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Create anything you can imagine. Anywhere you are.

The October 2018 release of Photoshop CC (version 20.0) rolls out exciting new features for designers, digital photographers, and illustrators. Read on for a quick introduction to these features and links to resources offering more information.


Highlights

Note:

  • Beginning with the October 2018 release of Photoshop CC (version 20.0), the 32-bit version of Windows is no longer supported. For support with 32-bit drivers and plug-ins, use earlier versions of Photoshop. Links to prior version installers and updates.
  • With the new Auto-update feature, your Creative Cloud apps are now automatically upgraded whenever a new version is available. You can manage the update preferences using the Creative Cloud desktop app. Learn more.
  • If you're upgrading from an earlier version of Photoshop CC, see these considerations and tips.

Frame Tool for easy masking

Easily mask images by placing them into frames. Use the Frame Tool (K) to quickly create rectangular or elliptical placeholder frames. You can also convert any shape or text into frames and fill it with images.

Frame Tool for easy masking

To place an image into a frame, simply drag an Adobe Stock asset or a libraries asset from the Libraries panel or from your local disk — the image automatically scales to fit the frame. Content placed in frames is always placed as Smart Objects so that it can be scaled non-destructively.

For detailed information, see Place images into frames.


Content-Aware Fill reimagined

Powered by Adobe Sensei

A new, dedicated Content-Aware Fill workspace provides you with an interactive editing experience to achieve seamless fill results. You can now choose which source pixels to use and rotate, scale, and mirror the source pixels thanks to Adobe Sensei technology. You also get a live full-resolution preview of the changes and an option to save the result to a new layer.

Content-Aware Fill workspace in Photoshop CC 2019

To launch the Content-Aware Fill workspace:

  1. Open an image in Photoshop. Using any selection tool, create an initial selection of the area you want to fill.
  2. From the menu bar, choose Edit > Content-Aware Fill.

In the Content-Aware Fill workspace, the document window displays the default sampling area as an overlay mask on the image. You can use the tools provided in the Tools panel (at the left of the screen) to modify the sampling area and your initial selection of the fill area. In the Content-Aware Fill panel (at the right of the screen), you can specify sampling options, fill settings, and output settings to get the desired fill result in the image. As you make changes, the Preview panel displays a live full-resolution preview of the output.

For detailed information, see Remove objects from your photos with Content-Aware Fill.


New multiple undo mode

You can now use Control + Z (Win) / Command + Z (Mac) to undo multiple steps in your Photoshop document, just like in other Creative Cloud apps. The new multiple undo mode is enabled by default.  

Use Control / Command + Z to undo multiple steps

With the new multiple undo mode, the Edit menu displays the following commands:

  • Undo: Moves one step back in the undo chain. Use the shortcut keys: Control + Z (Win) / Command + Z (Mac).
  • Redo: Moves one step forward. Use the shortcut keys: Shift + Control + Z (Win) / Shift + Command + Z (Mac).
  • Toggle Last State works the same as in the legacy undo mode. Use the shortcut keys: Control + Alt + Z (Win) / Command + Option + Z (Mac).

How do I switch back to the legacy undo shortcuts?

The Edit menu also displays the name of the step that will be undone next to the Undo and Redo commands.
For example, Edit > Undo Edit Type.

The commands Step Forward and Step Backward have been removed from the Edit menu. These commands are still available from the fly-out menu in the History panel. Additionally, the layer visibility changes are now undoable by default. When you click a visibility icon in the Layers panel, a history state is created. You can control this behavior using the Make Layer Visibility Changes Undoable option from the History Options dialog, accessible from the fly-out menu in the History panel.

For related helpful information, see Undo and History.


Usability improvements

Reference Point is hidden by default

While transforming items, you can now easily move items on the canvas. The reference point that appeared while transforming items is now hidden by default. You can select the Toggle Reference Point check box in the Options bar if you want the reference point to appear.

Toggle reference point

For more information, see Set or move the reference point for a transformation.

Double-click to edit text

You can now double-click a Type layer with the Move tool to quickly begin editing the text in your document. You do not need to switch tools anymore to edit text.  

