Adobe is a world leading software company, with most of the products offering designers, artists and editors the ability to artistically manipulate just about anything desirable. From designing pamphlets in Adobe InDesign to cutting a movie together in Adobe Premiere, there isn't a stone unturned when it comes to Adobe. Possibly the most popular software provided by the company is Photoshop. This software allows you to manipulate images, performing amazing adjustments and transformations for graphic designers and photographers at the same time. With every new release, there is updated features and content, giving you the artist amazing power not even conceivable a few years ago. Currently, Adobe is working on its CS6 software, known long form as Creative Suite 6. For individuals looking for new software, they can either purchase the current Creative Suite 5.5, or download the free Beta CS6. Because the software is in the beta form, there are some kinks to be worked out, but Adobe is releasing the version to allow artists and designers the ability to test out the software, free of charge.
To begin, you need to navigate yourself to the http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/photoshopcs6/. This is the download page provided for Adobe Photoshop CS6. Once on the website, click the "Download Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta" link, located on the right side of the screen. This brings you to the download options page. When here, select the appropriate download for either rMac or Windows. The download automatically begins on the computer. As the Windows version is larger than the Mac option (the downloaded file is nearly twice the size). It does take a bit longer to perform. Do not worry if you are a Mac user though, as your software version is the same, just the compression format of the file allows the Adobe Photoshop content to be packaged differently, in a smaller file.
Upon completing the download, simply open the file and follow the installation process. During the installation, you are prompted to input an activation code, which you are most likely familiar with, if you've used an Adobe product before. Simply select "Try" and the software installs onto the computer.