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WHAT IS REPOUSSÉ?

Repoussé is the name of the new 3D features in Photoshop CS5 Extended. The word repoussé is actually a French term that refers to a process of forming a relief into a sheet of metal or something by hammering a shape from one side. How it came to be the name of this feature is a long story but basically it refers to Photoshop ability to use internal constraints to push and pull textures and surfaces in 3D. Though it is only part of what this feature can do the name somehow stuck.



Another point to remember is that Repoussé along with all the other 3D features are only available in Photoshop CS5 Extended version.

Posted by Corey Barker

Corey is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL, with a degree in Illustration. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web design and photography. His expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator have earned him numerous awards in illustration, graphic design and photography. Using Photoshop since version 2, his expertise and creativity have evolved exponentially with every new version, which makes Corey an invaluable addition to the KelbyOne team.

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