What's new in Photoshop CS6

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What's new in Photoshop CS6

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If you have been wondering what's new in Photoshop CS6 - wonder no more. Adobe have now announced Photoshop CS6 which includes some nice new features to make life easier and quicker for everybody that uses it. We have listed some of the newer features below:

Content Aware Patch

content-aware patch

If you are looking to remove unwanted content from a photo and then replace it with a precise and seamless patch, then Content Aware patch is the tool for the job. It automatically creates the patch for you, but only after you’ve shown it exactly which area of your image you’d like it to sample from, and it then uses the Content-Aware technology which we have seen in recent versions of Photoshop to blend the patch into the surrounding area.

 

 

3D Controls at your finger tips

3D Controls at your finger tips

CS6 allows you to use a vastly simplified user interface to intuitively create and animate 3D artwork. You can use in-context and on-canvas controls to manipulate cages for 3D extrusions, change the orientation of scenes and objects, edit lights, and more.

 

 

mercury graphics engine

Performance boosts

The Mercury Graphics engine means you see a significant performance boost which editing imagines with key tools such as liquify or puppet warp. You will also notice performance improvements when using 3D workflows, editing 3D content and rendering final work.

New and reengineered design tools

New and reengineered design tools

There are a number of new and reengineered design tools which let you create complex designs faster. Get consistent formatting with type styles, use vector layers to apply strokes and add gradients to vector objects, easily create custom strokes and dashed lines, quickly search layers, and more.

 

 

 

New Blur Gallery

New Blur Gallery

The New Blur Gallery in Photoshop CS6 allows you to quickly create photographic blur effects using a simple new interface with on-image controls. You can create tilt-shift effects, blur everything and then sharpen one focal point, or vary the blurriness between multiple focal points.

 

 

 

All-new Crop tool

All-new Crop tool

Now you can crop images faster and with greater precision using the all-new, nondestructive Crop tool. You can manipulate your images on canvas, and see your adjustments happen live.

 

 

 

New reflections and draggable shadows

New reflections and draggable shadows

Quickly achieve 3D realism by adding and enhancing shadows and reflections on your ground plane. Drag a shadow to reposition the light source, and easily edit ground reflections, shadows, and other effects.

 

 

 

Content-Aware Move

Content-Aware Move

Move or extend a selected object to another area of your image, and then watch as Content-Aware Move magically recomposes and blends the object for a stunning visual result.

 

 

 

Preset migration and sharing

Preset migration and sharing

Easily migrate your presets, workspaces, preferences, and settings so you can experience Photoshop in the same way on all your computers, share your setup, and bring your customizations from past versions into Photoshop CS6.

 

 

 

Revolutionary erodible brushes

Draw more naturally and realistically using drawing tips that erode as you work. Endlessly wear down and sharpen a charcoal pencil or pastel to create different effects, and save favorite blunted tips as presets.

 

Brush enhancements

Paint more naturally by manually changing the rotation of your paint brush with your mouse. Dynamically resize your brushes with shortcuts, and take advantage of the Mercury Graphics Engine to fluidly adjust opacity or hardness.

 

Sharper vector rendering

Get sharper rendering by clicking once to snap the edges of vector objects to pixels.

 

Accurate 3D object merge

Accurately merge multiple 3D objects in a single scene so they can interact with the same lighting and cameras. There are a number of other new features in the CS6 version of Photoshop, making it an interesting new release and the performance improvements introduced thanks to the Mercury Graphics Engine will certainly be appreciated by regular users. If you have a current subscription you will be able to upgrade to Photoshop CS6 at no charge once it starts shipping. For those who have a recent previous version of Photoshop with no current subscription there will be upgrade options available.