Conclusion: Sure, it's pricey, but Photoshop CS6 moves the bar even higher for image editing software, now with serious video editing, content-aware editing, and a cleaner interface.
Pros: Sleeker interface. Content-aware move and patch. Faster performance. Updated Camera Raw. Layer search. Powerful video editing and adjustment. Improved auto-correct. New drawing tools. Text and paragraph styles.
Cons: Some operations still get complex. Doesn't work with iCloud. New selective focus tools.
Photoshop CS6 dazzles with technical prowess and artistic inspiration
9 May 2012
Excerpt: (1 items) Software upgrades come and go but the newest version of Adobe's flagship image editor, Photoshop CS6, makes you sit up and take notice. This release sports a darker interface (its first new paint job in more than 20 years), a noticeably faster graphics engine, and some amazing new features that promise to improve the productivity of professional designers and photographers alike.
Pros: Faster performance, Bridge and Lighting Effects filter now 64-bit, New blur and Adaptive Wide-Angle filters, Layer filtering, New Content-Aware Move tool, Non-destructive Crop tool, Dark color scheme reduces eye fatigue, Auto-save and recovery, Easier-to-use adjustments in Camera Raw, Video editing in Standard edition
Cons: Crop tool missing resolution field in Options bar, Text labels hard to read on dark background, Character and Paragraph styles canâ€™t be imported, Running Smart Filters not named properly
Excerpt: For all those people using graphic design, drawing, photo editing, illustration and drafting software who are struggling with each new release of their favorite program, and for all those just getting into the software - as students, teachers, amateurs or budding professionals - a book which attempts to show you how to use the software as opposed to just telling you about it is probably a good thing.
Excerpt: We return to Adobe's flagship creative tool after months spent with both the beta and the final software. Here's our long-term view of whether it's a must-have upgrade or not.
Pros: Faster performance. Auto-save and recovery. Dark color scheme reduces eye fatigue. Non-destructive Crop tool. New Content-Aware Move tool. Layer filtering. Easier-to-use adjustments in Camera Raw. Video editing in Standard edition. Bridge and Lighting Effects filter now 64-bit. New blur and Adaptive Wide-Angle filters.
Cons: Character and Paragraph styles can't be imported. Running Smart Filters not named properly. Crop tool missing resolution field in Options bar. Text labels hard to read on dark background.
Excerpt: Each time Adobe launches a new version of Photoshop, photographers ask: can it really improve on the previous version? Well, not one to rest on its laurels, Adobe's development team is constantly listening to users via the Adobe Labs website to find out how it can improve the product and in this latest version, CS6, it claims there are 65 user-inspired enhancements and no fewer than 62% of new features.
Excerpt: The latest release of Photoshop, Photoshop CS6, borrows many of the clothes of its Lightroom sibling. We’re talking about a much darker look here, one where the deep grey and black backgrounds of the canvas and palettes have the effect of enhancing both the colours of images and the readability of text in the interface.
Excerpt: The new Photoshop CS6 interface design is the first thing to catch your eye. It uses darker tones to make your images stand out more, and this gives it more visual consistency with Lightroom and, for that matter, Photoshop Elements.