Working with Photoshop CS6
When I opened my new Photoshop CS6 I was pleasantly surprised to find a new dark grey interface which gives the whole editing program a very different feel from the previous version. I can also adjust the new background back to the old CS5 colour if I wish and change it to a white background. This of course is a useful feature when producing images for a light background. Go to Edit >> Preferences >> Interface and there adjust your colour preference.
Crop tool in Photoshop CS6
This past weekend, the Ycademy June seminar covering Photoshop cs6 as well as Semiomantics for WordPress provided a tour of some of the basic new features this Adobe software has to offer – invaluable! as there were of course opportunities to ask questions as well a being guided through the various features.
The crop tool is a feature I really like. It’s one of those tools one uses quite frequently when working with photos and in CS6 it has undergone a complete revamp incorporating new features like the straightening tool. Click on the crop tool, then Straighten in the top toolbar, draw the straight line across the photo and watch how the image rotates to the desired level and straightens the horizon. Neat eh? There is also a perspective crop which I haven’t fully tried out yet.
The crop tool also now includes overlays of different grids: the golden ratio, golden spiral, rule of thirds, useful in design of websites etc, and in this version of Photoshop you now move the image that is below the grid and not the grid overlay itself.
There are of course more new features but these I will cover in a future posts.