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Photographer
Varkman Photos
Posts: 6
Oxford, England, United Kingdom


Guys and gals,

Which one's do you use?

Just got Photoshop CS6, getting my head around the beast!

Did have CS2 before, so a big step up.

Thanks for you time

Richard
Oct 07 12 02:43 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Alena Hovorkova
Posts: 123
Brno, Jihomoravsky, Czech Republic


None.
Never really needed any.
Everything I ever needed to do was actually available/possible within Photoshop itself - either for retouching, or for whatever other type of work (digital painting, compositing, masking, color/tone grading, sharpening, advanced postproduction, design ..) ..

But - some people like working with plug-ins, though.
For various good reasons (there are a few plug-ins that might be worth trying out, as far as I know, for some type of workflow ..) ..
Perhaps someone else will give you some better answer/insight.

Anyway -
if you ´jumped´ right from CS2 to CS6 - this is pretty a ´big jump´, since some major/significant improvements and functionality were added since then ... so now - I guess - for sure you´ll find a lot of new useful things and functionality to play with, within Photoshop itself  smile
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Oct 07 12 09:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


I have Alien Skin Exposure 4 and the Nik Bundle (includes Color Efex, Sharpener Pro, etc.)

I think I've used them a total of once in all the time I've had them.
Oct 07 12 09:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Toothpick Productions
Posts: 65
San Jose, California, US


Nik Software is really good... (I mostly use Color Efx Pro).

But that's just me...  :-)
Oct 09 12 12:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Kristiana-Retouch
Posts: 289
London, England, United Kingdom


I've tried Topaz Labs ReMask but I was really disappointed by it. I can do faster and more precise job using channels (maybe I'm just to used to it in this way). And because of that I decided no more plugins. For me, it's just not worth effort and price
Oct 09 12 12:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Varkman Photos
Posts: 6
Oxford, England, United Kingdom


Thanks for info.

Can you point towards a good tutorial on CS 6 ?

Thanks for your time

Richard
Oct 11 12 02:12 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Alena Hovorkova
Posts: 123
Brno, Jihomoravsky, Czech Republic


I like Adobe TV, Lynda.com, Total Training etc. just to name a few,
but there are definitelly many other good resources too, in the net.

Just thought
here´s where you could start from, perhaps:

Terry White on Adobe TV - How to get started with Photoshop cs6
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/creative-suit … how-to-do/

Or Julieanne Kost Essential CS6 training on Lynda (only a few chapters are free, but you can try out, and if you like, then you can pay - some $25 per month - to get acces to many, many more resources.)
http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutorial … 619-2.html
Oct 11 12 03:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
sublime LightWorks
Posts: 6,061
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Toothpick Productions wrote:
Nik Software is really good... (I mostly use Color Efx Pro).

But that's just me...  :-)

+1. My favorite tool. Especially the tonal contrast tool.

Oct 18 12 04:40 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BobBarford Photo
Posts: 86
York, Pennsylvania, US


Toothpick Productions wrote:
Nik Software is really good... (I mostly use Color Efx Pro).

But that's just me...  :-)

Agreed- Color Efex Pro is a definate workflow plus!

Oct 18 12 07:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ontherocks
Posts: 22,261
Salem, Oregon, US


i use portraiture, portrait professional, radlab and color efex and silver efex and i have the bundle from alienskin. thinking i need some sort of HDR program now. the plug-ins let me quickly pre-biz different treatments to finalize an image.

topaz and onone have some more.
Oct 22 12 08:41 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


Michael Pandolfo wrote:
I have Alien Skin Exposure 4 and the Nik Bundle (includes Color Efex, Sharpener Pro, etc.)

I think I've used them a total of once in all the time I've had them.

Although not these specifically I do the same thing - download one or two and mess about with them for a while but then go back to doing it in PS with almost identical results.

Oct 22 12 10:01 am  Link  Quote 
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