Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 was popular even before it touched the market due to its venerability as a powerhouse program with tons of new features that have made designers and photographers excited for its arrival. Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 was known to arrive with a plethora of enhanced and new features including variable fonts, symmetry tool, direct social media sharing, layer copy, and paste, brush management, a Curvature Pen tool, ability to Lightroom photos, and much more. Most of all, Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 does not just offer loads of features but also a built-in tutorial for beginners to guide them through these features.
Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 – Overview
Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 has many features, there are also the functions of Select and Mask which can change the backgrounds of images. This feature was however in old versions as well, but in the cc 2018, the functions are modified for enhanced performance. Another feature is that of luminance which enables the users to lighten or darken any portion of the image by selecting the part on which the features needs to be applied. The color feature also works the same way i-e by selecting the target color in the picture for which users want to adjust the saturation. The non-destructive feature is available in Adobe Lightroom as well and while we are talking about Lightroom then it is worth mentioning that finally, Adobe has made it easier for its users to access their Lightroom images and photos from Photoshop and that also without the need to pause the process of tweeting for a monotonous period that makes it difficult to endure the boredom of opening up the Lightroom. There are many panels in Adobe Photoshop CC 218 that are more streamlined and there are many changes as well that are not only very useful for designing and photo editing but also very time-saving and convenient mainly for the task that needs to be done repetitively.
Along with the enhanced panels in Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, the latest Properties Panel aims to save users’ time by assembling a whole lot of features under their fingertips. Users can now adjust the setting of character and text in terms of tracking, leading, tracking, font, color, and size. And this is not a minor update that it seems like this Property Panel saves screen space by opening fewer panels which is a very valuable trait particularly for those who use smaller screens. Moreover, it streamlines the workflow of users as well by keeping several major settings in one spot on the screen.
The Brushes panel of the older versions is now renamed as Brush Settings panel while the Brush Presets panel is renamed simply as Brushes. In this brand new Brushes panel, users can access too all types of brushes that they have installed including the ones that they have custom-made themselves. Besides the customer-made and installed brushes, now users can also access the brushes that are newly created by Kyle Webster through their Adobe Photoshop CC 2018. These new brushes are included in dry and media along with brushes that are specifically designed for applying special effects. There is a bunch of other brushes as well that are absolutely free. There are also several other small but convenient and time-saving changes as well in the Brush panel such as selecting the required brush in a few clicks moreover, Adobe has now eventually added the convenience of drag and drop function with which users can assemble these brushes into individual sets that can also be nested if required. Users can also scale brushes up and down so they can view either fewer or more brushes in the panel according to their requirements. They can also adjust the visual setting to preview the stroke of a brush, its tip, and title all in this panel.
Another very powerful feature added to the new Photoshop version is the feature of copy-pasting through which users can copy and paste layers among documents through standard shortcuts in the keyboard which saves them from dragging the layers around from one document to another or toggling the tabs to a tabbed view.
A variable font is another new feature of the new Photoshop version which offers a great opportunity to the users who are designers. Designers can acquire the perfect typeface to incorporate into their designs. They can adjust the width, weight, and slant of letters with a compatible font so they can achieve an accurate setting as they can. This can be done by using the Properties Panel.
A piece of very good news for beginners is that Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 has introduced a new Learn Panel. This latest addition enables the users to conveniently acquire help regarding the app without leaving Photoshop as the tutorial is a built-in feature of Adobe Photoshop CC 2018. This tutorial panel is divided into four groups including Photography, Retouching, Graphic design, and Combining images.
There are many other features as well such as Pen Curvature Tool, editing of 360-degree panoramic images, expanded sharing features, brush smoothing, support for Microsoft dial users, intelligent upscaling, and many more. All in all, Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 is one of the most updated upgraded versions that Adobe has launched in a while and there is a lot for photo editors and graphic designers to dig in to get a more streamlined, more enhanced, and more efficient experience of Adobe Photoshop CC 2018.
Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 – Features
- Access to Lightroom Photos through synchronization
- New Brush Panel and organization
- Upgraded Photoshop Search
- Paint stroke smoothing
- Feature to enable sharing of data on social media and other sources
- Variable fonts
- Curvature Pen Tool
- The new addition of the option to copy-paste layers
- Path options
- The capability of editing 360 Spherical Panoramas images
- Rich Tool Tips
- Support for Microsoft Dial Surface
- Paint Symmetry
- Built-in Learn Panel with tutorials
- Enhanced features of Select and Mask for backgrounds
- Face Detection Algorithm
- Upgraded Properties Panel
- Support for HEIF and Depth Map
- Enhanced PNG Compression
- AI Upscale