Create superior designs and artwork in significantly fewer steps. Save time and achieve consistent formatting with one-click type styles. Use vector layers to apply strokes and add gradients to vector objects. Click once to snap the edges of vector objects to pixels for sharper rendering. Create custom strokes and dashed lines. And easily search layers.
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.
Count on the new Adobe 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.1
Crop images faster and with greater precision using the all-new, nondestructive Crop tool. Rapidly manipulate your images on canvas and see your adjustments happen live thanks to the Mercury Graphics Engine.1
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.
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.
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.1
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.
Work with a fresh, elegant 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.
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.
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.
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.1
Tools for intelligent selections
Create precise selections and masks with an option that isolates faces in your photos, enabling you to easily adjust or preserve skin tones; easily select intricate image elements, such as hair; and more.
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.
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.2
1 Some GPU-enabled features are not supported on Windows XP.