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How to Edit Pictures using Adobe Photoshop CS6?

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Adobe Photoshop is the first software that pops in our minds when thinking about picture editing tools, which is a testament to the reliability and popularity of the software. Developed and owned by Adobe Systems, a San Jose, California based software Development Company. Founded in 1982, the company primarily engages in the creation and development of multimedia-based creative software products.

The company’s first software product was PostScript, which is widely known as a language that is used to describe an electronic page. Though this software product was successful and widely used across the desktop publishing arena, Adobe Systems did not receive the acclaim that it expected.

In 1989, Adobe unveiled a graphics editing software in the name of Photoshop for Mac users. After it garnered critical acclaim and commercial success across the globe, Photoshop became the flagship product of Adobe Systems. In 2003, Adobe rebranded the name as Creative Suite or CS, this rebranding came into effect upon the release of Adobe Photoshop 8, which was released as Adobe Photoshop CS. Till date Adobe has launched 13 versions of the picture editing software, of which Adobe Photoshop CS6 is latest released version.

The Adobe Photoshop CS6 was released on March 2012, with an objective of incorporating new design tools for enhanced performance in the version. Find below the key features of Adobe Photoshop CS6:

  • Incorporates a suite of tools for video editing.
  • Boasts color and exposure adjustments.
  • Various options to export into different file formats.
  • Includes auto save feature, which can be customized.

You can download the new CS6 software either from Adobe’s official website or through some third-party websites. I have suggested a few picture editing tips using Adobe Photoshop CS6:

  • The CS6 Photoshop version incorporates a file management option that helps you preview and organize photos. First, import your images using the organizer, and tag the images with related keywords. Then click on the image thumbnail to highlight the picture you are about to edit.
  • Once you’ve selected the image, you can make use of the camera raw editor that helps you enhance a picture with options like contrast, brightness, and saturation. The camera raw editor is an awesome tool to perfect the exposure, set the white balance of the image, remove lens artifacts, and split color toning.
  • Pictures taken using digital cameras are sensitive in showcasing highlight data in comparison to the images taken using photographic film. In such cases, you have the option to draw back the details with the help of the recovery slider. You can also correct large scale exposures using the exposure slider.
  •  If you are editing a picture taken in bright lighting conditions, the picture is certain to look like a shadow. To come over this issue, you have to adjust the recovery and exposure settings to set brighter tones and fill light for the shadows.
  •  Please ensure that you apply the commands cautiously as the only way to undo any corrections made is by going back to the history. There is an auto-save option that automatically saves the picture you are editing, so you don’t have to worry about losing the file.
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