Archive for July, 2012

Straighten images in Photoshop CS6

It is pretty easy to straighten images in Photoshop CS6. The new and improved Crop tool lets you straighten images as well.

  1. Select the Crop tool.
  2. Click Straighten from the control bar on top.
  3. Draw a line along an edge that should have been straight. For  example, draw a line along the horizon, or perhaps the edge of a building. Photoshop will automatically rotate the image by the right amount, resize the canvas, and show you a live preview of what the final image will look like

    The no-longer leaning tower. Original image from Wikimedia

  4. Press Enter/Return to commit the change.

Note: If you want the option to revisit your decision about the crop, uncheck Delete Cropped Pixels in the Control bar. Enabling this option will perform a non-destructive crop.



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Adobe Creative suite and Mountain Lion (Mac OS X 10.8)

Adobe Creative Suite  applications are expected to work great on Mac OS X 10.8, a.k.a Mountain Lion. The Adobe website reports:

Adobe and Apple have worked closely together to test Adobe® Creative Suite® 5, 5.5 and CS6 editions and individual products for reliability, performance and user experience when installed on Intel® based systems running Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8). Earlier versions of Adobe Photoshop® (CS3 and CS4) software were also tested with Mountain Lion and there are currently no known issues.

As with any new release of an operating system, there may be unexpected issues that arise that were not discovered during testing.

See complete details on the Creative Suite FAQ page.


In Mountain Lion, Apple has included a feature called Gatekeeper, that makes it safer to download and install application from the internet. Adobe has added the Gatekeeper signing requirements to the currently shipping applications.

More Help

The product forums are good place to Read about, Start , or Contribute to discussions about any issues that you might be facing.

Direct links to the product forums are here:

If you encounter any issues, please report them to us using the bug reporting form.




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Resize image canvas in Photoshop CS6

Did you know that  you can use the Crop tool to resize the canvas in Photoshop CS6?

In addition to Cropping images, and performing a Perspective Crop, you can also resize the image canvas using the new and improved Crop tools in Photoshop CS6.

Resizing the image canvas is probably one of the most frequent tasks you do in Photoshop. It’s fairly easy too, and works in all versions of Photoshop. Choose Image > Canvas Size ( or press Alt+Ctrl+C) and enter the new values.

Photoshop CS6 introduces one more method. And a fairly cool one, I think.

Resize canvas using the Crop tool

Resize canvas using the Crop tool

1. Choose the Crop tool. The Crop handles appear on the edges of the picture.

2. Drag the handles outwards to resize the canvas. (Press Alt/Option to resize from the center)

3. Press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS) to commit the changes.


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