WHAT’S NEW IN PHOTOSHOP CS6?
Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 software delivers state-of-the-art imaging magic, new creative options, and blazingly fast performance. Retouch with greater precision, and intuitively create 3D graphics, 2D designs, and movies using new and reimagined tools and workflows.
3D CONTROLS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Experience an intuitive way to create 3D artwork with a UI that gives you on-canvas, in-context controls for manipulating cages for 3D extrusions, changing the orientations of scenes and objects, and editing lights.1
CONTENT-AWARE FAMILY OF TECHNOLOGIES
Retouch images with astonishing ease, control, and precision. Remove or move selected image objects, and Content-Aware technology magically fills, patches, extends or recomposes your image with stunning results.
MERCURY GRAPHICS ENGINE AND 64-BIT SUPPORT
Count on the new Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine for blazingly fast performance when editing with key tools, and take advantage of cross-platform 64-bit support to speed up imaging tasks and process very large images faster.1
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.
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.
INTUITIVE VIDEO CREATION
Bring Photoshop image editing power to your videos. Easily enhance any clip using the full range of familiar Photoshop editing tools, and combine clips and stills with transitions, audio, and effects such as pan and zoom.
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.
ALL-NEW CROP TOOL
Crop images faster and with greater precision using the all-new, nondestructive Crop tool. Manipulate your images on canvas, and take advantage of the Mercury Graphics Engine to see your adjustments happen live.
Quickly enhance your images with powerful 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.
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.
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.1
RICH PAINTING TOOLSET
Simply by painting with presets, get realistic color blends with the Mixer Brush, use Bristle Tips for lifelike strokes, draw naturally with erodible pencils and pastels, easily create the look of an oil painting, and much more.
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.
BACKGROUND SAVE AND AUTO-RECOVERY
Let the new auto-recovery option preserve your edits without interrupting your progress. And keep working even while saving the largest of Photoshop files in the background.
TOOLS FOR INTELLIGENT SELECTIONS
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.
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.
Precisely reposition any image element to create a more visually appealing photo. For example, easily straighten an awkwardly bent arm. Powered by the Mercury Graphics Engine, Puppet Warp lets you edit with fluid responsiveness.1
SUPERIOR HDR IMAGING
Create photo-realistic or surreal HDR images with exceptional speed and control. Get great results with automatic ghost removal, and precisely control tone mapping and adjustments.
Correct, annotate, and analyze DICOM files, and speed up medical imaging workflows with DICOM directory support, which enables you to open DICOM frames in the correct order.
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