Adobe says that Photoshop CS6 beta demonstrates their focus on performance enhancements, imaging magic and creativity tools
Key features include new additions to the Content-Aware tools. The Content-Aware Patch allows users to select and duplicate an area of an image to fill in or "patch" another. Content-Aware Move lets users select and move an object to a new place in the image.
One of the features that Adobe is pushing is the new Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine, that they say will enable near-instant results from editing tools including Liquify, Puppet Warp, Transform and Lighting Effects.
The user interface also adds dark UI options to make images "pop" according to Adobe. New and re-engineered design tools make creating designs faster and more efficient. Vector layers allow users to apply dashed lines and gradient strokes, searchable layers quickly zero in on any layer, and new type styles let designers swiftly apply type treatments to their designs.
The Photoshop CS6 beta offers all the features of Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended, such as new 3D editing features and quantitative imaging analysis capabilities. These features will be included in the shipping version of Photoshop CS6 Extended when it becomes available.
You can download Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta from the Adobe Labs site. The Mac version is 984MB and the Windows verison is 1.7GB