Photoshop CS2s Filters Take Sharpening to New Level - 2

Tech Analysis: The Smart Sharpen filter hides sophisticated unshaking and deblurring technology, while the Reduce Noise filter may see better use as a sharpener.

Hello, and welcome back to our tour of Adobe Photoshop CS2. This tour is intended specifically for photographers, and it visits areas where extensive renovation has taken place.

In the previous installment, we looked at ACR3, which is Adobes Converter for Raw files. ACR3 is so great that its well worth upgrading the package just to get those new Raw workflow features. But today, well move to the main Photoshop program, which contains a number of new features of specific interest to digital photographers.

/zimages/3/28571.gifClick here for a look at how Photoshop CS2 improves handling in the Raw format.

The new filters that stand out most at first glance are Smart Sharpen, Reduce Noise and Lens Correction. Well have a quick look at the first two today, and keep the Lens Correction tool for later.

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