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Our Complete Walkthrough of What's New in Photoshop CC

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The new version of Photoshop is finally here! Adobe Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) is now available for download for Creative Cloud Subscribers. The new version includes several new features including Camera Shake Reduction, Camera RAW improvements, Image Upsampling, Properties Panel Improvements, Behance Integration, Sync Settings, and many more useful features. In this article, Martin Perhiniak will explain these new features in a series of video tutorials. Let's take a look!

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1. Camera Shake Reduction

Save shots you thought were lost due to camera motion. Whether your blur was caused by slow shutter speed or a long focal length, Camera Shake Reduction analyzes its trajectory and helps restore sharpness.

Camera Shake example

Camera Shake Reduction filter
Camera Shake example

Camera Shake Reduction filter

2. Camera RAW Retouching Improvements

Apply Camera Raw edits as a filter to any layer or file inside Photoshop. With new Adobe Camera Raw 8, you get more precise ways to heal images. Now you can use the Spot Removal tool as a brush and paint over the unwanted areas of you photos. You can also find the spots caused by dust in your lens or sensor much easier by using the new Visualize Spots feature.

Camera Raw Retouching

Spot Removal used as a brush to retouch photo

3. Camera RAW Radial Filter

With new Adobe Camera Raw 8, you can create Radial Filters on your photos. These can be used for several effects and just like all Camera RAW adjustments they are completely non-destructive.

Radial Filter

Radial filter - Before
Radial Filter

Radial filter - After (people in the photo are highlighted)

4. Camera RAW Automatic Upright

With new Adobe Camera Raw 8, you can fix perspective distortions easily with Automatic Upright. You have lots of control over how you want to fix the perspective of your photos.

Automatic Upright

1. Before
Automatic Upright

1. After - Automatic Upright for perspective distortion correction

5. Preserve Details Resampling Method

Enlarge a low-res image so it looks great in print, or start with a larger image and blow it up to poster or billboard size. New upsampling preserves detail and sharpness without introducing noise.


6. Smart Sharpen Improvements

Rich textures, crisp edges, and distinct details. Smart Sharpen is the most advanced sharpening technology available today. It analyzes images to maximize clarity and minimize noise and halos, and it lets you fine-tune for high-quality, natural-looking results.


7. Properties Panel Improvements for Shapes

One of your most requested features is here. Now you can resize shapes, edit them, and re-edit them — before or after they're created. Even edit individual corner radiuses in rounded rectangles. Get more done in fewer clicks by selecting multiple paths, shapes, and vector masks at once. Even in multilayered documents with lots of paths, you can easily target the path you want right on canvas using a new filter mode.

Shape Properties

Properties panel improvements for Shapes

8. Isolate Layers

A fantastic new way to simplify your work is to Isolate layers in a complicated layer structure. This feature allows to concentrate on a specific layer or set of layers and don't get confused by all the other layers.

Isolate Layers

Isolate Layers

9. Sync Settings

With all-new Adobe® Photoshop® CC, you always have the latest version, because access to every future release is built right in. Bring your settings to multiple computers with cloud-enabled Sync Settings.

Sync Settings

Sync Settings between computers

10. Share on Behance

Adobe Creative Cloud™ is now integrated with Behance® for real-time inspiration and a seamless way to share your work. Create more, share more, never stop learning. That's Creative Cloud.

Creative Cloud

Behance Prosite available for free for Creative Cloud members
Sharing

Sharing in the process
Share on Behance

Share your WIP (Work in Progress) on Behance

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