Double-click to edit Type

For related helpful information, see Edit text.

Auto-commit

Efficiently crop, transform and place or enter text with auto-commit. You no longer need to press Enter (Win) / Return (macOS) or click the Commit button in the Options bar to commit your changes.

When applying crop or transforming, perform any of the following actions to auto-commit your changes:

  • Select a new tool.
  • Click a layer in the Layers panel. (This action auto-commits changes and also selects the layer.)
  • Click outside the canvas area in the document window.
  • Click outside the bounding box in the canvas area.

When entering text in a Type layer, perform any of the following actions to auto-commit your changes:

  • Select a new tool.
  • Click a layer in the Layers panel. (This action auto-commits changes and also selects the layer.)

For related helpful information, see the following links:

Transform proportionally by default

Photoshop now transforms all layer types (such as pixel layers, type layers, shape layers, bitmaps, Placed Smart Objects) proportionally by default.

When transforming a layer, you no longer need to hold down the Shift key while dragging a corner handle to resize a selected layer to constrain its proportions. Anytime you drag a corner handle during transform and move it, the layer resizes proportionally. Holding down the Shift key now resizes non-proportionally when you drag a corner handle during the transform.

To resize a layer proportionally during transform, do the following:

  1. Select the layer(s) you want to resize in the Layers panel.
  2. Press Command + T (Mac) / Control + T (Win). Alternatively, choose Edit > Free Transform.
  3. Drag a corner handle on the bounding box to resize the layer.
  4. Commit the changes.

How do I turn off the new proportional scaling by default behavior while transforming layers?

For related helpful information, see the following links:

Prevent accidental panel moves with Lock Workspace

Use the new Lock Workspace option to prevent accidentally moving workspace panels, particularly when you’re using Photoshop on a tablet/stylus. To access this option, choose Window > Workspace > Lock Workspace.

Lock Workspace option in Photoshop
Lock Workspace option in Photoshop

For more helpful information about the workspace options, see Workspace basics.


Live blend mode preview

You can now scroll over different blend mode options to see how they look on your image. Photoshop displays a live preview of blend modes on the canvas when you scroll over different blend mode options in the Layers panel and the Layer Style dialog.

Scrolling over blend mode options in the Layers panel.
Scrolling over blend mode options in the Layers panel.

For related helpful information, see the following links:


Symmetry mode

Paint your brush strokes in a perfectly symmetrical pattern. While using the Paint Brush, Mixer Brush, Pencil, or Eraser tools, click the butterfly icon ( ) in the Options bar. Choose from the several available types of symmetry - Vertical, Horizontal, Dual Axis, Diagonal, Wavy, Circle, Spiral, Parallel Lines, Radial, Mandala. As you paint, the strokes are reflected live across the line of symmetry, allowing you to easily create intricate symmetrical patterns.

Pattern created with Mandala symmetry. (Artwork designed by Mike Shaw.)
Pattern created with Mandala symmetry. (Artwork designed by Mike Shaw.)

For detailed information, see Paint symmetrical patterns.


Color Wheel to choose colors

Use the Color Wheel to visualize the color spectrum and easily choose colors based on harmonies such as complementary colors and analogous colors. From the Color panel fly-out menu, choose Color Wheel.   

Use the Color Wheel to choose colors
Use the Color Wheel to choose colors


Home screen

Get started quickly with the Photoshop Home screen. Access it at any time to find out about new features, connect to learning content, and jump right to your open documents. Click the new Home icon in the Options bar to access the Home screen at any point.

Photoshop Home screen
Photoshop Home screen

For more information, see Workspace basics.


Improved in-app learning

After completing an in-app tutorial (Learn panel), you can now use your own images to get the looks you want in less time.

Learn with your own images
Learn with your own images


Top customer-requested features

Distribute spacing (like Adobe Illustrator)

You can now distribute the spacing between the objects. Photoshop can already distribute objects by evenly spacing their center points. If your objects are different sizes, you now get an even spacing between them. For related helpful information, see Align and distribute layers.

(Left) Distribute Spacing options in Photoshop. (Right) Spacing distributed horizontally between objects.
(Left) Distribute Spacing options in Photoshop. (Right) Spacing distributed horizontally between objects.

