Adobe Photoshop CS6 to start shipping in the next 30 days

Today Adobe announced their new Creative Cloud service and the CS6 Creative Suite Family which also includes the latest Photoshop CS6.  Shipping will start in the next 30 days. See all CS6 products, pricing and pre-order options here, Photoshop CS6 is $699, upgrading options start from $199.

Check also this YouTube list of 28 videos on the new Photoshop CS6.

Photoshop CS6 features include:

  • Content-Aware Patch – Allows greater control by letting users choose the sample area used to create a patch.
  • Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine – Takes advantage of the graphics processing unit in modern hardware to speed up imaging and editing tasks, and process large images faster.
  • New and Re-engineered Design Tools – Type styles enable consistent formatting; vector layers apply strokes and add gradients to vector objects; custom strokes and dashed lines are easily created; quick layers search and more.
  • Intuitive Video Creation – The full range of familiar Photoshop tools and an intuitive set of new video tools to create and enhance any video clip.
  • Blur Gallery – A simple new interface with on-image and in-context controls allows users to quickly create photographic blur effects including tilt-shift effects, blur everything with one focal point, or vary the blurriness between multiple focal points.

Photoshop CS6 Extended includes all Photoshop CS6 features and:

  • Mercury Graphics Engine for 3D – Increased power and speed via engine optimized for 3D imaging.
  • New 3D Controls – UI improvements for more efficient 3D workflows.
  • New 3D Effects – Reflections and “drag-able” shadows to enhance images.

Adobe Creative Cloud and Digital Imaging
Adobe Creative Cloud gives creative customers a new option for purchasing and experiencing Adobe software innovation, including Adobe Photoshop CS6:

  • Creative Cloud membership provides designers with access to download and install every new Adobe CS6 application announced today and two new HTML5 products, Adobe Muse™ and Adobe Edge preview.
  • Creative Cloud powers the integration of creative tablet applications, such as Photoshop Touch, into everyday work – seamlessly synchronizing and storing files in the cloud, for sharing and access on any device.
  • Creative Cloud members will be able to easily deliver mobile apps to iOS and Android marketplaces and publish, manage and host websites.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud members will receive access to application upgrades, including new Photoshop features – before they are launched as part of a major update, as well as inventive new products and services, as they emerge. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® 4 will be offered as part of Creative Cloud membership in the future.

Today only: Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 is 50% off, combined with Premiere Elements 10 is $60 off.

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  • Harold Ellis

    aside from all those gimmicks (like content aware everything), which as expected, don’t work as advertised-glamourized, it works fine already in the last beta.
    cannot wait to upgrade my CS2

  • i upgraded from cs4 to cs5 for the content aware will i go for the cs6 upgrade dont know yet

  • AM

    Good thing my CS5.1 is eligible for a free upgrade to CS6.

  • So I take it the famed “motion blur removal” tool didn’t make CS6 after all? Hmm, that’s really all I was looking forward to. I don’t see $199 worth of upgrades here from CS5 by any means.

    • No doubt that is true for you, but unfortunately if you don’t upgrade to CS6 before CS7 is released then you may have to pay full retail price for CS7. Adobe announced it is planning to change its upgrade policy starting with CS6. So anyone not on CS5 or CS5.1 has to re-buy the license from scratch. Right now that’s not the case thankfully and hopefully public outcry has stopped that unreasonable plan.

      • Adobe is a joke. They’ve turned into a greedy corporation with only one motive: feeding their bottom line. They made it clear that they view their customers only as sheep to be hunted and bled by the wolves Adobe have become.

        Everyone complained about how Apple approached the rebirth of Final Cut Pro X. I wish Adobe would do that for every one of their products. Re-imagine it, and in the process strip out 90% of the crap that pollutes their otherwise great apps.

        Overpriced, bloated, buggy, piss-poor DRM’d software from a company that sees its customer more as an enemy rather than an ally. The new upgrade path (and outrageous pricing) is just one of many indications of that. Too bad. Adobe used to be a great company.

        • KenTi

          I stopped buying their collection @ CS3 because whenever I had a system crash, I had to beg Adobe to let me activate the product again and go through the normal questions “Do you have it installed anywhere else”, ‘Are you sure your system is not recoverable”, “You know you can deactivate the product” (Duh, the system won’t boot).. all with a tone of “I think you’re a pirate, but we’ll do you a favor and let you use your purchased software”

          Anyway… I’ve moved on to alternative software. (But I still like Lightroom and it’s affordable)

          Back on a Nikon subject, let’s see… preventing local service shops from buying parts, price-fixing their products, lack of communication on shipments, poor distribution.

          Hmmm… I’m turning into a grumpy old man. Maybe life would be better if B&H ever ships my camera. 😉

        • Mark Astle

          Yep. as soon as they bought macromedia it was obvious this was the way things would go. They keep adding features I don’t need rather than making software that doesn’t crash when you quit it. Or has stupid defaults (facing pages turned on by default in InDesign is just one of many that have needed fixing since day one). It’s like they don’t get designers or photographers involved at all when they build the software.

          And as an extra added bonus for those of us in the UK, they pretty much take the dollar sign off and put a pound sign on. £49 dollars a month does NOT equal £46.

  • LarryC

    And yet LR 4 came out almost cheaper than the student and teacher price of LR3.

  • I’ve been using Photoshop and Illustrator since the first year they came out, and although there have been times where things weren’t perfect by any means, I don’t seem to have the same hatred some of you guys do. For what I use this software for, it works pretty much every time. Since Lightroom came out, for still photography I used that the most, but for design, it is hard to hate the plate that feeds. Adobe has helped me earn a large sum of money collectively. To upgrade Production Premium CS6 and get 11 apps for $375 is not that bad to me. Some of these apps are pretty darn awesome (After Effects, etc..) It isn’t just Adobe either since Apple is making it impossible to use older apps anyway with every new OS. The nature of the beasts. Keep up, find something else or quit.

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