This bundled kit includes Adobe Photoshop CS5 and a medium sized Wacom Intuos 4 Graphics Tablet. Adobe Photoshop CS5 software redefines digital imaging with powerful new photography tools and breakthrough capabilities for complex image selections, realistic painting, and intelligent retouching. If you want to edit photos, draw freehand or use your computer in a more natural way then the pen is mightier than the mouse. With the Wacom Intuos 4 range, using the Wacom pen over the USB pad allows you to control editing tools like Dodge, Burn, Select, Paint, and Draw down to a pixel level that you could never achieve with a mouse. Wacoms Intuos 4 range is packed with features like programmable ExpressKeys and a fully customiseable TouchRing which allows you to zoom, scroll and tab between shortcuts.
Key Features of the Wacom Intuos 4
Wacom Update, November 2012
“We're happy to inform you that all Intuos and Bamboo tablets have passed the Windows 8 certification.”
The Windows 8 compatible Wacom software drivers will be available to download from the Wacom website in November 2012.
To find learn more about the compatibility of Wacom products please refer to the Compatibility Center for Windows 8.
When working with their Wacom products and Windows 8, customers can expect intuitive and natural ways to navigate and work when using multi-touch products such as Bamboo, Intuos5 touch, and Cintiq 24HD touch. They can easily swipe between the Start screen and desktop, open charms or switch apps using the new Windows 8 gestures.
- 6x ExpressKeys
- TouchRing featuring Scroll, Zoom and Brush adjustments
- Ambidextrous layout of Expresskeys on board
- Customiseable shortcut menus using TouchRing for selection
- Storage container for 10 supplied spare nibs
Key Improvements over Intuos:
- Increased 2048 pressure levels
- Lighter more compact ergonomic design
- Easier to use customisation menus and selections
- Stylish black finish
Wex Photographic say;
The Wacom Intuos 4 range takes graphic tablets to the next level with features you will wonder how you ever worked without. A new OLED display shows you what each ExpressKey does whilst the ambidextrous design allows the OLEDs to flip their display to match your preferences. At the same time the Touch ring in the centre lets you scroll menus, zoom and select additional programmeable functions and shortcuts. Overall, the ability to customise the ExpressKeys and TouchRing are vastly improved and your workflow will greatly improve within editing programmes like PhotoShop CS, Lightroom, Aperture 2 and others. Add to all that the increased sensitivity with 2048 levels of pressure and you will be able to edit photos down to the smallest pixel with super fine control. The ability to customise the TouchRing with your favourite shortcuts with a radial menu function will make Intuos4 a pleasure to use.
Intuos4 is where it all begins. Ever asked yourself how characters, emotions and ideas come to life – whether through photography, illustration, 3D-design, animation or the fine arts? The answer is a ground-breaking innovation that redefines the pen tablet category: Intuos4 by Wacom. Built for creative professionals, in four different sizes, S, M, L and XL, it delivers probably the most natural drawing experience you can imagine. The 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity capture even the slightest nuance of pressure. Its ergonomic, ambidextrous design was developed for hours of hard work. It offers customisable ExpressKeys™ – including OLED-displays showing the current function setting of each key on M, L and XL tablet models. New radial menus enable fast access to shortcuts – with just a pen stroke. Scrolling, zooming and brush adjustments can be done with a fingertip thanks to the Touch Ring with toggle functionality. Try it. Discover for yourself where it all begins: Discover the world of Intuos4.
Adobe Adobe Photoshop CS5 main features
Achieve superior results in fewer steps when you remove noise, add grain, create vignettes, correct lens distortions, sharpen, and create HDR images, and enjoy better-than-ever raw file conversion. Paint naturally and realistically with on-canvas colour blending and textured brush strokes and warp or stretch graphics, text, or image elements to create unique looks.
Refine with powerful photography tools
Achieve superior results in fewer steps when you remove noise, add grain, create vignettes, correct lens distortions, sharpen, and create HDR images. And enjoy better-than-ever raw file conversion thanks to improved demosaicing.
- Quick image corrections
- Automatic lens correction
Save time with automatic correction of lens distortions, chromatic aberration, and vignetting. Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 uses an image file's EXIF data to make precise adjustments based on the type of camera and lens you used.
- Lens Correction filter improvements
Work more intuitively with the Lens Correction filter. The Grid display is now off by default; chromatic aberration correction sliders allow decimal point adjustments; a third slider has been added to correct common green/magenta aberrations; and more.
