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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta is Free (for now)

If you haven’t tried Photoshop CS6 yet, Adobe recently made the beta publicly available. You can download it and use it for free until just after the retail release scheduled sometime in 2012.

photoshop cs 6 cat screen

Download Photoshop CS6 Beta here. Careful, it’s 1.7 GB in size, so will take a while to download on slower connections.

The downloaded program files will be compressed in a .zip file. Just extract it and run Set-up.exe.

photoshop cs6 set-up.exe

On the first installation screen, select Try, not Install. A new “feature” of Photoshop CS6 is requiring an Adobe account, so on the next screen you’ll be prompted to login.

ps cs6 install trysign-in required

By default in the install options it is set to Install BOTH 32-bit and 64-bit. Since you probably don’t need both, be sure to uncheck the 32-bit (bottom) version if you are running a 64-bit computer.

install 64 or 32 bit photoshop cs 6

Once you click Install, it shouldn’t take long. The final installation splash screen will appear and you can start right up with the “trial’ although it’s really a Beta.

photoshop cs6 install complete

If you’re a fan of Photoshop, make sure to check out my review of Photoshop Touch for the iPad 2 or higher.

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