The New Photoshop is Upon Us!

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What is up designers and welcome to my first photoshop article(past posts were tutorials) here to talk about the new Adobe Creative Cloud released yesterday.

If you don’t know what Adobe is, it is are my favorite web and design development company and I am proud talk about the new Photoshop CC released within the creative cloud with all the other applications upgraded to CC, but today I’m only talking about the new Photoshop.

As you may know adobe has been in Creative Suite since 2003 when they released Photoshop CS, then they released CS2 in 2005 and so on till 2012 with the release of photoshop CS6 with MASSIVE updates:

  • UI redesign (all new icons and optional dark UI)
  • Auto and background saves
  • Content-aware Patch and Move tools
  • Blur Gallery
  • Color Range: skin tone and face detection
  • Adobe Camera RAW 7
  • Enhanced crop tool
  • New properties panel
  • Enhanced video support
  • Oil Paint filter now ships with the program
  • Adaptive Wide Angle filter
  • Paragraph and Character Styles
  • Built in support for Middle Eastern languages
  • Updated Printing UI
  • 3DLUT adjustment
  • Vector strokes, dotted/dashed strokes
  • Overhauled vector tools
  • Snap to Pixel for vector tools and transforms
  • 3D UI completely redone, now easier to use

I really loved the updates with CS6 but then I thought that adobe might play it safe and release Photoshop CS7, but they didn’t play it safe….they played it right and moved on to cloud service which is such an amazing update that gave me the feeling that they were moving on with a new generation of designing and photography.

Now let’s move on with the features of Photoshop CC:

  • Shake Reduction

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.

Now this feature is not actully perfect so 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. Here is an example of it’s results:

ShakeReduction_elephant

  • 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 layers!

CameraRawFilter

  • 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

  • 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

Well those are the updates that really blew my mind but there are more but I can’t just make this too boring so if you want to see the other features just go to the official website.

There’s one last thing I want to tell you guys is that I didn’t sign up for Creative Cloud yet because I want you to tell me if it’s worth paying 20$/month for an awsome update because I never had to pay a monthly fee to use an aplication so I wanna know if it’s worth it.

Thank you for reading and I just want to point out that we hit 200 followers yesterday so thank you very much our lovely readers and followers. You’re the best!

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