Last month, Adobe Systems released a beta preview of Adobe Photoshop CS6. The new release, which is available for download, constitutes Adobe’s first major upgrade of the Photoshop product line in two years. The new Photoshop CS6 has a total of 60+ new features, which make the product easy to use and enhance the product’s graphic design capabilities. This delicate combination of both improved usability and robust features will likely open the complex and confusing world of graphic design to a greater pool of event professionals. Below is a list of some new features that are of particular interest.
Adaptive Wide Angle
Adaptive Wide Angle is a brand new feature in Adobe Photoshop CS6. This feature enables users to adjust and straighten photos taken with wide-angle cameras! Perfect for editing a wide-angle shot of a large rectangular event space such as the one above!
The Blur Gallery
The Blur Gallery enables users to create customized blurs within photographs to emphasize or deemphasize specific areas of a photo. There are three different types of blur that can be utilized interchangeably within CS6, Field Blur, Iris Blur, & Tilt shift blur. To learn more about each blur view the video at the bottom of this post!
Content Aware Move
Content Aware allows for the movement of “items” or “objects” within a photograph. Say for example you want to move the table above to the right? You simply select the area around the object you want to move and drag it to a new region in the photo. Photoshop CS6 will automatically fill in the area that the object previously occupied leaving no “blank space” in the photo. Super useful for making minor furniture adjustments within a staged photo of an venue!
New Crop Tool
Cropping is extremely important when assembling photos for any event space! Within Photoshop CS6 the crop tool has been enhanced making it easier to edit images. The crop tool in CS6 sports a brand new interface that auto centers when cropping and auto previews. This minor change actually makes cropping much easier.
In Adobe Photoshop CS6 users can cut and edit videos within the program! For basic video editing it’s no longer necessary to jump between video programs.