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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.

Teechy.com is OFFICIALLY open for business! Prices for PC/Mac Tune-Up & Optimization = $9.95. Best Buy charges $50.

6 Nov

Teechy.com is now open for business!

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Well that was fast: Apple Seeds iOS 5.0.1 to Developers, Fixes iPhone 4S Battery Issues, & Adds New Multitouch Gestures to Original iPad

3 Nov

 

 

 

 

Today Apple seeded a beta of iOS 5.0.1 to developers, providing a fix for the iPhone 4S battery life issues and bugs in iCloud. They also added the new multitouch gestures for iPad 1 users, which were a glaring omission in the initial release. It’ll probably be a few weeks (or longer) until we all have access to this update, but it’s good to know these fixes are imminent.

Apple Seeds iOS 5.0.1 to Developers, Fixes iPhone 4S Battery Issues and Adds New Multitouch Gestures to Original iPad.

Apple Admits Battery Problems: Not Hardware, But iOS 5’s Fault. Software update to be released soon.

2 Nov

 

 

All those problems with evaporating iPhone batteries? Looks like it’s not the hardware’s fault—Apple’s fessing up to a buggy iOS 5 release that’s sucking more juice than it should, The Loop reports.

A release is soon coming, but until then, try these battery tips.

via Apple Admits Battery Problems: Its iOS 5s Fault.

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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