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  1. Photoshop CC (2014)

    Smart Object improvements

    Maintain the links to external files by automatically packaging them in a single directory. You can also convert your existing embedded Smart Objects to linked Smart Objects. See how it works

    Improved Layer Comps

    Save time now that you can change the visibility, position, or appearance of one layer in a Layer Comp and then sync that change to all the others. Plus, easily see the attributes of each Layer Comp, and toggle a Layer Comp within a Smart Object. See how it works

    Blur Gallery motion effects

    Use Path Blur to add blur along any path and Spin Blur to create circular or elliptical blurs. The Mercury Graphics Engine makes all Blur Gallery interactions fast and fluid. See how it works

    Focus Mask

    Let Photoshop help you start a mask by automatically selecting the in-focus areas of your image. Focus Mask works great with potraits and other images that have shallow depth of field, and the Mercury Graphics Engine delivers fast performance.

    Improvements to Content-Aware technology

    New technology in Content-Aware Fill, Move, and Patch smoothly blends areas containing gradients, like skies, so you can create seamless, realistic results like never before. See how it works

    Smarter Smart Guides

    Forget trying to align multiple shapes or objects at exact distances from one another on canvas. Now you can quickly see the distance in pixels between objects so you can lay out content with precision. See how it works

    Desktop fonts from Typekit

    Choose the fonts you need from the Typekit library, sync them to your desktop, and get immediate access to them in your Photoshop font menu. Photoshop will even automatically replace missing fonts in your documents. See how it works

    Font Search

    Search for fonts by name, and see instant previews of each font to zero in on the perfect one. See how it works

    Expanded 3D printing capabilities

    Now you can see exactly where and how Photoshop repaired your 3D meshes so it's easy to refine your designs in third-party 3D modeling apps. Get more accurate renderings of your models prior to printing thanks to WYSIWYG previews. And get support for more 3D printers and service providers. See how it works

    Adobe Generator enhancements

    Simplify the process of naming Generator assets and get greater flexibility in organizing the output from Generator by setting document-wide defaults, and by specifying subfolders for exported assets. Generator also offers new APIs so developers can create even more powerful plug-ins. See how it works

    Adobe Camera Raw 8 enhancements

    Heal images, fix perspective distortions, and create vignettes with greater precision. Plus, access an interactive histogram, before/after previews, and more. See how it works

    Improved Windows 8.1 stylus support

    Get to work quickly and comfortably with your stylus on Windows 8.1 devices, and enjoy smoother brush strokes thanks to higher-frequency sampling.

    Expanded Mercury Graphics Engine support

    Upsample images up to 15 times faster (depending on file size and video card configuration) now that the Mercury Graphics Engine delivers an OpenCL performance boost. The engine powers new Blur Gallery motion effects and the Focus Mask feature, too.

    Experimental features

    A new preference setting allows you to test drive and help shape new Photoshop features before they’re officially released.

    Intelligent upsampling, even faster

    Enlarge a low-res image so it looks great in print, or start with a larger image and blow it up to poster or billboard size. Upsampling preserves detail and sharpness without introducing noise, and now you get even more immediate results thanks to an OpenCL boost from the Mercury Graphics Engine. See how it works

    Workflow Enhancements

    Work faster and smarter thanks to new feature enhancements throughout your workflows. Now you have access to an expanded Color Panel; you can access your most recently used brushes, sync your workspaces, keyboard shortcuts, and menu customizations with Sync Settings; and more.

  2. Photoshop CC (14.2)

    Perspective Warp

    Adjust the perspective of a specific part of your image without affecting the surrounding area. Change the viewpoint from which an object is seen. For example, turn a telephoto shot into a wide-angle shot, or vice versa. And seamlessly composite images with different vanishing points or camera positions. See how it works

    Linked Smart Objects

    Improve collaboration and work more efficiently. Use linked Smart Objects that reference files stored on your local system or network drive, and thus can be repurposed across multiple Photoshop documents. You get smaller files and save hard-disk space as well. See how it works

    3D printing

    Visualize your 3D designs in the real world using 3D printing in Photoshop. Easily create, refine, and preview your design, and then print models directly to a locally connected 3D printer or online service. See how it works

    Faster performance

    Get better responsiveness when editing with key tools like Smart Sharpen, Liquify, and Puppet Warp. A next-generation Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine delivers more immediate results with OpenCL, even when editing your largest files.

