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Photoshop Creative issue 136

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Issue 136 is out now, and it’s packed with the very best in the Photoshop world, no matter your skill level!

 

Make spectacular photo edits with filters in our amazing feature; learn to use layer masks, play with perspective and create a photo mosaic fast.

Discover 18 projects with our tutorials, ranging from creating an 80s-style illustration, editing HDR, face-swapping, making an awesome ark and compositing a four-season landscape.

Master Elements with our Elements Creative section! This issue we focus on how to create a typeface, editing your photos in an Instagram style and creating a surreal chopping board effect.

Delve deeper into art and the industry: discover 10 pro tips for improving illustrations, master 3D typography and much more with our Advanced Photoshop section.

See what’s happening in the world of Photoshop, with the Trending Gallery, step Inside the Studio of RedVertex and check out the work of the incredible La Boca studio with this issue’s Portfolio Interview.

As well as this, check out what your fellow Photoshop Creative readers have been creating in the Readers’ Gallery.

Win a £500 Photoshop course from Highlander or a Moleskine Smart Notebook with our amazing Readers’ Challenge.

Download $386 worth of free Photoshop resources from the FileSilo, such as 3D renders, brushes, actions, templates and textures, to improve all kinds of projects.

 

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Photoshop CC 2021 is here

With the new release of Photoshop (CC 2021), comes some interesting new features.
First is Sky Replacement. This does exactly as it says and replaces sky in a picture. It does it rather well and is far more intelligent than just slapping a new sky on your picture.
It can analyse your picture to tell where to place the sky, what to include and exclude. You can also alter the temperature of the surrounding picture making it warmer or cooler. You can flip the sky, scale and even use your own sky picture if you have one rather than using one of the preset pictures.

Goto Edit>Sky Replacement

Choose the sky you want, the Sky Replacement properties panel will appear. Now you use the sliders to get the sky just right. Once happy click OK.  The nice thing is that once you click OK, the sky is created as a new layer with a mask and blend mode automatically.

A. Sky Move Tool B. Sky Brush C. Hand Tool D. Zoom Tool E. Select a replacement sky F. Settings G. Recently used sky H. Create new group I. Create new sky J. Delete sky K. Preset Preview Zoom
Before and After with Sky Replacement

The next new feature is pretty special. Neural Filters. This is a new workspace with a collection of filters. It uses Adobe Sensei, which is Adobe’s AI engine. The filters are split into 3 categories. The first 2 filters are fully working, the next 6 filters are beta filters, which means you can still use them, but the results may be unexpected as there are still in the testing phase. The last 4 filters are not available yet, but will be (or at least in beta) soon.
On upgrading to CC 2021, most of these new filters will need to be downloaded. Just click the cloud icon with the arrow shown on the filter to download.

As we have an array of filters here, it would take a while to explain them all. So, here is just some of the more exciting ones.

Smart Potrait filter works with peoples heads. It allows for adjustments to their face. A bit of a Liquify filter 2.0. You can make them happy, sad, anger, surprised. All which alters their face, mouth, eyes etc. You can also make someone older or younger, and even turn their head. The interesting thing is that Adobe Sensei will create parts that are not even in the picture. For example it can open the persons mouth and show their teeth and tongue, even though the original picture their mouth was shut.
Turning their head it can recreate their ear and side of head, even if you can’t see the ear in the original photo.
Pretty amazing stuff, and remember it’s still in beta.

Colorize is another stand out filter in this collection. This filter will colour a black and white photograph. And it does it pretty well.  Sliders are available to adjust the result, and you can even select a colour and assign to the picture.

One thing to note is that these filters require Cloud access, as the filter processing is done in the cloud. This means you need to connected to the Internet to use them. I was put off with some of Adobe’s mobile apps when they did this, and it now seems the desktop version are going the same way.  I understand that this enhances the power of the Creative Cloud, but is this really the future. Is it going to end that programs are just an interface, with all the work being done externally in the cloud?

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Photoshop November Update

The next big update for Photoshop is here. The new November update brings Photoshop to version 21.

