Photoshop 2020 NEW Features & Updates EXPLAINED!

Photoshop 2020 NEW Features & Updates EXPLAINED!

November 21, 2019 100 By Peter Engel


Hi, welcome back to the photoshoptrainingchannel.com,
I’m a Jesus Ramirez. I’m currently in Los Angeles, California,
getting ready for the Adobe Max conference. Photoshop 2020 will be released tomorrow and
in this video, I’m going to show you my favorite features.
Make sure that you stick around to the very end of the tutorial, because I will show you
my favorite feature then. If the tutorial gets a little long for you,
then just fast forward to about minute 18, and you’ll see my favorite new feature of
this release of Photoshop. Okay, let’s get started with the tutorial. One of my favorite new features in Photoshop
2020, is the Object Selection Tool. You can find it here in the toolbar.
The Quick Selection Tool is no longer the default tool, the Object Selection Tool works
a lot like the Select Subject feature. You might have seen me use this feature before
in a lot of my tutorials. The way it works is, you can simply click
on Select Subject and Photoshop’s Artificial Intelligence uses machine learning technology
to make a selection out of the main subject of the image.
What the Object Selection Tool allows you to do is apply that same command, but you
can define the area. So, let me de-select and click and drag to
select the woman on the left, notice that the Object Selection Tool does a really good
job in making that selection. Notice that it missed part of her shoe, you
can add to the selection by holding shift and clicking and dragging to let Photoshop
make that selection. You can subtract by holding Alt on Windows,
Option in the Mac, and clicking and dragging and the Artificial Intelligence will figure
out where to de-select from. If you’re not getting the appropriate results,
you can always come back and continue fine tuning the selection using any of the other
selection tools like the Lasso Tool, click and hold shift, click and drag and add that
piece of her shoe back into the selection. From here, I could click on the Layer Mask
icon to remove the background. Photoshop 2020 now has a consistent transformed
behavior. If you remember in a couple of releases ago,
Photoshop changed the way it constrained when you transform, so when you click and direct
a transformer selection, you still have to hold shift to keep it constrained, you no
longer do. Some people didn’t like that, and it’s understandable.
Muscle memory you makes you always hit that shift key, and now when you hit that shift
key, then you distort the image, and you don’t constrain it proportionately. In the previous list of Photoshop, Adobe added
feature of enabling the old way of doing this. If you press Ctrl K, Command K in the Mac,
under general, you can see the use Legacy Free Transform.
And you’re going to check that and then the old way of holding shift will come back.
But I’m going to cancel this because that is not the best way of doing it.
Now, with Photoshop 2020, when you press Ctrl T Command, T to transform, you’ll see this
Chain Link icon and now that Chain Link icon is tied to that behavior.
Notice that this Chain Link icon is check, so I can click and drag and I’m not holding
shift, and the image is constrained. If I disable that, you can click and drag
on the corner handle, and now I have to hold shift to constrain it.
So this Chain Link icon determine the behavior for the shift key when transforming layers
and they will affect all layers equally pixels and vectors.
So, there’s really no need for the checkbox in the preferences panel. The next feature is a great new addition for
people who paint and illustrate in Photoshop. I have the brush tool active.
What I’m going to do is adjust my brush, so, I’m going to click on the brush settings and
I’ll increase the hardness to 100% reduce the spacing and I’m just going to click and
drag on this point. So now I have a flat brush tip and I’ll reduce
the size of my brush. So, notice my brush tip now.
And the reason that I did this was so that I could show you one of the new features.
You now have a keyboard shortcut that allows you to rotate the brush.
So notice that when I paint, if I tap on the right arrow key, the brush rotates.
