These are a few of my favorite things about CS6 (so far. Makes you want to sing with the Von Trapp family).
One: importing images from your camera or mobile device directly into Photoshop. I really like this. Following are a couple of images I imported from my phone, sized and added a watermark. Cool.
Two: 3D type effects. Much improved from CS5.
Three: Content-Aware Move. This is a phenomenal feature. When it works it's a great time saver. But like content-aware scale, it works on some things better than others.
Here's a photo of a guy on a cruise ship taking a picture.
I made a selection (tighter than recommended) of the gentleman and his reflection on the deck. I then selected the Content-Aware move tool, and moved the figure to the right.
When Photoshop completed its processing, the man was now at the right, but he left a halo. In addition, there is an issue with the chairs and the rest of the ship receding into the distance. You'd spend a fair amount of time cloning and patching afterwards.
Still, pretty amazing when you have the right type of image on a white or covered background like grass or a brick or concrete wall.
Fourth: Paragraph and Character styles. I'm enjoying adding effects to the styles. Here are two.
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