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Introducing New Features in Photoshop CC (14.2)

Today we’re announcing the immediate availability of new Photoshop CC features for Creative Cloud members. This update to Photoshop CC (version 14.2) includes many new features, including Perspective Warp for manipulating multiple perspectives in an image, and linked Smart Objects for easier reuse of design elements. We are also delighted to deliver support for 3D printing in Photoshop CC. Now you can design, edit and print in 3D using the world’s best imaging tool.

We want everyone to have a chance to try out these new features, as well as other features like Adobe Generator, which was introduced last September with the release of Photoshop CC version 14.1, and those released in the first version of Photoshop CC (version 14). We are excited to announce that we are resetting the trial clock for everyone today. Even if you have previously tried Photoshop CC and your trial has expired, now you can try the latest version of Photoshop CC for an additional 30 days and test-drive these awesome new features.

For a quick overview of the new features, take a look at the videos below:

Perspective Warp

Perspective Warp makes it easy to manipulate multiple perspectives in your image while keeping the rest of the image intact. You can correct complex distortions that can’t be fixed with other tools, turn a telephoto-lens shot into a wide-angle shot (and vice-versa), or even change the viewpoint from which the object is seen. Perspective Warp is also fantastic for seamlessly combining multiple images together that have different vanishing points.

Linked Smart Objects

Smart Objects just got a lot more useful in Photoshop CC. Similar to Illustrator and InDesign, linked Smart Objects allow you to use the same object in multiple documents, change it once, and have that change flow through to each and every Photoshop document, saving tons of time and improving team collaboration. This works with Illustrator files, PDFs, and even raw photos from Lightroom. Using linked Smart Objects can also reduce the size of your Photoshop files, saving hard disk space.

3D Printing

Bring your 3D designs into the real world now that you can easily refine, preview and then print them to a 3D printer—all directly from within Photoshop CC. This is especially useful for those who want to use familiar Photoshop tools to edit existing models, including those made in other 3D modeling tools. Get a successful print every time with automatic mesh repair, and automatic generation of support structures. And if you don’t have a 3D printer, use the 3D printing service from Shapeways and get your high-quality printed item shipped directly to you.

For more details about Photoshop and 3D printing, check out our blog post, “Photoshop CC Gets Physical: 3D Printing in Just One Click.

Additional improvements
This update also includes many other improvements to Photoshop CC, including improvements and enhancements to Scripted Patterns and fills, performance boosts for Smart Sharpen using the Mercury Graphics Engine, Adobe Generator improvements for rescaling Smart Objects and adding padding, and improved font transformations and shape selections. This release also includes seven features that were coded live at Photoshop World plus additional JDIs and bug fixes. For a detailed list of these and other performance, OS and hardware compatibility improvements (including new Mac Pro), go here.

Illustrator, InDesign and Muse
Today we are also releasing updates to Illustrator CC and InDesign CC, and we recently released updates to Adobe Muse CC as well. Check here for information about those releases.

How to get the Update
1. Look for the update in the Creative Cloud application and click “Update”. If it doesn’t appear, you may need to quit and re-launch the Creative Cloud application.
2. If you don’t have the Creative Cloud application running, start Photoshop and choose Help > Updates.
3. The Adobe Application Manager will launch. Select Adobe Photoshop CC and choose Update.

How to confirm that the Update worked
1. In Photoshop, choose Help > About Photoshop (Win), or Photoshop > About Photoshop (Mac)
2. The version at the top should be Version: 14.2

How to learn more about this latest Photoshop CC update:
1. See What’s New in Photoshop CC in Help
2. Visit the Photoshop forum 
3. Watch this Overview video
4. Visit adobe.com/photoshop
5. Watch online video tutorials from Photoshop evangelist Julieanne Kost 

A great way to get started or try some of the new features in Photoshop CC is to use the new CC Learn step-by-step tutorials.

Give us feedback!
Once you’ve updated to the newest version of Photoshop CC, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. Photoshop wouldn’t be what it is today without the loyal community of regular customers who help us find and fix common issues. If you keep talking to us, we’ll keep listening.

Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:

    • Give feedback on Photoshop.com
    • Give feedback on the Photoshop User to User forums

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