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Getting to Know New Features in Photoshop CC

We are thrilled to announce the release of Photoshop CC, packed with new features for designers, photographers and digital artists. There’s something in Photoshop CC for everyone: improved design tools, a number of new sharpening features, and seamless integration with Creative Cloud to allow you to streamline your creative workflow.

The Photoshop team is proud to bring you the latest technology in digital imaging with this release. Each improvement has been carefully created with our customers in mind. We love all of the new features, but here’s a list of some of our favorites:

  • All-new Smart Sharpen: Photoshop CC analyzes image data to maximize clarity and minimize noise and halo. A range of new editable options lets you fine-tune images to get richer textures, crisper edges and more distinct details.
    Photoshop Creative Cloud Smart Sharpen
  • Intelligent Upsampling: Preserve detail and sharpness while enlarging images for different print sizes. The new upsampling tool retains edge detail and reduces the noise and artifacts normally associated with enlarging images.Photoshop CC Intelligent Upsampling
  • Camera Shake Reduction: Save shots you thought were lost due to camera motion. Whether your blur was caused by slow shutter speed or a long focal length, Camera Shake Reduction analyzes the trajectory of the camera shake and helps restore sharpness.Photoshop CC Camera Shake Reduction
  • Editable Rounded Rectangles: Creating shapes has never been so flexible. The ability to resize and re-edit shapes after they’ve been created is one of the most-requested features added to Photoshop CC. Web designers will also be able to export CSS data from files to use later.Photoshop CC Rounded Rectangles
  • Adobe Camera Raw 8 and layer support: Apply new effects to your images with Adobe Camera Raw’s new Advanced Healing Brush, Radial Gradient and Upright tools. Adobe Camera Raw’s powerful tools can now be used as a filter on any layer, allowing you to use controls like Clarity, Noise reduction and Temperature on any layer at any time.

Try or buy Photoshop CC to experience our new features.

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I thought that Adobe had decided that Photoshop wasn’t for photographers, but high end graphics, design shops. That was the reason they took away our path to ownership(as much as it was.) aren’t we relegated to PS Elements? so quit tellling me how great it is for photographers because I am not buying until they provide a path to ownership.

When I opened PsCC, I had trouble noticing what’s new where. so this helped a little.

I think using the programs in combination is nicer, that smother workflow is worth it.

@Earl I hear you. On the other hand clients can open my files for a month without having to shell out $800 or whatever. Similarly Freelancers don’t have to take a hit when starting out.

I am looking forward to trying these new features.

Nice – now make it available outside the cloud and people might actually buy it.

I and other photographers around me refuse to allow our work computers access to internet for obvious reasons. I thought Adobe said that CS7 would still be available in boxed editions for those with no internet connection. I don’t like having to be on the internet for all this stuff and besides, our internet connection is very slow here so CC is not going to work here. Now if CC was available in a box edition, non-internet they would do a lot more business but I’ll stick with what I’m using and keep my work computer free of hackers, virus’ etc by keeping it off the net.

    You’re not going to be able to resist it for too much longer, soon download will be the only option for all software delivery, companies are seeing huge savings by abandoning physical products and distribution

    Hi Charles,

    Are you a CS6 user? CS6 required an internet connection to activate and register. You do not need to be online to use Photoshop. You can work offline for over 3 months at a time.

I just updated and I don’t see these new features… help??

    did you use the Adobe Application Manager? I ask because you may be seeing updates to CS6 application, the new CC applications are full new installs lower down, not updates?

    Which features aren’t you seeing? Do you have CC (version 14.0) installed? http://adobe.ly/PS-Up-To-Date

It was really unfortunate that Adobe did this kind of procedure. People living on the side of the world with no Internet will not be able to access this beautiful creative process. There is no way that they can see their beautiful enhanced photography unless Adobe will provide them a box of ownership. Please don’t put a limitation to our creativity, make us expose our imagination by helping us to bridge the gap of imagination and reality by using your wonderful product.

Stop paying for CC and these features become useless :-( Bring back the perpetual licence!

As a Photoshop user, and CC subscriber I understand why Adobe took this route. It’s preventing piracy, and providing them with a trackable income.

I personally would like to have the ability to purchase the software for ever, but ultimately I’m going to pay the same price, this way I’ll get free updates for both bug fixes, and operating system releases.

Microsoft is going to follow this model with Office in the near future, mark my words.

    This is not true. CC was cracked within 24 hours and available via torrent. Adobe does not care about Piracy, they believe that pirates will eventually buy. I’m fine with the subscription but the CEO is the biggest jackass I have ever had the displeasure of hearing talk. That is the reason I will not be subscribing.

      I second that. Successfully testing a warezed Photoshop CC right now. The piracy can’t be stopped until all the computation is relegated to the cloud.

