Software


Tech Tuesday—Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud Launched

June 18, 2013

By RF Staff

Whether it's delight or dismay, Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud is now available. We posted a Creative Cloud preview a while back, so we won't get into its benefits and drawbacks. Instead, let's take a quick look at some of the enhancements you'll find in Photoshop CC, which now includes features such as 3D previously only found in the Extended version of PS.

  • An improved algorithm delivers better and more flexible sharpening with Smart Sharpen
  • Intelligent upsampling for better results when increasing file sizes
  • Camera Shake Reduction uses image analysis to help sharpen blurry photos caused by camera shake
  • Liquify can be used as a smart filter
  • Adobe Camera Raw 8 offers same new features as in Lightroom: Advanced Healing Tool, Radial Gradient tool, and the Upright straightening tool
  • ACR can be used as a smart filter
  • To keep the install time more manageable, Bridge is not installed by default but can be downloaded from within PS CC
  • Improved tools (Minimum/Maximum) to tweak mask edges

Adobe acquired Behance in December, so sharing and uploading images to your Behance account can now be done from within Photoshop. (As a bonus, you get a free Behance pro site with your CC membership.) But perhaps the biggest feature to look forward to is the ability to sync your settings—including preferences, actions, brushes and more—across computers via the Creative Cloud. Unfortunately, it isn't available as of now, but we'll keep you posted.

Visit Adobe for more details about Photoshop CC and the other Creative Cloud apps. For pricing plans, go here. Be sure to check out promotional pricing ($9.99 a month for the first year!), which is available if you sign up by July 31st.