These Five Little Features Will Save You Big Time in Photoshop CC 2019

Many readers may already be aware of the big changes that came with Adobe's latest release, Photoshop CC 2019, but in this video, Colin Smith shows us some small features that can save you serious time if you work a lot with Photoshop. 

Photoshop CC received a pretty big makeover recently, including a beefed-up Content-Aware fill feature that really shows off the power of the software. But even frequent users of the program may have overlooked some of the other new features Adobe has included to save you time. 

For instance, noticing that most users tend to scale objects proportionally, Adobe no longer makes you use command-click to transform an object to scale. Instead, that is now the default and command-click will allow users to resize an object however they please. Also, that annoying anchor point that you inevitably click on when you're trying to drag an object is no longer a default setting. Users can easily turn it on, but it's not visible until you need it. My personal favorite of the new features is the layer mode preview, which allows users to see what the image will look like with each layer mode by simply hovering the cursor over each one. Not having to click on each one to see how it will appear is a big time-saver. 

Smith shows us several other modifications to the software that the average user may not be aware of, but they will streamline your workflow and make the Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 experience more intuitive. 

What do you think of Adobe's latest Photoshop release? Have you discovered any new features worth sharing with the Fstoppers community? Drop a comment below and let us know. 

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Not easy to try. First I need to buy a new computer and update my OS... thank you Adobe for all these restrictions... actually I don't understand why I pay every month for a software that I cannot update anymore

Huh? I don’t understand why your computer is so behind the times that you can’t update your programs...

I'm running on Windows 8, everything works fine. And when it works fine, I don't change my OS. Anyway 4 months ago updates of LR and PS are pretty good. But I don't like to know that if I buy a brand new camera, I will also have to update my computer, my OS to open a raw file...

Dude, your OS is over 6 years old. You need to update your OS before Marty McFly comes and tells you Y2K is going to destroy all of your files.

Not joking, you’re causing your own pain.

Definitely update your OS. I've recently changed to Windows coming from a Mac setup and after a few months of using Windows 10 I find that it's a really good OS. With previous versions of Windows I never considered switching. Your experience will vastly improve when you upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 10.

It's not really Adobe adding these restrictions. Microsoft stopped support for W8 in January 2018. If an application is to develop and move forwards, there has to come a time when it no longer designs for legacy systems.

Hey, this dude's really cool. He plays a white guitar.