Adobe Releases Photoshop CS6 Beta: Redesigned UI and 62% More Features

Adobe has launched the public beta version of Photoshop CS6, which features a completely redesigned user interface along with new saving features (auto and background), new content-aware features (move and patch), new blur filters, an updated Adobe Camera RAW, and improved video editing capability. There’s a 62% increase in features, with 65 of them inspired by user feedback. ACR 7 also features the same new engine found in Lightroom 4 that improves the performance of sliders.

Here’s a video in which Senior Creative Director Russel Brown introduces 6 of his favorite new features in CS6:

You can download and try out the CS6 Beta for free for a limited time from Adobe Labs. The program will cost $700 when the final version is launched.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta [Adobe]

Thanks for sending in the tip, Lloyd!

  • lloyd

    I’m happy to see some of the nice features from light room coming through. such as the dynamic crop!

  • Nelson García


  • Lee Harris

    Yes, the price is, isn’t?

  • Aaro Keipi

    Incredible! Adobe’s Russel Brown = Doc Brown from Back to the Future.

  • David Thunander

    WOOOOOOW! Now you can make a really ugly HDR even easier with camera raw.

  • Dean W. Thompson

    Any idea how long this beta will last? I have been using it all day and have no clue how long til they take my new best friend away from me!

  • Dean W. Thompson

    Also, here’s a quick tip. Change the stage to 18% grey (125r, 125g, 125b) and the general appearance to a grey almost at 18%. This wont change your eyes prospective of the “brightness” of your image. It looks boring, yes. But worth it in the long run.

  • 9inchnail

    Will it run on Windows XP? Lightroom doesn’t which just sucks balls. I don’t wanna upgrade my OS, why should I? Windows 7 offers ZIP that would tempt me to upgrade. Except Lightroom 4, of course.

  • Guest

    Strange – I’ve got a Lightroom 3.6 installation on a XP system running… Works as well as on my win 7 laptop…

  • Guest

    (Re)Moving Watermarks…really great! Adobe should give PS CS6 away for free. 

  • Me

    Lightroom 4 wants WIN7….

  • Jaimie McBride

    I agree, cs6 is awesome.  I mostly use photoshop as a post editing tool these days because I switched over to poser a couple months ago but I have a very, very strong background in photoshop.  I haven’t had time to go through it in any real detail, I just installed it yesterday but from what little I have seen there are tons of new features.  I’m going to be using the Superstition Full Version–not a trial, LOL, exclusively until the official release of Photoshop cs6. I am officially done with cs5, which was absolutely awesome as well.  The only think I’m not so wild about in cs6 is the dark interface.  Maybe there is someway I can get the standard cs5, or better yet the photoshop 7 interface but I haven’t had the time or real inclination to look at this time.

    In any case I think Adobe did it again, no wonder they’re the industry standard in media editing tools.

  • Jaimie, download the portable version, all patched, yours forever

  • Jaimie

    it is free, isn’t is? lol