Adobe has made a beta version of Photoshop CS6, their picture creation and editing program, available to the public.
Adobe has made a beta version of Adobe Photoshop CS6 available from their labs. Windows and OS X users (who have an Adobe account) have the possibility of freely testing the future engine of the well-known picture creation and editing program. The final version of the program is expected for release in the first half of 2012.
It has been announced that Photoshop CS6 comes with 62% more functions compared to Photoshop CS5. Most of these improvements have been made to take into account feedback provided by users on forums and social networks.
Adobe is pushing the Content-Aware tools which can remove objects from a picture. The software analysis of a photo by an algorithm allows you to filling the hole left by removing such elements. It is also possible to move a selected object to melt this into a new location with a reconstitution into the back ground.
To make things blurry, a tool allows you to simply change the field depth of a picture with it being possible to view the results immediately. A filter will then help you realign the contour lines. Thanks to a database of a hundred photos updated by professionals, picture adjustments can be automatically applied. The framing tool has also been updated.
As for the video – with Photoshop also working with video – there are additional editing possibilities with it being possible to create transitions by dragging and dropping.
Photoshop CS6 comes with a new graphics engine called Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine, with this reducing the processing time. The engine isn’t used when editing video though.
The beta version brings with it all of the Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended’s functions with 3D editing possibilities. In the video below, a creative manager from Adobe presents some of Photoshop CS6’s new features: