The latest version of Photoshop is here, and it brings with it some pretty nifty features that will both save you time and help you make better, more precise edits. If you are wondering what is new, what it can do, and how to use it, check out this great video that will give you an overview of what to expect and where to find it.
Coming to you from Matt Kloskowski, this helpful video will show you the latest features in Photoshop and how to use them. No doubt, the new and improved selection tools in Photoshop are highly useful and will save a lot of photographers a lot of time, but I have to admit that I am most excited about the continually expanding and evolving neural filters. Some of them are a bit niche or hit or miss, but I have found others genuinely fun and/or useful. The photo restoration neural filter is particularly interesting, as I have plenty of old family photos that were scanned from old and tattered low-quality drugstore prints, and to have the ability to automatically restore them would be a huge boon. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Kloskowski.
Lightroom Classic just updated to version 12, and there are some wonderful additions. Take a look here to see exactly what’s new.
I’ve said it a few times, but it’s worth revisiting: until about two years ago, I barely ever opened Lightroom. I cut my teeth on Photoshop, and with the Adobe Camera Raw plugin, I seldom found any need to use Lightroom for any kind of editing needs. In terms of file management, I always found it rather cumbersome and clunky and preferred to use other software that was faster and far less hard-drive intensive. However, in the last couple of years, Lightroom Classic has really come on in leaps and bounds as far as editing is concerned, and I sometimes find myself not even opening Photoshop these days, which is quite the turnaround.
And with every new update, Lightroom Classic just gets better and better, which brings us to this great video by Anthony Morganti, where he introduces you to everything that’s new in version 12. As a little teaser, you can now achieve ultimate editing control using the new Content-Aware Remove tool to remove tough spots, distractions, and other unwanted elements in a photo to create blemish-free images in just a click. There’s a lot more to like, and Morganti unpacks it all, so give the video a look, and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.