Adobe has updated Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 with full Retina support, among many new features.
From Adobe :
This update installs new features for Adobe Creative Cloud members and Photoshop subscribers. It offers exciting new capabilities for design, photography and more, including the freedom to nondestructively edit with Blur Gallery and Liquify using new Smart Object support, the ability to export text and shapes as CSS, the option to create Conditional Actions, and support for new HiDPI displays that enable a dramatic improvement in image fidelity and resolution. Other new workflow timesavers are also included. Customers with Photoshop Extended will also receive new 3D options including improved live previews that simplify the creation of shadows and reflections in 3D artwork and a 32-bit color picker for better illumination control, and more.
Note however, these changes are unavailable to those who’ve bought traditional versions of Photoshop CS6, and Adobe has not said when, or even if, ‘perpetual users’ of CS6 will have access to these features. Retina Display support for Mac is available for all users.
To get the update In Photoshop or Illustrator, choose Help > Updates. The Adobe Application Manager will launch. Select Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator CS6 and choose “Update.”.
If you have used Photoshop for a long time, you’ll appreciate this :
Adobe has released a public beta version of Photoshop CS6, which is available as a free download. New features include a new look, improved performance, and video editing features, which are now available in standard Photoshop, not just in Photoshop Extended.
Expected to debut sometime in the first half of this year and is compatible with Mac OS 10.6.8 or later, and Windows XP SP3 or Windows 7 SP1.
Download here : http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/photoshopcs6.html
DP Review has an in depth look at this app : http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2601746315/photoshop-cs6-beta-new-features-for-photographers
For a look at Adobe’s upcoming new camera raw features, go to this earlier blog post :
And a post on speedy background saving and the liquify tool in the new Photoshop :
Take a look at what the developers at Adobe are working on with the latest Camera Raw and a brief look at the new Photoshop interface.
No more fill and recover tools, instead they are replaced by highlights and shadows. Just a name change? Most likely not judging by the same move Adobe made in the new Lightroom 4 public beta. Have had some time using these new tools and they are a significant improvement over fill and recover. The coolest feature however is the expanded adjustment brush menu. You can now paint in temperature changes within your image!