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Adobe Photoshop CS6

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Making the transition from Gimp 2.8.14 to Adobe Photoshop CS6

By Gfx Syne

On Thursday, March 26, 2015

As someone who has used both Gimp and Photoshop for their graphics, I can say that Gimp is a close, but not a perfect, alternative to Photoshop. If you have the money, then you should certainly consider shelling out some cash to buy a copy of Photoshop CS6. You do not have to re-learn the entire software as you make the switch. That said, many people struggle to figure out how things work in Photoshop after being used to working in Gimp. To help ease the transition, this article will address how things are done in Photoshop CS6.

Here’s a list of some tools with different names but that which carry out the same functionality in Photoshop.

-Photoshop: Gradient Tool (Gimp: Blend Tool)

-Photoshop: Magic Wand Tool (Gimp: Fuzzy Select Tool)

-Photoshop: Pen Tool (Gimp: Path Tool)

-Photoshop: Spot Healing Brush Tool (Gimp: Heal Tool)

Many Gimp users may also struggle to find Photoshop equivalents of functions such as Alpha to Selection (Layer > Transparency > Alpha to Selection). In Gimp, Alpha to Selection selects opaque pixels leaving transparent areas unselected. In Photoshop Ctrl + Click the layer thumbnail to select all opaque pixels.

Also, it helps to know that Liquify (Filter > Liquify) in Photoshop works the same way as iWarp in Gimp (Filter > Distort > iWarp) and Camera Raw is the Photoshop version of Gimp Resynthesizer plug-in in Gimp.

Gimp users may also notice that copying a layer from another window is different in Photoshop. Simply copying/pasting a layer from another window does not work in Photoshop, unlike Gimp. To paste a layer from another window in Photoshop, click, hold and drag the layer to the other tab (do not let go of your mouse yet!) inside Photoshop. Drop the layer as soon as the intended tab becomes visible.

Note: Photoshop automatically creates a new layer if you are copying and pasting within the same window. (In Gimp, you have to manually create a new layer after pasting for the pasted item to show).

In closing, Photoshop CS6 is a very powerful image editing program. The transition from Gimp 2.8.14 to Photoshop CS6 can be hard at times but spending some time to figure out menus, shortcuts, and the tools can make things easier.

Pros

  • More options to explore than Gimp
  • Can be used to create professional raster graphics

Cons

  • Pen tool is difficult to use
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ENJOY MORE CREATIVITY IN BOTH PHOTO AND VIDEO EDITING BY USING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS6

By Jackson Muoka

On Friday, June 5, 2015

If you are a professional video and photo editor this is a wonderful tool that you need to have. It will not just make your work easier but even more presentable and smarter. Developed by Adobe this app is available both for PCs and Mac. Unlike previous version of the Adobe Photoshop this app comes with re-imagined tools and a more improved interface and a new Graphic Engine to ensure faster and speedy working.

Other advancements include, the Adobe Mercury Graphic Engine for making editing faster .additionally it also comes with an auto recovery options and new background save feature to make photo editing more interesting.it also has a crop tool to easily change the size and shape of the images as well as a Content Aware move tool to allow users extend and move elements.

This wonderful tool can also be used to edit videos as well as export videos from different sources and this is powered by the Adobe Media Encoder. The blur filters is used to remove any blurriness and undesired elements in the photos

Pros

  • • Very fast and easy to edit photos.
  • • Comes with tutorials for beginners.
  • • Can edit both photos and videos in different form

Cons

  • • Require quite a substantial amount of space to install.
  • • Very complicated for beginner and the tutorials don’t offer enough training.
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CREATIVITY AT ITS BEST, LET THE WORLD SEE WHAT YOU GOOD AT

By Angel Angeles

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Some good news for all photographers; adope photoshop CS6 is here with us, edit your photos and give your clients your best shots. Although its a bit difficult to use for beginners once one is familiar with it its the best software for those who love to catch a glipse of almost everything. It helps users balance their photos and edit them to their desired appearance and though it was designed for proffessional users it can also be used to achieve personnal objectives.

Tutorials for this software can be found on youtube for those who have the time to watch and know more about it but for the busy ones who spend long hours in the office and only get a chance to take photo when on holiday and are intrested in adope photoshop CS6, all I can tell you is experience is the best teacher, try adope photoshop CS6 and improve your skills as time goes by.

This software can also be used to edit video files. Its all over the market for windows and mac operating system.

Pros

  • it has a new mercury graphics engine hence faster
  • it has an auto recovery mechanism

Cons

  • Its relatively expensive compared to other photo editors.
  • Its requires one to have to research to obtain neccesary skills.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • create things and new imagens with my picture to poster in websites that everyone will see. I would like use this program and see if it is really good

  • edit photo and improve photo clarity etc etc so on and to try what all things are possible with abode photoshop which is free i hope this will be genuin

  • I have used GIMP, getpaint, paintstar, photoscape and realworld paint, though I don not know if these are really similar to Ps now till I use it too.

