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Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Windows (Student & Teacher Edition)

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Product Highlights
  • Professional Image Editing Software
  • Mercury Graphics Engine
  • Integrated Bridge CS6 Media Management
  • Auto Recovery & Background Saving
  • Content-Aware Patch
  • Naturalistic Brush Tools
  • Improved Vector, Type & Design Tools
  • Powerful Auto-Correction Tools
  • HDR Creation

Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Windows is the industry-standard tool for professional digital image editing. Greatly expanded for this CS6 version, the software's tool set now includes a Content-Aware Patch, which lets you pick a sample area to be used to fix problem areas, with sophisticated pixel blending to keep everything looking natural.

Photoshop uses a powerful layer-based approach for image editing. Using layers allows you to make adjustments to images without modifying aspects of an original. You can modify layer opacity and order, aiding in compositing tasks. Photoshop keeps track of each change you make to an image, allowing you to undo actions with ease. With CS6 you can now search layers, and use layers to modify vector graphics (adding gradients, for instance) in the same ways you use layers with photographic imagery.

Image editing is now accelerated by the Mercury Graphics Engine, which leverages technology from the playback engine that drives the video-editing application Premiere Pro. The Mercury Graphics Engine of Photoshop CS6 powers the blur gallery, the crop tool, and the Lighting Effects Gallery. Other performance enhancements include background saving, which allows you to continue working while large files are being saved, and auto-recovery, which automatically saves your work every 10 minutes to safeguard it against any system crashes.

Of course Photoshop CS6 includes all the familiar features that you've come to expect from this ubiquitous program, including HDR image creation, color-correction tools, support for a broad range of file types including RAW images, and compositing. Tightly integrated with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop is a must-have program for any serious photographer, designer, or digital artist.

This package is an educational discount that requires proof of current educational status. Click here for the requirements.

New for CS6

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 Mercury Graphics Engine delivers unprecedented responsiveness for a fluid feel as you work
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
Crop Tool
Crop images faster and with greater precision using the nondestructive Crop tool. Manipulate your images on canvas, and take advantage of the Mercury Graphics Engine to see your adjustments happen live
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
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 set of video tools
Preset Migration & 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
Blur Gallery
Quickly create photographic blur effects using a simple 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. 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 creativity and productivity enhancements that originated as suggestions from Photoshop users
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 & Masking
Create better selections and masks with an option that isolates skin tones and faces in your photos, enabling you to adjust skin tones easily 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 1
Flexible Render Modes for Shadows
Work more fluidly now that you can preview shadows in both GL and Adobe RayTrace render modes
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 & 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 64-bit Lighting Effects Gallery. The plug-inis 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
Painting Presets
Simplify painting with 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
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 and adjustments
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 5000 pixels

Other Features

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
64-Bit Support
64-bit support speeds up imaging tasks and helps process very large images faster
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 and 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
Minimum System Requirements Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor
Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
1 GB of RAM (3 GB recommended) for 32 bit; 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended) for 64 bit
8.5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0-capable system
DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files
This software will not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services. Phone activation is not available.
Note: Microsoft Update KB930627 is required for Adobe Acrobat for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (64 bit).
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