Four Reasons the New Photoshop Is a Big Deal

By Kyle Wagner on at

It's CS6 day! Adobe just dropped Creative Suite 6, which means a trove of updated apps with new features that make it seem like magical gremlins live inside your computer, processing your images.

Adobe's also dumped a load of official explainer and preview videos on its official Photoshop YouTube channel. Some are great, and others are just long and sort of boring. Here are some of the best:

Content-aware patch tool - super-magic magic wand!

The new blurring tool interface seems perfect for faking shallow depth-of-field.

3D objects in their own layer can generate shadows.

Illustrator CS6 can apply a gradient to a stroke.