Adobe updates Photoshop CC with new tools, 360° image editing, HEIF support and more
The all-new Lightroom CC (and newly-renamed Lightroom Classic CC) might be hogging the spotlight at Adobe MAX 2017, but Adobe didn't forget to throw some love Photoshop's way. In addition to the standard performance enhancements you expect with every update, Photoshop CC has been gifted with a slew of new features, including: the new curvature pen tool, 360° spherical image editing, HEIF format support, Select and Mask improvements and more.
All of the improvements are summarized in the list below, and while none of them will blow your mind, there's plenty there for regular Photoshop users to be happy about:
According to Adobe, the most requested improvement that ships with the new version of Photoshop CC is actually the enhanced Brush Presets and Brush Preset Management, which you can see demonstrated in the video below:
And with the explosion of 360° images into the mainstream and the release of iOS 11, the ability to open & edit spherical 360° panoramic images in Photoshop, as well as HEIF format images, is a big deal as well.
Other notable improvements include the new color and luminance range masking tools that were also added to Lightroom CC, the Curvature Pen Tool that Adobe teased us with just last month, and improved Select & Mask functionality overall. You can see these new features in action in the YouTube videos embedded below:
As with all previous updates to Photoshop CC, you won't have to pay anything extra if you're already a subscriber. The $10/month Creative Cloud Photography Plan now includes 20GB of cloud storage, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, and Lightroom Classic CC; or you can upgrade to 1TB of storage for $15/month until next year, when that price will go up to $20/month.
To learn more about these updates from Adobe itself, head over to the Adobe Photoshop blog by clicking here.
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