See that? It’s rotating to the right. Now I’m going to tap on the left arrow key
and it rotates the other way. You can hold shift and tap on the right arrow
key to rotate the brush in larger increments, and obviously the same thing happens when
I hold shift, and tap the left arrow key on the keyboard. You probably notice that as I’m rotating the
brush, the angle in the brush setting changes. See that? I’m holding shift and tapping the
right arrow key, see how that’s rotating? And also in the Options bar, we have this
new rotation input box, so, you can rotate the brush using the angle input box in the
brush settings, the angle input box in the options bar, or by using the keyboard shortcut
shift and tapping on the arrow keys or simply tapping on the arrow keys by themselves without
tapping the shift key. The only difference with the shift key is
that you rotate in larger increments. And these are not the only new keyboard shortcuts.
There’s actually one more, the Tilde key, which is right below the escape key on the
left hand side of your keyboard in most American keyboards, now acts as an eraser, so when
I paint I can tap on the Tilde key and erase. So this is a great way of easily toggling
between painting and erasing with the current brush that you have active.
Next, we’re going to talk about the zoom to layer content keyboard shortcut.
It’s a keyboard shortcut that I’m sure I’ll use a lot.
The way this works is that Photoshop can zoom in directly into any content.
Now, what I mean by that is, if you hold Alt on Windows, Option on the Mac and click on
the layer thumbnail, Photoshop will zoom right into that particular layer. I can do the same thing on the background
layer, and Photoshop will of course zoom out. I’m going to duplicate that star and I’m just
going to place it somewhere else in the canvas. And if I select both stars, and I use that
same keyboard shortcut and click once, it’ll de-select the second layer, and if I click
again, it’ll zoom into that second star. So keep in mind that it only works on a single
layer or on a group. So if I select these two layers and put them
into a group and then hold Alt on Windows, Option in the Mac, and click on the group
icon, Photoshop zooms into those two layers. So remember, this keyboard shortcut works
with either one layer or a group. Ever since it was first introduced in Photoshop,
CS6, the properties panel has become one of the most important panels in Photoshop.
It allows you to select options based on the layer that you have selected.
Photoshop 2020 add significant improvements to this central hub in the editing workflow.
With this file, we’re going to take a look at the properties panel.
So here I have the properties panel open, first, with a text layer, you’ll notice now
that you have all these different hubs transform, which you can collapse by clicking on this
arrow. Character, paragraph, type options and quick
actions. All these hubs gives you the power or the
character panel and the paragraph panel. So now you don’t need to open these panels
at all. All those settings are found here alongside
other settings like the transformation and quick actions. One thing about the transformation is if you
make an adjustment. So, let me just click and drag to make an
adjustment. So I’m just going to rotate the text, and
then I’ll flip it horizontally. So if you make an adjustment from the panel
on the transformation, you can always click on this reset icon to reset that text.
And again, I want to reiterate that these are all the same as the properties found in
the character panel. Here it is.
Notice that if I make a change to one panel, it changes on the other panel.
Also, I want you to notice these three dots. If you click on these three dots, you’ll expand
the panel to reveal more settings. So if you’re not finding the setting that
you want, make sure that you click on these three dots to review more settings. I really liked this new feature because all
the settings that I need are now found in one single panel.
With a pixel layer you’ll get similar features. One of the most important ones though is the
quick actions. In this case, the quick actions allows us
to apply a select subject command which as you probably know by now is the artificial
intelligence that allows you to select the main subject of the image, but there’s an
even more impressive button which is a remove background button.
Let me show how it works. I’ll just de-select and then I’ll simply click
on remove background. Notice that there is no selection active.
When I click on that, Photoshop analyzes the image and determines what the main subject
is. Very much like select subject, and it applies
the Layer Mask to remove the background. The Layer Mask is not perfect, but it is really,
really good for just one click. This is definitely something that I’m going
to be using a lot in Photoshop 2020. And finally, I’m going to quickly point out
the background layer. When you select the background layer, you
get similar settings and if you expand the panel and just click off to the side so that
no layer is selected, you’ll notice that you get document properties in the properties
panel. This allows you to adjust the canvas size,
change the aspect ratio, change the color mode, and you can also enable your rulers
or your grids, all within the panel and in the quick actions, you also get options like
the crop, which enables the crop tool, rotate, which allows it to rotate the canvas and image
size and trim. These are very useful options, that I’m sure
that you’ll be using a lot in Photoshop 2020. I hope that you like them as much as I do.
