Why dont Photoshop got it?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Sdashiki, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

    Sdashiki

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    #1
    So I recall using the "image > adjustments > variations" thing with Photoshop back in duh day.

    And its neat still, allowing you to do some quick touches to the color and bright/cont and see numerous iterations of each.

    Why, oh why, does photoshop not do this for, say, layer blending modes?

    I hate having to scroll through them all with the arrow keys to find the blend i like best for the work im doing.

    A "variations-like" palette would be nice.

    Am I missing something or does anyone else think this way?
     
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

    Lovesong

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    I hear what you're saying. The variations function, however, was never meant to be used by anyone that knew their a$$ from their elbow though. It is more of a "hey welcome to PS, newb. Here's some quick things you can do." I guess the assumption is that if you understand layer blending, you know what you're doing, and know what each of the layer blends does. At least for photography I find this to be the case. Designers may feel otherwise.

    I guess variations was like the "Sharpen", "Sharpen more", or the "sharpen edges" mode- yeah they are there, but if you know what you're doing, you wouldn't use them.
     
  3. saltyzoo macrumors 65816

    saltyzoo

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    LOL

    They can actually be useful in certain situations, but that statement is still hilarious.
     
  4. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

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    I got a good laugh as well...

    But if that's the case then the drop shadow is the botox of Photoshop.
     

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