Adobe Photoshop CC

Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

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Photoshop CC is now in the wild! If you’re a Creative Cloud member, you’ll see the new updates in your Application Manager! This update contains some pretty hefty features, like Camera Shake Reduction, Camera Raw Filter, 32-bit HDR toning, editable rounded rectangles, improved Smart Sharpen, Upsampling, and a whole lot more!

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Top 5 Features

Camera Shake Reduction

Demoed during the last MAX, Adobe’s ‘deblurring’ feature will be one of the most talked about features in this release.

What Shake Reduction Is

This feature is geared at blurry photos due to camera shake. For instance, if you were nudged during shooting, or the wind caught your camera, this feature will give you nice results.

What Shake Reduction Isn’t

Before you get disappointed in your results, Shake Reduction will not fix blurry images due to misfocus, or images that contain motion blur. If you focused on a subject in the background, instead of the subject in the foreground, Shake Reduction will give you disappointing results. Also, if your subject moved while you were taking the picture, motion blur will usually not be fixed using Shake Reduction.

Examples

Here are a few examples to show you the results that Shake Reduction can achieve.

ShakeReduction elephant Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

ShakeReduction monkey Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

Camera Raw Filter

Camera Raw has traditionally been used to edit raw images, but now in Photoshop CC, you’re able to access Camera Raw as a filter. This not only allows you to edit your raw images after they’ve been open, but it also gives you the option to use Camera Raw on your every-day layers!

CameraRawFilter Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

Upright, Radial Filter, Improved Healing Brush

For those who have been using the Lightroom 5 beta, you may be familiar with Upright, Radial Filter, and improved healing brush. If you’re not a Lightroom user, you’ll be happy to hear that these features are now part of Camera Raw in Photoshop CC.

Upright

The new Upright feature allows you to automatically straighten out your images using the “Auto” mode, or the three specific modes that are also available; Level, Vertical, or Full.

Upright Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

Radial Filter

In previous versions of Camera Raw, you were able to apply selective adjustments by using a Graduated Filter, as well as the Adjustment Brush. Now, a new Radial Filter has been added for even more selective adjustment goodness! If you were one of the many users who would have loved to create painless, customizable vignettes, life just got awesome!

RadialFilter Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

Improved Healing Brush

In addition to spot healing, which has been available in previous versions of Camera Raw, you can now create brush strokes for your healing needs.

32-Bit HDR Toning in Camera Raw

If you’ve done work with 32-bit HDR images before, you may be familiar with steps that needed to be taken in order to properly tone that image. Photoshop CC makes the process a bit easier, especially for those who don’t use or own Lightroom.

Now, once you’ve brought your images into HDR Pro, you have the option to tone the image directly in Camera Raw, avoiding the need for Lightroom or any other external application.

32Bit Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

Improved Smart Sharpen

Smart Sharpen has been in Photoshop for quite a while, but in Photoshop CC, improvements have been made to help reduce noise and haloing, which you may have gotten in previous versions.

SmartSharpen Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

Editable Rounded Rectangles

Finally, FINALLY, the corners of rounded rectangles can be edited after they’ve been created! In your Properties panel, you can adjust all four corners at once, or tweak them individually. What’s even cooler, is that if you started with a regular rectangle, you can still curve out the corners later on!

RoundedRectangles Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

Multiple Path Selection

In previous versions of Photoshop, even when you had two vector shapes selected, their paths were not visible in the Paths panel. In Photoshop CC, the paths of your selected shape layers will appear in the Paths panel.

MultiplePath Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

This also works for standalone paths. If you’ve created two paths on your document, you can now select both of them, just like you can select multiple layers. Multiple paths can also be reordered, deleted, and duplicated.

MultiplePathsSelected Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

Isolation Mode

Working with many layers can be quite the chore! Wouldn’t it be great it there was a way to isolate one of your layers for a distraction free workflow? Now there is!

IsolateLayer Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

Isolating a layer is a great idea if your design contains many vector based shapes, and you’d like to avoid altering other paths.

Isolation can also be triggered by double-clicking on a path with either the Direct or Path Selection Tool.

Intelligent Upsampling

Photographers and designers often find themselves with ‘smaller than desired’ documents, which they’d like to scale up for print. Unfortunately, scaling up a rasterized image usually results in heavy pixelation and blurriness. In Photoshop CC, the Image Size dialogue contains new options to help you enlarge your photos, while preserving details, sharpness, and giving you the option to reduce noise.

Upscale Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

Creative Cloud Integration

Users have been asking for more syncing options for quite some time. Now that the Creative Cloud is in full swing, Photoshop CC users can now sync many aspects of Photoshop to the cloud, which syncs with other installations they may have.

When you first launch Photoshop CC, you’ll be asked if you want to sync your settings with the Creative Cloud.

CC Sync Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

If you choose not to sync on launch, you can always turn on and customize your sync settings within Photoshop’s preferences.

SyncSettings Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

3D Improvements

In Photoshop CS6, 3D receivedhuge upgrade from CS5. Since then, the 3D functionality within Photoshop continues to improve with each update. Photoshop CC brings more improvements to create a more fluid 3D workflow.

Live Paint

Similar to Cinema 4D BodyPaint, Live Paint in Photoshop CC allows you to paint on your texture document and view a live preview of the result. For best results, arrange your documents so you can see both the texture and 3D mesh at the same time. Window > Arrange will give you a few options to do you.

Now, once you start painting on your texture, you’ll see the updates in real-time!

LivePaint Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

Unlit Textures

When working in a 3D environment, lighting, shadows, and bump maps can obstruct the view of your mesh’s texture. If you’re live painting, you may want to view your mesh without any distractions to be able to see the full texture. Now, in the Scene properties, you can choose to view your textures as “Unlit“, which ignores any lighting, shadows, and bump maps.

Unlit Adobe Introduces Photoshop CC

Texture/Paint Projection

There will be times where you have your mesh in the ‘perfect’ spot, but your texture isn’t displaying properly due to the viewpoint. With layer projections, you’re able to paint or place a texture on a blank layer right above your 3D mesh, then merge it down to project it right onto your mesh.

Release Date

Photoshop CC is now available, and will only available on a subscription basis. You can subscribe to the Creative Cloud starting at $19.99/month, or individual applications like Photoshop starting at $9.99/month.

  • graphic design

    photoshop is the best graphic design tool! very good demostration in this post.

  • http://www.wordonthescreen.com glassesgeek

    I think these were the top 5 features you forgot to talk about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPTc79Qw2g4

    Hehe :)

  • Christian W.

    I really love the new features, but let me know, what do you think about the new CC programms Howard? I’d like these features in a standalone.

  • Paul Aguilar

    fan boy comments, we could use some real usability, pricing, requirements input. Not just, yea! I work for CS or something, how marvelous it is!

  • Mike

    Thx a lot for your video tutorials, which save me thousand of money on Photoshop classes. Please keep going.

  • RandleMcMurphy

    “or individual applications like Photoshop starting at $9.99/month.”

    I don’t see any such plan. I see it for $19.99

  • anas chiki

    I have a question pmease. does PS CC replace totally PS that we all know or what exactly ?