Regardless of your interest or skill level of photography Adobe Photoshop has become the most well known name of software as a graphics editor.

Photoshop was developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS and was originally created in 1988, by Thomas and John Knoll. Since then, the software has become the industry standard for graphics editing and digital art as a whole and we often take the creative power of Photoshop for granted these days.

In celebration of Photoshop’s birthday, Adobe has released many new features in Photoshop and made improvements too. So what is worth exploring?

Enhanced Content-Aware Fill
In this release of Photoshop, you can now iteratively fill multiple areas of an image without having to leave the Content-Aware Fill workspace window. After you get the desired fill result for a selection in your image, click the new Apply button in the lower-right corner to commit fill changes and keep the workspace window open. After applying the fill, use Lasso Tool or Polygonal Lasso Tool within the Content-Aware Fill workspace to make another selection to fill.

Improved Lens Blur Quality
The new Lens Blur alogorithm now uses your computer’s graphics card (GPU) to generate blurrier edges on objects that are in front of the focal plane, a more realistic bokeh look, correct color handling for CMYK and LAB color modes, and more colorful specular highlights in your photos.

Enhanced Transform Warp
With more control in the Warp tool, you can add control points anywhere or divide your image with a customizable grid. Then transform by individual nodes or a larger selection.

Object Selection tool
Create fast and precise selections by drawing a simple rectangle or lasso around an object. Then let Adobe Sensei do the rest.

Performance Improvements
Photoshop’s user interface is now more responsive to your mouse and stylus movements. You’ll notice smoother panning and zooming in your documents. With increased responsiveness to your inputs, you’ll also notice improvements in many other UI interactions, especially where painting or dragging actions are involved.

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