The Adobe Photoshop CS6 is Here!
It’s that time of the year again where every photographer, even the most self-proclaimed purist, will take notice, the world’s de-facto standard in digital image editing software – Adobe Photoshop, reaches it’s 6th Creative Suite incarnation for us to play with.
This version of Adobe Photoshop CS6 boasts even more performance upgrades to make image editing super large graphic files (from our current crop of ridiculous 20-40 megapixel cameras) even more enjoyable and efficient. Of course, there a whole set of new tools and gizmos adds on top of the already robust, if not somewhat overkill, features on top of the current version.
After years and years of the same light grey interface, the new Adobe Photoshop CS6 looks like what Adobe Lightroom looks like ever since. The grey/black combination option dominates the interface right now and it’s also easier to sort and arrange according to your needs without confusing you too much with all the new changes.
There are a lot of features in Adobe Photoshop CS 6, but let’s focus on tools and features that benefit photographers most.
Awesome Camera Raw 7.0
If there’s one tool, or add-on that I’ve always loved with Adobe, it’ll be Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), and this current version 7.0 doesn’t disappoint. Each version just gets better and better, saving you tons of time before you even reach Photoshop’s core software.
In addition, working with ACR allows you to always have a non-destructive way of editing your files, whether they’re regular JPEG files or RAW files.
ACR 7.0 now has a full-feature Highlight/Shadow adjustment built in. In addition, the sliding lever allows NEGATIVE values as well, meaning, the slider starts at the center of the adjustment bar and you can slide it left for negative adjustment, right for positive adjustment.
The local adjustment brush can now handle noise reduction, color temperature, and almost all other individual global adjustments! Anyway, watch these videos.
Oh boy, this feature can be described in one sentence but the benefits and importance can’t be expressed adequately with words:
Ability to save an image in the background, allowing you to continue working on other files.
Even Smarter Content Aware
I’m sure it’ll even be more difficult to spot manipulated images than ever! But technology-wise, this is a huge leap forward from Adobe CS5’s Content Aware feature.
See what excites the experts with the new Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta release.
Julia Ross’s Favorite Features
Russel Brown’s Favorite Features
Watch all the relevant videos here on Photoshop.com
The new features in Adobe Photoshop CS6 will render many step-by-step tutorials in the past obsolete. Tutorials like creating tilt-shift effect, selective skin tone correction, selective blurring to create realistic thin depth-of-field, etc. are pointless since there are quick menu items built-in.
What do you have to say about Photoshop CS6? Love it? Overkill? Cheating? Awesome? There’s a comment form below for you to express your thoughts!
Go ahead, download the Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta here.