Upcoming in Photoshop CC: Focus Masks

Adobe just released a short sneak peek video by Senior Photoshop Product Manager Zorana Gee demonstrating an upcoming feature of Photoshop CC which should be unveiled on June 18 2014 called focus masks.

This new feature which will be added to the select tab of the next iteration of Photoshop CC is capable of selecting an object from the background based on focus. This means that if you have a subject which is distinctly separated from the background you will be able to select it in a very quick and easy way – as it was demonstrated on the video (including refine edges for choosing hair and other fine details that might be missed by the automatic algorithm).

This new feature could prove to be a real time saver for a lot of photographer and graphic designers who need to cut object out of existing images and have used other (typically more time consuming methods) so far.

Again, this feature should find its way to the next version of Photoshop CC and we can’t wait to try it ourselves.

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

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.


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