Brief Bits: Free Beta of Adobe Photoshop CS6 Available

A free public beta of Adobe’s Photoshop CS6 digital image software is now available for OS X and Windows. According to some reports, this latest version of Photoshop will only run on 64-bit OS X machines. The official release is expected in the next few months, but pricing has not yet been announced. New features that you can expect in Photoshop CS6 are highlighted just ahead…

  • Content-Aware Patch — Patch images with greater control using the newest member of the Content-Aware family of technologies. Choose the sample area you want to use to create your patch, and then watch Content-Aware Patch magically blend pixels for a stunning result.
  • Blazingly fast performance and a modern UI — Experience unprecedented performance with the Mercury Graphics Engine, which gives you near-instant results when you edit with key tools such as Liquify, Puppet Warp, and Crop.* Plus, a refined, fresh, and elegant Photoshop interface features dark background options that make your images pop.
  • New and re-engineered design tools — Create superior designs fast. Get consistent formatting with type styles, create and apply custom strokes and dashed lines to shapes, quickly search layers, and much more.

[Adobe via 9to5Mac]

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