Adobe's update to Photoshop CC 2020 contains some powerful upgrades and tools but, like any software release, it also has some bugs, quirks and missing tools that users must adapt to. Or, if you take Colin Smith's advice, you can fix them yourself.
Smith, of PhotoshopCAFE, collected many of the complaints about the updated version of Photoshop CC 2020 that he saw on his social media channels and addressed them in this tutorial to ease users' transition from 2019 to the updated version. Among the things users immediately noticed missing from 2020 were the object selection tool, many of their old patterns and shapes, and their plugins.
Smith shows how the object selection tool and missing patterns and shapes are easily restored, but noted that most users' plugins won't work with the current app unless and until the plugin creators update them to match CC 2020's new architecture. Unlike the plugins, users can migrate their presets to the updated app. One key step to take is to keep Photoshop CC 2019 until you've got CC 2020 up and running to your liking. Both programs can run simultaneously, allowing users to export/import presets, custom brushes, etc.
Another quirk users are running into is the app is freezing when they try to use a gradient, but that problem is easily solved as well.
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