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Adobe Photoshop Extended CS6 Student and Teacher Edition [Old Version]

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Windows 7 / XP, Mac OS X
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews) 15 answered questions

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  • CS6 was released in May 2012 and will not receive any further feature or compatibility updates
  • The next generation of CS6 is now Creative Cloud (CC), and all new feature developments will be released only via Creative Cloud
The next generation of Creative Suite is called Creative Cloud
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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B007S0313I
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.4 x 7.8 inches
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: May 7, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,507 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended delivers all the imaging magic in Photoshop CS6 plus 3D graphic design and image analysis tools.* Easily create rich 3D artwork, and enhance your 3D scenes with shadows, lighting, and animation. Retouch images with utter precision, control, and speed. Create vibrant videos and design anything you can imagine using intuitive tools. Paint and draw naturally and expressively. And get blazingly fast performance with the Mercury Graphics Engine.

* 3D features and some GPU-enabled features are not supported on Windows XP.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended
Experience an intuitive way to create 3D artwork.
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended
Retouch images with ease, control, and precision.

Photoshop CS6 Extended Highlights

  • Experience imaging magic—Correct, refine, and composite images with remarkable ease and control. New Content-Aware features take image retouching to a new level. Get superior results when you crop, correct wide-angle lens curvatures, auto-correct, and more.
  • Maximize your creativity—Experience creative breakthroughs with features that expand your visual language. Intuitively create videos within the familiar Photoshop environment. Work more fluidly with new and reengineered design tools. Create custom photographic blurs, and paint and draw more expressively.
  • Achieve peak performance—Take full advantage of your hardware’s power and save significant time. Edit at blazingly fast speeds with the new Mercury Graphics Engine. Boost your productivity with new preset migration and sharing, new auto-recovery and background save options, and a modern user interface.
  • Create 3D graphics with ease—Dive into 3D graphics creation with a vastly simplified workflow that offers intuitive on-canvas and in-context scene editing. Easily drag shadows into place, animate 3D objects, and create and render artwork more quickly with the new Mercury Graphics Engine.
Photoshop Extended Comparison Chart
CS5
CS6
In-context, 3D controls x
Reflections and draggable shadows x
3D performance boost x
Adobe Flash Professional 3D export x
Intuitive video creation and editing x
Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 7 x
Mercury Graphics Engine x
Background save x
DICOM directory support x
Improved auto-corrections x
Content-Aware Fill x x
Support for Photoshop companion apps x x
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended
Bring Photoshop image editing power to your videos. Easily enhance any clip using the full range of familiar Photoshop editing tools, and combine clips and stills with transitions, audio, and effects such as pan and zoom.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the difference between Photoshop CS6 Extended and Photoshop CS6?

A: Photoshop CS6 Extended delivers all the unrivaled image editing power of Photoshop CS6 plus tools for creating and editing 3D images and performing quantitative image analysis.

Q: What kinds of work do people do with Photoshop CS6 Extended?

A: Photoshop CS6 Extended is used by professionals in many fields, including film and video, graphic and web design that includes 3D and motion, manufacturing and product design, medicine and science, and architecture and construction.

Q: Should I buy Photoshop CS6 Extended or an Adobe Creative Suite 6 edition?

A: Because most creative endeavors involve the use of digital images, Photoshop is often at the heart of the workflow. If the images you create are used across a variety of media, the integration between the components included in Creative Suite 6 editions can help you achieve more in less time.

Top New CS6 Features

Content-Aware family of technologies—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.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended
Patch images with greater control using Content-Aware Patch.

Mercury Graphics Engine and 64-bit support—Count on the new 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.

All-new Crop tool—Crop images faster and with greater precision using the all-new, nondestructive Crop tool. Manipulate your images on canvas, and take advantage of the Mercury Graphics Engine to see your adjustments happen live.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended
Crop images faster and with greater precision using the all-new, nondestructive Crop tool.

New reflections and draggable shadows—Quickly achieve 3D realism by adding and enhancing shadows and reflections on your ground plane.* Drag a shadow to reposition the light source, and easily edit ground reflections, shadows, and other effects.

3D controls at your fingertips—Intuitively create 3D artwork with a simple interface that eliminates the need for tools. Use in-context, on-canvas controls to manipulate cages for 3D extrusions, change scene and object orientation, and edit lights.

Content-Aware Patch—Patch images with greater control using Content-Aware Patch. Simply choose the patch area and Content-Aware technology will fill in the missing area.

New and reengineered design tools—Create superior designs fast. Get consistent formatting with type styles, use vector layers to apply strokes and add gradients to vector objects, easily create custom strokes and dashed lines, quickly search layers, and more.

Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Creative Suite 6 Buying Guide
Adobe Creative Cloud Complete
Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection
Creative apps: Get Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat XI Pro, and more
21 desktop applications
12 desktop applications
Ongoing updates: Access new features and products as soon as they’re released.
Yes: Hundreds of feature updates since May 2013 release
No: Released May 2012
Stay in sync: Keep your settings, styles, fonts, colors, and assets synced and available from anywhere.
Yes
No
Storage, file sharing and collaboration: Let clients or colleagues view, comment on, and download your files from their desktop or mobile browser.
20GB of cloud storage
No
Publishing: Host your website and publish iPad apps.
Yes
No
Behance ProSite: Create a professional online portfolio.
Yes
No
Training: Benefit from over 300 hours of getting-started, feature, how-to, and inspirational videos from experts at Adobe and leading partners.
Yes
No

Product Description

Adobe is reinventing their desktop apps to make your creative process seamless, intuitive, and more connected than ever. The newest release of Photoshop CC is available only in Adobe Creative Cloud. Get access to more connected tools and services with hundreds of all new features in Adobe Creative Cloud.

