Archive for April, 2012

Photoshop CS6: It’s the little things

By now, you’ve likely seen the many big-ticket improvements in Photoshop CS6, from video, to 3D, to seamless image recomposing and beyond. But did you know that CS6 includes over sixty “Just Do It!” features?

These so-called JDI’s cover a range of small, yet key enhancements that Photoshop users have long clamored for. To complete common tasks quicker, give this overview a look.

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Four Million Fans Could See Your Photos

We all know that one way to make it difficult for other people to take credit for your photographs is to watermark the images before you post them on the Web. But have you heard of a watermark that could put your photos in front of four million people?

It’s called the “Photoshop CS6 Beta Watermark,” and the way it works is simple:

1. Download the Photoshop CS beta.
2. Create cool imagery in the beta.
3. Download the Powered by Photoshop CS6.zip file and drag the unzipped action onto your Photoshop CS6 application icon.
4. Watermark your image using the Powered by Photoshop CS6 action.
5. Upload the image to the Photoshop Facebook Wall and include the sentence “This image is powered by Photoshop CS6 beta” in your post.

The Photoshop team will choose two watermarked images each week as the cover image for the Photoshop Facebook page, which has more than 4 million fans.

If your image is chosen, don’t worry—they’ll give you credit.

For detailed instructions on the install and submission process, see Jeff Tranberry’s post. Contest rules are here.

Here’s a screenshot from today’s Photoshop CS6 beta Watermark Facebook gallery:

The Photoshop CS6 Beta Watermark Gallery

The Photoshop CS6 Beta Watermark Gallery

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Create 3D Scenes Using Photoshop CS6 Beta’s Vanishing Point

Steve Caplin, author of the How to Cheat in Photoshop book series, combined a still photo and 3D type to create a realistic new scene. He says that the new 3D tools in the Photoshop CS6 beta are so easy to use that it only took him minutes.

To see Steve’s before and after images and learn more about how he did it, read his post in the beta forum. He’s even offered to go through his process in-depth if anyone would like to know details.

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Photoshop CS6 Beta: a comprehensive conversation

For a soup-to-nuts walkthrough of every big feature in Photoshop CS6 Beta, check out this one-hour conversation with Senior Product Manager Zorana Gee:

http://bit.ly/PsCS6_beta

In this Ask A CS Pro session, Zorana not only provides detailed tips, but also addresses common questions from the large live audience. Dozens more questions are covered in the interactive Chat pod.

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