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Adobe Creative Suite 6: Photoshop CS6 ExtendedAdobe® Photoshop® CS6 Extended

Discover new dimensions in digital imaging

Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 Extended delivers all the imaging magic in Photoshop CS6 plus 3D graphic design and image analysis tools.* Easily create rich 3D artwork, and enhance your 3D scenes with shadows, lighting, and animation. Retouch images with utter precision, control, and speed. Create vibrant videos and design anything you can imagine using intuitive tools. Paint and draw naturally and expressively. And get blazingly fast performance with the Mercury Graphics Engine.
* 3D features and some GPU-enabled features are not supported on Windows XP.

Content-Aware family of technologies—Retouch images with astonishing ease, control, and precision. Remove or move selected image objects, and Content-Aware technology magically fills, patches, extends, or recomposes your image with stunning results.

Mercury Graphics Engine and 64-bit support—Count on the new Mercury Graphics Engine for blazingly fast performance when editing with key tools, and take advantage of cross-platform 64-bit support to speed up imaging tasks and process very large images faster.* 3D controls at your fingertips—Intuitively create 3D artwork with a simple interface that eliminates the need for tools. Use in-context, on-canvas controls to manipulate cages for 3D extrusions, change scene and object orientation, and edit lights.*

Superior auto-corrections—Quickly enhance your images with powerful Auto Curves, Levels, and Brightness/Contrast controls. Intelligence from thousands of hand-retouched images is built in to give you a better starting point for making adjustments.

Intelligent lens correction—Easily straighten objects that appear curved in panoramas or photos shot with fisheye or wide-angle lenses—and perform automatic lens corrections—using tools that make adjustments based on your lenses' characteristics.

Superior HDR imaging—Create photo-realistic or surreal HDR images with exceptional speed and control. Get great results with automatic ghost removal, and precisely control tone mapping and adjustments.

Rich painting toolset—Simply by painting with presets, get realistic color blends with the Mixer Brush, use Bristle Tips for lifelike strokes, draw naturally with erodible pencils and pastels, easily create the look of an oil painting, and much more.

Tools for intelligent selections—Create precise selections and masks, enabling you to easily adjust or preserve skin tones; easily select intricate image elements, such as faces, hair; and more.

Puppet Warp—Precisely reposition any image element to create a more visually appealing photo. For example, easily straighten an awkwardly bent arm. Powered by the Mercury Graphics Engine,* Puppet Warp lets you edit with fluid responsiveness.

Background save and Auto-recovery—Let the new auto-recovery option preserve your edits without interrupting your progress. And keep working even while saving the largest of Photoshop files in the background.

Dozens of user-inspired improvements—Save time with more than 65 new creativity and productivity enhancements that originated as suggestions from Photoshop users via Facebook, Twitter, and more.

Modern interface—Work with a fresh, elegant Photoshop interface featuring dark background options that make your images pop, and benefit from hundreds of design touches that create a smoother, more consistent editing experience.

DICOM support—Correct, annotate, and analyze DICOM files, and speed up medical imaging workflows with DICOM directory support, which enables you to open DICOM frames in the correct order.

Compatibility with Adobe mobile apps—Extend your creativity beyond Photoshop CS6 with Adobe Touch Apps and Photoshop companion apps (sold separately). Intuitive touchscreen features provide ease of use and precise control for a variety of creative tasks.

* 3D features and some GPU-enabled features are not supported on Windows XP.
† Mobile and tablet applications require a separate download and agreement to additional terms. Such applications may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

Top New Features in Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 Extended

Content-Aware Patch—Patch images with greater control using Content-Aware Patch. Simply choose the patch area and Content-Aware technology will fill in the missing area.

Mercury Graphics Engine—See near-instant results when editing with key tools such as Liquify, Puppet Warp, and Crop. The new Mercury Graphics Engine delivers unprecedented responsiveness for a fluid feel as you work.*

3D controls at your fingertips—Intuitively create 3D artwork with a vastly simplified user interface that eliminates the need for tools.* Use in-context, on-canvas controls to manipulate cages for 3D extrusions, change scene and object orientation, and edit lights.

