Adobe releases update to Photoshop CC

January 20, 2014 • By

If you are an Adobe Photoshop CC subscriber then you might have noticed that there was an update waiting when you opened the application this morning.

The update brought with it several important bug fixes, however perhaps more interesting are the new features the update also brings, the update included the following new features:

  • 3D Printing integration
  • Linked Smart Objects
  • Perspective Warp

We will discuss each of the new features briefly below:

Perspective Warp

With Perspective Warp you can transform individual parts of the images, you simply pick the area of the image that you want to adjust and pull it in the direction you want. What’s great is that while the area selected is warped the rest of the image remains untouched. You can actually change the vantage point of the photo making it seem as if you were standing in a different place while taking the picture.

As you can see in the image below in the first picture the train doesn’t really fit the image, and will never fit on the tracks, however in the second image the back of the train has been warped and now fits the tracks.


Linked Smart Objects

The second update that will be of great use to photographers and designers is the Linked Smart Objects function which allows for users to make changes to an object in one document and automatically have the changes appear in all documents where the object is being used.

This will also be of great use to those who are working together on a project because if a person makes a change to an object on their own computer then the changes will automatically be updated on all participating computers.


3D Printing

The third and final update we would like to discuss is the addition of 3D printing capabilities. Pretty much this means you can create any 3D object and once completed instantly send it to a 3D printer, wether this is your own printer or a local printing company.


Furthermore if you still haven’t signed up for the Creative Cloud, then Adobe has extended it’s $9.99 “Photographers” package. This package gives you access to Lightroom and Photoshop, you can still sign up until February 28th, 2014. 

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