On this video Colin Smith from PhotoshopCAFE shows how to use the Macbook Pro Touchbar in Photoshop.
Apple recently introduced it’s latest incarnation of the Macbook Pro which includes a long display above the keyboard which it calls the Touchbar. This display can do different things depending on the software you are using. This is a new technology so not too many software are supported as of yet – but Photoshop does and this video is all about what you can do with this auxiliary display in Photoshop.
In Photoshop you can use the Touchbar to open a new layer quickly, choose a blend mode, change brush size and other features including colors. You can also change the opacity of a layer and look at a history of the image (with a preview).
The second part of the video shows how you can costumize the options of the touchbar for Photoshop. From what we have seen we are looking here mostly at time-saving productivity improvments but nothing that you can’t really do with the mouse or keyboard fairly easily – is it going to change the way many Mac users work with Photoshop – we think that this is very user dependent and maybe with some further refinements it can be a more powerful tool.