Photoshop CS5 New Paste Features

NUnder the Paste options, we used to have 2 choices: Paste, and Paste Into. In Photoshop CS5, we now have the following choices:

  1. Paste
  2. Paste in Place
  3. Paste Into: Pastes into a Pixel Mask if you have a selection.
  4. Paste Outside: Pastes outside a Pixel Mask if you have a selection.

While we’ve had multiple paste options in other Adobe apps forever, now there are more choices on how exactly you want to paste in Photoshop!

Adobe Days: Win a copy of CS5 at Ascend Training

Join Ascend Training for an evening of CS5! Three simultaneous events will be going on at once in Flash CS5, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign and more. This is a great opportunity to learn about the new features, and network with other attendees.

Sessions begin at 4:30pm on June 3rd at our downtown Chicago facility. We will be serving pizza and cocktails through the evening.

Register for Adobe Days June 3rd

Adobe Photoshop CS5′s HUD Color Picker

A wonderful additon, and something very helpful when using the Mixer Brush, is the new Heads Up Display (HUD) Color Picker. It’s a great way to grab colors without opening the whole cumbersome Color Picker.

In addition to dragging in the center box staying within the chosen color range, you can drag around the outer color circle to change the hue. You can also assign a keyboard shortcut to the old Color Picker if you like under Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts > Tools > Foreground Color Picker.

To Access the HUD Color Picker

  1. Choose Photoshop > Preferences > General and under HUD Color Picker, choose Hue Wheel.
  2. Hold down Control + Option + Command + Click (Mac) or Alt + Shift + Right + Click (PC) and click with the Eyedropper Tool.

The HUD Color Picker appears, and you can choose any color you like!