- Straighten Image tool
Quickly straighten any crooked image. Simply drag a straight line from the Ruler tool onto your image, and the image will snap to the line.
- Gradient tool preset for neutral density
Use the Neutral Density preset to emulate a neutral density filter, clicking once to have the Gradient tool darken an overexposed patch of a photo while leaving the rest unaltered.
- Professional colour and tone control
- HDR Pro
Create either photo-realistic or wildly surreal high dynamic range (HDR) images with unprecedented speed, control, and accuracy. Get stunning results thanks to automatic ghost removal and greater control with tone mapping and adjustments.
- HDR Toning
Give any single-exposure image the photo-realistic or wildly surreal look of an HDR image. The HDR Toning feature offers an easy way to bring the rich aesthetic of high dynamic range to your 8-bit images.
- Black-and-white conversion
Explore an endless variety of black-and-white looks. Use the integrated Lab B&W Action to interactively convert colour images; create gorgeous HDR black-and-whites with greater ease and speed; and experiment with new presets.
- Industry-leading colour correction
Use Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools that intelligently preserve colour and tone details, Curves controls that let you make automatic adjustments with included presets or those you create, a histogram, colour channel lines, and more.
- State-of-the-art processing with Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 6
- Noise removal
Remove the noise common to high-ISO images and consumer-camera shots while preserving colour and detail. You won't need more than this reengineered noise removal technology to maintain a photo's natural look, avoiding an over-sharpened feel as you maximize quality.
- Better conversions with new demosaicing
Process raw images with the industry-leading Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 6 plug-in, which offers new demosaicing technology for unmatched conversion quality.
- Support for more cameras and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Enjoy tight integration with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® software as well as support for over 275 camera models.
- Additive grain
Make a digital photo look more organic or film-like by using a simple slider to add grain. Even save grain settings as presets that you can apply to other photos to achieve a consistent look.
- Post-crop vignetting
Enjoy more control as you perform post-crop vignetting, and save favourite vignette effects as presets.
Maximize creative impact
Explore new creative possibilities with tremendous precision and freedom. Easily select intricate image elements, such as hair. Create realistic painting effects. Remove any image element and see the space fill in almost magically.
- Intelligent image editing and enhancement
- Better selections with Truer Edge
Get better edge detection and masking results in less time with the Quick Selection tool — even when you're selecting the trickiest image elements, such as hair.
- Colour decontamination
Eliminate background colour around the edges of your selection with the Quick Selection tool's automatic colour decontamination capabilities.
- Selection and mask refinement tools
Automatically vary selection edges and perfect masks using new refinement tools.
- Content-Aware Fill
Remove any image detail or object and watch as Content-Aware Fill magically fills in the space left behind. This breakthrough technology matches lighting, tone, and noise so it looks as if the removed content never existed.
- Puppet Warp
Precisely reposition or warp any image element. Swing a raised arm to a person's side in a photo, stretch text to create new effects, and more.
- Content-Aware Scaling
Automatically recompose an image as you resize it, smartly preserving vital areas as the image adapts to the new dimensions. Get the perfect image in one step without time-intensive cropping and retouching.
- Expert retouching
Retouch images easily and precisely by previewing source pixels within the cursor of the Clone Stamp and the Healing Brush. Set multiple source points, scale, and rotate in the Clone Source palette.
- Perspective-based editing
Create packaging mock-ups and more with Vanishing Point, which lets you create multiple planes in an image; connect them at any angle; and then wrap graphics, text, and images around them.
- Smart Filters
Experiment by adding, adjusting, and removing filters from an image without resaving the image or starting over to preserve quality. Non-destructive Smart Filters allow you to see the changes without altering original pixel data.
- Smart Objects
Perform non-destructive scaling, rotating, and warping of raster and vector graphics with Smart Objects. Even preserve the editability of vector data from Adobe Illustrator® software.
- Extraordinary painting and drawing toolset
- Mixer Brush
Define multiple colours on a single Mixer Brush tip to paint with realistic colour blends. Or use a dry Mixer Brush to blend a photo's colours and transform it into a beautiful painting.
- Bristle Tips
Easily paint with lifelike, naturally textured brush strokes using defined bristle properties like shape, length, and stiffness, and experiment away by adding Bristle Tips to a variety of Photoshop brush tools.