Let me know down in the comments below what your thoughts are. There’s the new file type in Photoshop, a
cloud document. The file extension is PSDC.
You can look at your cloud documents from this tab in the home screen.
A cloud document is simply a Photoshop file that is saved to Adobe’s cloud.
It saves as you work and you can access your files from your desktop or your iPad.
I’ll open up one of my cloud documents and in the tab you’ll see that there’s a little
cloud icon indicating that this is a cloud document.
If I make a change, enclose, Photoshop will not ask me to save, that is because it automatically
saves onto my cloud. Once I go back into my cloud document tab,
you can see that this was updated one second ago and the changes reflect in the thumbnail.
When you create a new document, and you save, Photoshop will ask you if you want to save
it as a cloud document or on your computer. You can click on the don’t show again, checkbox
and then select one of the options and Photoshop will remember that selection. Photoshop 2020 gives you a brand new feature
with smart objects, you can actually unpack them.
In other words, you can convert smart objects into layers.
All you have to do, is with your smart object selected, you can just right click on it and
select convert to layers. Photoshop will let you know that smart filters
applied to the smart object will not be retained. You can press okay and the smart object now
gets converted into a group and inside that group, you’ll see all the layers that make
up that smart object. Photoshop 2020 has a brand new addition in
the Content-Aware and it deals with the Fill Mask.
Let me show you how it works. I already have a selection active around this
person jumping into the pool, and what I’m going to do, is use Content-Aware Fill to
remove her from the image. So, I’m going to go into edit Content-Aware
Fill. By default, Photoshop will select the Auto-sampling
area option. If you don’t know what that means, you can
just simply hover over the button and Photoshop will tell you. Basically, Photoshop is deciding what pixels
to analyze to generate that fill. In green, you will see the pixels that Photoshop
selected. You can subtract from what Photoshop decided
to select by simply painting over the areas you don’t want to sample from.
Notice in the preview window, Photoshop does a fantastic job and I can simply press OK
to commit those changes. But before I do that, I simply wanna point
out that we have more sampling areas. We have rectangle, which simply creates a
rectangle around the selection and we have custom, which allows you to start painting from scratch and
you can paint the areas that you want to sample from. In this case, using Auto did a really good job. And then subtracting from the areas
that are not similar at all, like those chairs. And notice that again,
Photoshop does a fantastic job. Make sure that you output to a new layer and press OK before and after. So it’s a very powerful tool and it works great.
So make sure that you pay attention to the assembly modes that you use and use the ones
that best work for your projects. Another new feature comes with the export
window. I have a composite here and if I wanted to
export that, I can go into file export, export as, and this one window comes up, and the
new feature here is on this 2-Up tab. If you click on that, you’ll see on the left
hand side of the image that you’re saving in the original image.
I’ll zoom in so that you can see how this works.
I’ll click and drag in both windows, zoom in at the same time.
Right now they look identical, but notice what happens when I reduce the quality, and
I’ll just bring it down to 1% so that you could see the difference.
See how this one looks a lot more pixelated and this one does not? This is the original
and this is what the output version would look like. So this window helps you determine what a good quality would be, to maintain the original
look of your image. Next we’re going to talk about a brand new
feature that allows you to close documents much quicker.
Notice that I’m working with all these different documents, and if I go into file, you’ll see
that there is a brand new menu item called close others.
The keyboard shortcut is Alt Ctrl P, that’s Option Command P on the Mac, and when I click
on that, Photoshop will close all other documents except for the one that I currently have active.
Now, let me show you how this feature works when we have a free floating window.
We have a free floating window and inside of that window we have multiple tabs, then
we have tabs that are attached to the actual application frame. If I were to simply go into file, and click
on close others, Photoshop will close all our documents except for the currently active
document. But, if you right click on a tab and select
close others, Photoshop will only close the documents nested onto that tab.