        Beware of pirated software. Most have been modified and contain maleware.

A pity that CC has priced me right out of the market and I’ll never use these features.

I’ve been a Photoshop User since Photoshop 6.0 and I was an early adopter of the subscription model. I’ve been saying vocally that Adobe should move to this model since CS3. Part of it is that I guess I’m a little idealistic. I’m not bothered by the idea of paying for Adobe for the rest of my life anymore than I worry about spending money on electricity or the internet for the rest of my life. Nor am I naive enough to actually believe I “own” any software.

Additionally I strive to be a “Green Designer” so if that means download only, and no more physical product, wasteful packaging or ink, I’m on board.

I also talk to students who want to become designers, photographers or videographers every week. This is one of the best things that could have happened for these young people.

Software is heading in this direction,this is the same outcry and sour grapes from people who didn’t want to leave film camera’s behind for digital.

I would say that while a lot of people are complaining in 2 years they will get on board, because the market and industry won’t let them comfortably cling to the way things were. Clients and employers will pass people over for work based on what version of the software they are using.

We all know this, we’ve all seen, and whether we like it or not its reality.

If you’re a photographer and you don’t think Photoshop CC has any real value for you, then you haven’t been paying attention, because Camera Raw 8 is FANTASTIC. And the ability to apply Camera Raw changes as a smart filer non-destructively is amazing. The new smart sharpen and resizing capabilities may also mean you can get away with purchasing slightly cheaper stock images now (1 size down in istock makes a difference).

In any case I tackle some of the Creative Cloud controversy in my article here if anyone is interested, there are some things that people just don’t know and alot of myths still going around that aren’t true:
http://robertoblake.com/blog/2013/05/adobe-creative-cloud-contraversy/

Bottom line, the new features are worth it. You never “own” software, and reality demands adaptability or as Richard Rahl would say Life is the Future, Death is the Past, learn from the past but remember you can’t live in it.

This is what Adobe passes off as an upgrade? PS has gotten lazy and inconsequential. Where are the real innovations that photogs need, like true afterfocus, the groundwork for which has been laid already for years, yet has gone un-utilized? Technology for camera shake correction has existed for many years with other inexpensive software brands, yet Adobe is just getting around to that now?

Adobe CC definitely has lots of benefits, but as a long time user of Photoshop (since 1998) I can understand the objections many people have.

Why not offer both the box version AND creative cloud, so the customer can make the choice on which one to use? I really believe that’s the only way to make everyone happy.

Photoshop is a fantastic product for professional web designers. Working in Photoshop enhanced my skill and now Photoshop CC, it definitely brings much more features which surely make me to go to next level in premium web designing. CS6 was awesome product. I hope Creative Cloud cross its previous version’s level.

My issue is with the lack of support for all the problems that I’m having with the software and subscription. Each time I call to India, which is Adobes goto place for help, I have to explain over and over to different people who seem to be rifling through a manual to try to assist me. I have not yet had a issue resolved.

uhhh… what if i need to work in remote areas disconnected from the “cloud”?

    For annual members, you can use the apps for up to 99 days in offline mode. Month-to-month members can use the software for up to 30 days in offline mode.

Back to the original post… Zorana this is a very useful post but I’d like to see a little more description on sme features as well as a couple more videos. Also there are some things like the image size… That isn’t blue when the “what’s new” workspace is selected. That’s going to be increasingly important. Thanks for the info and your hard work.

Adobe just made a huge mistake with this, and it will only be apparent in hindsight for them.

I work in the VFX industry, and I know many people who worked in the industry that were happily paying for the perpetual license. However now some of those people are just downloading the pirated versions of CC, some out of spite, others because they don’t want their work stored remotely on the net and yet others don’t want to be put on a leash by Adobe, having to go online just to use their software, whether it’s every 10 days or every 6 months.

I myself will stick with CS6, there are many plugins out there that can do what these so called “new features” do anyway and there always will be.

I personally don’t see any reason to use CC, and if the studio I work for decides they will upgrade to CC then that’s fine by me, but the IT department and VP of acquisitions is definitely not on board with the new model, in fact they hate it. I work in a studio that employees nearly 120 artists, so that’s a considerable loss when you factor in the cost of perpetual licensing vs CC’s $30 which will not be implemented at this studio anyway.

Hopefully other studios will follow suit and teach Adobe a nice lesson.

best softwere

Great, this will save me plenty of time in the future.

I have tried to set Photoshop CC (version 14.1) as my default to open “jpg” and “png” files. It will not let me. Any solution?

This web site definitely has all the information and facts I needed concerning this subject and didn’t know
who to ask.

Version 14.1? Try version 14.2

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