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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! and Tips for Getting it going August 26, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I have used Photoshop for years from friends and school, so when I saw this, I jumped at it, as I'm working on my Masters. I think my favorite feature so far is the changeable color for the interface, much easier on the eyes. I did have considerable frustration on figuring out how to get my serial number, and I thought to give a bit of advice for the others out there on what to do:

First, don't worry about the product code they give you here, you need that for validating the product with Adobe, but it isn't your serial number
Second, you have to install the program, then look for a PDF that says 'IMPORTANT - How to validate and activate your product' It should be located in a folder called Adobe Photoshop Extended CS6 Student and Teacher Edition
Follow the instructions in the PDF, you'll find a url in the pdf that directs you where to go to validate your software
You go on there and pick your school. As it says in the product description above, I'd recommend using your school email if you have one

I hope that helps someone out there.
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99 of 111 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rejections August 1, 2012
By r0526b
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
Make sure your school will work before you purchase this. They will NOT refund your money or give you the SERIAL NUMBER if you are rejected. I thought for sure my online school would be fine it wasn't and so I am stuck with an unusable download because i have no serial number. I was told that adobe would give me a refund within 30 days, so i tried and they said they needed the serial number in order to give me a refund!!! LOL How in the hell do I give them a serial number when they are the ones refusing to give me the serial number!!! I would not be trying to get my money back if I had the serial number!!! duh
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst run-around ever December 20, 2012
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
Photoshop itself is a wonderful program, but the process of becoming eligible to use the program and getting a serial number was the worst run-around I've ever experienced. Before buying CS6 student edition, I contacted Adobe Customer Service to make sure I could buy and use the program before classes began. The reply, (and I kept a copy of the chat) said, "You can use the product without any issue."
So, I went ahead and purchased it and began the process of submitting my documents to identit-e, including a copy of of Adobe's OK.
Well, after several denial of eligiblity e-mails, identit-e said I should return the software to the place I bought it.
I returned it.
A few weeks later, I get an e-mail from identite's customer service saying they had reconsidered and approved my eligiblity--but it was linked to the product I told them I'd returned.
So now I have to buy another CS6 and resubmit my requests. It has already been 40 days of waiting for a program I paid for but can't use.
Piracy is an issue, but honest people who are willing to pay shouldn't be treated like this.
ADOBE__WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? Are you so big that you can't hear the little guy who is doing the right thing?
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adobe = Apple? June 10, 2012
Platform for Display:PC
There was not as much hype around Adobe Photoshop CS6 as Photoshop CS5. I did not get the urge that I needed to upgrade NOW. For CS5 on the other hand, there was this must upgrade mentality. CS5 was when Photoshop became the all-in-one imaging software we have come to use and love today.
CS6 is more of a quiet release. Adobe made a few tweaks here and there, a few improvements, and a few interface changes. Pardon the reference to Apple in the title.
It might seem on the surface that there are no major changes. That statement would be correct to an extent. But once you dig deeper, you find the changes are pretty significant.
The one thing Adobe had been advertising most strongly about CS6 was its new Mercury graphics engine. The Mercury graphics engine allows you to see the changes you make to your image as you make them. This is helpful in so many ways. The biggest would be it gives you a feel for what you are doing. The new graphics engine also helps to make everything feel more fluid. I believe that the new smoothness helps keep my creativity unfettered.
Painting in CS6 is now a joy. Using a tablet, painting feels much like the real thing. What's responsible for this is the Mercury graphics engine. It makes paint behave much more like paint by spreading and mixing correctly.
The changes underneath perhaps may be the most important, but the redesigned icons and interface gives CS6 a "fresh" feel. The new black interface now matches with Lightroom. I prefere the black interface because it looks much more professional and matches the bezel around my screen. The icons for the tools have all been improved and are easy on the eyes.
The improvements to the crop, clone, and select tools are small but noticable.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By A. Rose
Platform for Display:PC Download
I use Photoshop mostly to process digital camera pictures (JPEG), to prepare images to use in PowerPoint for lectures, and occasionally to process microscope images and to prepare labeled figures in TIFF format for scientific publications/grant proposals. I've been using Photoshop 7.0 for many years and finally decided it was time to put it to rest and upgrade to something more appropriate for my new Windows 7 computer. Now that I have CS6 working fine on the computer, I am really enjoying it and still discovering new features nearly every day. But it was a rather complicated procedure to get there. So overall, I would give it five stars for features and performance but only two to three stars for ease of installation due to the problems I ran into.

Part 1 - Getting it to work:

I have to admit that I made it somewhat more complicated by purchasing CS5 the first week of May and requesting the free complimentary CS6 upgrade download when it came out. To get CS6 to properly run on my computer, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling twice (seems to be the standard help suggestion, but didn't do anything to fix my issues) and got exasperated enough to do a system restore at one point and start over.

I ran into two main issues:

1) I could not get files to open with Photoshop by right-clicking on them as I had been able to with PS7. I was able to open files from within Photoshop, but neither CS5 nor CS6 showed up as selectable options in the list of programs to open files with on right-click. My usual workflow when processing pictures downloaded from my camera is to sort through them with Windows Live Photo Gallery and then right-click and open the ones I select to edit.
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