Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta, a preview of what’s to come in the next release of Photoshop, is available now as a free download.
Key features of the version include:
- New additions to the Content-Aware tools: Content-Aware Patch allows greater control by letting users select and duplicate an area of an image to fill in or ‘patch’ another, and Content-Aware Move lets users select and magically move an object to a new place in the image,
- The new Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine*, enables near-instant results from popular editing tools including Liquify, Puppet Warp, Transform and Lighting Effects; and a refined, modern interface featuring dark UI options to make images pop,
- New and re-engineered design tools make creating designs faster and more efficient,
- Vector layers allow users to apply dashed lines and gradient strokes, searchable layers quickly zero in on any layer, and new type styles let designers swiftly apply type treatments to their designs,
- It offers all the features of Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended, such as new 3D editing features and quantitative imaging analysis capabilities. These features will be included in the shipping version of Photoshop CS6 Extended when it becomes available.
The Photoshop CS6 beta is available now as a free download (in English and Japanese). At installation, you’ll have to provide an Adobe ID to complete a one-time login and online product activation. You can try out the new software, try out the experience and provide feedback to the product team. The final release is expected in the first half of 2012.