Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (20150529.r.88) (32+64Bit) +45
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 is a powerful and versatile image editing software that offers a range of features and tools for designers and photographers. In this article, we will review some of the new and improved features that were introduced in the 2015 release of Photoshop CC, as well as some tips and tricks to make the most of them.
One of the most impressive features in Photoshop CC 2015 is the Face-Aware Liquify, which allows you to easily adjust facial features such as eyes, nose, mouth, and face shape. This feature is great for retouching portrait photos, creating caricatures, and doing much more. You can use Face-Aware Liquify as a smart filter for non-destructive editing.
To use Face-Aware Liquify, select Filter > Liquify and then choose the Face tool in the Liquify dialog. You will see a set of sliders that let you adjust different aspects of the face, such as eye size, nose width, mouth smile, and face width. You can also use the on-image controls to drag and resize the facial features directly on the image. For more information, see [Use the Liquify filter].
Select and Mask Workspace
Another feature that makes Photoshop CC 2015 stand out is the Select and Mask workspace, which helps you create accurate selections and masks in a dedicated environment. You can use tools like Refine Edge Brush to cleanly separate foreground and background elements, as well as adjust edge properties, output settings, and view modes.
To invoke the workspace, click Select And Mask in the Options bar when a selection tool is enabled. Alternatively, press Ctrl+Alt+R (Windows) or Cmd+Option+R (Mac). You will see a toolbar on the left with various selection tools, such as Quick Selection, Lasso, Polygonal Lasso, Magnetic Lasso, and Refine Edge Brush. On the right, you will see a Properties panel with options to adjust edge detection, global refinements, output settings, and view modes. For more information, see [Select and Mask workspace].
If you ever wondered what font was used in a certain image or text, Photoshop CC 2015 has a solution for you. The Match Font feature can identify fonts from an image and match them to licensed fonts on your computer or on Typekit, suggesting similar fonts as well. This feature uses intelligent imaging analysis and machine learning to detect fonts from Latin characters.
To use Match Font, simply select the area of the image containing the text whose font you want to analyze. Now, select Type > Match Font . You will see a list of fonts that match or resemble the font in the image. You can also filter the results by Typekit fonts or local fonts. For more information, see [Fonts].
Besides these three major features, Photoshop CC 2015 also introduced many other enhancements and improvements, such as:
Artboards: A new way to create multiple layouts of different sizes in a single document. You can also export artboards as individual files or as a single PDF file.
Layer Styles: A redesigned dialog box that allows you to apply multiple effects to a layer or group at once. You can also save and load presets of layer styles.
Content-Aware Crop: A new option in the Crop tool that automatically fills in the gaps when you rotate or expand your canvas beyond the original image size.
Dehaze: A new adjustment in Camera Raw that removes haze and fog from your photos using a simple slider.
Design Space: A new workspace optimized for web and UI design that offers a streamlined interface and tools.
Export As: A new dialog box that lets you export your images in multiple formats and sizes with more control and flexibility.
Device Preview: A new feature that lets you preview your designs on real devices using the Adobe Preview CC app.
3D Printing: A new option to print your 3D models directly to a local 3D printer or an online service.
For a complete list of new features and updates in Photoshop CC 2015, see [Feature summary Photoshop CC 2015.x releases].
Tips and Tricks
To make the most of Photoshop CC 2015, here are some tips and tricks that you may find useful:
To quickly access the Face-Aware Liquify feature, press Shift+Ctrl+X (Windows) or Shift+Cmd+X (Mac).
To toggle between the original and the liquified image, press P.
To reset all the sliders in the Face-Aware Liquify dialog, press Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac) and click Reset All.
To switch between different view modes in the Select and Mask workspace, press F.
To toggle the overlay visibility in the Select and Mask workspace, press O.
To invert the selection in the Select and Mask workspace, press Ctrl+I (Windows) or Cmd+I (Mac).
To use the Match Font feature, make sure that the text in the image is horizontal and clear. Avoid distorted, rotated, or stylized text.
To create a new artboard, select the Artboard tool from the Tools panel or press Shift+V. Then click on the canvas or drag to define the size of the artboard.
To duplicate an artboard, select it and press Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac) and drag it to a new location.
To export an artboard, select File > Export > Artboards To Files or Artboards To PDF.
To apply multiple layer styles at once, select Layer > Layer Style > Scale Effects or Copy Effects or Paste Effects or Clear Effects.
To save a preset of layer styles, click the New Style button in the Layer Style dialog box.
To load a preset of layer styles, click the Styles button in the Layer Style dialog box and choose Load Styles.
To enable Content-Aware Crop, select the Crop tool and check the Content-Aware option in the Options bar.
To access the Dehaze adjustment, open your image in Camera Raw and go to the Effects tab. Then drag the Dehaze slider to the right to remove haze or to the left to add haze.
To switch to Design Space, select View > Workspace > Design Space (Preview).
To export your images using Export As, select File > Export > Export As or press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+W (Windows) or Cmd+Option+Shift+W (Mac).
To preview your designs on real devices using Device Preview, select View > Device Preview. Then install the Adobe Preview CC app on your device and connect it to your computer via USB or Wi-Fi.
To print your 3D models using 3D Printing, select 3D > 3D Print Settings. Then choose your printer or service from the Print To menu and click Print.
We hope you enjoyed this article and learned something new about Photoshop CC 2015. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below. Happy Photoshopping!