    Enhanced Scripted Patterns and Fills

    Preview your Scripted Pattern fills and refine them with new controls. Fill along a path; and generate customizable frames, borders, and nearly two dozen unique tree graphics. for new creative options. See how it works

    Workflow enhancements

    Save time on common tasks, thanks to small but frequently requested features from users like you. Create paths more easily with new modifier keys, move a path with the spacebar, and more. See how it works

    Faster performance with Mercury Graphics Engine

    Get better responsiveness when editing with key tools like Upsample, Blur Gallery, Smart Sharpen, Blur Gallery, Liquify, and Puppet Warp. A next-generation Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine delivers more immediate results with OpenCL, even when editing your largest files.

  3. Photoshop CC (14.1)

    Adobe Generator

    Adobe Generator technology gives developers deeper access to Photoshop files, paving the way for intelligent tools that automate time-consuming tasks and provide easier workflows. See how it works

    Real-time image asset generation

    Skip the hassle of manual asset slicing and export when designing for screens. As you work, Photoshop CC uses Adobe Generator technology to save tagged layers and layer groups as individual image files in formats you choose, all collected in a single folder.

  4. Photoshop CC (14)

    All-new Smart Sharpen

    Rich textures, crisp edges, and distinct details. All-new Smart Sharpen is the most advanced sharpening technology available today. It analyzes images to maximize clarity and minimize noise and halos, and it lets you fine-tune for high-quality, natural-looking results. See how it works

    Camera Shake Reduction

    Save shots you thought were lost due to camera motion. Whether your blur was caused by slow shutter speed or a long focal length, Camera Shake Reduction analyzes its trajectory and helps restore sharpness. See how it works

    Adobe Camera Raw 8 and Camera Raw as a filter

    Apply Camera Raw edits as a filter to any layer or file, and then enhance them any way you want. And with new Adobe Camera Raw 8, you get more precise ways to heal images, fix perspective distortions, and create vignettes. See how it works

    Image resizing improvements

    The Image Size command now includes a method to Preserve Details and provide better sharpness while enlarging images. In addition, the Image Size dialog box has been updated for ease of use. See how it works

    Editable rounded rectangles

    Resize shapes, edit them, and re-edit them — before or after they're created. Even edit individual corner radiuses in rounded rectangles. If a shape is bound for the web, export CSS data from the file to save time. See how it works

    Multi-shape and path selection

    Select multiple paths, shapes, and vector masks at once. Even in multilayered documents with lots of paths, you can easily target the path (and any layer) you want right on canvas using a new filter mode. See how it works

    Adobe Edge Reflow CC integration

    With just a click, bring the assets from your Photoshop mockup into Edge Reflow CC to quickly adjust your layouts to fit all your desired devices. It’s responsive web design made easier by Adobe Generator.

    Extended features included

    Photoshop CC now includes the advanced 3D editing and image analysis tools that were previously in Photoshop Extended.

    System anti-aliasing for type

    Get a realistic preview of how your type will look on the web with an option that closely matches the anti-aliasing of your Mac or Windows system. See how it works

    Behance integration

    Share projects directly from within Photoshop to your Behance portfolio. See how it works

    Sync settings

    Synchronize your workspace settings — including preferences, brushes, and actions — across multiple computers. See how it works

    Expanded Smart Object support

    Apply Blur Gallery and Liquify effects nondestructively thanks to Smart Object support. Your original file stays intact as you add blur effects or push, pull, pucker, or bloat the image or video. Edit or remove the effects at any time — even after saving your file. See how it works

    Improved 3D painting

    Live previews are now up to 100x faster and more responsive when you paint on 3D objects and texture maps. With the powerful Photoshop painting engine, you can make any 3D model look terrific. See how it works

    Improved type styles

    You spend hours getting text to look just right. Type styles let you save your formatting as a preset that you can then apply with just a click. You can even define type styles to use across all your Photoshop documents. See how it works

    Enhanced CSS support

    Import color swatches directly from HTML, CSS, or SVG to easily match existing web schemes. Generate CSS code for colors and other design elements, like rounded corners, and then copy and paste the code into your web editor to get the exact results you want. See how it works

    Conditional Actions

    Put routine processing jobs on autopilot with Conditional Actions. These commands use if/then statements to automatically choose between different actions based on rules you set up. Learn more

    Improved 3D Scene panel

    Make a smoother transition from 2D to 3D editing with a 3D Scene panel that has many of the options you already know from the Layers panel, like Duplicate, Instance, Groups, and Delete. See how it works

    Minimum/Maximum filter enhancements

    Create more precise masks and selections with more powerful Minimum and Maximum filters, which now include options to preserve squareness or roundness.

    Workflow timesavers

    Work faster and smarter thanks to feature enhancements throughout the app. Access the expanded Color Panel as well as your most recently used brushes; sync your workspaces, keyboard shortcuts, and menu customizations with Sync Settings; and more.

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