Adobe announced Photoshop CS6 today, the next version of the popular and iconic photo editing tool.
The new version of Photoshop won’t arrive until later this year, likely this summer, but you don’t have to wait until July to try Photoshop CS6 for yourself.
Adobe is offering a free Photoshop CS6 beta that anyone can download and try out. The beta will work at least up until the full version of CS6 is released later this year. Photoshop CS6 is available for Mac and PC.
While you might think of Photoshop as a tool for professionals, thanks to the high price of the retail versions, there are plenty of great features for the average user.
Over at Notebooks.com, K.T. Bradford has pulled together a listing of 5 New Photoshop CS6 Features Anyone Can Use.
Bradford includes photos and demo videos of these features, so you can figure out just what each one does before you download the free Photoshop beta.
If you’ve wondered about using the more powerful Photoshop app, this is a great time to try it out, and here are 5 features you should be sure to play around with. If you use tools like Instagram or Streamzoo, you may be familiar with selective blurring and tilt shift features.
- Blur Gallery – Add Specific blurring to spice up your image and draw attention where you want.
- Content Aware Fill, Patch and Move – Magically move and fix photos. So cool, you have to see it to believe.
- Camera Raw 7.0 – Explore this new tool to gain fine control over colors, shadows, highlights, exposure, saturation and more.
- Adaptive Wide Angle – Fine control over adjustments so you don’t lose the Wide angle effect you were going for.
- Video – Surprise! There’s a video editing tool in Photoshop that lets you do much more this time around.
Are you trying out the Photoshop CS6 beta? What’s your favorite feature?