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New Features in Adobe Photoshop CS6

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New Features in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Adobe update their Adobe Suite quite regularly adding more and more features. With each update they don't just add a few features, they add a boat load. With the recent release of Adobe Photoshop CS6 they have added a whole new set of features and it can be hard to keep up with them. The video below does a quick overview of the new features which are now available in Photoshop CS6, taking your picture editing to whole new level.

If you're looking for a text version of the change log, I've added it under the video, courtesy of Softpedia.

Content-Aware Patch:
· Patch images with greater control using Content-Aware Patch, which allows you to choose the area that Content-Aware will use to create your patch.

Mercury Graphics Engine:
· See near-instant results when editing with key tools such as Liquify and Puppet Warp. The new Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine delivers unprecedented responsiveness for a fluid feel as you work.

New and reengineered design tools:
· Create superior 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:
· Quickly create photographic blur effects using a simple new interface with on-image controls. Create tilt-shift effects, blur everything and then sharpen one focal point, or vary the blurriness between multiple focal points. The Mercury Graphics Engine delivers immediate results.

All-new Crop tool:
· Crop images faster and with greater precision using the all-new, nondestructive Crop tool. Rapidly manipulate your images on canvas and see your adjustments happen live thanks to the Mercury Graphics Engine.

Modern user interface:
· Work with a fresh, elegant interface featuring dark background options that make your images pop, and benefit from hundreds of design touches that create a smoother, more consistent editing experience.

Intuitive video creation:
· Bring Photoshop editing power to your video footage. Easily enhance any clip using the full range of familiar Photoshop tools, and then create movies using an intuitive set of video tools.

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.

Adaptive Wide Angle:
· Easily straighten objects that appear curved in panoramas or photos shot with fisheye or wide-angle lenses. New on-canvas tools use the physical characteristics of individual lenses to automatically correct curvatures, and the Mercury Graphics Engine gives you near-instant results.

Background Save:
· Keep working even while saving the largest of Photoshop files in the background — a performance improvement that can help your productivity soar.

Auto-recovery:
· Let the auto-recovery option work behind the scenes to save your edits without interrupting your progress. A copy of your work is saved every 10 minutes and recovered in the event of an unexpected shutdown.

Improved auto corrections:
· Quickly enhance your images with improved Auto Curves, Levels, and Brightness/Contrast controls. Intelligence from thousands of hand-retouched images is built in to give you a better starting point for making adjustments.

Adobe Camera Raw 7:
· Bring out the best in your JPEG and raw files with improved processing and an enhanced control set; reveal every detail in the highlights of an image while still retaining rich detail in the shadows; and much more.

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.
· Dozens of user-inspired improvements
· Save time with more than 65 new creativity and productivity enhancements that originated as suggestions from Photoshop users via Facebook, Twitter, and more.

Skin tone–aware selections and masking:
· Create precise selections and masks, enabling you to easily adjust or preserve skin tones; easily select intricate image elements, such as hair or faces; and more.

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.

Scripted Patterns:
· Generate geometric pattern fills faster with new Scripted Patterns.

Compatibility with Adobe mobile apps:
· Extend your creativity beyond Photoshop CS6 with Adobe Touch Apps and Photoshop companion apps (sold separately). Intuitive touchscreen features provide ease of use and precise control for a variety of creative tasks.

Support for more camera models:
· Use the Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 7 plug-in with images from just about any camera. The plug-in supports more than 350 camera models.

10-bit deep color support:
· Get a more accurate representation of how your images will appear in film with 10-bit monitor support. See just the pixels you've captured, reduce or eliminate the need for dithering, and reduce contouring or banding.

Support for 3D LUTs:
· Retouch images for film more easily with 3D look-up tables (LUTs) — including Adobe SpeedGrade.Look color LUTs — that you can turn on when you need to tweak raw color data.

Type styles:
· Save time and help ensure a consistent look with type styles, which let you apply formatting to selected characters, lines, or paragraphs of text with a single click.

Vector layers:
· Use vector layers to apply strokes and even add gradients to vector objects.

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

Custom strokes and dashed lines:
· Easily create custom strokes and dashed lines.

Layer search:
· Use layer search capabilities to quickly zero in on the layer you need.

Lighting Effects Gallery:
· Get better performance and results with the new, 64-bit Lighting Effects Gallery. The plug-in is powered by the Mercury Graphics Engine and offers on-canvas controls and previews that make it easier to visualize your lighting enhancements.

Oil Painting filter:
· Quickly give your work the look of a fine painting with the Oil Painting filter powered by the Mercury Graphics Engine. Control the style of your brush as well as the direction and shine of your lighting for a superior look.

Airbrush tips:
· Create realistic airbrush effects using fluid, lifelike controls and granular paint particles.

New painting presets:
· Simplify painting with new presets that offer a good starting point for creating realistic painting effects.

Properties panel:
· Save time with a context-sensitive Properties panel that lets you make quick updates to the properties of your masks, adjustments, and video layers.

Adobe Bridge CS6:
· Organize and manage your media visually using Adobe Bridge CS6 software. This integrated application delivers fast performance with cross-platform 64-bit support.

Redesigned Adobe Mini Bridge:
· Access your images and documents more quickly and easily in Adobe Mini Bridge, redesigned as an elegant filmstrip.

Enhanced TIFF support:
· Work with a larger range of TIFF files. Enhanced TIFF support allows for greater bit depths and larger file sizes.

Automatic resampling:
· Get great results when resizing an image — the best resample method is automatically selected.

Filler text:
· Save time with the ability to insert "Lorem ipsum" filler text when working with type.

Increased maximum brush sizes:
· Edit and paint with brush sizes all the way up to 5000px.