Photoshop CS6: What’s New?, with Matt Kloskowski

If you're already a Photoshop user and want a quick, just-tell-me-the-good-stuff way to unlock the potential of Photoshop CS6's new features then this training course is the place to start.

If you’re already a Photoshop user and want a quick, just-tell-me-the-good-stuff way to unlock the potential of Photoshop CS6′s new features then this training course is the place to start. Ideal for people with experience using a previous version of Photoshop (CS5, CS4, or even CS3), this Photoshop CS6: What’s New? course is the easiest way to learn the new features, tips and shortcuts in Photoshop CS6 so you can start using them right away.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 01:24)

Matt introduces himself and talks about what he will cover in the course.

Lesson 2: The New Dark Interface (Duration 03:58)

Matt starts off by looking at the new dark interface and a few interface-related changes that Adobe made in CS6.

Lesson 3: Background and Auto Save (Duration 05:30)

Not a really glamorous change, but the new background and auto save features will probably end up being some of your favorites.

Lesson 4: The New Properties Panel (Duration 02:59)

The new Properties panel takes the place of a few different areas that we're using to using in Photoshop.

Lesson 5: Content Aware Move, Extend and Patch Tools (Duration 07:41)

The Content Aware technology just keeps getting better in each version of Photoshop. Adobe added a brand new tool called Content Aware Move as well as adding content aware options to a tool that's been around for quite a while.

Lesson 6: Erodible Brush Tips (Duration 04:42)

If you're a traditional artist then you're going to love the way the new brushes work in CS6.

Lesson 7: Liquify Improvements (Duration 04:24)

The Liquify filter is one of the go-to filters for any retoucher out there and they've done some hefty speed and interface improvements to it in CS6.

Lesson 8: The Coolest Filter Ever: Oil Paint! (Duration 04:48)

One of my personal favorites is the new Oil Paint filter. It's not something I use every day but I'm tellin' ya, when you want to make your photo look like a painting, this new filter is absolutely amazing.

Lesson 9: Enhanced Camera Raw (Duration 06:26)

The Camera Raw adjustments also got better in CS6. Now on par with Lightroom 4, we have better basic adjustments that really let you get the most from your photos by just moving a few sliders.

Lesson 10: New Character and Paragraph Styles (Duration 06:57)

If you're a designer of any sort or you work with type a lot in Photoshop, then the new Paragraph and Character styles make life much easier. By letting you create styles, you're now able to save your favorite type treatments in one place, and apply them to as many type layers as you want later.

Lesson 11: Better Cropping in CS6 (Duration 05:09)

The new Crop tool is simply easier to use and give you way more features than the old one did. Also, just like Camera Raw (and Lightroom), now your cropping in Photoshop can be non-destructive.

Lesson 12: The New Adaptive Wide Angle Correction Filter (Duration 06:21)

If you shoot a lot of wide angle photos then the new Adaptive Wide Angle filter will come in really handy. It takes the task of manually fixing distortion or perspective problems and helps make it much easier and faster.

Lesson 13: Tilt Shift and New Blur Effects (Duration 06:41)

The new Tilt Shift Blur filter means you no longer have to "fake" the tilt shift effect. Plus, Adobe added 2 other new Blur filters to make adding blur to your images much more intuitive and powerful.

Lesson 14: Lighting Effects Returns! (Duration 04:02)

The Lighting Effects filter disappeared in Photoshop CS5 (well, you had to download it separately), but now it's back in CS6 with a brand new interface and easier to use tools than ever.

Lesson 15: Skin Tone Selections (Duration 03:22)

If you retouch photos than you know that selecting the skin tones has always been a manual process. Now in CS6, there's a way to limit your selections to only the skin tones in your photos so you can get to work on them a lot faster.

Lesson 16: Scripted Patterns (Duration 03:28)

As you'll see in this video, this is a very limited-use feature in CS6. But if you've ever thought patterns in Photoshop were boring, then you'll probably love the new scripted patterns feature in CS6. Now you can apply seamless patterns with more options than ever to get the look and effect you're going for.

Lesson 17: Tips and Tricks (Duration 03:48)

Lesson 18: Video in Photoshop CS6 (Duration 04:58)

Covering what's new in video in CS6

Lesson 19: 3D in Photoshop CS6 (Duration 01:57)

A brief overview of 3D features in Photoshop CS6

Lesson 20: Conclusion (Duration 00:29)

Thanks for watching. Hope you learned a lot.

Meet Your Instructor: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE…


  1. Background and autosave clip doesn't download, otherwise a good set of tutorials. Roger Holloway (from Wales, Great Britain). From my iPad.

  2. Thanks, Matt!! I appreciate how quick you guys got this ready. I did the beta test on CS6 but I learned more here in a few minutes than in the 3 months with the beta. Bob

  3. Hi, Matt... I often like a dark background to work on, too. In fact, I prefer black to the dark gray. One of my favorite choices in CS5 and probably older is the ability to right click on the background and change it to black, gray or a custom color. Is this choice still available in CS6?

  4. Great job Matt on "Photoshop CS6: What's New?" It gave me a fantastic refresher to remember what to teach my advanced Photoshop students at a local college. You're the best!

  5. Matt, Love your teaching style and sense of humor. You are are an excellent teacher! So, just how many people wrote about your pronunciation of "bokeh"?

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