How to Sharpen Images in Photoshop CC

Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes is back again with more tips and in this video shares what you need to know about sharpening images using Photoshop CC. He covers the sharpening tools in Camera Raw and Lightroom, as well as the power of the improved Smart Sharpen filter inside of Photoshop CC and used in conjunction with smart filters.

Camera Raw 8.5 and DNG Converter 8.5 Now Available

Photoshop CC

Along with Lightroom 5.5, Adobe has released Camera Raw 8.5 for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. A final version of the free DNG Converter 8.5 is also available for those using older versions of Photoshop.

While Camera Raw 8.5 provides several new features, they are only available to Photoshop CC users. Those using Photoshop CS6, however, do get the new camera support provided in Camera Raw 8.5.

Camera Raw 8.5 includes several new features for Photoshop CC users and include the following: [Read more...]

5 Things You Need to Know About Photoshop Layers

Adobe Wordwide Design Evangelist Terry White is back with some more helpful tips. Last we saw 5 helpful tips about the Lightroom catalog. This time around, Terry is showing off 5 cool features that are worth knowing about Photoshop layers.

These are rather new features for the Photoshop CC crowd, so if you are using an older version, these tips probably don’t apply. Here’s a quick list of an overview of the tips from the video above: [Read more...]

Photoshop CC Sneak Peek: Focus Masks

In this video, Senior Photoshop Product Manager Zorana Gee shares a sneak peek of a new feature Adobe is working on for Photoshop CC. It’s a new way to make an automatic selection based off of pixels that are in-focus versus out-of-focus, called Focus Masks.

Expect to see this and more new bells and whistles next week on June 18 for Adobe’s lastest edition of Creative Cloud.

4 Hidden Gems in Photoshop CC

Adobe Photoshop evangelist, Terry White, posted a new video that shows off four hidden gems in Photoshop CC. While not very useful to my everyday workflow, I had no idea any of these existed. Check out the list below and you can watch the full tutorial in the embedded video above.

  1. Layer names now support 256 characters allowing you to auto-generate many more assets on a single layer
  2. Fill command lets you insert a tree as a pattern into images
  3. Fill command lets you insert a frame as a pattern into images
  4. Converting a background into a layer by just clicking the unlock

Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mo Extended Again

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Creative Cloud Deal

I wish Adobe would just go ahead and make this a permanent deal, but for now the Photoshop Photography Program, which includes Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, for $9.99/mo has been extended through May 31, 2014.

There are no limitations for prior software ownership to join at this rate (as there have been in the past). You can sign up for the Photoshop Photography Program here on Adobe’s website.

(At the time of this post, Adobe’s site still has the offer end date as March 31; however, I have official confirmation from Adobe that the deal is extended through May 31.)