Adobe has rolled out its latest update to Photoshop as part of its Creative Cloud 2015 releases, adding features for all kinds of graphics professionals. So which are the key changes for you?
For many ArtStation members, the most helpful guide will probably be this Adobe blog post.
It’s aimed at photographers, but it covers features useful for concept work, like the ability to add noise and grain back in after using the Blur gallery, or to stack multiple Layer Styles on a single layer.
Features useful when working with source images include the option to dehaze photos in Camera Raw, and to scale or transform selections when using Content Aware Move and Extend.
Or if you work with 3D models, check out the online help, which explains the new options for reducing the poly count of models and generating bump and normal maps from source images.
Both use slider-based interfaces, and you get a true 3D preview of your bump and normal maps.
There are also a number of features aimed at print and web designers, including ‘Artboards’: the option to create multiple layouts for a page or app inside a single Photoshop document.
The update also improves integration with Adobe’s Creative Cloud libraries of shared assets, and builds in support for Adobe Stock, Adobe’s new online library of stock photos.
You’ll need a current subscription to Creative Cloud to use the new features, which starts at $9.99/month for Photoshop and Lightroom.
Read a full list of the new features in Photoshop CC 2015