What is the difference between Photoshop CS4 and CS2?

Question by Kendra: What is the difference between Photoshop CS4 and CS2?
I used CS2 in high school and I am very familiar with it. I wondered if anyone knows the main differences between the two. Is CS4 basically just a better version of CS2 or is it a totally different program?

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Answer by RickyRedwood
Both. It is a better version of CS2 and a totally different program.

All of the CS4 components integrate much better with each other than they did in CS2. Additionally, many tasks are much easier to do with CS4 than they were with CS2. The upgrade from CS2 to CS3 is just as big as the upgrade from CS3 to CS4. Which means you’re looking at a significant upgrade.

From the totally different program aspect of things, all of the CS4 software has been designed to take advantage of dual/quad processors if you have them. CS4 is a memory hog and you don’t want to use it for video unless you have at least 8MB of RAM and a 64-bit operating system.

All in all, it’s a nice upgrade and I think you’ll enjoy it.

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What are good graphics cards to run Adobe CS4 Design Premium?

Question by Mr. America: What are good graphics cards to run Adobe CS4 Design Premium?
I’ve read the system requirements for CS4, but I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions about the ideal system specs to run the CS4 Design Premium Suite in terms of graphics card, system bus, processor, etc. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thanks.

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Answer by jimmymae2000
Nvidia 9400,9500,9600,or 9800 GT Video Card , from $ 50 to $ 250.

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Q&A: How can I edit a website made in Dreamweaver CS4 without having the Dreamweaver CS4 software?

Question by CUSEHOOPS03: How can I edit a website made in Dreamweaver CS4 without having the Dreamweaver CS4 software?
I made a website in Dreamweaver CS4, but my client doesn’t have the software. The website is built from a Dreamweaver template that I made, and it has Editable Regions in all of the pages. How can the client edit the website without having the Dreamweaver CS4 software?

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Answer by oops
If they know html, they can edit it in Notepad, or any other text editor.

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When using Photoshop CS4, how do you have your pictures and photos be the same resolution?

Question by Heather: When using Photoshop CS4, how do you have your pictures and photos be the same resolution?
I am learning how to use my photoshop CS4 for digital scrapbooking but whenever I add my photos to my layers they are significantly smaller than my digital scrapbook paper. Can I change the resolution on the paper or the photos so they match???

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Answer by bleukreuz
That’s because the resolution of your scrapbook is bigger than the photo. Bigger resolution is better but if you absolutely just want to change it:
Go to Image>Image Size>change Resolution: 72 pixels/inch

72 px/inch is your monitor resolution so it should match now.

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Q&A: How do I avoid my drop shadow in Illustrator CS4 being obscured by other objects?

Question by andrew: How do I avoid my drop shadow in Illustrator CS4 being obscured by other objects?
I’ve created a drop shadow on some text in Illustrator CS4. However, even when the text is in front of another object the shadow remains behind. This is even true if the text is on a separate layer above the other objects. I must be doing something wrong? Thanks in advance for any help you can give!

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Answer by super fast jellyfish
No, a drop shadow will be placed solely on that layer.

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Photoshop CS4 question: How do i fade an image into another image?

Question by michaelnaeseth: Photoshop CS4 question: How do i fade an image into another image?
With photoshop, you can use gradients to fade an image into a solid color. This is very useful, however I have seen images and animations where it looks like multi-colored images have been faded into other multi-colored images. This seems impossible to do with the stock photoshop cs4 gradients. If there is a way to do this with photoshop, please let me know, if not, can you suggest a program that has a feature like this?

Thanks in advance for your answers.

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Answer by roflcatslololololololol
I am not exactly sure what you are asking but to have images fade out or in you need to use the animation tools.
Once your there you can either change the layer occupancy a little down each time you make a new key in the animation bar. Or you can choose the gradient with one side color and the other side checkerboard like which has the effect of having part of the image there and the rest fading out to the image behind it on another layer.
Hope this helps if not just search for a tutorial along the lines of the title of your question.

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How do you rotate a layer in Photoshop CS4 animation without it rotating in the other frames?

Question by Tomdropthebomb: How do you rotate a layer in Photoshop CS4 animation without it rotating in the other frames?
I’m creating an animation in Photoshop CS4. Whenever I rotate a layer on a new frame it also rotates on the previous frames. I’ve looked about the settings etc and haven’t found a solution. I’m relatively experienced with Photoshop and it’s kinda annoying me! Any help would be amazing!

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Answer by N8 the Gr8t
this is a great link that helped me a lot with animation in Photoshop
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/video_workshop/

hope this helps! =)
good luck

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What website should i download adobe after effects cs4 for the 30 day trial?

Question by Julia: What website should i download adobe after effects cs4 for the 30 day trial?
i have already asked this question but no one gve me a good answer!( well one person did but the link did not work ) I need a link to a good safe website were i can download adobe After effects cs4. It needss to be after effects cs4 because i have a 32 bit computer and you need a 64 bit computer for cs5.

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Answer by Umais Zahid
After Effects CS4: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Editors/Adobe-After-Effects.shtml (Might not look like a trial, but if you wanna check: Go down the page to “Limitations” and it’ll tell you it’s a 30 Day Trial)

After Effects Creative Suite 5 is out, so if you want to try that also, here’s the link (From Adobe website)

After Effects CS5: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=after_effects (Btw, CS5 requires a 64 Bit OS. So make sure you have it if your gonna download it)

Hope I helped. =)

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What’s the difference between the cheap and the expensive Photoshop CS4?

Question by Chris: What’s the difference between the cheap and the expensive Photoshop CS4?
What’s the difference between the £1000 Photoshop CS4 and the £150 Photoshop CS4? I’m looking to buy it and don’t want to spend loads of money if it’s not necessary.

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Answer by KaosuM
You are probably looking at the Photoshop CS4 Extended (everything) and the Photoshop CS4 Elements (basic).

Just goto adobe.com and see what version has what you exactly need. Even download and try the trials.

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