The Top New Features in Photoshop CC

The Top New Features in Photoshop CC
Strong Deblur

Recover Details in Highly Blurred Photos

When not used for artistic purposes, you can use the Camera Shake Reduction filter to recover details in a photo such as a license plate.

Improved Smart Sharpen Filter

The old Smart Sharpen filter is now in legacy mode (accessible from the panel menu) and replaced with the new Smart Sharpen filter that gives you a resizable panel, noise reduction, and shadow/highlight targeting.
Smart Sharpen

Resizable Panel

Previously, the Smart Sharpen filter wasn’t resizable which meant that you only had a tiny 400x340 area to work with. Now you can resize the filter to enlarge your preview area.
Reduce Noise

Reduce Noise

Sharpening can sometimes introduce noise that were barely visible before – especially in the blurry areas of your photo. The Smart Sharpen filter in Photoshop CC allows you to minimize noise with a new Reduce Noise slider.

Intelligent Upsampling

The all new upsampling mode in the Image Size tool (Image > Image Size) enables you to enlarge your photo using the new “Preserve Details” mode that provides sharper results than bicubic. This mode also has a noise reduction that does a great job minimizing noise in your enlargement.
Image Size Preserve Details

Preserve Details

This new resampling mode preserves details and sharpness without adding noise to your photo.
Image Size Noise Reduction

Noise Reduction

Enlarging your photo can also make noise more visible. By adjusting this setting, you can effectively reduce noise in your enlargements.
Image Size

Live Preview

See the results of your enlargement with the live preview. This is especially useful when adjusting the noise reduction setting

New Features for Web Designers

Text Anti Aliasing

New Anti-Aliasing for Type

Now you can simulate the look of anti-aliasing on the web with new anti-aliasing mode for type. These anti-aliasing modes closer resemble the look of text on browsers.
Copy CSS

Copying CSS attributes

Create a button in Photoshop and copy the layer styles to CSS. This feature lets you convert your layer into CSS simply by right-clicking on the layer and choosing the copy CSS command.
Import Swatches

Import Color Swatches

Now you can extract the colors used in HTML, CSS, or SVG files and place them inside your color swatch panenl. This is a huge time saver for web designers because they no longer have to view the source code or import colors one-by-one.

Improved Vector Tools

Photoshop CC introduces two new improvements for the vector tools. The first is rounded rectangles. Creating rounded rectangle used to be a guess-and-test for designers; you would have to guess the correct radius setting to use and then draw the rectangle in the perfect size. In Photoshop CC, you can directly modify the radius setting after you’ve drawn the shape and you can apply or remove it to any corner. The second feature is multi-shape and path selections. This new feature lets you select and edit multiple shapes/paths/vector masks with fewer clicks. You can even target the path of any layer right on the canvas with the new filter mode.
Rounded Rectangle

Editable Rounded Rectangles

Now you can resize and edit rounded rectangles after you’ve drawn them. This new feature lets you adjust the radius setting of each corner and add/remove rounded corners. You can even export the settings to CSS data.
Select Multiple Paths

Multi-Shape and Path Selection

The Paths Selection tool has been improved to allow you to select paths directly on the canvas across multiple layers using the Paths Selection tool. You can also isolate shapes by double-clicking on the shape in the canvas and double-clicking anywhere outside to exit out of the isolation mode.

Improve 3D Painting & Compositing

More designers are learning to use 3D thanks to the 3D features in Photoshop Extended which combines decent 3D capabilities with an interface that designers are already familiar with. Photoshop CC improves their 3D tools by allowing you to create instances of 3D objects and paint 3D objects with live cursor preview.

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13 comments on “The Top New Features in Photoshop CC”

  1. Its the best Photoshop App. Try visiting forums.adobe.com for any questions... And if u r a teacher or student u get entire adobe apps only $19.99 think of it...

    1. It will always be CC... @michael people will always be updated to the latest one because it will be subscription only.

  2. I'm done with Photoshop. I've been using it since version 7 and I'm finally giving Photoshop up because of the subscription pricing model. Just kidding! $20/month is not bad but I'm still sticking with CS3 for as long as I can. I feel like I'm saving money for every month that I can delay the upgrade to Photoshop CC.

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