by Julieanne Kost

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June 18, 2014

Today Adobe announced all new versions of 14 CC desktop applications, 4 new mobile apps, the immediate availability of creative hardware, and new offerings for Enterprise, education and photography customers.

Of course this includes new features, enhancements and updates to both Photoshop and Lightroom for design and photography including the new Spin and Path Blurs in Blur Gallery, new typographic controls including Font Search and Typekit integration, enhancements to Smart Objects, Smart Guides, and Layer Comps, improved Content-Aware technologies, new selection capabilities using Focus Mask, as well as hidden gems and workflow timesavers.

Check out the latest advancements in Photoshop CC in the videos below:

Photoshop CC (2014): New features and enhancements (3 minute overview)

How to Add Realistic Spinning Motion Blur Effects in Photoshop CC

Adding Motion Blur Effects Along a Path in Photoshop CC

New Typographic Features in Photoshop CC

How to Align and Distribute Layers using Smart Guides in Photoshop CC

How to Use Layer Comps for Multi State Mock-ups in Photoshop CC

New Smart Object Features in Photoshop CC

How to Remove Distracting Elements using the Enhanced Content Aware Tools in Photoshop CC

How to Use Focus Mask to Make Selections based on Focus in Photoshop CC

More Hidden Gems in Photoshop CC

In addition, Adobe Camera Raw 8.5 the Radial and Graduated Filters have a new Brush option designed to selectively hide the filter in unwanted areas. This example demonstrates how useful it can be. 

Plus, Camera Raw 8.5 has new Per-Panel Preview toggle button.

And of course the Camera Raw team included additional bug fixes, new camera and lens profile support.

Click here for more information about Adobe’s Announcement 
Click here for more the Creative Cloud FAQ
Click here for more information about Lightroom mobile for iPhone

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to share them on the Photoshop forums!

COMMENTS

  • By Carlos A. Oliveras - 2:37 PM on June 18, 2014  

    Hello, thanks for your info. One huge question… where is the brush option for the radial/graduated filters in LR 5.5? Because it can’t be an ACR-only feature, or is it??

    • By Julieanne Kost - 3:30 PM on June 18, 2014  

      As a matter of policy, we cannot add features to Lightroom dot releases. We will look to add features to the next major release of Lightroom.

      • By Carlos A. Oliveras - 3:51 PM on June 18, 2014  

        Thanks for your answer… but wasn’t a new feature the chromatic aberration removal new controls in LR 4 dot 1, for instance? Well, not that I intend to argue! Nevermind, it’s just that this is such a cool feature, that I feel disappointed not to have it in LR 5.5.
        Anyway, it’s nice to know that it’s planned to be added sooner or later.
        Thanks for your answer and congratulations again for all your work (and I mean both you and the rest of the Adobe team). You all are amazing!

  • By Danny Smythe - 11:50 AM on June 20, 2014  

    The videos New Smart Object Features in Photoshop CC,
    How to Remove Distracting Elements using the Enhanced Content Aware Tools in Photoshop CC, and
    More Hidden Gems in Photoshop CC have all been removed by the user. You should take these links down.

    • By Julieanne Kost - 12:00 PM on June 20, 2014  

      Danny, Thank you for letting me know. It looks like the videos were updated on YouTube. I have updated the embed code and they should play now.

  • By Jason - 10:15 AM on June 25, 2014  

    re: How to Add Realistic Spinning Motion Blur Effects in Photoshop CC

    I love it!