Today at Adobe Max along with the big announcement that creative suite is going to the cloud, Adobe gave us a peek into the next version of Photoshop. Now moving away from the CSX naming the new version will be called Photoshop CC (to stand for creative cloud).

The update looks to be a fairly minor update compared to Photoshop CS6 but does add a few new features.

New Camera Shade Reduction tool

The first new tool they are adding is a unblur tool that we covered a little bit of with this article: Adobe Max coming soon. It’s a way to take an image that bad some blur in it and sharpen it. From the sample they provided it looks like it does a good job in sharpening the photo but as always the proof will be in how it really handles real world images.

All-new Smart Sharpen
They also have a new smart sharpen tool. This gives new options to let us fine-tune images to get richer textures, crisper edges and more distinct details.

New RAW Features

Apply new effects to your images with Camera RAW’s new Advanced Healing Brush, Radial Gradient and Upright tools. Adobe Camera Raw’s powerful tools can now be used as a filter, allowing you to use controls like Clarity, Noise reduction and Temperature on any layer at any time.

This is actually really cool! We can now use Photoshop to non-destructively edit our images as a filter. Check out the video below for more info.

Editable Rounded Rectangles For fine tuning a album design or any type of designed layout we are creating they adding ways to resize and re-edit shapes after they have been created. It’s a tool that designers will love but as we Photographers need to design more and more rich media for our clients that will come in very handy! I am sure i’ll use this a lot with wedding album designs.

What do you think about the announcement for Photoshop CC? Let’s chat in the comments below.

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