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Introduction to Photoshop CS6

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Photoshop CS6 has finally arrived. It has come packed with new features and tweaks that will significantly improve your workflow and enhance your tool set. In this series we will take a look at some of Photoshop CS6’s new features and show you how they work.

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  • News
    Our First Look at Photoshop CS6 - Now Available in BetaPreview
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    Today, Adobe announced some big news. Photoshop CS6 is now available for download in Beta. For the last several months, we have been speculating about what features we can expect to see in Photoshop CS6. This speculation was fueled by the Photoshop team's release of several sneak peek videos that revealed some exciting new features. Now that the speculation is over and Photoshop CS6 Beta is available for us to download and try, we have been able to make a careful examination of some of its new features. In this article, we will summarize some of our favorite features and discuss why we think you should make the upgrade. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Manage Your Layers More Efficiently With Photoshop CS6Preview1
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    Designers often work with PSD files that include hundreds, if not, thousands of layers. Managing those layers was a hassle in previous versions of Photoshop. In Photoshop CS6 however, the Photoshop team has given us some tools to help us manage our layers more efficiently. In this episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series, we will explain how to work with the new Layer Panel, and what new features and tweaks that you can expect. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Introducing the New Crop Tool in Photoshop CS6Preview
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    A good crop can make a big difference in how well a photograph looks. In Photoshop CS6, Adobe has made some significant changes to how the Crop Tool works. In this episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series we will discuss the changes that were made to the Crop Tool and show you how to use it effectively. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Easily Import and Export Presets in Photoshop CS6Cs6 08 presets preview200
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    If you work on multiple machines or if you are planning to upgrade to Photoshop CS6, then you might dread the idea of transferring all your presets and settings to the new machine. Photoshop CS6, however makes this process really easy. In this episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series we will explain how you can quickly import and export your presets and use them across several machines. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Finally Add Strokes Without Layer Styles in Photoshop CS6Preview1
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    In the past, Photoshop did not do a very good job of applying strokes to objects. Applying a dashed line to an object in Photoshop CS5, for instance, could take you about 20 minutes and required quite a few steps. In Photoshop CS6, however, the Photoshop team has simplified the process. In this episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series we will explain how to quickly apply strokes to your objects using these new features. Let's take a look! Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    How to Use the Content Aware Patch Tool in Photoshop CS6Preview2
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    When Content Aware was added to Photoshop CS5, people described the feature as "magical" or "impossible." Now that we have had a couple years to get acquainted with it, most people find it to be an incredibly useful tool to have in their arsenal. In Photoshop CS6, the Adobe team added a content aware option to the Patch Tool. In this episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series we will explain how this new feature works. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    How to Use the Content Aware Move Tool in Photoshop CS6Preview3
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    In Photoshop CS6, the Photoshop team introduced a new Content Aware feature called Content Aware Move. Content Aware Move will allow you to select pixels and move or extend them to another area of your image without the use of layers and masks. All you need to do is select some pixels, drag them to a new position and let go. Photoshop CS6 will erase the old selection and move your pixels to your desired location. In this episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series we will explain how this new feature works. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Finally, Background Save and Auto Recovery in Photoshop CS6Preview4
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    Be honest, how many times have you lost hours of work because you forgot to save your files? Photoshop users have been asking for a background save and auto recovery feature for a long time. In Photoshop CS6, Adobe delivered! In this episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series we will discuss Photoshop CS6's new Background Save and Auto Recovery Features. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    New Liquify Performance and Usability Enhancements in Photoshop CS6Preview5
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    Liquify is an essential tool for manipulating and retouching photos. In Photoshop CS6, it has received some significant performance and usability enhancements. In this episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series we will show you what you can expect from these new enhancements. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Quickly Change the Appearance of Photoshop CS6Preview
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    One of the first things you might notice about Photoshop CS6 is the darker color of the interface. If you prefer the lighter color of the old interface, you can quickly change it back in just a few clicks. In this episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series we will show you how. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Quickly Select Skin Tones in Photoshop CS6Preview
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    Skin Aware technology is a relatively obscure feature in Photoshop CS6 that will allow you to quickly select skin tones in a photo. In this episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series we will show you how this new feature works. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Photoshop CS6 Includes Improved Auto Adjustment FeaturesPreview
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    For Photoshop CS6, Adobe applied lots of quick fixes to features that have been around for a while. Internally, these changes were called JDIs (Just Do It), an initiative meant to give developers a few days to fix or improve previously existing features. One of those changes was to upgrade the Auto feature available within the Curves, Levels, and Brightness/Contrast Adjustments. In this episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series we will explain these improvements and why you should start using them.Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    How to Use Adaptive Wide-Angle Filter in Photoshop CS6Preview
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    The Adaptive Wide Angle Filter in Photoshop CS6 will allow you to straighten curves and lines in photos taken with a fisheye or wide-angle lens. In this tutorial we will explain how this new filter works. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    New Brush Features in Photoshop CS6Preview