Math in number fields

You can also perform simple math in any input box that accepts numeric values. For example, you can now type in simple math operations like 200/2, which gets calculated as 100 and inputs that final value into the field. This is very useful when trying to quickly get to a multiple of a value, or divide something up. For more information, see Use simple math in number fields.  

Image showing simple math in the Canvas Size dialog.
Image showing simple math in the Canvas Size dialog.

Ability to see long layer names

For long layer names, Photoshop now retains the beginning and end of the layer name and puts ellipses (...) in the middle of the name. Previously, the layer name used to get cut off at the end with ellipses (...).

Photoshop now puts ellipses (...) in the middle of long layer names.
Photoshop now puts ellipses (...) in the middle of long layer names.

Match Font now support Japanese fonts

You can now search Japanese fonts with Match Font. Using Adobe Sensei, Match Font allows you to detect text included in the selected area of an image and match it to licensed fonts on your computer or on Adobe Fonts, suggesting similar fonts. For more information, see Match Fonts.

Search Japanese fonts with Match Font.
Search Japanese fonts with Match Font.

Flip document view

Quickly flip your canvas horizontally. Choose View > Flip Horizontal.   

Lorem Ipsum placeholder text

Get 'Lorem Ipsum' as placeholder text while placing new type layers in your document. In Type preferences (Edit > Preferences > Type), select Fill New Type Layers With Placeholder Text.

Customize keyboard shortcuts for Select and Mask

You can now modify the shortcut keys for Select and Mask workspace. Choose Edit > Keyboards Shortcuts. In the Keyboard Shortcuts And Menus dialog, choose Taskspaces from the Shortcuts For menu. In the Taskspace command column, expand the Select and Mask set to edit the shortcuts as required. For related information, see Customize keyboard shortcuts.


Preference to increase UI size

Get more control when scaling the Photoshop UI, and adjust it independent of your other apps to get the font size just right. In the Interface preferences (Edit >Preferences > Interface), a new setting Scale UI To Font has been introduced. When you select this new setting, the entire Photoshop UI scales based on the UI Font Size drop-down value you've chosen - Tiny, Small, Medium, or Large.


Scale UI To Font setting in the Interface preferences


Support for South East Asian scripts

Photoshop now includes the support for five new South East Asian languages, so your documents can include text in these scripts: Thai, Burmese, Lao, Sinhalese, and Khmer.

NOTE: To use these languages properly on Windows, you must install the Language and Font packs for the particular language you want to use. For details, see Microsoft's Help documentation: Language Packs.

To create a document using one of these new languages, do the following:

  1. Choose Edit > Preferences > Type.
  2. Select the Middle Eastern and South Asian option.
  3. Open a document.
  4. Create a Type layer.
  5. In the Character panel, set your Language to any of the new languages: Thai, Burmese, Lao, Sinhalese, or Khmer.
  6. Based on the language you select, set an appropriate font. For example, if you choose Thai language, set a Thai font such as Adobe Thai or Noto Sans Thai.
  7. Copy and paste the text composed in the language that you choose. If you have a language-specific keyboard set up, simply type the text.

For more information, see Composers for Asian scripts.


Camera Raw | New features

For details of new features introduced in Adobe Camera Raw, see What's new in Camera Raw.

Your computer must meet the minimum technical specifications outlined below to run and use Photoshop CC.

Applicable for: October 2018 (29.0) release

System requirements for earlier releases: Photoshop system requirements | earlier releases

i The latest version of Creative Cloud apps does not support some older versions of Windows and Mac. Learn more.

Minimum system requirements for Photoshop CC

Windows

  Minimum requirement
Processor

Intel® Core 2 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor; 2 GHz or faster processor

Operating system

Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 10* (Version 1709 or later)

RAM

2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)

Hard disk space

3.1 GB or more of available hard-disk space for 64-bit installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system)

Monitor resolution

1024 x 768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended**

Graphics processor acceleration requirements

OpenGL 2.0-capable system

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

* Not supported on Windows 10 versions 1511 and 1607.

