Adobe is updating a number of its Creative Cloud apps today, including Photoshop, giving them a speed boost and several new features.

Among the new goodies in Photoshop is the previously teased Content-Aware Crop, which automatically fills in the gaps when you rotate or expand a canvas beyond the original image size.

A new Face-Aware Liquify feature uses the Liquify Tool while keeping the face in proportion by automatically identifying eyes, noses, mouths, and other facial features, making them easy to adjust. It can be used for traditional retouching or for creating funny effects. 

What’s New in Adobe Stock

Adobe is embedding its Stock market deeper into Creative Cloud apps with a new “one-click workflow” that lets you select an asset from Adobe Stock and place it in your creative canvas with a click. Photoshop users will be able to make in-app licensing purchases from Adobe Stock in the layers panel. Users browsing the Adobe Stock site will also be able to open images directly from the site in Photoshop.

Starting in July, Creative Cloud customers will be able to contribute to Adobe Stock directly from the Lightroom CC, Adobe Bridge CC, Photoshop Fix and Photoshop Mix apps. Work sent to Adobe Stock can have keywords and tags added automatically.

Adobe is also adding a Premium Collection to the Stock market that will consist of “nearly 100,000 curated images that meet the standards of top advertising agencies, leading brands and digital and print publications,” the company said in a statement. 



Quick Tip: How to Avoid Excess Baggage Fees

Posted by on Wednesday July 25, 2018 | Business, Photo Gear

Clients are so budget-conscious that every dollar you save on expenses counts. And airline fees can add up quickly. In our story “Pro Photographers’ Favorite Travel Hacks,” several photographers shared their strategies for avoiding excess baggage fees. “Use curbside check-in to help with overweight [equipment cases],” Christopher Testani recommends. “If you use curbside check-in and... More