  • to edit some pictures for my baby shower this february and to make the invitation cards which I will deliver to my closest friends and family

  • i use it for learning and work design in my daily life and i have a course needs from us to download it and training on photoshop programmee

What similar programs have you used?
  • To know about the new feature in Adobe cs6 which will help me to edit the picture or can beauty more.hence i would like to download the same

  • I haven't used any programs because none of them work the way i expected and adobe photoshop is the only hope i have to finding a good program

  • only paint because i dont know how to use other program. i think i can just learn this one then. and i will be intouch with adobe for tuorials. Thanks

  • A.I would use it for a spectacular photo editing with Adobe CS6 photosop this ,,, I will make photographs beautiful graphi and I will teach my students

  • photoshop cs7 but is not working that is why i have to download a new am from Excel hotel and resort Garki abuja, Nigeria, and please how will i get the key

What do you like most about this program?
  • taking clear pictures from a crowd.for editing for all power point ms word presentations.even for photographs.charts, diagrams.adobe has always excelled.

  • animation and website design so i will get to know everything i have on this software. thanks for give chance on this. ilove you alll veru much

  • editing and its features. it has some functions that i want to make any pictures be perfect and satisfies me or anybody about the results...

  • open and edit my images/pictures also crate my own graphics as much I want,share with friends my experience with the product so they can use it.

  • the edit is so amazing we can use it for any thing you want speically when you're a photographer this is help you so much better to do art and hope

Review

Adobe Photoshop CS6 is photo-editing software developed by Adobe. This program is available for both Windows PC and Mac. Although Photoshop is designed for professional work, it can also be used to fix your images even if you've never used this kind of program before. New users can perform simple adjustments to their photos, while other more complex tasks may require some tutorials first. However, practice can be more useful than tutorials, so we strongly recommend that you spend a couple of hours experimenting to improve your outcomes, instead of just watching video tutorials on the Internet.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 offers re-imagined tools, interface improvements and a new graphics engine that works faster than ever

This CS6 version brings powerful improvements and new tools to improve your editing. The program uses the new Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine, which makes your work go faster than ever, regardless of whether you work with Mac or Windows. It also has Auto-Recovery options and a new Background Save feature. It also offers re-imagined tools and some new ones. For instance, the Crop tool allows you to easily change the shape or size of your images, and the Content-Aware Move tool allows you to move or extend elements in order to change your composition. New Blur Gallery filters allow you to create custom blurs such as tilt-shift blur, field blur, or iris blur.

Additionally, Adobe Photoshop CS6 allows you to edit video files, although it doesn't have the complex tools of other specialized video-editing software such as Adobe Premiere. Its new Adobe Media Encoder allows you to export your videos by choosing from a wide range of presets. Popular formats such as MPEG4 or H.264 are included.

How to Use

Adobe Photoshop CS6 keeps the same intuitive interface as in previous versions. Its workflow has been improved, but it is still layer-based. Filters, effects and preferences are located in a toolbar right above the canvas. The right-hand section shows the layers or channels and other layer adjustment options such as curves and color balance, as well as other minor adjustments such as blending modes or opacity. You can manage your videos using the new Video Groups feature in the layers panel. This automatically holds your clips to make things easier when you edit different parts of a video. The left-hand toolbar displays every tool you need in order to fix an image, such as brushes, erasers, magic wand, stamps, etc.

This software can be used for loads of different purposes: you are free to change the brightness of a photo, fix red eyes, or remove some undesirable element in the background. Of course this is just the tip of the iceberg, as Photoshop can be used to generate stunning digital artworks using custom brushes, shapes, cropping tools and filters as well as to modify supported images.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Features

Check the features of this program before you download it:

  • Compatible with Adobe Touch Apps and files from previous standard editions such as CS3, CS4 and CS5
  • Camera RAW 7: take advantage of this powerful plug-in and control the quality of your photos using Raw files
  • Mercury Graphics Engine: work on your images faster than ever with this new graphics engine
  • Video-editing features: edit your videos as you do with photos and export them using popular formats such as H.264 or MPEG4
  • Expanded and re-imagined tools: try the new crop tools, content-aware tools, blur tools and many more
  • Download new assets and templates for quick productivity and additional retouching functionality for the users
  • Advanced and faster 3D image edition motor improving the system’s performance with excellent precision to apply

If you are interested in Adobe Photoshop CS6 and need further information before you get the installer, feel free to check the official website.

System Requirements

The minimum system components required to download and run this program are:

  • Operating system: Windows XP 32-bit or 64-bit or higher
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD equivalent
  • Graphic Card: OpenGL 2.0 support
  • Memory: 1GB RAM or higher
  • Hard disk: 1 GB free space available