Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Meet the new interface and background save, part of Photo Workshop: Portrait of an Exotic Car.
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So how many of you guys pulled down the Photoshop CS6 Beta? Free public beta? Okay, 10%-15% you guys. We're all inundated with information constantly. You guys probably like what are you talking about there is public beta Photoshop CS6? There was a free download of Photoshop CS6 Public Beta, and we did that for a little while, it's going to be available soon. I think we might even be giving away some CS6. Everything I am going to show you guys now is new in CS6.
I'm in a sort of break context with a lot of this, again, because I don't necessarily have ideal studio shots that port well to showing you these features, but I'll walk through them. The first thing you'll notice is that Photoshop has a dark interface and to just to talk about why that is so that you have a more immersive experience so that your focus is on the image and not on the interface around it. That's why video applications do that as well. We can change the interface. If you need the utmost color accuracy, you can go back to the way things were.
And the first thing does is it really makes it look very difference. So you can go darker. This'll be our default here. But the thing I want to let you guys know--I don't know if any of you have a design background. This definitely resonated when I came down here to lynda, and I told people about this. This isn't just a fresh coat of paint. We went through the interface. Photoshop has been around for 22 years. We went through the interface with a fine-tooth comb, and we said, you know what, this is our opportunity now to really do the best we can to polish the interface. It's changed a lot over the course of a couple decades.
And people had noticed. They said, Photoshop, you're used to design all these beautiful things and yet you're so inconsistent with your controls. You have ten different sliders, you have ten different types of radio buttons. We changed 1900 different icons. We went through, and we aligned things, and we policed for grammar, and we adjusted things. We had two designers and four engineers go through the whole interface and just perfect it and really polish it. So it's not just a new dark interface.
It's really a lot more than that. So I am going to pop over to Bridge here. Bridge is now 64-bit if any of you guys are using Bridge. It being 64-bit, like Photoshop like Lightroom, means it could take advantage of much more than just 4 Gigs of RAM. A 32-bit application can address just under four gigs of RAM, a 64-bit application can address as much as you can throw at it. The limit is theoretical. Machines can't hold as much as they can address at this point.
One thing I'll talk about--I now I'm moving very quickly here. I want to show you guys a lot stuff. One thing I'll talk about is auto-save and background save. So I'm going to put up a little note from my boss of ten years who left Adobe to start his own company and he is in our prerelease and he said to me, Well, I was just using the latest build of Superstition today, and I did something which triggered a crash of the application. I took that as a good sign that I should restart my machine and go get some lunch. Hours later when I relaunched Superstition I was stunned to find the unsaved document I was working on still there on screen.
I had known that you're working on autosave functionality, but I've forgotten about it. It was a pleasant surprise." So if you guys have used Microsoft applications, Word, Office, and something crashes, something goes wrong, you'll notice how nice it is to have a safety net, and that's just recovered, and it just comes back. Now I don't know if that's ever happened to you in Photoshop, but it happened to me to the other day. No, it's never happened. Photoshop has never crashed. Nonsense! It doesn't do that! I don't even know why we put it in there. Anything could crash.
So I was on plane other day going out to New York, and I was ignoring my battery warnings, as I tend to, and I was getting ready for my demo kind of I was just now and just kept ignoring, ignoring, and I was working on a video clip, and it died. I thought out, oh, that's it. I really did. I am out of luck. I got back to hotel later, plugged my machine in, it was so dead, it took five minutes for it even come to life, and when it did the next time I launched Photoshop there everything I was working on was. It had automatically recovered.
So there are two things going on there. We are doing what's called background save. So in Photoshop normally when you save you have to wait for the dialog bar and the progress bar to finish going across the screen, bless you, and then you can move on. So we kind of hold you hostage until we've done saving. We can do that in the background. Now you can go about your business like you do in Lightroom, and we will save it for you. Because of that we can also version out a recovery file in the background, and you can set time limits for it. You guys aren't going to appreciate this until it saves you, but somebody it's going to save you, and you will be like where has this been? This so great! Yes, Photoshop could crash, the operating system could crash, the power could go out, things happen.
It's really helpful. Take my word for it.
In the first portion of the course, Bryan photographs a carefully lit Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and shares tips for photographing cars. He shows how to evaluate the lines of the vehicle and compose shots for the greatest dramatic effect. Along the way, he employs a variety of lenses and shooting techniques, from macro to high dynamic range.
Next, Bryan guides the workshop's attendees through his Lightroom and Photoshop workflow. He shares insider tips on how to take advantage of the features in Photoshop CS6, such as the revamped Crop tool, the Iris Blur and Tilt-Shift filters, the Content-Aware Move tool, and video editing tools.