Adobe Photoshop’s Bryan O’Neil Hughes, senior product manager for Photoshop, has released a video showcasing upcoming new features being working on for future versions of Photoshop.
Updated: Adobe has Just announced the release of the Official Photoshop CS6 Beta.
PhotographyUNcapped has collected articles about some new features here:
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Public Beta – Download Yours for FREE – Links Features and Details
The video has been released through You Tube, and as one of the Photoshop Channel’s ‘Sneak Peek’ videos, but it wasn’t published as one of the ‘Hidden Gem’ videos, the usual pathway; this is where a previous Photoshop Video Features, uh, video, was published: Editing Video in Photoshop CS5 Extended.
It has been referenced on the Adobe Blogs as a ‘Photoshop.com’ blog: Future Innovation: Video & Photoshop
All of this begs the question: Is this a new feature set coming in Photoshop Next? CS6? or is this just a hint of some undefined future tool set not in our immediate Photoshop futures?
In the text of the blog post, Bryan O’Neil Hughes does speak of the growing impact on video of photographers shooting dSLR footage. This is certainly the case with the Canon 5DMk ll and will be even more so with the Nikon D800. The D800, and it’s fellow Nikon D800e version are about to be shipping from Nikon, with tons of buzz about their high resolution still and video capabilities.
The emphasis in this video, is to show how the entire piece was done from within Photoshop, not Premiere Pro, including transitions and fades. It also implies that Photoshop filters, and tonal adjustment tools can be applied to the video, as well as animation of stills. While some of this has been around, the ability to produce a finished video, with Timeline functions, within Photoshop is a big deal for those photographers increasingly crossing the still into video blurry lines.