Okay, I will be the first to admit that today’s blog post is probably not going to be of interest to every reader. My apologies. You know I try to usually post information about computer security, new ways of doing things, and shortcuts to make using your computer easier and less frustrating. Today I veer off that track just slightly. I hope you will indulge me.
Because this is big!
If you use Photoshop, this is something you are going to be excited about. Actually two things:
- The new version of Photoshop, CS6, has some amazing new features and abilities
- It’s available for download right now – free!
Perhaps “free” should have an asterisk next to it. What you can download is a beta version of the new program. That means it is working, but still in “testing” mode – so you may discover some bugs in it. But overall I expect even this beta to work well.
So what is new in CS6? Several things, but the one I like best is what they call the Content-Aware Patch. You can take element in a flattened image and move it to a different location, and the program understands how to fill in where it was.
This video will demonstrate these new functions graphically so you can see what I’m talking about. The Content-Aware Patch is shown around the 5-minute mark.
And next week’s blog will be about something that everyone will love, I promise!