To have all the latest tools for retouching, designing, digital drawing, you need update Photoshop on time. I will show you how to update your Adobe Photoshop CC using the Creative Cloud app. It will not take much time. Also, I will show you the new Photoshop features that you will get by updating it to the latest version.
As an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber, you always have access to the latest Photoshop version. Adobe releases major Photoshop CC updates every six months. But if automatic updating is turned off, then you simply may not know about it. I will teach you how to update Photoshop CC on your own.
Each subscriber to any of Adobe's plans, including Photoshop CC, has a Creative Cloud application. With its help, you can update your Adobe programs.
Typically, the program will be located in the tray (it’s top right on Mac, and the bottom right on Windows).
Previously, the Creative Cloud App looked like a small dialog box. Now, it is a full-fledged program.
To get Photoshop CC update, you should find the Updates tab on the left. It is second from the top of the list. You will see the number of programs that need updating (if required).
If you need an update, after entering the Updates tab, find Photoshop. Click on the blue Update button.
You can also see what you get after Photoshop update by clicking on See more. You will be transferred to the Adobe website in order to view new features.
To understand why you need to install Ps update, you should learn what new things you will get. Below, I have described the features that you will acquire by downloading Photoshop updates for January-February 2020.
The latest Photoshop software has a new “Object Selection” tool, which is based on Adobe Sensei. It simplifies the process of selecting one object, several objects or fragments of an object in an image. You need to draw a rectangular area or lasso around the object, and the tool will automatically select it inside the specified area.
Recent Adobe Photoshop CC updates gave the Properties panel even more controls for the document properties, the pixel layer and the text layer. As a result, you don’t need to open different panels and dialog boxes anymore.
Three new parameters of the sample area were added to the “Content-Based Fill” workspace: Auto, Rectangular and Custom. These parameters can be used to determine the sample area in the image where Photoshop should look for the source pixels.
The new, improved Lens Blur function algorithm can now use the GPU. After Photoshop update, the function creates a more realistic bokeh, with proper color processing and brighter lens flare.
Photoshop updates 2020 allow all the subscription users to get access to the iPad version. The program includes many features of the desktop version, such as handling PSD files, managing multiple layers, layer masking, and, of course, basic tools like Brush, Erase, Fill and Heal.
I must warn you that almost all professional clients may be disappointed with Photoshop CC capabilities for iPad in its current form. This may explain its low rating in the App Store and many negative reviews. However, if your main goal is a basic edit to a document in Creative Cloud, Photoshop for iPad can cope with some tasks.
It doesn’t matter what version of Photoshop software you have as you can use our actions and overlays even on the Photoshop version released 10 years ago. Download them for free and speed up the picture retouching process.
The bokeh effect can add some magic to any photo. Just upload your image to Photoshop and apply an overlay to get the desired effect.
Try this action in Photoshop if you want your photos to look like old film masterpieces.
Make the photos black and white as if they were shot on a b&w film. This action correctly eliminates color while maintaining a light pattern.