Adobe Photoshop CC 2021 is the most recent version of the software and has been designed and improved especially for web design. There are many new features introduced in this latest version, ranging from improvements in the appearance of layers to a search feature for objects. This article will describe what’s new in Adobe Photoshop CC 2021 and provide a quick comparison between the old and new versions. We will discuss some key areas that had changed in the past as well as in the new version. These areas may be interesting to you and may spark new ideas when it comes to your web design projects.
The search feature is one of the most exciting new features in Adobe Photoshop CC 2021. Similar to what was done in the previous version, you can now search for objects or themes using the keyboard shortcut keys. If you are looking for a particular word, phrase or design, you can easily find what you need. If your search doesn’t yield any results, you can always go back to the theme or color palette tool in the main navigation to search for additional options.
One of the most recent additions in the software is the Face Aware Liquify tool. With earlier versions of Photoshop, if you wanted to liquify a selected part of your photo, you had to place it on top of the original image. With the new features in Adobe Photoshop CC 2021, you can liquify faces, groups of images and text. This makes it easier to merge recent photos into older ones, and it also allows you to re-size or resize facial features without disturbing the rest of the image.
The search box in Adobe Photoshop CC 2021 now enables you to preview any recent files, even if they haven’t been loaded onto your computer yet. By pressing the ctrl key while selecting a template, you can easily switch to the view for the underlying layer. Previously, hitting the ctrl key and the ‘q’ key would force a full screen preview. This was a great way to see how the template would look in previous versions of the software, but not so useful when trying to customize it.
Another useful addition is the new panel, which is located in the main menu at the top left corner of the screen. The panel allows you to locate and open different libraries, which include the previously used Layer Mask, Brush Strokes, Colour Palettes and other items. In previous versions, you had to jump in the editing mode and click on each individual item to open it. The new search box allows you to search for keywords while browsing through the libraries’ panel. The search option is only available if you have the active X canvas.
One major change is the loss of the preview pane, which allows you to examine the current contents of your work in advance before saving them. You can now preview the entire image with the click of a button, which includes the masked and blurred areas. It’s useful for creating masks, correcting shapes and adjusting lighting and colour values, without having to save your work in the usual manner. However, some older software had this same option, but it wasn’t always available. This is certainly an attractive alternative, but the new Photoshop CC provides a number of improvements over previous versions, which might be more worth your attention.
For example, the improved search feature lets you refine your search results to show masks or other styles. You can also specify the visibility of the search result box, so that only certain parts of your image can be searched. The enhanced filters also allow you to combine filters with text effects to create unique themes or to apply different effects to a single element. The blend mode and the new layer-based brushes let you select multiple elements in your image to mask out or adjust their visibility or colour, so you can create an interesting effect.
Other additions to the Adobe Photoshop CC include several improvements to the mask space, which makes it easier to remove outlines, reduce red eye, and improve performance. It has been made easier to match font faces in the mask space, and the new liquid masks allow you to adjust properties of transparency, such as translucency, even when no clipping mask is used. You can also experiment with various colour schemes by using the new colour picker tools, and you can adjust levels of transparency and contrast in real time using the new ‘stage mode’. Improved text tools give you greater control over drawing and editing text.