Adobe just released a beta for Photoshop CS6 and is free to download. This new version introduces a new interface and many new features. Adaptive Wide Angle looks a little hokey but the new RAW tools, content aware move tool and the new crop tools look pretty slick. But, one of the biggest changes is the addition of video to Photoshop. So now we can edit video in Photoshop too? If this is done well it might be interesting, but I have to say that I am a little skeptical.
Here are some of the highlights mentioned by Adobe:
Photoshop CS6 Highlights
- Content-Aware Patch — Patch images with greater control using the newest member of the Content-Aware family of technologies. Choose the sample area you want to use to create your patch, and then watch Content-Aware Patch magically blend pixels for a stunning result.
- Blazingly fast performance and a modern UI — Experience unprecedented performance with the Mercury Graphics Engine, which gives you near-instant results when you edit with key tools such as Liquify, Puppet Warp, and Crop.* Plus, a refined, fresh, and elegant Photoshop interface features dark background options that make your images pop.
- New and re-engineered design tools — Create superior designs fast. Get consistent formatting with type styles, create and apply custom strokes and dashed lines to shapes, quickly search layers, and much more.
There is also already a launch site for Photoshop CS6 with a decent collection of videos.
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