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    Photoshop CS6 beta Download



    Photoshop CS6 Highlights

    Content-Aware Patch — Patch images with greater control using the newest member of the Content-Aware family of technologies. Choose the sample area you want to use to create your patch, and then watch Content-Aware Patch magically blend pixels for a stunning result.

    Blazingly fast performance and a modern UI — Experience unprecedented performance with the Mercury Graphics Engine, which gives you near-instant results when you edit with key tools such as Liquify, Puppet Warp, and Crop.* Plus, a refined, fresh, and elegant Photoshop interface features dark background options that make your images pop.

    New and re-engineered design tools — Create superior designs fast. Get consistent formatting with type styles, create and apply custom strokes and dashed lines to shapes, quickly search layers, and much more.

    Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta | digital image editing software - Adobe Labs

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    New features

    Brushes
    • HUD brush resize and hardness can now change opacity
    • Increase brush size to 5000px
    • Change color dynamics to per stroke instead of per tip (user option for old behavior)
    • Brightness/contrast slider for textures when painting
    • Brush projection for static tips
    • Brush cursor reflects brush dynamics for round and captured tips

    Eyedropper
    • Show the sample size popup for the various eyedropper tools (black point, white point, etc.)
    • Add ignore adjustment layers options bar item for the eyedropper
    • New mode for eyedropper to select layers current and below

    File formats
    • Read common stereo image pair formats (JPS, PNS) Allow for more bit depths in TIFF files
    • Read BIGTIFF format
    • Give the user choices regarding how they want transparency treated in OpenEXR on file open

    Grammar
    • Policed throughout app
    • Use consistent grammar style in the title of dialog windows (no commands such as "Choose a color:")

    Layers
    • Add a contextual menu item that deletes a layer effect not just disables it
    • Add dither options to Layer Styles for Gradient Overlay and Gradient Stroke
    • Allow 00 or Shift 00 to work when setting layer/fill opacity (previously no way to get 0%)
    • Add bicubic sharper & bicubic smoother options when free transforming layers
    • Allow changing of blend modes for multiple layers at once
    • Allow locking of multiple layers
    • CMD+J to duplicate layers and layer group
    • Allow changing color labels to multiple layers at once
    • Layer tooltips to include layer name (if defined)
    • Opt+click on toggle arrows (groups and effects) in layer panel should close all targets
    • Show blend if/Blending Effects badge on layer
    • Show correct opacity and blend mode values for hidden layers
    • Tab goes to next layer on inline layer rename, SHIFT + TAB goes to previous
    • New command to raster layer effect into layer, merging the selected layers into themselves
    • Reorder effects in the layers palette to match the Z-order style/blend mode (bottom most effects in termsof blending order, drop shadow is below the other effects

    Liquify
    • Resize Liquify brush with shortcuts
    • Increase maximum Liquify brush size Add option to load last mesh

    Presets
    • Add new document presets for common devices (e.g. iPhone, iPad, etc.)
    • Add new Gradient Map presets for toning and split-toning
    • Sticky reorganization of tool presets (changes persist after re-launch) Add Contact Sheet II as an Automation option

    SDK
    • Add the ability to return an array of guides in a document from the scripting SDK
    • Add ability to access tool name associated with the tool preset name via scripting Selections
    • Make the marquee, lasso, and mask panel feather values support decimal places like the feather dialog
    • Remember feather radius when showing dialog for selection from a path

    Transform
    • Improve dragging of vector curves
    • Don't hide smart object icon when transforming a layer
    • Rotate 90 with even x odd pixel dimension to be smooth
    • Undo or disable auto-rotate on open

    UI
    • Remove the app bar and reduce the drag/app bar over 30%
    • [Windows] New/open document to context click on a document tab (has always been on Mac, now Windows too)
    • Add "Don't show again" checkbox to Purge warnings

    Miscellaneous
    • Enable Split Channels for documents with layers
    • Select Hex field by default and allow clipboard pastes with # in contents (i.e. #fffffff)
    • Increased GPU stability by prequalifying GPUs on the fly before use
    • Auto-select the best resample method based on the type of resize
    • Enable Invert and Threshold adjustments for masks in 32-bit
    • Hold SHIFT during startup to disable 3rd party plugins
    • Add warning message that 16-bit images cannot display their file size in the Save as JPEG dialog
    • Add command to insert "lorem ipsum" for type



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