Adobe recently announced a series of new features and tools for its Photoshop CC software. The 14.2 update to Photoshop CC includes the following 3 major new features:
- Perspective Warp – Allows you to correct complex distortions that can’t be fixed with other tools (see video above and below).
Photoshop Product Manager, Stephen Nielson, shows a demo the new Perspective Warp in Photoshop CC
- 3D Printing – This is not necessarily photography related addition but its still pretty cool. Now you can bring your 3D designs into Photoshop, easily refine, preview and then print them to a 3D printer—all directly from within Photoshop CC (and if you don’t have a 3D printer you can use a 3D printing service from Shapeways and get your high-quality printed item shipped directly to you).
Stephen Nielson, demonstrate 3D printing in Photoshop CC
- Linked Smart Objects – this feature is also aimed at designers more than photographers but it is very powerful. Similar to Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign, linked Smart Objects allow you to use the same object in multiple documents, change it once, and have that change flow through to each and every Photoshop document, saving tons of time and improving team collaboration. This works with Illustrator files, PDFs, and even raw photos from Lightroom. Using linked Smart Objects can also reduce the size of your Photoshop files, saving hard disk space.
Stephen Nielson, demonstrates how you can use new linked Smart Objects in Photoshop CC