Last year, when I attended the Adobe MAX conference, I got to see a ton of cool new stuff Adobe had been working on – lots of features that weren’t yet available in current versions of their software. At that time, there was no way to actually try those features out, so I just had to, you know, wait.
That wait is now over, as Adobe has just recently launched the Photoshop CS6 Beta, which is available to download and try for free. If you’ve been looking to try out Photoshop, or maybe want to design yourself a logo for a personal website or your own business cards, this is a great opportunity.
There are a ton of new features in Photoshop CS6, including layer searching, better cropping, group clipping masks (finally), and more. Check out this awesome post at Bjango for a more comprehensive list.
For me, one of the most exciting features of Photoshop CS6 is the new content-aware technology. CS5 had things like content-aware fill as well, but CS6 looks like it’ll take it to a whole other level. Here’s a short video on it:
Over 500,000 people have downloaded the beta already and started trying out the new features. Once the full version comes out, it won’t be free (though students can get a huge discount), so try it soon!