The October 15, 2018 release of Adobe Photoshop has introduced some exciting new features for Photoshop. These new features will make creations speedier and much more efficient! Keep reading to find out which features are new and enhanced.
Note: The 32-bit version of Windows is no longer supported with the October release of Photoshop CC.
Multiple Undo Mode
This is a dream come true for someone like me who undoes a lot of things at once. It used to be that you could undo one thing with the Ctrl + Z keys (Windows) or Command + Z keys (Mac) and then, to take further steps back in your project you would have to press the Ctrl + Alt + Z keys (Windows) or Option + Command + Z keys (Mac).
Adobe has given its users and given them the simple multiple undo mode using just Ctrl + Z (Windows)or Command + Z (Mac). How exciting! So, for people like me who don’t like pressing three different keys at the same time, now I’m able to use the same two keys that I use across many art programs. It’s much easier to use!
The Edit menu displays the following commands:
- Undo: Press Ctrl + Z (Windows) or Command + Z (Mac) to step back one step in the undo chain. Continue to press those two keys as you undo to the point you want in your chain.
- Redo: Press Shift + Ctrl + Z (Windows) or Shift + Command + Z (Mac). This will take you one step forward in your history chain.
- Toggle Last State: This works the same as the legacy undo mode. Press Control + Alt + Z (Windows) or Command + Option + Z (Mac)
Live Blend Mode
When you open up the Blend Mode drop-down window you will be able to scroll over top of them to see how they look on your image in live preview without having to click on the blend mode itself.
Content Aware Fill
With the Adobe Sensei technology you can now choose which source pixels to use and rotate, scale and mirror. With this new Content Aware Fill you are able to preview your changes in full resolution. You also have the option to save this in a new layer.
The Frame Tool for Masking
Frame parts of your image you are masking instead of painting in the mask! Press K to select the Frame Tool. This will create an elliptical or rectangular placeholder frames. Any shape or text can also be used as placeholder frames.
Finally! Adobe Photoshop now has symmetry mode! Go to the butterfly icon in your Options bar and right click it. A drop down window will give you options of what kind of symmetry you would like to use.
Created with symmetry in Photoshop by Kelly’O Smith
You need to select a painting brush first and from there you will see the butterfly icon above. That will give you multiple options of how you would like to create your symmetry. Creating with radial and mandala will give you the option of how many sections you want to create with. After you select that, you can adjust the size of your symmetry before you get started.
You now have the option to use a color wheel when selecting colors. The option to use the color wheel is accessed through the Color Panel’s fly-out menu.
Click the Home icon to access the Home screen at any time while you work. The Home icon is located at the top left of your screen in your Options Bar.
The Excitement for the New Features
Watch this video that will share in much greater detail what these great new Photoshop features are:
There are some really great new features that Adobe has given us for Photoshop. With every single one that I read about I was more and more excited to see it, realizing that these were things I wished Photoshop possessed anyway. As you can see, I’ve already tried out at least one of these new features so far and I love it! I can’t wait to get to using the rest of the new features!
Have you been able to try them out? Are these features things that will help you out in your creations? I would love to hear about how they have helped you, or what you are excited to start using!