the Content Aware Healing tools for retouching pictures without leaving traces of the previous version behind
  • New Camera RAW support that automatically enhances pictures taken by one of the 275 digital camera models supported
  • Black-and-white conversion has been enhanced, offering new presets and an improved performance
  • New Puppet Warp that allows the user to move or resize parts of a figure in a picture
  • Large number of new brushes that allows compositing a new project from scratch using Adobe Photoshop CS5 as the primary tool
  • 64-bit support that not only enhances the performance of the software but also the final results
  • Extended compatibility with JPEG and TIFF formats for working with high quality files for impressive results
  • Interesting 3D tools to work with After Effects and other applications from Adobe like Lightroom

For more information about the product and to get free online tutorials before downloading the free trial version, please check the developer’s website .

Photoshop plug-ins you will need

The following are freeware Photoshop plugins for photographers, illustrators and graphic and web designers. Stop your search… they really work!

  • Perfect Effects Free : 73 photo effects to be used and mixed for Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture and even as a standalone app. Stylize images in the most versatile and easy way. Control the blending, painting and masking and get a retro effect for your pictures. Just install it and access Perfect Effects 4 through Window > Extensions > onOne.
  • : create different types of 3D shadows from letters, shapes and other kinds of forms. Easy to use, control transparency, perspective, color and X/Y/Z position and angles. Get the viewers’ attention with this efficient plug-in.
  • Pixel Bender Plugin : get an Oilpaint effect and transform photographs into oil painting images. Use the few simple sliders and start to play with brushes' size, scale or even amount of stylization. The GPU support (part of the Pixel Bender technology) will make the adjustments faster and smoother than before.
  • : create storyboards and presentations in few simple steps. Just choose your images, presentation size and format and this plug-in will automatically organize your file in different pages or as a proper storyboard.
  • GuideGuide : stop dealing with annoying grids. This plug in will create pixel-accurate rows, columns, baselines and midpoints with the click of a button. Multiple types of measurements are supported and can be saved for repeated use.
  • Stereogram Lab Filter v1.0 generate the always surprising image stereograms with this plug-in. Stereogram Lab Filter can very be easy to control and can be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes.
  • : as easy as it sounds. Create Windows icons and save them in its format (.ico). Manage your software, favourites and shortcuts with a unique style.

To download the plug-ins, just download the files from its developer’s websites, then open Photoshop and select Edit>Preferences>Plugins. Right after that, a screen will pop-up. Select the Additional Plug-Ins Folder and click Choose. Pick the plug-in file, accept and restart Photoshop. Our plug-ins will be safety installed and ready to be used.

System Requirements

Before downloading Adobe Photoshop CS 5, please check if your computer has the following minimum system requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP with the Service Pack 3 installed or later
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64
  • RAM: at least 1GB
  • Hard Drive Space: at least 1GB for the installation.
  • Graphic Card: 1024x768 display with OpenGL graphic adapter. 16bits and 256MB VRAM
  • Some GPU graphic functions may require Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0 compatibility
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 is a must for some multimedia functions
  • Broadband connection is necessary for free online services

  • Content-Aware Fill works
  • Good number of online tutorials to help you make the most of the program
  • The new tools are quite interesting…
  • …but maybe quite professionally focused
  • The program is getting bigger and more resource-hungry
  • It is quite expensive