Photoshop CS6 Beta Released

The new dawn is about to be upon us.  Draw your swords and get ready for some battle with the the new Adobe Photoshop CS6.  Challenges you will face include, a darker, PS Elements inspired interface, a new crop tool (snooze), and the ability to have more editing features for video within photoshop (double snooze).  If you choose to accept, you can download the beta version for free at the link below.  The video below is the infamous Russell Brown, Photoshop Guru, walking us through the "exciting" new features.

My overall first impressions of CS6 is that content aware move and the new features in the Raw convertor are where the winning new options are.  Other than that, all the other new features are nothing to boast about.  For example, the new blur features that mimic a tilt shift lens are nothing to wow about since you can buy an app that does it for $0.99. Besides, if you really wanted to do that, you always could have if you know how to use photoshop.  I think Adobe is running out of ideas and it really shows in this release.  Please, please do yourselves a favor Adobe, price this Photoshop to actually be affordable so that you will gain more new users rather than deter.   Currently, I'm not interested in upgrading.

Download CS6 Beta: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/photoshopcs6/

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Lightroom 3 still on sale: 24 hour sale extended until 9/2 midnight

Hey all, Adorama is selling Lightroom 3 for 24hrs only for $150.00 rather than $300.00.  If you don't own this program, you know what I think.  In case you don't I highly recommend it all my students unless you are using Photoshop and know how to use Bridge properly.  If not, jump on it.  Your welcome!