There have been numerous changes to the way we work with images and multi-layered compositions. Here’s a look at some of the new palette features
The Layers palette in Photoshop CS6 Beta has a couple of new extras that help us stay organised. The first is a new filtering system, which gives you options to only view certain layer types.
Categories include Effect, Name, Kind, Mode, Attribute and Color, which are further specified with sub-categories relating to these initial themes. To clear all filters, simply click on the small grey box at the end of the pictures along the top.
Blend modes can now be applied to multiple layers at a time as well as multiple layers in a Group folder. This was a feature taken from the feedback received in the Beta’s early testing stages. By Shift-clicking, more than one layer can be selected and the blend modes are all available.
And also, in the same vein as Photoshop Elements, Photoshop CS6 Beta contains space for palettes at the very base of the interface. This may shrink the overall working space, but means you can keep palettes such as Mini Bridge and Timeline open at all times.