A few months ago, Adobe announced a revolutionary feature that would let you select subjects in Photoshop CC with a single click. The latest update is now launched, and the Select Subject Tool is available. With this tool, you can select the subjects automatically, which should help you significantly speed up your editing workflow.
In the sneak peek video above you can see how Select Subject works. Basically, all you need to do is choose the tool, clock on the subject and that’s it. It works even with multiple subjects, and you can use it in the Select and Mask workspace to refine the mask edge.
Here’s where you can find the Select Subject feature:
- Go to Select > Subject.
- Select the Subject button in the Quick Selection tool and Magic Wand options bar.
- Select the Subject button in the Select & Mask workspace options bar while using the Quick Selection tool.
As obvious from the video above, the selections aren’t ideal. Photographer Antti Karppinen has tested out the feature and shared his results and thoughts. It didn’t work ideally for him either, but you can always fine tune the selections. Despite the imperfections, I believe this feature could still make the process of making selections faster.
Along with launching the Select Subject feature, Adobe has introduced a few more improvements in their latest update of Photoshop CC. They offer Windows High-Density Monitor Support, saying it was a “top request from Photoshop customers on Windows devices.”
Photoshop on Windows 10 Creator’s Edition now offers a full range of choices for UI scale factors from 100% through 400%. Photoshop will now automatically adjust itself based on your Windows settings, making it simple to set up.
Another improvement is placed in the Select and Mask. A new slider has been added and it allows the user to control the amount of decontamination applied to an image.
As a part of the latest update, Photoshop CC now lets you copy and paste SVG from Photoshop to XD, with multiple text styles and effects supported. When copying text with multiple styles and effects before, only the first-used style was getting copied.
Finally, there’s a new Microsoft Dial Functionality. It lets you change brush settings while you paint using the Microsoft Dial.
If you’d like to read more about the latest updates in Photoshop CC, head over to Adobe’s blog.
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