Have you ever paid attention to the Photoshop developers list that appears when you fire up your copy of the software? This list is HUGE! Today the amount of those Photoshop developers is 41, but in the very beginning only two persons worked on developing the software.
At the Very Beginning
It all started with banal frustration. In 1987, John Knoll worked on the creation of some special effects for the "Star Wars" project and his brother Thomas worked on a paper about image processing. They were both disappointed by the new Apple Mac Plus that couldn't display grayscale images. They both needed some softare for image processing. So they decided to unite their forces and try to create more complex and sophisticated software that will bring a million dollar profit in the future.
The result of Knoll brothers' work was released in February 1990. High usability of the new software was combined with talented marketing strategy. It was based on the principle that Photoshop is a very simple tool for everybody. It means that with the help of Photoshop you can reach the same result as with the help of professional software which costs thousands of dollars. An interesting detail - all versions of Photoshop have codenames. Such as Fast Eddy, Tiger Mountain, Merlin, Venus in Furs, Space Monkey, White Rabbit or even Big Electric Cat. The evolution of Photoshop is still ongoing. And today we are pleased to meet a new young member of the Photoshop family - Photoshop CS6.
The Sound of Thunder
This tweet was like a sound of thunder for me! It's happened! A new Photoshop CS6 was released!
Cheering crowds of developers rushed to test the beta version. Even the laziest bloggers have already written about the new features and capabilities. In a short time, the Internet was blowed up with Photoshop related themes.
I share therefore I exist
Such reaction for releasing of the long-awaited software is easily explained. Every self-respecting blogger wants to surprise his readers and give them useful mainstream information. Moreover, I don't want to stay away too. But at the same time, I don't want to write one more post about new Photoshop CS6 features. So below, I've showcased the most useful tutorials and tips on how you can use the updated Photoshop version to increase your results and work faster.
But before we start check this useful resources:
Type Styles in Photoshop CS6
Want to change the appearance of any text you have easily and quickly? The new cool Photoshop CS6 feature callled Type Styles will help you with it! Visit this huge and full of useful information tutorial to get to know how this new feature works, and how it can be used to enhance your text formatting workflow.
Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Tutorial
Oh, Blur Gallery is my favourite feature! It is a collection of three brand new filters: Field Blur, Iris Blur, and Tilt-Shift. They allow you to place and manipulate controls directly on the image area. In addition, there is a separate set of Blur Effects that let you create specular highlights mimicking the circular bokeh effect produced by lenses.
Manage Your Layers More Efficiently With Photoshop CS6
The new Layer Panel is one of the most expected features of Photoshop CS6. Creating a new design we often work with hundreds of layers and managing these layers is a hard task. But now we have the New Layer Panel for more effective work.
Wrath of the Titans in Photoshop CS6
Check out this Photoshop CS6 tutorial to learn how to create an original text effect based on the Wrath of the Titans poster. It is easy to follow the tutorial but it will take you 1 to 2 hours to go through everything.
Photoshop CS6 Tutorials: Create Tilt-shift photography
Want to learn something new about "Tilt-Shift method"? This is the right place for it. The new Photoshop CS6 tutorial comes with a video version for your convenience.
3D Improvements - Photoshop CS6 Beta
If you used the 3D feature in Photoshop CS5, you know it wasn't the most user friendly experience. In Photoshop CS6, 3D has been completely overhauled! Check out the new improvements!
Create Photoshop CS6 Apps Icon Tutorial and Download PSD
This tutorial shows how you can use Photoshop CS6 for creating an icon app. It's for intermediate level users. Step-by-step, you can reach the same result.
Content-Aware Move Tool - Photoshop CS6 Beta
New in Photoshop CS6, Content-Aware Move will allow you to seamlessly move objects in your photos! Check out this awesome tool in action!
Photoshop CS6 Tutorials: Create Oil Painting Photo Effects
Today with the help of Photoshop CS6 you can turn your photography into nice piece of art by adding an awesome oil painting effect. To achieve such a result, you need to use the special effect option called " Oil Paint "
Photoshop CS6 Beta: Camera Raw 7
Good news for photographers who deal with RAW images - Camera Raw has been updated to version 7 with Photoshop CS6!
Photoshop CS6 Tutorial : BackLight Poster Design Effect
New photoshop features can help you to work faster and more efficiently. Now you can create such BlackLight poster in a few steps. The tutorial is easy to follow and well explained.
The Hunger Games Poster Composite Using Photoshop CS6 with Tutorial
Visit this tutorial to learn how you can reach the same result using only a stock image and Photoshop CS6. For more comfortable learning, this tutorial was created in video format.
Photoshop CS6 Logo Tutorial: Clean Professional (Video tutorial)
Learn how to design a clean professional logo with Photoshop CS6. The result will surprise you!
Discover Photoshop CS6's new 3D tools
This step-by-step guide demonstrates how the new Photoshop CS6 3D engine can be used to combine 3D sources and naturally blend in additional light sources, textures and position with traditional 2D original photographs.
Photoshop CS6's new Crop tool step-by-step
Designers use the crop tool almost every day! Photoshop CS6 will address a couple of things that I really wanted to see changed in the Crop Tool. Among all the changes that came in this update, I especially like that they made the software even faster. And that's my favorite in the update!
Content-Aware Move in Photoshop CS6 step-by-step
Now you are able to select objects in your image and move them around and Photoshop will do all the edge work and re-blend your object into whatever part of the image you move it to. The new Content-Aware Move tool is a far cry from being perfect and oftentimes takes a little tweaking and playing around with to get a great result.
Photoshop CS6 Tutorial (Video tutorial)
Visit this tutorial to learn how you can use the new content aware move tool, content aware patch tool, and the puppet warp tool.
How to Use the Content Aware Patch Tool in Photoshop CS6
On-canvas controls for blurs in Photoshop CS6 step-by-step
Crop Tool Tutorial - Photoshop CS6 Beta (Video tutorial)
Photoshop CS6 Beta: Aligning and stacking vector-based shapes (Video tutorial)
Content-Aware Move Tool Tutorial -- Photoshop CS6 Beta (Video tutorial)
Still reading this post? Stop it! Now it's time to dig into Photoshop CS6 and try all new features by yourself. I'm sure you'll love this new software just like me. Don't waste your time!