Monday, April 23, 2012

Adobe Releases Photoshop CS6 and The Creative Cloud

Today Adobe announced the release of Creative Suite 6 which includes Photoshop CS6. The beta has been out for a bit for people to test, but if you haven’t done that yet then a trial version is available soon at

Creative Cloud is also another big change to connect all of your devices so you can do your work no matter where you want. Click here to watch a video and learn more and see how it works with Photoshop Touch for iOS and Android (which I can’t want to install).

Rather than bore you with text, I thought I’d share a bunch of videos that went live in the wee hours of the morning

Videos of What's New

Introduction to Photoshop CS6

Julieanne's Top 6 Photoshop CS6 Features

All-New Crop Tool in Photoshop CS6

Content-Aware Patch in Photoshop CS6

New and Reengineered Design Tools in Photoshop CS6

Look at the Big Picture with Adaptive Wide Angle in Photoshop CS6

Top 10 Time Saving Enhancements to the Layers Panel in Photoshop CS6

Mercury Graphics Engine in Photoshop CS6

Six Favorite Features from Photoshop CS6 Extended in Six Minutes


Selectively Blurring Images in Photoshop CS6

Tips and Techniques for Using Tilt Shift, Iris Blur, and Field Blur in Photoshop CS6

New Blur Gallery in Photoshop CS6

Camera Raw

Amazing Wonders of Adobe Camera Raw 7.0 in Photoshop CS6

Adobe Camera Raw 7.0 in Photoshop CS6


Here are some hot new videos about the Photoshop CS6 video processing features:

Using the New Video Features in Photoshop CS6

Intuitive Video Creation in Photoshop CS6


I’m pretty jazzed about the new version of Photoshop. While I’ve only had experience with the beta, I’ve already found the content aware patch tool to be enough to warrant the upgrade to me. Of course, if you have a new camera and plan to shoot RAW then you’ll need Adobe Camera Raw 7, which makes an upgrade pretty much mandatory.

More to come in weeks ahead as I become more comfortable with the new version.

Learn more here on Adobe’s web site, Scott Kelby’s website.


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Neil Enns said...

One thing that's confusing about the whole "creative cloud" thing is it isn't just "another big change to connect all of your devices so you can do your work no matter where you want". It's access to pretty much every application Adobe makes for the monthly charge. It's like getting the "Master Collection" for $360/yr (or $600/yr if you don't already own CS3 or better).


P.S. Full disclosure: I work for Adobe, but I'm friend with Ron and personally can't wait to jump on Creative Cloud for my home business :)

Anonymous said...

I have been using Corel Paintshop Pro for many years and started using Photoshop CS6 a few weeks ago. While its a very powerful program, it is often frustrating to use. Let me mention two items that should be be easy.

Photoshop should remember my last text entry (with a checkbox), instead I had to make an action for adding my signature.

The snap shot feature should have an option to happen automatically. I can't count the number of times I tried to use the art history brush and it would not work. Sometimes it wouldn't work even with a snapshot selected, that may be a bug.

I wish I could turn on color for the icons.

I now have my 744 page book to help and I have watched a lot of videos. Adobe should get some new users to give feedback.