The 2021 edition of Photoshop has new features for the general public. Using algorithms, Adobe’s editing software can replace the sky in a photo or modify the features of a face. The user has almost nothing more to do.
Regular Photoshop users know that Adobe’s editing software isn’t the easiest to use. The number of hidden functions available to the app is so great that you have to know it inside out to really master it. There are dozens of ways to achieve a similar result, the tools having multiplied over the years.
Available since Tuesday, October 20, the 2021 version of Photoshop surprises with the ease of use of its new functions. For the first time in a long time, Adobe is not only targeting professionals, but also the general public. Thanks to artificial intelligence, retouching has never been easier in Photoshop. Everything takes place in the Cloud, which allows even a weak computer to perform a heavy calculation.
Neural Filters, the AI treatment
With Neural Filters, Photoshop is in a way inspired by very general public software like Snapchat or Face App. You can easily change a person’s smile, change the orientation of their face, smooth their skin or age it without using any brush. Some filters are finalized, others pinned beta. We feel that Adobe is still in the experimentation phase.
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Overall we do not blame Neural Filters than its long running time. Applying a new retouch takes about 30 seconds, which is a long time even for Photoshop. In the future, the system is designed to improve on its own. We can’t wait to see what Adobe will do with it.
The replacement of the sky
Another function that we hardly imagined in Photoshop, a sky replacement system, inspired by the Photoshop Camera mobile app. Just click a button and choose one of the skies offered by Adobe, the software takes care of everything. A disconcerting ease. Where are the 40 submenus usually required for retouching in Photoshop?
With Photoshop 2021, Would Adobe wonder about the future of the most famous of its applications? In any case, the arrival of cloud processing opens the door to new possibilities.