I recently downloaded the Adobe Photoshop CS 6 Beta and I have to say I am loving it.  At first the interface took some time to get used to due to it’s dark nature, but after about 20 minutes of poking around, I felt just as at home as CS5.  Now, how will this darker interface effect my post processing?  I am not sure yet.  I think it may tone my work down, make it a little lighter.  You have to go back to the old Rothko and color theory paintings to understand how surrounding color effects focal colors.  I will have to run some tests to see how it effects the overall tone of my work.

Other than the interface, Adobe has been hard at work plugging away at new features.  In this brief tutorial I play around with 2 new filters that I think will make many drool!  Iris Blur, and the Oil Paint filter.  Check out the tutorial to see for yourself.  While you are at it, download the Beta trial… it’s free!


Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer, he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it's all about the art and process synergy. He dives deep into complex topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside-the-box thinking so that you can use these tricks in your workflow today!
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