At midnight (in Eastern Standard Time) Adobe released both a Photoshop CC update as well as revealing that Adobe Fuse CC (Preview) is now available for public beta. We learned about this upcoming addition during Adobe Max, but awaited its arrival, This all new 3D modeling software is made possible from Adobe’s acquisition of Mixamo. Fuse allows you to customize a character’s face, body, and clothing akin to a video game avatar. After that, you can tweak it further in Photoshop. You can alter the pose and pick a moment in time from a plethora of animation sequences in the timeline feature. You can change minute details, like facial expressions and their intensity. However, our favorite part is that shadows and highlights automatically adapt to changes in the character.
What about the new Photoshop CC update? Everything is useful, but nothing dramatic. Here are the most relevant changes:
- Personalized tutorial content
- Recent files, libraries, presets, open, and new commands displayed at start-up by default
- Matching color themes
- Touch accessible keyboard shortcuts
- Import assets to pull style guides
- Search bar for Adobe Stock right in the libraries tab
- Skip transform grid when dragging multiple layers
- Typography filtering: including types or similar items
- Save and filter by favorite fonts
- Hover over fonts to preview their use in your project if you have any visible text
- Diffusion slider for healing brush (to prevent artifacts)
- New export features allow you to send multiple sizes for different devices or only specific layers
Check out more details about this news with Adobe’s own Photoshop blog. They are eager to hear how this improves time management for designers, photographers, and animators.