Adobe has released a major update to Photoshop for Creative Cloud subscribers. The most notable new features are Perspective Warp, Linked Smart Objects and 3D printing capability. 

Other improvements include enhancements to Scripted Patterns and fills, performance boosts for Smart Sharpen, Adobe Generator improvements for rescaling Smart Objects and adding padding, and font transformations and shape selections. 

The update is free for Creative Cloud members. For people who have all already run through their 30-day trial, Adobe is also resetting the clock, giving customers an additional 30 days to try the new features. 

Perspective Warp

With Perspective Warp you can correct complex distortions, make a telephoto lens shot look like a wide-angle shot (and vice-versa), or even change the viewpoint from which the object is seen. It also allows you to combine multiple images together that have different vanishing points.

Linked Smart Objects

You can now use the same object in multiple documents, change it once, and have that change flow through to each and every Photoshop document with Linked Smart Objects. This works with Illustrator files, PDFs, and raw photos from Lightroom.  

3D Printing

This feature allows you to preview and then print directly from  Photoshop CC to a 3D printer. Photoshop will generate the necessary support structures — scaffolding and rafts — for 3D printing. 

How to get the update

  1. Look for the update in the Creative Cloud application and click 'Update'. 
  2. If you don’t have the Creative Cloud application running, start Photoshop and choose Help > Updates.
  3. The Adobe Application Manager will launch. Select Adobe Photoshop CC and choose Update.

How to learn more