>Within the next 24 hours the public beta of Photoshop CS3 will be posted to Adobe Labs.
All you need to run it is a valid serial number for Photoshop CS2.
The ten hottest features in the public beta according to NAPP
Here’s just some of the improvements, but I’m sure others will chime in as soon as the download is posted…
I love how the new super-cool Quick Selection Tool let’s you just paint of the relevant parts of what you want to select. Together with the Refine Edge dialog you can very quickly make complex selections that previously had to be hand-painted when the Magic Wand couldn’t cope anymore.
You can now get an overlay of your clone source to help you align everything better, plus transform to cloning.
Now you don’t have to do your photo editing in After Effects anymore, since Photoshop CS3 makes it possible to apply Smart Filters, which will let you tweak parameters and turn filters on and off. Third-party filters will have to be updated to be able to be applied non-destructively.