Learning the New CS6

Tuesday, July 03, 2012
So have you upgraded?!?!  I am in LOVE with the new CS6!  Well.... after I figured some things out that is. lol  The new crop tool is the one that really threw me for a loop.   It will be great for all the newbie CS users, but will take some getting used to for us old dogs! But this old dog WILL learn to do new tricks!  LOL  

So in my travels and talking to other new CS6 users (Thanks Marcie and Renee!), here are some links I found very useful! 
If you have some more, feel free to comment here and link us up!

Some great info from Prodesigntools.com

  • The long-rumored darker and modern user interface
  • Redesign and clean-up of all icons, buttons, dialogs – plus rich cursors
  • New Content-Aware Move, Extend, and Patch Tools
  • Terrific [DSLR] video editing in both Standard and Extended versions, for many formats*
  • Skin-Aware Masking with Face Detection – auto-generation of skin-tone masks
  • Complete overhaul of 3D in Photoshop CS6 Extended – 1 tool now does work of 14
  • Some great new (and realistic) brushes – Erodible Tips and Airbrush Tips
  • Brand new Camera Raw 7 technology like in Lightroom 4
  • White Balance and Noise Reduction as a selective Brush
  • Text/Character Type Styles and Paragraph Styles
  • Adaptive Wide Angle Lens Correction to fix distortion and straighten lines
  • PixelBender now built in to Photoshop CS6 for oil painting filter
  • Enhanced and more flexible Brush Pose, Brush Projection, and Color Dynamics
  • Rewritten vector engine, real vector strokes with Dashed and Dotted Lines
  • Mercury Graphics Engine gives 10-100X faster Liquify, Transform, Warp & more
  • Big gains in performance throughout due to much greater usage of the GPU
  • New Gradient Map "Photographic Toning" presets and Color Lookup adjustment layer
  • Blur Gallery for creating shallow depth of field, tilt-shift blur and graduated blur
  • Much smarter "Auto" for better starting points and one-click corrections
  • Lighting Effects is back and better than ever, with much improved controls and 3D
  • Completely reengineered and nondestructive Crop Tool, like Lightroom's
  • Background Save, including tunable Auto-Save and Crash Recovery
  • Integrated Layer Search/Filtering – by name, effect, style, mode, or attribute
  • Easy migration tool that imports/exports custom presets and settings
  • New "Bicubic Automatic" default for Image Size always does the right thing
  • Path snapping & anti-aliasing improvements – critical for exacting work
  • Easy insert of Lorem Ipsum text from the Type Menu
  • The return of Contact Sheet II and PDF Presentations in Photoshop
  • A completely redesigned and enhanced Print dialog
  • Refined HDR tool with better quality including Edge Smoothness option and new presets
  • Ships with Bridge CS6, which now has native 64-bit support for faster performance
  • Mini Bridge taps the power of Bridge in a panel, and can now run in a filmstrip

And if all that is not enough for you and you prefer videos, I did a detailed search in google.  Here's your EASY BUTTON for that to find all good things CS6!


  1. Dana said...:

    Great sources, I appreciate the compilation!

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