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What’s NEW in Photoshop CC 2019? Why This Update is In The Right Direction

November 1, 2019

– Hey guys, it’s Denny here. There’s a new update for Photoshop with tons of improvements. In this video, I’m gonna be giving a quick update on what’s new in the October 2018
release of Photoshop CC. (upbeat electronic music) If you look in the toolbar, you’re gonna see something different. This is the new Frame Tool. The Frame Tool lets you put placeholders. Let’s say you’re
designing an ad interface, but you don’t have an image for it yet. You know that the image should be this certain width and height. You can use a Frame Tool
to draw a placeholder. And if you have an image for it, you can just drop it in. Your image will confine to your frame, so you don’t have to waste
time creating layer masks. (upbeat electronic music) There’s a new dedicated workspace
for Content-Aware Filling. This workspace makes it
easier to remove objects. You get a before and after preview so you don’t have to
keep undoing and redoing like you did before. There’s also a lot of things
to fine-tune your results. (upbeat electronic music) Okay, this is really stupid
but one of the improvements that Adobe has made for
Photoshop is their Undo Hotkey. I’m just glad that Adobe did this, but here’s what it is. Now, by default, the Undo Hotkey, that’s Control + Z on
Windows, Command + Z on Macs. It works like every other software. This means that if you press the Control + Z key three times, it will actually undo three times. Whereas before, it would undo, redo, because it’s undoing the undo. And then undo again. So in the end, if you press
Control + Z three times, you’re really only undoing once. To redo, in the new update, you just press Shift + Control + Z or Shift + Command + Z on Macs. Now if you don’t like this,
you’re not used to it, and you want to change it back, you can do so by going to
Edit, Keyboard Shortcuts. Check mark the Use Legacy
Undo Shortcuts option, and Photoshop will be
back to how it was before. (upbeat electronic music) The next time you use the brush tool, look in the Options bar. You’ll find a new butterfly icon. This is a really cool new
feature called Symmetry Mode. I’m gonna click on it, and you can see there are 10 styles
for you to choose from. I’m gonna choose a mandala
and set the segments to five. As you paint, your brush will
be repeated on all five sides. (upbeat electronic music) There’s also a lot of
new, smaller improvements that I’m gonna go through
very quickly for you. First, you can now hover
over the Blending Modes and the Layers panel to
preview how it looks. You can enter math formulas,
simple math formulas into every field. You can preview how
your image looks flipped before actually changing
any of your layers. In the color panel,
there’s a new color wheel that you can access from your panel menu. You can distribute the
space in between objects like in Adobe Illustrator. To type two places sample Lorem Ipsum text so you can see your font
and font size right away. When transforming a layer, you don’t need to hold
the Shift key anymore. It keeps it proportional by default. The Match Font feature now
supports Japanese fonts. There’s also support for five
more South Asian languages. Finally, there’s a new
option in the Preferences to scale your UI according
to your font size. So if you set your font
to something larger, your UI will also get larger. (slow upbeat electronic music) Hey, thanks for watching. If you like it, please remember
to hit the Like button. Now with this update, we’re not seeing a lot of huge changes in
terms of new features. But we are seeing a lot of
small little improvements that improve Photoshop overall. And I’m kind of glad that
Adobe chose this route instead of doing
something that sounds good from a marketing perspective. I kind of like the Frame Tool. I used it for a bit; it’s not quite there. But it is a step in the right direction. And I do see it being used
in future product mock-ups or Photoshop templates. Anyways, lemme know what you guys think in the comments below. I hope you have an amazing day, and I’ll see you in the next video. (upbeat electronic music)


  • Reply Wasif Khan October 17, 2018 at 4:20 am

    Thanks for sharing the updates!
    Updating Photoshop right away. 😉

  • Reply Denny's Tips October 17, 2018 at 4:20 am

    Thanks for watching this! I don't really know why entering math formulas is useful. Can anyone enlighten me on this?

  • Reply Artistry Artistry October 17, 2018 at 4:37 am

    really high quality video, great production values.

  • Reply I am Sanju 18 October 17, 2018 at 5:05 am

    Thanks for the info man ❤.
    We can update it in Adobe creative cloud ryt ?

  • Reply Super Trenn October 17, 2018 at 5:50 am


  • Reply VanillaVercetti October 17, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Great vid

  • Reply nullptr October 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    I've been using Photoshop for 3 years and I that's the first time I heard about the match font thing. Thats so cool, the updates also!

  • Reply TheMillerwireless October 17, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    As a graphic designer this seems useful I need to test out these new tools to see for myself, but from what I'm seeing this does look like Adobe knows what they're doing when it comes to adding new updates. I'm glad that they're listening to us artist and doing what they can to make Photoshop better. Now what we need is the full version of Photoshop to be on mobile.

