Ladies and Gentlemen Boys and Girls I Give You…

March 22nd, 2012

Russell Preston Brown introducing Photoshop CS6. Russell Brown is a classic circus guy, I love his style. Just in case you don’t have your weekend scheduled yet, a Beta release of CS6 is available for  you to download and play with.

I don’t even remember if there has been a free beta of Photoshop before. This may be a first. The number of new features in CS6 is dazzling! They go on and on. It will take some time to get my head around all these new features. This will keep Scott Kelby and Lynda.com in business for a while explaining all this new stuff.

There are a couple of natural places to get all the inside information on this new version:

  1. Scott Kelby’s CS6 launch center
  2. Lynda.com free Photoshop CS6 Beta Preview

The question is do you need this version of CS6 for real estate photography? No way. There are tons of knock-out cool new features in CS6. But you don’t need them? No, but do you want them? Yes, absolutely! Like I’ve said before, if you are like me, you are hooked. The only thing that will make me give up all these cool new Photoshop features is a 12 step Photoshopaholic program. I’ve been buying photoshop updates since about 1991, I love it and will probably buy every photoshop update until  I die but it has nothing to do with need, Photoshop is my favorite application all time and I am literally hooked on the Photoshop drug. There is no way I’m going to stop updating now.

This version of Photoshop may be the best ever! I’ve never seen so much cool stuff in one version. If you are limited by need, Photoshop Elements 10 is all you will probably ever need but you really want this new version of Photoshop CS6. Frankly, I don’t care how much Adobe charges!

11 Responses to “Ladies and Gentlemen Boys and Girls I Give You…”

  • The adaptive wide angle filter seems like the most exciting new feature for real estate photography. I’ve never seen a tool quite like it before.

  • OMG – The new adaptive wide angle feature looks amazing! I downloaded the Beta yesterday but haven’t had a chance to play with it. I think I may be spending my entire weekend playing. I’m with you — I would need a 12 step program to make me think twice about not upgrading with each new version. Thanks for posting RB’s video!

  • I am lovin’ this new version of PS. I downloaded the beta version yesterday afternoon and processed 39 images from a shoot on Wednesday. I love the new Camera Raw 7 setup, much better than previous versions. All of the computations and performance ran flawlessly and very smooth on Windows 7 with Quad Core processor and 8Gigs of ram. I am really looking forward to checking out the video editing capabilities as this version is supposed to be much improved over CS5 Extended. I think Adobe has a winner with this version. I will definitely be upgrading when payment time comes. The expanded feature set makes this a must have! BTW: lynda.com also has tutorials on CS6.
    Best Regards,
    Ron

  • I mostly use Lightroom 4 (which is working very slowly compared to my Lightroom 3) and not a big usere of my Lightroom CS-5 except for removing wires in Content aware.

    but this new CS-6 adaptive wide looks like it is worth the up-date. is the camera RAW exactly like the built in RAW of LTRoom 4?

    Larry, thanks for the info

  • So if you don’t already have Adobe Premiere and want to get into Real Estate Video, would Photoshop CS6 cover all your needs? It seems incredible that Adobe would kill off their revenue stream from Premiere sales…

  • @Mike- I’m not a Premiere Pro user but I doubt this new functionality in CS6 obsoletes Premiere Pro… perhaps Premiere Elements. Or Photoshop Extended.

  • NAPP put up a CS6 Launch site that has about 20 videos and alot of other info on CS6. It’s at http://www.photoshopuser.com/CS6 and it’s available to the public, so you don’t have to join NAPP to see this site.

  • @Kerry- Yes, that’s the same URL as I gave in @1.

  • I always tune in whenever I see Russell Brown’s name come up. I have attended several of his Art Director invitational events before Adobe stopped them and replaced it with the less fun, less educational and less intimate Adobe Max.

    Max events are still great mind you, but when Russell Brown and his other Adobe experts were allowed to cut loose and really challenge his students while Russell gets into the theatrics of his teaching were amazing.

    If you don’t know Mr. Brown it’s worth getting to know him, his many free actions and tutorials are worth your time too. You should also know that as one of the earliest of Adobe employees he is also part of the leading development team so few know Photoshop better than Mr. Brown, and few are as good or as entertaining a teacher either.

  • Russell Brown sure gives a great presentation. The tools look amazing. I can’t wait to test them out.

  • @MMM- Yes, I agree, Russell Brown is a precious Photoshop institution!