Photoshop CC 2020 is now available through Creative Cloud for download.

This is a big update with lots of bug fixes and enhancements. We also have new tools and a new look to the interface as the panels have had a make over.

Other features include:

  • Cloud documents
  • Improvements to presets
  • New Object Selection tool
  • Consistent transform behavior
  • Improved Properties panel
  • Convert Smart Object to layers
  • Enhanced Transform Warp
  • Remove Background 

For more information check out 

https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/photoshop/using/whats-new/2020.html

 

 

 

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Photoshop CC 2018 now available

 

 

So here’s the big news today. The latest version of Photoshop has been released today. Photoshop CC 2018 has been made available today and it has some pretty nice new features.

The main focus is on the pen and brush tools with enhancements and some nice new tools.

The new update is available through Creative Cloud.

for more details on the new features check out this link:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new.html

 

In addition to Photoshop, the whole CC suite has also been updated today including, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects and Animate (formally Flash).

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Photoshop Creative 155

Issue 155 is out now, and it’s packed with all the best Photoshop tips, tricks and tutorials for all users!

  • This issue, make your art stand out with blend modes! Learn how to make your art even more spectacular with this fundamental tool.

  • Follow our tutorials and learn how to create a fantasy skyline, a car composition and a gladiator portrait.

  • Master Photoshop Elements with our Elements Creative section: this issue, we teach you how to edit with the Threshold adjustment, how to create a pencil sketch and all your questions are answered in our Elements Q&A.

  • Delve deeper into Photoshop with Advanced Photoshop tutorials: learn how to create a neon city and make a fun animal composition.

  • Check out your fellow readers’ artwork in the Readers’ Gallery, see what’s hot online with the Trending Gallery and read about how Martí Serri creates his work, with our Portfolio Interview.

  • Win amazing prizes from Contour Design with our Readers’ Challenge.

  • Download over 1000 Photoshop resources from the FileSilo,completely free with the issue, including textures, backgrounds, brushes and much more!

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Photoshop Creative issue 154 out now.

Issue 154 is out now, and it’s packed with all the best Photoshop tips, tricks and tutorials for all users!

  • This issue, discover 25 filters that will change your work! Learn how to make your art even more spectacular with this fundamental tool.
  • Follow our tutorials and learn how to paint 3D scenes, an abstract oil painting and a cool double exposure.
  • Master Photoshop Elements with our Elements Creative section: this issue, we teach you how to dodge and burn, how to create a surreal moon composition and all your questions are answered in our Elements Q&A! 
  • Delve deeper into Photoshop with Advanced Photoshop tutorials.
  • Check out your fellow readers’ artwork in the Readers’ Gallery, see what’s hot online with the Trending Gallery and read about how Carolina Rempto creates her work, with our Portfolio Interview.
  • Win amazing prizes from Corel and AKVIS with our Readers’ Challenge.
  • Download over 600 Photoshop resources from the FileSilo, completely free with the issue, including textures, backgrounds, brushes, fonts and much more!

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Photoshop Creative 152 Out Now!!

Issue 152 is out now, and it’s packed with all the best Photoshop tips, tricks and tutorials for all users!

•This issue, dive deeper into layers! Learn how to make your art even more spectacular with this fundamental tool.
•Follow our tutorials and learn how to create magical animal portraits, cool 3D text and how to add drama to portraits.
•Master Photoshop Elements with our Elements Creative section: this issue, we teach you how to select with the Lasso, how to create surreal weather effects and all your questions are answered in our Elements Q&A!
•Delve deeper into Photoshop with Advanced Photoshop tutorials and learn amazing tips and tricks for matte painting.
•Check out your fellow readers’ artwork in the Readers’ Gallery, see what’s hot online with the Trending Gallery and read about how Kevin Roodhorst creates his work, with our Portfolio Interview.
•Win amazing prizes from Corel with our Readers’ Challenge.
•Download over 150 Photoshop resources from the FileSilo, completely free with the issue, including textures, backgrounds, brushes, fonts and much more!

 

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