For the last few weeks, the Photoshop team has been giving us some sneak peeks of the latest version of Photoshop. The latest version of Photoshop is due to be released in the first half of 2012. So far a total of 5 sneak peekhave been released. Here is a quick overview what Adobe’s latest version of Photoshop Cs6 will have to offer.Sneak peek #1 – Camera Raw 7
Sneak peek #2 – Performance Upgrade + Liquify tool
Sneak peek #3 – Line drawing improvement (Dotted and dashed lines)
Sneak peek #4 – Advance content aware and copy
Sneak peek #5 – Migrating presets, work space and tool settings + JDI Sneak peek #6 – New Blur tool & Options (Updated March 2012) Sneak peek #7 – Enhanced 3D capabilities (Updated 16 March 2012)
Sneak Peek #1
Camera Raw 7 upgrade
In this video taken straight from the laptop of our Senior Product Manager, Bryan O’Neil Hughes, get an early look at some of the things the Photoshop team is working on for Camera Raw.
- Camera Raw 7
- Interface Color Adjustment
Sneak Peek #2
Get an early look at a popular Facebook fan request – background save and the most powerful liquify tool ever, from Photoshop Product Manager, Zorana Gee.
- Background Save
- Liquify tool Upgrade
Sneak Peek #3
Line tool Upgrade
Product Manager, Zorana Gee, gives a hint at what’s to come – creating dashed and dotted lines with just one click in Photoshop. A top requested feature brought to life!
- Dashed & Dotted lines in just one click
Sneak Peek #4
Advanced Content aware technologies (My personal favorite)
See more advanced features of Photoshop Content-Aware technology. Straight from Photoshop Senior Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes, this video shares how to seamlessly move or remove an object from an image.
- Improved Content aware fill (Determine source & destination)
- Advanced content aware fill – Extend & Move Fill
Sneak Peek #5
Migrating presets , work-space and tool preferences + Developments in JDI
Get a peek of what sharing presets will be like in the future. We’ve also addressed dozens of requests from our Photoshop community, called “just do its” or JDIs. Submit your feedback at http://feedback.photoshop.com.
- Easy migration of settings and work space from Cs 5 to Cs6
- New improved shortcuts for layer duplication
- Improved label color feature for layers
- New JDI request included
Sneak Peek #6Blur tool upgrade and development Photoshop’s new Blur Gallery, Photoshop Product Manager, Stephen Nielsen demonstrated the new Iris Blur effect, a feature that will help you to simulate depth of field in a photo.
- Blur tool updates
- Bokeh options
Sneak Peek #73D enhancement and development See the 3D capabilities to come in Photoshop CS6 Extended, including enhanced performance and the ability to change the position, color, material, shadow, and light source of a 3D image.
- Complete revamp and upgrade of 3D capabilities.
Apart from these sneak peaks, here are a few Hidden gems in Photoshop. Go check them out. Hopefully this post shed enough light on all the new features Adobe plans to pack in the upcoming release of Photoshop Cs6 in 2012. However to my disappointment, I have yet not seen any AUTO SAVE feature! (Long awaited ) So is the upgrade worth the cost, I would say its too early to say. But hell yeah Cs6 has definitely a punch packed in.
Also Adobe organised a couple of Photoshop events in NYC. Here are a few unseen features that were also revealed . Go check them out – NYC Event 2012
As Photoshop adds more Sneak peeks, I shall keep re blogging this post. So stay tuned for more exciting news and upgraded tools & feature releases of Photoshop Cs6.
Finally the much awaited – Adobe releases Photoshop CS6 Beta. Go ahead and download it now!
- Download Photoshop CS6 beta for Mac (DMG, 984 MB)
- Download Photoshop CS6 beta for Windows (ZIP, 1.7 GB)