One of the aspects of Adobe Photoshop that makes it a favorite of creative professionals is its ever-expanding set of features. The most recent release is no exception.
What’s new in the Fall 2020 version of Adobe Photoshop?
Powerful new filters: Neural Filters is a new workspace inside Photoshop that lets you explore various creative ideas. Using sliders, you can colorize a scene, zoom in on parts of an image, or change someone’s expression, age, gaze, or pose in seconds. To access the new Neural Filters workspace, choose Filter > Neural Filters.
Sky Replacement: The new Sky Replacement feature lets you quickly select and replace the sky in a photo. Your scenery colors automatically adjust to match the new sky. Save precious time retouching and get the mood you want, even if the shooting conditions weren’t ideal. Choose Edit > Sky Replacement.
Version history: Want to look back at previous versions of your image without undoing the changes? With the new Version History panel, you can access saved versions of your Photoshop cloud documents. Choose (Windows) File / (macOS) Window > Version History. Preview, mark, and revert to earlier versions as needed.
Use Photoshop cloud documents offline: Are you going off the grid but want to edit on the go? You can make a recently opened Photoshop cloud document available offline for editing even when you don’t have internet access. Go to cloud documents on the home screen, click the three-dot icon, and select “Make available offline.”
Pattern preview: Want to envision how your design will come to life as a pattern? The new Pattern Preview mode virtually tiles and repeats your design automatically. Try the patterns on your direct mail, marketing collateral, and wide-format graphics. Choose View > Pattern Preview.
Other enhancements include:
- More options for creating and managing shapes.
- Ability to reset a Smart Object to its original state.
- Faster, easier to use plug-ins.
- Search feature in the Brushes, Swatches, Gradients, Styles, Patterns, and Shapes panels help you find specific presets easily.
- Easier to use “content aware” tracing tool.
- Enhancements to “select and mask,” fill, and other features.
Thought Photoshop couldn’t get any better? Think again. If you haven’t upgraded to the October 2020 release of Photoshop, what are you waiting for? Happy creating!