- GPU-accelerated painting tools
Click to smoothly resize brushes; adjust bristle hardness; or choose your colour hue, saturation, or brightness from an onscreen colour picker.
- Rich drawing toolset
Create or modify images with a wide assortment of professional, fully customizable drawing tools.
- Advanced compositing
- Paste in place
Paste an element into a Photoshop file in the same position it held in the original file, for example, when you create something on the wrong layer and need to move it to the exact same place on a new layer.
- Multi-layer Opacity
Save time with the ability to adjust the opacity of many layers at once.
- Multi-layer Fill
Save time with the ability to adjust the fill of many layers at once.
- Sticky layer styles
Save your individual layer-style settings as defaults.
- Auto-blending of images
Combine a range of images, each with a different exposure, colour, and focal point — with options to preserve tones and colours — into a single, colour-corrected image.
- Easier layer management
Drag and drop a file onto an open PSD document to create a layer; nest up to ten layers; move a selection while the active layer is hidden; and delete all empty layers with one command.
- 360-degree panoramas
Count on Photomerge® technology to automatically stitch horizontal or vertical photos to create amazing panoramas — and even 360-degree spheres.
- Auto-alignment of layers
Create accurate composites with the Auto-Align Layers command, which lets you move, rotate, or warp layers to align them accurately. Or use spherical alignment to create breathtaking spherical panoramas.
- Extended depth of field
Create an image from a series of shots that have different focal points with the Auto-Blend Layers command, which smoothly blends colour and shading and even extends your depth of field, automatically correcting vignettes and lens distortion.
- Creative tools and content
- New shapes, swatches, and gradients
Give your images and designs fresh looks using a variety of custom shapes, colour swatches, styles, and gradients.
- New Actions and brushes
Quickly try out different editing effects and techniques using new Actions for black-and-white conversion and surreal Stars effects, and paint with a new set of brushes.
Accelerate your workflow with fast performance on 64-bit Windows® and Mac hardware systems, smoother interactions thanks to more GPU-accelerated features, and dozens of time-savers requested by Photoshop users.
- Easy access to core editing power
- Adjustments panel
Use the convenient Adjustments panel to easily access every tool you need to non-destructively adjust and enhance colour and tone. Open the On-image Adjustment tool with a keyboard shortcut.
- Masks panel
Quickly create and edit masks from the Masks panel. This panel offers all the tools you need to create editable pixel- and vector-based masks, adjust mask density and feathering, easily select non-contiguous objects, and more.
- Efficient and flexible work environment
- Faster performance across platforms
Speed up day-to-day imaging tasks and process very large images up to ten times faster by taking advantage of cross-platform 64-bit support. (Requires a 64-bit-capable computer with a 64-bit version of Mac OS, Microsoft® Windows 7, or Windows Vista®. Actual performance varies depending on amount of RAM, driver types, and other factors.)
- Efficient tile sizing and caching
Easily control tile size and use presets for simultaneously setting cache and tile size based on whether your output is for print or web.
- Adobe Bridge CS5 and Adobe Mini Bridge
Easily manage media with more flexible batch renaming, and access your assets in the context of what you're working on by using the customizable Adobe Mini Bridge panel in Photoshop.
- Workspace Switcher
Use the new, collapsible Workspace Switcher to quickly navigate and choose among your favourite user interface configurations.
- Live workspaces
Let Photoshop automatically record changes you make to a task-specific user interface so that if you switch to a different configuration and then switch back, your panels will be exactly where you left them.
- Powerful printing options
Get outstanding prints in less time with automation, scripting, and a print dialog box that's easier to navigate.
- Smoother cropping
Crop with Rule of Thirds or Grid layouts, which draw smoothly thanks to GPU acceleration.
- Fluid canvas rotation
Just click to smoothly turn your canvas for non-destructive viewing at any desired angle — no more tilting your head when painting and drawing.
- Smooth panning and zooming
Gracefully navigate to any area of an image with ultra-smooth zooming and panning. Maintain clarity as you zoom to individual pixels, and easily edit at the highest magnification using the Pixel Grid.
- Panel management
Maximize screen space while keeping essential tools accessible. Arrange panels in convenient, self-adjusting docks that can be widened to full size or narrowed to icons or even a thin strip at the edge of your monitor.
- File display options
Easily work with multiple open files by using tabbed document display or n-up views.
- Customized workspaces
Set up and save custom menus, keyboard shortcuts, and workspaces for quick access to exactly what you need.
