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Interface update

From: Photoshop CS6 New Features Overview

Video: Interface update

If you've used versions of Photoshop before Photoshop CS6, one of the first things you'll notice when you launch Photoshop is that the interface has changed rather dramatically. That's primarily reflected in a color change. The interface is considerably darker than in prior versions and that can be helpful in terms of enabling you to really focus your attention on the image that you're currently working on. You can adjust the brightness of the interface in preferences. I'll go ahead and go to the Edit menu on Macintosh this would be found on the Photo Shop menu.

Interface update

If you've used versions of Photoshop before Photoshop CS6, one of the first things you'll notice when you launch Photoshop is that the interface has changed rather dramatically. That's primarily reflected in a color change. The interface is considerably darker than in prior versions and that can be helpful in terms of enabling you to really focus your attention on the image that you're currently working on. You can adjust the brightness of the interface in preferences. I'll go ahead and go to the Edit menu on Macintosh this would be found on the Photo Shop menu.

I'll go to the bottom of the menu and under Preferences, I'll choose Interface. Here, you'll see we have a Color Theme option under Appearance and we can choose an even darker version of the interface if we like. We can choose a lighter version of the interface essentially about a middle grey as far as that background or we can choose a very light version of the interface. I find that I tend to favor a darker interface. So I prefer either the first or second option and generally speaking, I find that second option, the Default setting, to be a pretty good balance between the overall brightness of the interface relative to the image.

But of course, you can choose which ever option you feel most comfortable with and then click OK to close Preferences. You also notice a variety of other updates in terms of all the icons and controls. The check boxes look a little bit different. The various icons look a little bit cleaner. For example, you can see many of the icons for the tools have been updated just a little bit in terms of their overall appearance and also you'll notice that on the panels the controls look different as well. So, overall quite a bit of refinement in terms of the Photoshop interface and I think you just might find that it looks a little bit more elegant than in prior versions of Photoshop.

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Photoshop CS6 New Features Overview

39 video lessons · 1565 viewers

Tim Grey and Olaf Giermann
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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 59s
  2. 24m 48s
    1. Interface update
      1m 41s
    2. Panel updates
      4m 0s
    3. File compatibility preferences
      1m 57s
    4. PDF presentation
      4m 2s
    5. Contact sheets
      4m 24s
    6. Tool recording in actions
      3m 34s
    7. Print dialog updates
      5m 10s
  3. 9m 10s
    1. Adobe Camera Raw updates
      5m 27s
    2. Auto Brightness/Contrast adjustments
      1m 36s
    3. The new Auto option for Curves and Levels
      2m 7s
  4. 28m 6s
    1. Crop tool overhaul
      6m 41s
    2. The Perspective Crop tool
      3m 5s
    3. The Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      5m 31s
    4. Patch tool updates
      4m 45s
    5. The Content-Aware Move tool
      5m 45s
    6. The Detect Faces option
      2m 19s
  5. 18m 44s
    1. The Oil Paint filter
      2m 51s
    2. Airbrush tips
      2m 24s
    3. Erodible brush tips
      2m 28s
    4. The Field Blur filter
      3m 51s
    5. The Iris Blur filter
      3m 25s
    6. The Tilt-Shift filter
      3m 45s
  6. 7m 29s
    1. Paragraph and character styles
      4m 50s
    2. Vector layers
      2m 39s
  7. 22m 16s
    1. The Timeline panel
      2m 35s
    2. Video groups and arranging clips
      1m 55s
    3. Trimming and splitting clips and adding transitions
      4m 25s
    4. Creating a transformation with layers
      2m 45s
    5. Adding and animating pictures
      2m 48s
    6. Applying adjustments and filters to frames or whole videos
      4m 24s
    7. Exporting video
      3m 24s
  8. 43m 16s
    1. Goodbye Repoussé: The new 3D workflow
      5m 12s
    2. Improved viewport navigation
      4m 55s
    3. Splitting, rotating, and aligning extrusions
      7m 43s
    4. 3D materials and rendering
      5m 45s
    5. Advanced 3D features
      8m 24s
    6. Live extrusions and shadows and reflections in the viewport
      5m 9s
    7. Painting on target textures
      6m 8s

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