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Photoshop CS6 Public Beta: read all about it!

With the release of the Adobe Photoshop CS6 Public Beta, Focal authors have been chatting it up, and we’ll post those links here!

Bestselling author of the Adobe Photoshop for Photographers books and Photoshop Hall of Famer Martin Evening and our resident awesome photomontage master and digital artist, author Steve Caplin (How to Cheat in Photoshop, Art & Design in Photoshop and 100% Photoshop) were both quoted on Gizmodo’s Photoshop CS6 Public Beta review:

http://gizmodo.com/5895424/photoshop-cs6-is-the-best-photoshop-release-in-recent-memory.

“‘Without a doubt it’s the filter that impressed me the most’, Martin Evening told me when I asked him about his favorite feature, “the previous Lens Correction filter went some way to correcting for lens distortions, but the Adaptive Wide Angle filter provides a completely different approach. I like to think of it as a selective perspective correction tool. With this filter you can take say, ultra wide angle or fisheye lens shots and correct the perspective bit by bit (instead of unleashing a global lens correction). The benefit this brings is that I find you can edit a wide angle image to create the impression of what looks like a completely natural perspective viewpoint.’”

“Surprisingly, when I asked Steve Caplin—freelancer artist and author of the How to Cheat in Photoshop—about his favorite feature in the new release, he pointed at the 3D object creation features: ‘[They] have been getting better and better. Now, thanks to the Head-Up Display in CS6, taking a flat piece of artwork and extruding, twisting, beveling and inflating it has become easier than ever before. Add to this the ability to define a Ground Plane to match your background photo in Vanishing Point, the new ability to adjust extrusion outlines and even change text after it has been turned into a 3D model, and you’ve got a powerful, entertaining 3D modeler in which the words Nurbs and B-splines are never mentioned. If you’ve always been put off by the arcane nature of 3D modeling, Photoshop CS6 provides the easy way in.’”

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