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I was recently at Adobe Headquarters and managed to catch John Nack for an interview.

John is the principle Product manager for Photoshop. John was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his busy day Actually he gave me about an hour.


Photoshop CS4 new feature overview When you launch Photoshop CS4 for the very first time, something is totally in your face. Yes, it sports a brand new interface. The windows version is now running in 64 bit mode allows access to more then 3Gig RAM.

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The Mac version is still in 32 bit. At the last moment Apple pulled Carbon 64 tutorial photoshop cs4 free.

It would require a complete rebuild in Cocoa for Mac to be in 64 bit which according to my sources Adobe is working on for the future. Performance improvements The new view features are really great.

An easy way to tell is to look at the lower right corner of your document. If you see a drop shadow, you are good to go otherwise you are almost out of luck.

Yes, there is hope, you can get a video card and add it to your machine. The best brand I can recommend are NVIDIA, they make cards that start out very cheap, all the way up to the high end cards that cost a few tutorial photoshop cs4 free dollars, for those who have a lot of heavy lifting to do.

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You can add a card event to a machine with integrated graphics; this is the cheapest way to get speed improvements from your machine. See the article on GPU later in this guide.

Go to Preferences and choose Performance. You will see an option to use Open GL. If you have tutorial photoshop cs4 free than MB of Vram Video Ram you can take advantage of an accelerator called blitpipe.

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Everything looks great at any magnification; this is a long awaited improvement. As you zoom in or out, you will see this nice animation as the document zooms, this prevents you getting lost in you document.


This helps achieve pixel accurate editing. Birds eye view When you are zoomed into the image and want to move around, press and hold the H key. Click with your mouse and you will zoom out.


Reposition the viewing rectangle and it will zoom back in to the new location. This is a super fast way to get around your document.

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The document views are very fast and responsive. This is so much better than waiting as your document is redrawn line by line! This is especially good for large images and panoramas, since only the viewing information needed is loaded into the video ram.

Another GPU improvement is the rotating canvas. Hold the R key and drag. You will see a compass and the whole canvas rotates for your convenience. This tutorial photoshop cs4 free useful for freehand tutorial photoshop cs4 free using graphics tablets.

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