Discover the powerful new abilities of Layer Comps in Photoshop CC including the new icons for options being saved, syncing changes across multiple Layer Comps, and accessing layer comps within Smart Objects.
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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.
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to share them on the Photoshop forums!
Click here (2014 Favorite Layer Shortcuts) to download a compilation of some of the Layer shortcuts that I am going to share today in my compositing course at ADIM. Of course this isn’t a complete list, so feel free to search the blog for more in-depth tutorials, training, techniques and shortcuts for working with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
In order to export all of your Layer Comps as independent files, select File > Scripts > layer Comps to Files. You can also export your layer Comps directly to Web Photo Gallery (WPG). And of course you can add a custom keyboard shortcut for either of these scripts by choosing Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts and select Shortcuts For: Application Menus.
Several of the icons and panel fly-out menu items on the Layer Comps Panel can be assigned custom keyboard shortcuts. Choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts and select Shortcuts For: Panel Menus. For example, you can assign a shortcut to Apply Previous and Apply Next Layer Comp commands, Update Layer Comp, New Layer comp and more.
Shift -click to select multiple layer comps, then cycle through them using the Apply Previous/Apply Next icon.
If you choose to view your swatches (or styles) as a list, you can double click on the name of the swatch to rename it (this is true for any panel that displays it’s items as lists (Actions, Layer Comps etc.).