  • Reply Sandun Priyankara October 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm


  • Reply CubeRepublic October 17, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    cheers bud

  • Reply Kirby Love October 17, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    THANKS FOR THIS INFORMATION. I was holding the shift and option down trying to upscale a photo which led me here. I was like this new update killing me lol

  • Reply JAMESRKOFL October 18, 2018 at 12:24 am

    nice video.

  • Reply ThePolishDane October 18, 2018 at 9:09 am

    "When transforming a layer, you don't need to hold the Shift key. It keeps it proportional by default." This is both nice and HORRIBLE… anyway to undo this? or at least make shapes do the same thing? The fact that i have to either hold it down or not whether im resizing a layer/picture or a shape is so confusing…. .—. …. Please tell me theres a way to either make shapes do the same thing or make layers act the same as before. XD im dying.

  • Reply Square In Square October 18, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Hell yes to the new undo. So stupid, the most advanced software and this is what I'm excited about! About time…..

  • Reply Krystal Jo October 18, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    I'm having so much trouble with the transform feature. The "automatic scale" is giving me trouble when I want to simply transform an object wider, without changing the dimension height too! How do I turn off the "auto scale" feature?

  • Reply Wayne Grazio October 19, 2018 at 12:12 am

    Where did my third party plug in go? The plug in folder in Photoshop 2019 looks different and putting my 2018 plug ins into that folder don't make them register in 2019. REALLY FRUSTRATING!!!! I hate these updates.

  • Reply Huh? what?? uhhhhh......aaaaaaaaaaarghhhh!?!?!? October 19, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Adobe is getting scared of AFFINITY. Its your fault DENNY

  • Reply Hyun Ralph Jeong October 19, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Great video! I'm a bit old fashioned and don't always stay up to date with new features but this was very helpful 🙂

  • Reply Thor Kobberrød Husby October 20, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Thanks for letting me know!

  • Reply Julije Jelaska October 21, 2018 at 7:57 am

    You sound like David Blattner.

  • Reply agustina alvarez October 22, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Dennys pleaaaaaaaase do a tutorial inspired in petra collins!!!!

  • Reply Thomas Logan October 22, 2018 at 3:29 am

    Great review, thanks, Denny!

  • Reply Ammar Midani October 23, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    are you a beta tester?

  • Reply Easy Corel October 23, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    thank you.. you give me enough reason to update my photoshop.. great job..

  • Reply robert bertie October 24, 2018 at 12:00 am

    hate they change things for no reason, gotta relearn all the shortcuts !

  • Reply Voy Ad October 25, 2018 at 12:51 am

    Very nice and quick video on the features Denny, love your tips :), subbed too!

  • Reply Doug Johnson October 26, 2018 at 6:36 am

    OMG, normal Undos instead of retarded, three-button ones.
    But I still kinda want to find the guy who brought the shift key into Undo, and give him a running kick to the nuts. So many years subjecting us to that crap deserves one good nut kick.

  • Reply Skipper October 27, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Pressing Shift to Retain the ratio of the image was better than the updated auto scaling.

  • Reply Joshua Wright October 28, 2018 at 2:53 am

    And they ruined the classic crop tool

  • Reply MattieCooper November 8, 2018 at 8:11 am

    How in the Hell do you tell Photoshop to stop auto inserting Lorem Ipsum when using Text??!!?!

  • Reply Dan P. Brodt January 15, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Does the new Ps CC 2019 do OCR??

  • Reply John Thompson February 17, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    "Scale UI to font", Does it work for the font on artboard? Font on mac is too small.

  • Reply CANRUSH February 20, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    You were in the top 3 videos in a Google search for Photoshop CC 2019. Congrats!

  • Reply CANRUSH February 20, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    You were in the top 3 videos in a Google search for Photoshop CC 2019. Congrats!

  • Reply Avery Lauren Sutton February 28, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    hi, is anyone else having major issues with the update? Macos Majove, and photoshop app update will not allow me to close any tool panels. why? and the save converts to all small circles.

  • Reply sketchfields March 13, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    now it behaves like affinity photo

  • Reply Lucas Veloso March 17, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Latest photoshop version is so awful! Buggy as hell, it's crashing all the time, and I can't edit videos with the timeline anymore because it got so slow… I thought it would be the PC at my work (i5 8400 + 8GB RAM), so I tried it on my PC (Ryzen 2700x + 16GB RAM) and it's the same. Is there any fix for this? I'm back using CC 2018 because of it.

  • Reply J-Pocket April 29, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    thank goodness ctrl/cmd + z just undo's now. i understand why it was the way it was, but more then not, I just wanted to undo something.

  • Reply Asaad Ali. May 13, 2019 at 12:48 am

    How I can addition filter to photoshop 2019

  • Reply Johnny Webb September 7, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    I HATE HATE HATE the "new document" thingy… I want it back to default…

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