Photoshop CS6: Design Features By Pete Collins

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Photoshop CS6 has loads of new design features from the way it handles type to new vector layers. Understanding all of the various functions geared towards the designer will allow you to become more creative and effective. In this class, Pete Collins, co-host of PhotoshopUserTV, will provide in depth tips and tricks on all of the ways CS6 can make your life much easier.

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Welcome to an overview of the new design features in Photoshop CS6
In the first of two lessons, we will look at Field blur and Iris blus and how they can enhance your designs.
In the second of two lessons we will see how to incorporate Tilt-shift and Blur effects into our design workflow.
We will look at three of the brush types in CS6 and show how each one works.
Starting with the brand new Erodible brushes and then highlighting the mixer brush features, we will look at how these can be used to create brand new looks for your designs.
3D is now faster and easier to use壽_ and we will take a quick look at how it is no longer scary to work with.
Lighting Effects has ben revived with more power and an easier interface to work with. We will look at how it works and what is its potential.
For most designers that use Photoshop, just letting you know that you can make simple dotted and dashed lines easily will make you happy. Pete will show you how easy it is.
Once a hidden plug-in, Oil paint has now made it as a real filter. We will look at how it works and I will give you some tips on what it works best on.
For the text saavy designer, the ability to add Character and Paragraph styles is going to be a great thing壽_ couple that with better text and font handling and the abiltiy to generate Lorem Ipsum text and this is a winner.
Organizing and being able to make global adjustments to layers and groups is pretty darn handy. We will look at how CS6 makes your work just a little easier.
Autosave壽_ need we say more. This feature alone will save you so much time and frustration. Couple that with background saving of files and you stress level just decreased.
Thanks for watching. Hope you learned a lot
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Pete Collins is one of the "Photoshop Guys" with KelbyOne. He is the co-host of Photoshop User TV and regular contributor toPhotography Tips N Tricks and the Grid. Pete has a regular "Down and Dirty" article in Photoshop User Magazine as well as being the creator and host of "Pixel Fight Club" over on the KelbyOne member site. He has an a...

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