New and reengineered design tools—Create superior designs faster. Get consistent formatting with type styles, use vector layers to apply strokes and add gradients to vector objects, easily create custom strokes and dashed lines, quickly search layers, and more.

All-new Crop tool—Crop images faster and with greater precision using the all-new, nondestructive Crop tool. Manipulate your images on canvas, and take advantage of the Mercury Graphics Engine to see your adjustments happen live.

New reflections and draggable shadows—Quickly achieve 3D realism by adding and enhancing shadows and reflections on your ground plane.* Drag a shadow to reposition the light source, and easily edit ground reflections, shadows, and other effects.

Background save—Keep on working even while saving the largest of Photoshop files in the background—a performance improvement that can help your productivity soar.

Auto-recovery—Let the auto-recovery option work behind the scenes to save your edits without interrupting your progress. A copy of your work is saved every 10 minutes and recovered in the event of an unexpected shutdown.

Easy alignment and distribution of 3D objects—Create rich 3D scenes in less time now that you can automatically
align 3D objects to the vanishing point in your image and manipulate a group of 3D objects at one time using a new multiselect option.*

3D performance boost—Experience enhanced performance throughout your 3D workflows.* View shadows and reflections in all editing modes; quickly render final work in Adobe RayTrace mode thanks to the Mercury Graphics Engine; and much more.

Intuitive video creation—Bring Photoshop editing power to your video footage. Easily enhance any clip using the full range of familiar Photoshop tools, and create entire videos using an intuitive new set of video tools.

Preset migration and sharing—Easily migrate your presets, workspaces, preferences, and settings so you can experience Photoshop in the same way on all your computers, share your setup, and bring your customizations from past versions into Photoshop CS6.

New Blur Gallery—Quickly create photographic blur effects using a simple new interface with on-image controls. Create tilt-shift effects, blur everything and then sharpen one focal point, or vary the blurriness between multiple focal points. The Mercury Graphics Engine delivers immediate results.*

Improved auto-corrections—Quickly enhance your images with improved Auto Curves, Levels, and Brightness/Contrast controls. Intelligence from thousands of hand-retouched images is built in to give you a better starting point for making adjustments.

Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 7 plug-in—Bring out the best in your JPEG and raw files with improved processing and an enhanced control set; reveal every detail in the highlights of an image while still retaining rich detail in the shadows; and much more.

Adaptive wide angle—Easily straighten objects that appear curved in panoramas or photos shot with fisheye or wide-angle lenses. New on-canvas tools use the physical characteristics of individual lenses to automatically correct curvatures, and the Mercury Graphics Engine gives you near-instant results.*

Dozens of user-inspired improvements—Save time with more than 65 new creativity and productivity enhancements that originated as suggestions from Photoshop users via Facebook, Twitter, and more.

Modern interface—Work with a fresh, elegant Photoshop interface featuring dark background options that make your images pop, and benefit from hundreds of design touches that create a smoother, more consistent editing experience.

Skin tone–aware selections and masking—Create better selections and masks with a new option that isolates skin tones and faces in your photos, enabling you to easily adjust skin tones or, conversely, preserve them while you adjust the color of everything else.

Compatibility with Adobe mobile apps—Extend your creativity beyond Photoshop CS6 with Adobe Touch Apps and Photoshop companion apps (sold separately). Intuitive touchscreen features provide ease of use and precise control for a variety of creative tasks.

Flexible render modes for shadows—Work more fluidly now that you can preview shadows in both GL and Adobe RayTrace render modes.*

Accurate 3D object merge—Accurately merge multiple 3D objects in a single scene so they can interact with the same lighting and cameras.*

Alternate views—Easily view your 3D artwork from multiple angles while editing.*

Enhanced 3D animation—Animate all 3D properties—including cameras, lights, materials, and meshes—using the Animation timeline. Final rendering performance is now much improved during export of your 3D animation.*

3D stereo viewing and printing—Easily import common stereo formats, such as JPS and MPO, into the 3D pipeline, and make simple adjustments to set depth and range. View a stereo image on stereo monitors or TVs, or print it as a lenticular 3D image.*

Adobe Flash® Professional 3D export—Easily export 3D artwork in Adobe Flash Professional 3D format for viewing in web browsers.* Also export 3D artwork assets for use in Adobe Flash Builder® software.

