Sunday, April 1, 2012

Photoshop CS6 Beta is Fun

I've been using the new Photoshop CS6 Beta. I like it a lot. The Camera Raw changes that include Highlights and Shadows sliders that replace the Recovery and Fill Light controls are excellent. And I especially like being able to brush in White Balance settings as in this photo taken on the Kuilau Trail, Kaua'i. The trees, moss and backgrounds had a very green tinted light that worked well for those components but the leaf was left looking dull and uninteresting. I brushed on the warm sunlight that was there but not recorded by the camera and it really pops.

Leaf and moss covered tree. D3, Nikkor 24-70, 1/200, f2.8, ISO 200.
Other additions to Camera Raw's brush tool include noise and moire reduction. Here's the Brush panel from CS6.

CS6 Brush Panel


Here's a comparison of the Basic panels from CS5 and CS6.

CS5
CS6
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