Once again Adobe used its annual Adobe MAX conference to present the latest version of the Creative Cloud suite of apps. Lots of new features and functions as usual, and some new modules as well.
Adobe’s chairman and president Shantanu Narayen stressed the three focus points in further development of products, namely Accelerate (your work), Liberate (your creativity) and Drive (new media). The delegates at this three day event were then given samples of how this is implemented in the 2019 version of Adobe CC, available now.
Some new features in Photoshop
The 2019 version brings the internal numbering of Photoshop up to v20, initially created outside Adobe by Thomas and John Knoll already in 1988. It’s 30 years old now or 28, counting from the first Adobe release in 1990.
Among the new features are a simplified way to handle text, which should be welcome and reduce the number of mouse clicks to finish the job. There is also a more efficient way to scale objects proportionally, and a new colour select and modification tool which seems to work in a quite nice and intuitive way. We like the further enhancements of masking tools, for example in the new Select Subject tool. The function “Automatically fit to frame” looks handy, and there are further enhancements to tasks related to 3D modelling and rendering. All in all those, and other improvements in Photoshop should save users time, and so accelerate their work.