3D sketch and cartoon presets—Click once to give your 3D objects the look of sketches or cartoons, and automatically create sketch presets by creating any brush stroke.*

Improved 3D extrusion engine—Create stunning 3D logos and artwork from any text layer, selection, path, or layer mask with the improved 3D extrusion engine, which offers faster editing, on-canvas controls, and better beveling options.*

Type styles—Save time and ensure a consistent look with type styles, which let you apply formatting to selected characters, lines, or paragraphs of text with a single click.

Vector layers—Use vector layers to apply strokes and even add gradients to vector objects.

Sharper vector rendering—Get sharper rendering by clicking once to snap the edges of vector objects to pixels.

Custom strokes and dashed lines—Easily create custom strokes and dashed lines.

Layer search—Use layer search capabilities to quickly zero in on the layer you need.

Lighting Effects Gallery—Get better performance and results with the new, 64-bit Lighting Effects Gallery. The plug-in is powered by the Mercury Graphics Engine and offers on-canvas controls and previews that make it easier to visualize your lighting enhancements.*

Scripted Patterns—Generate geometric pattern fills faster with Scripted Patterns.

Revolutionary erodible brushes—Draw more naturally and realistically using drawing tips that erode as you work. Endlessly wear down and sharpen a charcoal pencil or pastel to create different effects, and save favorite blunted tips as presets.

Oil painting filter—Quickly give your work the look of an oil painting with the Mercury Graphics Engine–accelerated Oil Painting filter.* Control the style of your brush as well as the direction and shine of your lighting for a superior look.

Enhanced airbrush tips—Create realistic airbrush effects using fluid, lifelike controls and granular paint particles.

New painting presets—Simplify painting with new presets that offer a good starting point for creating realistic
painting effects.

Brush enhancements—Paint more naturally by manually changing the rotation of your paint brush with your mouse. Dynamically resize your brushes with shortcuts, and take advantage of the Mercury Graphics Engine to fluidly adjust opacity or hardness.*

10-bit deep color support—Get a more accurate representation of how your images will appear in film with 10-bit monitor support. See just the pixels you've captured, reduce or eliminate the need for dithering, and reduce contouring or banding.

Support for 3D LUTs—Retouch images for film more easily with 3D lookup tables (LUTs)—including Adobe SpeedGrade™. Look color LUTs—that you can turn on when you need to tweak raw color data.

OpenEXR transparency preferences—Choose whether you'd like to handle alpha channels in OpenEXR files as alpha channels or transparency.

Properties panel—Save time with a context-sensitive Properties panel that lets you make quick updates to the properties of your masks, adjustments, and 3D content.

Adobe Bridge CS6—Organize and manage your media visually using Adobe Bridge CS6 software. This integrated application delivers fast performance with cross-platform 64-bit support.

Redesigned Adobe Mini Bridge—Access your images and documents more quickly and easily in Adobe Mini Bridge, redesigned as an elegant filmstrip.

Enhanced TIFF support—Work with a larger range of TIFF files. Enhanced TIFF support allows for greater bit depths and larger file sizes.

Automatic resampling—Get great results when resizing an image—the best resample method is automatically selected.

Filler text—Save time with the ability to insert "lorem ipsum" filler text when working with type.

Increased maximum brush sizes—Edit and paint with brush sizes all the way up to 5,000 pixels.

*3D features and some GPU-enabled features are not supported on Windows XP.
† Mobile and tablet applications require a separate download and agreement to additional terms. Such applications may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.
‡ Windows® only. Requires a DisplayPort interface and a 10-bit monitor.