Kicking the Tires on the New Photoshop CC 2015.5

Last week Adobe released the new Photoshop CC 2015.5 , and in this episode of TheFIX we kick the tires and take it for a spin to check out the new features of most interest to photographers: Content-Aware Crop, which fills in the empty spaces on the edges that can result when straightening an image; the new Select & Mask task space, which represents a significant upgrade to what used to be the Refine Edge and Refine Mask dialogs; and the new Face-Aware panel in the Liquify filter, which recognizes face features like the eyes, nose, mouth, forehead and chin and allows you to make subtle (or not so subtle) modifications. Part of the “Kicking the Tires” philosophy is to not just show a demo of a new feature on an image where we know it will work, but to try it out on several images, to see where it works well and where it might have problems. This is a full version update to Photoshop CC, so you will need to re-install your plug-ins to have them show up in the new version. See the link below to Jeff Tranberry’s Photoshop CC 2015.5 FAQ for more info on that.

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Jeff Tranberry’s Photoshop CC 2015.5 FAQ (includes info on installing plug-ins)
See below in the Where’s Seán section for links to Seán’s upcoming workshops mentioned in this episode.

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Where’s Seán?

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Seán Duggan is a fine art photographer, photo educator, and author who has been helping photographers master digital photography and digital darkroom techniques since 1997. He is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York City and he leads workshops and seminars at venues across the country. He has online courses on Photoshop and digital photography on lynda.com and he is the co-author of Photoshop Masking & Compositing, Real World Digital Photography, and The Creative Digital Darkroom. His web site can be seen at seanduggan.com.

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