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Photoshop CS6 Is the Best Version In Recent Memory—and the Beta Is Available Now

22 Mar

Photoshop CS6 Is the Best Version In Recent Memory—and the Beta Is Available Now.

Photoshop CS6 Is the Best Version In Recent Memory—and the Beta IsAvailable Now

I’m in love with Photoshop CS6 after working with the beta for the past few weeks. For the first time in many years, this one is a must-have update.

It will save a lot of time for professionals on the day to day, thanks to new and updated killer features, a new graphic engine, and a new—beautiful—streamlined interface.

Best of all: you can get it yourself, right now. For free.

I’ve used every release of Photoshop since version 3, which was released in 1994 and included layers for the first time. Layers felt like magic to me. Each version after that brought to me some life-changing feature (I remember going—”OHYES!”—with adjustment layers in version 4 or multiple undo—”FUCKYEAH!”—and editable type—”ATBLOODYLAST!”—in version 5).

In recent years, however, new Photoshop versions felt flat and bloated. The new features were “oh, neat, I guess that’d nice—sometime” and “ah, cool, I see myself using this at least once a month.” The last version left me mostly cold, as that 10% of the program that most professionals use to do 90% of their work went unchanged. It just felt like Adobe was just piling features on, trying to appeal to everyone. It seemed as they didn’t worry to make the basics better.

Until CS6.

This new version does exactly that: concentrate on the basics, the 10% that does the 90% of the work.

It has a great streamlined interface that will definitely save time and is pleasant to the eye. Tools as simple as the new crop tool have been greatly improved. They are easier to use, more powerful and smart. The new RAW import module is so incredibly good that I can see photographers reimporting all their RAW backups just to see the amazing results. The blur gallery—for artificial lensing—is great, as is the wide angle adjustments and the selection tools with skin detection features.

And I know this sounds like sacrilege, but for the first time the auto corrections are really, really,really good. So good that I found myself rarely touching levels or curves anymore.

The Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine is just awesome, allowing for real-time effects with any kind of image, small or large. Liquify, Puppet Warp, Crop, and Transform feel like liquid gold.

You can download it right now for free from Adobe and try it yourself. The beta is fully functional and will work until the final release comes out. It also works alongside any version of Photoshop you have installed—it will not delete it.

Stay tuned for the incoming review right here.

80% OFF Adobe Photoshop and ALL Creative Suite 5.5 Products w/ .edu Email!

22 Feb

Get Photoshop and Any Other Adobe Creative Suite Tool for 80% Off in Today’s App Deals.

Get Photoshop and Any Other Adobe Creative Suite Tool for 80% Off in Today’s App Deals

The Daily App Deals post is a round-up of the best app discounts of the day, as well as some notable mentions for ones that are on sale.

The Best

Get Photoshop and Any Other Adobe Creative Suite Tool for 80% Off in Today’s App DealsAdobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Student and Teacher Edition(Adobe) Previously $199, now $39.80. Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Student and Teacher Edition for Windows or Mac is Adobe’s flagship photo editing/creation tool, now available for 80% off for those that have a .edu email account. This deal is also valid for those that would rather purchase Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection Student and Teacher Edition as well as a few other Adobe products. Get it for $39.80. (via LogicBuy)

Update: We’ve been told this deal has been canceled since we posted this, but the discount appears to still be working for us. Your mileage may vary.

FINALLY! Adobe is stopping development on mobile flash and switching to HTML5 development. Hopefully, more videos on the iPhone/iPad and longer batteries for everyone.

9 Nov

Adobe is stopping development of its Flash Player for mobile browsers, according to an exclusive report from ZDNet. The company will continue to support existing Android and BlackBerry Playbook configurations of the player, but future development will be focused on developing HTML5 and apps.

Developers were apparently briefed by Adobe about the situation, which will be expanded upon later today on Adobe’s official site:

Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations. We will continue to support the current Android and PlayBook configurations with critical bug fixes and security updates.

Report: Adobe Is Finally Pulling the Plug on Mobile Flash.

Amazing future of photoshop will allow you to implant yourself into all those pictures of places you said you went to but never did.

26 Oct

This new photo editing software (although not Adobe Photoshop) will account for all lights and shadows, native to the original picture. See the video for more.

Rendering Synthetic Objects into Legacy Photographs from Kevin Karsch on Vimeo.

New software system realistically adds objects into photos. [VIDEO].

http://kevinkarsch.com/publications/sa11.html

Thanks to Evan for pointing this out to me!

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