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Adobe Photoshop CS6: Video Previews and Sneak Peeks

[Updated 3/8/12]

With the latest edition of Adobe Creative Suite well on its way, weve rounded up a few sneak peeks at the highly anticipated Photoshop CS6. While theres no clear answer as to when we can expect an official release, it?s also no secret that Adobe has historically planned major announcements around large industry events such as NAB. Rumored for an April 2012 launch, CS6 will likely be no exception. On June 21, 2011, CEO Shantanu Narayen said during an Adobe conference call that the CS5.5 launch in April, 2011 was the first release in our transition to an annual release cycle, adding, We intend to ship the next milestone release of Creative Suite in 2012, and it will include an updated version of Photoshop.

The first preview comes to us from Adobe MAX 2011 in the form of image deblurring technology. Analyzing how the image was originally captured, this feature allows the user to remove blurriness caused by camera shake.

Next we get a look at some of the improvements being made to Camera Raw, as well as a darker, customizable UI that integrates nicely across Premiere Pro, After Effects and Lightroom.

Those following Adobe on Facebook may be familiar with the background save option as a popular fan request. Heres a look at how it works, as well as the new real-time editing capabilities of the liquify tool utilizing the GPU.

Adobe has also been working on a few vector improvements in Photoshop. Featured in the video below, you will soon be able to create dashed and dotted lines with just one click, directly in Photoshop.

Content-Aware Fill, arguably one of the best new features to Photoshop, has been a tremendous time-saver since its introduction in Photoshop CS5. Here are a few advancements that Adobe has been making to the Content-Aware technology.

If losing some custom settings during the upgrade process frustrates you, take solace in the fact that that you will soon be able to automatically migrate your settings, presets, workspaces and preferences from the current version to the new version. You will also be able to export this information for easy sharing between computers or other individuals.

In need of a tool that will add blur to any image without masks, layers or depth maps? Check out the new Iris Blur to easily add shallow depth of field to any photo.

The following video states that it was created entirely in a future version of Photoshop. Get an inside look at how Adobe is stretching features across multiple apps to take on a more universal approach.

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Adobe Photoshop CS6: Video Previews and Sneak Peeks