New Adobe Photoshop CC looks awesome

New features. Easier workflow. Fewer bugs.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2016 2015.5
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Adobe Systems retouches its software. Photoshop CC 2015.5 and other Creative Cloud parts get some exciting new stuff, for your media-fiddling enjoyment.

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Did somebody say “new Photoshop”? Lori Grunin is grinnin’: [You're fired -Ed.]

If there's an overarching theme to capabilities in Photoshop CC 2015.5 and Creative Cloud, it's efficiency. ... The most high-profile Content-Aware Crop.

The second of the streamlined operations is...retouching faces. ... There's now a face-aware mode that...serves up warping tools customized and simplified.

Photoshop 2015.5? So why does Neil Bennett call it Photoshop 2016?

We know a bunch of you are Googling Photoshop CC 2016, we've called it that. ... Face-Aware Liquify is the oh-wow tool. ... Though easy to use, it's not easy to use well. ... It's very easy to...make someone look like Heath Ledger's Joker.

[It] has a specialised workspace for selection and masking. ... A new tool called the Refine Edge Brush...make[s] selections around difficult areas...easier.

Incoming! Adobe’s Pam Clark warns of a Major Photoshop CC Update Today:

Photoshop is used to create much of the creative and outlandish visuals that surround us every day. ... Recently one of my colleagues visited an orphanage in Vietnam where they teach the children how to use Photoshop. ... They can use the product and the skills...making almost 600% more per week than an unskilled worker.

Photoshop wouldn’t exist without the amazing work you create. Thank you for making the world a more beautiful place.

And it’s not just Photoshop. Roll me over, Juli Clover —Adobe Launches Creative Cloud Update:

Adobe [is] bringing new tools and more "Adobe Magic" to a range of apps, including...After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC, Illustrator CC, and more.

Premiere CC includes new workflows for editing immersive VR and 360 video. ... It offers options for dynamically switching between monoscopic, stereoscopic, and anaglyph.

After Effects CC features a new audio and video preview new GPU-accelerated...effects for faster rendering. ... Animate CC includes enhanced brushes. ... Illustrator CC features fast export.

Adobe offers full Creative Cloud subscriptions for $49.99 per month. ... Adobe also offers a $9.99 photography plan [for] Lightroom and Photoshop.

But is it any good? Frederic Lardinois has been playing with the crop tool:

Adobe provided me with an early release. ... Under normal circumstances, [it] works just like you would expect.

It works best when it has to fill in relatively small and basic parts of the image. [Otherwise] things can start to look rather trippy.

And Finally…

The Simpsons team used After Effects for the Homer Live improv bit at the end of last month’s Simprovised

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