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    The Brush Panel in Photoshop CS6 includes plenty of new features. In this episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series we will explain how to work with Live Pen Tilt Preview, Brush Projection, as well as the new Erodible Tip and Airbrush brushes. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Effects
    Using Paragraph and Character Styles in Photoshop CS6Preview
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    In this past, working with a lot of text in Photoshop was a hassle. Global changes to text simply could not be made easily. In Photoshop CS6, Adobe has given us new ways to manage our text. This episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series will explain the new Paragraph and Character style panels. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Introduction to the New Oil Paint Filter in Photoshop CS6Preview
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    Filters are a powerful tool in Photoshop to help you apply quick effects to your images. The Oil Paint filter in Photoshop CS6 will give any image a painted look. In this tutorial, we will introduce you to this new filter. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    How to Use the New Timeline Panel in Photoshop CS6Preview
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    Have you always wanted to add special effects to your videos but found the thought of learning Adobe Premiere or After Effects a bit daunting or time-consuming? Photoshop CS6 includes a new video timeline panel that will allow you to add effects to your video clips directly in Photoshop. In this episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series we will show you how this new feature works. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: Rename Layers in Photoshop CS6 Using the Tab KeyPreview
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    Naming your layers is the the first step if you want to take advantage of some of the new layer search features in Photoshop CS6. In the past, naming your layers meant double clicking on each layer individually. In Photoshop CS6, however you can quickly tab through your layers just like you would if you were filling out a form online. In this episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series we will quickly show you how this new feature works. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Introduction to the Blur Gallery in Photoshop CS6Preview
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    In this episode of our Introduction to Photoshop CS6 series we will talk about the new Blur Gallery. The Blur Gallery includes 3 types of blurs that you can use to add special effects to your photos. These 3 blurs are: Field Blur, Iris Blur, and Tilt-Shift. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Tools
    Improvements to Layer Style Feature in Photoshop CS6Preview
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    Photoshop layer styles are a popular way to add effects, such as drops shadows and strokes to layers in a non-destructive way. Layer styles were first introduced in version 6 of Photoshop, but since then, there have not been many significant updates. The new changes in Photoshop CS6 are the most drastic, and useful, since their inception over 10 years ago. In this article we will explain how Adobe has improved this popular feature. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • 3D
    Introduction to the New 3D Capabilities of Photoshop CS6 ExtendedPreview
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    Photoshop CS6 Extended is packed with new and exciting features to help you work with and create 3D objects much more efficiently. In this tutorial, Steve Caplin will introduce you to these new features so you can start incorporating them into your workflow. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Adobe Adds Retina Support for Photoshop CS6Retina 1
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    One of the biggest complaints about Apple's new retina display is that many apps don't support it. Lots of designers using Photoshop on retina displays complain about the blurry, pixelated UI. So one of the most exciting updates in Photoshop 13.1 is support for retina displays. Users working on a retina display will now see much a much higher resolution UI. In this video, Josh Johnson will show you the difference.Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Import Swatches From CSS to PhotoshopCss swatches 1
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    Photoshop CS6.1 now lets you import color information directly from CSS files as a swatch in Photoshop. In this article, we will explain how this is done. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Quickly Convert Objects to CSS Using Photoshop CS6.1Copycss 1
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    The latest build of Photoshop has some great new features that are sure to catch the attention of web designers. You can now convert a layer's shape and style to CSS with a single click. In this article, we will explain how this works. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Adobe Announces New Refinements to Crop Tool in Photoshop CS6.1Preview
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    When Photoshop CS6 was released, many users complained about how the new Crop Tool worked. In Photoshop CS6.1, Adobe made some adjustments to the Crop Tool that they hope will alleviate some of those users' concerns. In this tutorial, Martin Perhiniak and Psdtuts+ Editor, Grant Friedman will explain some of these options which include Crop to W & H Resolution, UI enhancements, and the resurrection of the Crop to Front Image option which had originally been removed from the previous version of Photoshop CS6.Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Adobe Adds Smart Object Support for Liquify and Blur GalleryPreview
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    The new update to Photoshop CS6 adds smart object support for the Blur Gallery, as well as the Liquify Tool. This means you can now convert your layers to smart objects and then edit them non-destructively. In this tutorial, Martin Perhinak will explain.Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Create Conditional Actions in Photoshop CS6.1Preview
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    Photoshop CS6.1 includes the ability to create Conditional Actions. This means that you can now create actions that are optimized for certain situations. For instance, you could create a conditional action to create a watermark for either a landscape or portrait photograph. In this tutorial, Martin Perhiniak will explain.Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Create Default Type Styles in Photoshop CS6.1Preview
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    In Photoshop CS6, Adobe gave us the ability to create paragraph and character styles that we can apply to documents heavy in text. In CS6.1, they added support for Default Type Styles. You can now import styles directly from other PSD files and use them as default for all new documents. Martin Perhiniak will explain.Read More…
  • 3D
    Adobe Improves 3D Functionality in Photoshop CS6.1Preview
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    Adobe made some rather significant changes to its 3D features in Photoshop CS6. In CS6.1, they have made a handful of tweaks that you should be aware of. These new features include a way to generate bump map textures from flat artwork, using the Normals menu; smoother previewing of soft shadows; full-image ray tracing, replacing the earlier block-by-block approach; and always-on Image Based Lighting. Steve Caplin will explain.Read More…