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Photoshop CS6 Beta arrives

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General, by Mark White
March 22, 2012

Photoshop CS6 Beta is unveiled and is free to download from Adobe Labs, so you can get testing!

Photoshop CS6 Beta

It’s been two years in the making, but Photoshop CS6 is finally here! Well, as a Beta anyway. What this means is that Photoshop CS6 can be downloaded free from Adobe Labs, for absolutely anyone to try out.

Adobe welcomes feedback about CS6, so when it’s finally released (expected sometime in the first half of 2012) you can hopefully experience a tip-top, brand-new Photoshop!

Photoshop CS6 dons an improved user interface and a fast Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine. We’ll be looking more into these new features up close on over the next few days.

So what’s all the fuss about? There have been 65 new and improved features, gathered from user feedback from Adobe’s inital testing phase. Tweaks all over the show mean Photoshop is more user friendly. There are new Blur Filters – Field Blur, Iris Blur and Tilt-Shift – and also the new Content-Aware tools for retouching photos (Content-Aware Patch and Content-Aware Move). These are only touching the surface however, so keep up with our regular posts on!

Here’s what the new interface looks like, taking inspiration from Adobe’s Elements software and Lightroom for a modern appeal. The new dark interface can actually be changed back to Photoshop’s usual light grey theme… phew.

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Photoshop CS6 Beta

Photoshop CS6 Beta

Photoshop CS6 Beta is available in English and Japanese, requiring an Adobe ID log-in to activate the software.

Want to let Adobe know your thoughts about this? Check out the official Photoshop CS6 Beta Forum or connect with the Photoshop team through their community-based site.

Also, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube members can link in and provide feedback through those social sites.

  • seems very cool… as per usual… i like my CS5.5, though… (for now anyway)