Thursday, March 22, 2012

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta

Today, Adobe announced Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta, a preview of the highly anticipated upcoming version of the industry-leading digital imaging tool. Please help us spread the news by posting about the availability & encouraging downloads. Additionally, we'd love for you to play around with it & share your thoughts on these new features & enhancements.

The beta includes several new features and enhancements that will be shipped as part of the final release slated for the first half of 2012, including:

· An updated, darker UI that makes images pop

· Increased performance, powered by the new Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine, that accelerates results from popular editing tools including Liquify, Puppet Warp, Transform and Lighting Effects

· Content-Aware Patch, which allows greater control by letting users select and duplicate an area of an image to fill in or “patch” another

· Content-Aware Move, which lets users select and magically move an object to a new place in the image
Over the past couple of months, Adobe's been giving out occasional sneaks of new features coming in Adobe Photoshop CS6 and they've made them available in one convenient place:

http://blogs.adobe.com/creativelayer/2012/03/16/photoshop-sneak-peeks/#more

“As an educator, enhancements in Adobe Photoshop CS6 including the Mercury Graphics Engine and new Crop Tool make it possible to save valuable classroom time editing so that we can quickly move on to the next project,” said Dan Armstrong, graphic arts teacher, Lake City High School. “With Adobe Photoshop CS6, we have moved from usability to enjoyability and I love it!”

Photoshop CS6 Beta is available immediately as a free download on Adobe Labs (http://www.adobe.com/go/photoshopcs6) for Mac OS and Windows – in English and Japanese. At installation, users will be required to provide an Adobe ID to complete a one-time login and online product activation. Beta users can submit feedback via the Photoshop CS6 beta forum (http://www.adobe.com/go/pscs6_forum).

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