- One-click colour adjustments
Make sophisticated colour adjustments instantly with one-click presets in Curves and the Channel Mixer.
- Multi-Touch support on Mac laptops
Pinch, swipe, and rotate images using the Multi-Touch track-pad on newer MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops (requires Mac OS X v10.5 or later). And now, easily turn off Multi-Touch support if you wish.
- Profiles to support the colour-blind
Design with sensitivity for colour-blind individuals by creating soft proofs of your images using built-in Colour Universal Design Organization profiles.
- Streamlined workflow
- Streamlined creative reviews
Use Adobe CS Review, part of new Adobe CS Live online services, to initiate a more secure review without leaving Photoshop. Reviewers can add comments to your images from their browsers, and you see the comments appear automatically on your screen. CS Live services are complimentary for a limited time.
- Adobe PDF file support
Precisely control the size of PDF pages opened in Photoshop; add security controls and metadata, such as copyright and exposure details, to images within PDF presentations; and create a rich image display in PDF presentations and documents.
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom integration
Enjoy tight integration with Photoshop Lightroom (sold separately), easily moving files from Lightroom to Photoshop CS5 to create HDR images, panoramas, and multilayered Photoshop documents. Roundtrip your files back to Lightroom.
- Automated production
Automate routine production tasks in a variety of ways. Set up event-based scripts, record a series of steps as an Action for efficient batch processing, and design repetitive graphics faster with Variables.
- History panel
Undo and redo any set of editing steps in an open image with the History panel.
- Edit History log
Let Photoshop track all editing steps within your files with the Edit History log. Export steps to a text file or save them as part of image metadata for easier documentation and file audits.
- Image file format support
Import and export hundreds of image file formats, including PSD, AI, PDF, NEF, CRW, TIFF, BMP, Cineon, JPEG, JPEG2000, FXG, OpenEXR, PNG, and Targa.
- Video file format support
Work with video files thanks to support for 3G, FLC, MOV, AVI, DV Stream, Image Sequence, MPEG-4, and FLV formats.
- Mobile device support
Create compelling mobile content, such as wallpapers and screen savers, and then preview how it will render on mobile devices using built-in Adobe Device Central CS5. Tune your designs for mobile screen sizes and lighting conditions.
- High-resolution web display
Take advantage of Adobe Flash® and Zoomify technology to export high-resolution images to the web for viewing via the Adobe Flash Player runtime. Flash Player displays images quickly and efficiently, letting viewers zoom in with minimal delay.
- New time-savers
- 16-bit to JPEG conversion
Let Photoshop CS5 automatically down-sample your 16-bit image files so you can save them as 8-bit JPEG files.
- File closing enhancement
Save clicks with the ability to close all open images without saving.
- Saving shortcut
Add a preference that helps ensure you'll save all open images to the last folder to which you saved an image.
- Easy reversing of clone source images
Clone any image element, and then click once to reverse the cloned element so it faces in the opposite direction.
- Shadow/Highlight default change
Get more natural-looking results from the Shadow/Highlight command's default setting, which now decreases shadows by 35% instead of 50%.
- Maximize Compatibility dialog box improvement
Check the "Don’t show this message again" box to avoid repeat appearances of the Maximize Compatibility dialog box.
- Powerful extensibility
- Adobe Configurator
Get and share custom panels that developers create to accomplish specific tasks — and easily create your own panels of tools, menu items, actions, and more — with Adobe Configurator software.
- DNG Profile Editor
Create your own colour profiles using the publicly available DNG Profile Editor.
- Adobe Pixel Bender
Develop and/or share filters with publicly available, GPU-accelerated Adobe Pixel Bender® technology.
- Adobe Photoshop Marketplace
Explore Adobe Photoshop Marketplace for a huge range of third-party plug-ins and resources.
- Adobe Community Help
Access the power of an online search engine from within Photoshop, but with more targeted results. Searchable content includes the in-depth Photoshop Help, plus additional Adobe and third-party content chosen by Adobe and community experts.
- Adobe ConnectNow from Acrobat.com
Share ideas and discuss project details with clients and colleagues — all online — using Adobe ConnectNow, an Acrobat.com web conferencing service. Acrobat.com is part of CS Live online services.
Adobe Photoshop CS5 full system requirements
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- Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
- Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended); or Windows 7
- 1GB of RAM
- 1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
- 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
- Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
- DVD-ROM drive
- QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
- Broadband Internet connection required for online services