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Adobe Photoshop CS6

13.0.1.1 Extended
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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
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Oct 4, 2018
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Review

Fernando Ortega
Award-winning image editing suite with professional digital imaging tools, effects, filters and plug-in support powered by the Mercury Graphics Engine
A review of Adobe Photoshop CS6 by Fernando Ortega

Note: Adobe Photoshop CS6 trial is currently only available with Adobe's download assistant (an installer and download manager).

If you've used pretty much any version of Adobe Photoshop before, you won't have any trouble getting around in this CS6 version, especially if you've used CS4/CS5 before. The same interface and design in Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended is used as it was in the earlier iteration of the Adobe services with CS5.

Photoshop CS6 has some surprises in-store for users even familiar with CS4 including wet brushes, content-aware healing brushes, a smart selection tool and content-aware background filling.

As with previous versions of Adobe Photoshop, usage is streamlined and when you have an idea of what you're doing, CS6 improves on the already minimalist design of Adobe Photoshop CS5.

System Resource usage on CS6 is extremely well-improved with their support of 64-bit operating systems. Though your system might be bogged down by having multiple windows open and especially working with a ton of layers, this version does improve on what CS4, CS3 and before that stumbled on.

With the menus have been changed slightly with Adobe Photoshop CS6, it didn't take very long for us to get used to the new arrangements (which were actually minimal). Thankfully, keyboard shortcuts remain traditional to older versions. If you haven't used Photoshop before or you are not a seasoned user, we highly recommend getting used to some of the keyboard shortcuts as this can shave a load of time off of whatever task you're working on.

One thing about Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended that we were impressed with was their improved handling of text. When comparing to older versions, it appears that rendering of fonts has become sharper and less pixelated than what we're used to with Adobe Photoshop versions before this.

While Photoshop isn't the easiest program to get used to, there is a steep learning curve involved but when you're past that, this is the best photo editing suite we've ever seen. The learning curve for Adobe Photoshop has become less stressful with this iteration as the menus and design has become more minimalist. The online help available from Adobe.com certainly help new and seasoned Photoshop users.

As this software is rather expensive, Adobe offers a free trial download which is available as a link on this web page.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, create web graphics, optimize graphics and create and edit layers.

Compability and license

Photoshop CS5 is licensed as shareware for the Windows operating system from graphics editors and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after an unspecified number of days). The Photoshop CS5 13.0.1.1 Extended demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.


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  1. Adobe Photoshop CS6 Download
  2. Major release: Adobe Photoshop CS6 13
  3. Free Software Download

Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Adobe. This download is distributed as Photoshop_13_LS6.7z.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 has been picked by our editors as very good.
Adobe Photoshop CS6 has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Adobe Photoshop CS6 13.0.1.1 Extended against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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