So watch what happens. I’ll click on close others, but it close all
the documents in this free floating window because it was a contextual command, meaning
it happened from within this window. presets have been a part of Photoshop since
its very first released almost 30 years ago, and have evolved significantly.
In Photoshop 2020 we get a huge improvement with presets, patterns, gradient, shapes and
layers cells now have their own dedicated panels with redesigned presets that can be
grouped and easily navigated. Let me show you where they are.
You can find them in the panels here or you can go into window and find them from the
dropdown. First, I’ll show you the gradients panel.
You can see that we have now these groups of gradients.
These are all re-designed and these are the ones that were there previously, and what
you can do is click a gradient, to apply it to the currently selected layer.
Notice how the gradient was applied to that text layer, and I can just click and it applies
it onto the layer. Notice that Photoshop applied a gradient overlay.
I can also hold Alt Option on the Mac and click and drag one of these gradients and
drop it into the layers panel as a gradient fill layer.
On a regular pixel layer, if I just click once on the green in preset, Photoshop will
clip it to the selected layer. I’ll press F12 to go back into my original
document, that reverts, that’s an old feature. That’s nothing new, I just needed to go back
into my original document. Now, let me show you patterns, patterns work
the same way. You can just click once and Photoshop applies
a pattern layer style onto a text layer. If you have a pixel layer selected, clicking on a pattern will clip it
to that particular layer. If I double click on the pattern to edit it, I can increase the scale and if I click on
a different pattern, Photoshop will apply that pattern and it will retain the same scale
adjustment that you applied. You can of course also hold Alt on windows,
Option in the Mac and click and drag it into the layers panel to create a pattern fill layer. Once again, I’ll press F12 to reset, and now
I’ll show you the layer cells panel. I’m going to go into window and select styles.
Here they are. I can just click on any one of these to apply
those layer styles to that currently selected layer. All these presets are organized into categories. You can always create a new category or a
group by clicking on this icon and placing any preset that you like inside. And now it’s time to show you my favorite
new feature in Photoshop 2020. I’m going to work with these two layers.
I have a white background and this cup. It doesn’t have a background, and it’s a smart
object. I’m going to press Ctrl T Command, T to transform
and then I’m going to click on this icon here to enter the Warp mode.
So the Warp mode is a little different. Before, you had a three by three grid, we
can still go back to it from the options bar. I can select three by three, and there’s our
grid and you probably recognize this grid. You can click and drag on these points to
transform and as you can tell, it’s already much more powerful than it was, but I’m going
to undo that. And just show you that you can now have four
by four grids or five by five. But the cool thing is you can now go into
default, and then you can create your grids from scratch.
Notice this split icon here, this first one, the split warp cross white, you will create
a horizontal and vertical split. Notice that when I hover over the cup, I can
just click and I create my split. Now I can adjust it accordingly.
With the split that I created. I’m going to undo that, then I’ll show you
the vertical split, here it is, and the horizontal split.
So, now that I have these splits, I can hold shift, click and drag and select multiple
points. So I’m holding the shift key and clicking
and dragging, and I’ll make sure that this one is selected as well.
So I’ll hold shift and click and I can click and drag all those points at the same time.
Best of all, this square now acts as a bounding box.
So I can hover just outside of it, click and drag to rotate and it rotates those points
and it distorts the image accordingly. I can also scale, pretty cool stuff, and I
can add more splits if I need to. Notice that as I hover over the image, you
can see that the split that I’m going to create follows the contours that we adjusted.
So I can come and click on that, then select another split here, and now I can adjust this
end accordingly like so, and maybe I’ll adjust the handle as well and just make a larger
handle. I’ll click on the check mark to commit the
changes. Since this is a smart object, we can go back
and edit this by pressing Ctrl T Command, T to transform, clicking on this icon, and
we can continue adjusting the splits. I can also right click on any one of the splits
and select remove warp split and it removes the distortion of course.
So, as you can see, this is a really powerful photo manipulation tool, I’m going to be using
it a lot and I think that you will as well. Let me know down in the comments below what
you think of this feature, and also let me know what your favorite feature is.
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