Everything You Need to Know About the New Photoshop CC 2014

Adobe announced today a major update to its popular Photoshop software entitled Photoshop 2014 (a new version of the existing Photoshop CC). This new version includes a long list of changes and improvements – some of them ones which users have been waiting for, for many months now (including finally support for ultra high definition displays for Windows users).

The extensive video above by Julieanne Kost from Adobe goes over (briefly) many of the major updates included in the new Photoshop 2014.

We were particularly intrigued to see if the new HiDPI feature for windows works – and it (finally!) does but you need to do a few things. First – be sure that you use the Photoshop CC 2014 version and not the old Photoshop CC (there is a new icon and you will see a new splash intro image when you open the software). Go into Preferences > Experimental Features and mark Scale UI 200% for High-density displays (if you have a touch screen mark the touch option as well. Restart the software and you should be able to see the menus and icons clearly (instead of those tiny tiny ones which you could not read before on 4K displays).

Below are many more videos from Adobe which touch upon more specific topics of Photoshop CC 2014:

Julieanne Kost – 5 Hidden Gems in Photoshop CC 2014 – (5:19 min)

Julieanne Kost – New Smart Object Features  in Photoshop CC 2014 – (3:48 min)

Julieanne Kost – Enhanced Content Aware Tools in Photoshop CC 2014 – (5:57 min)

Sharad Mangalick on the new Adobe Camera RAW 8.5 (full version) which was also released with the Photoshop CC 2014 – (1:51 min)

Julieanne Kost – the new focus mask  in Photoshop CC 2014 – (2:39 min)

Julieanne Kost – New Typography Features in Photoshop CC 2014 – (3:38 min)

Julieanne Kost – Realistic Spinning Motion Blur Effects in Photoshop CC 2014 – (4:32 min)

Julieanne Kost – Motion Blur Effects Along a Path  in Photoshop CC 2014 – (7:52 min)

Julieanne Kost – Layer Comps for Multi State Mock-ups in Photoshop CC 2014 – (7:13 min)

Julieanne Kost – Align and Distribute Layers using Smart Guides in Photoshop CC 2014 – (5:11 min)

Besides Adobe Photoshop 2014, Adobe also released a new free “Photoshop Mix application” – the following video demonstrates some of the things that you can do with this new app:

You can find many more Photoshop videos on LensVid’s Photoshop section.

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