** 3D features are disabled on computers having less than 512MB of VRAM. 

† NOTICE TO USERS. Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe’s online privacy policy (see http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/legal.html). Applications and Services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

macOS

  Minimum requirement

Processor

Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support


Operating system

macOS version 10.12 (Sierra), macOS version 10.13 (High Sierra), or macOS version 10.14 (Mojave)

RAM 2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)

Hard disk space

4 GB or more of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system)

Monitor resolution

1024 x 768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended*

Graphics processor acceleration requirements

OpenGL 2.0-capable system

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

* 3D features are disabled on computers having less than 512MB of VRAM. 

† NOTICE TO USERS. Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe’s online privacy policy (see http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/legal.html). Applications and Services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

 


 

Language versions available for Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC is available in the following languages:

  • Dansk
  • Deutsch
  • English
  • Español
  • Français
  • Français*
  • Hebrew*
  • Hungarian
  • Italiano
  • Nederlands
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Português (Brasil)
  • Suomi
  • Svenska
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • čeština
  • Русский 
  • عربي*
  • 日本語
  • 简体中文
  • 繁體中文
  • 한국어

Graphic processor requirements

Features requiring the graphics processor

A compatible graphics processor (also called a graphics card, video card, or GPU) lets you experience better performance with Photoshop and use more of its features. Also, display problems, performance issues, errors, or crashes can occur if your computer’s graphics processor or its driver is incompatible with Photoshop.

Features that won't work without a GPU

If your graphics processor is unsupported or its driver is defective, the following Photoshop features won't work:

  • 3D
  • Oil Paint
  • Render – Flame, Picture Frame, and Tree
  • Scrubby Zoom
  • Birds Eye View
  • Flick Panning
  • Smooth Brush Resizing

Features that require a GPU for acceleration

  • Artboards
  • Camera Raw (more information)
  • Image Size – Preserve Details
  • Select Focus
  • Blur Gallery - Field Blur, Iris Blur, Tilt-Shift, Path Blur, Spin Blur (OpenCL accelerated)
  • Smart Sharpen (Noise Reduction – OpenCL accelerated)
  • Perspective Warp
  • Select and Mask (OpenCL accelerated)

Tested graphics card

Adobe has tested the laptop and desktop versions of the following graphics processor card series:

  • nVidia GeForce: 400, 500, 600, 700 series 
  • nVidia GeForce GTX 965M & 980M
  • nVidia Quadro: 2000, 4000 (Windows® and Mac OS), CX, 5000, 6000, K600, K2000, K4000, K5000 (Windows® and Mac OS), M4000, M5000, P2000, P4000, P5000
  • nVidia GRID K1, K2
  • AMD/ATI Radeon: 5000, 6000, 7000, R7, R9 series, 7950 Mac OS
  • AMD/ATI FirePro: 3800, 4800, 5800, 7800, 8800, 9800, 3900, 4900, 5900, 7900, W8100, W9100, D300, D500, D700
  • AMD/ATI FireGL: W5000, W7000, W8000
  • AMD RX 480
  • nVidia GeForce 1080 GTX
  • Intel® HD Graphics: P530, P630, 5000, 515, 520
  • Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: P5200, P6300, P580
  • Intel HD Graphics 515 and 520

Caution:

Tested cards may not meet the minimum bar for use with all GPU features. In addition to basic functionality, some Photoshop features, especially those which use APIs like OpenCL, require greater bandwidth, memory, or compute resources than other Photoshop features. These requirements can pose significant challenges when cards are placed in older machines, such as ones with low-powered motherboards or machines that make use of a single DIMM for their system memory, effectively halving the bandwidth between the system memory and the GPU memory.

Additionally, the relevant tests are performed when Photoshop starts up. On computers barely meeting the requirements, other running software may tip the balance from a card passing to failing. At times, OS updates, patches, and driver updates may cause issues with cards that were previously working fine.

We recommend you use the latest system and GPU hardware to make the most of the GPU features in Photoshop.

Note: Ensure that you have the latest driver for your specific graphics processor installed. Laptop and desktop versions of the graphics processor have slightly different names.

Don't see your card on the list?

The list of graphics processor cards above is updated as newly released cards are tested. However, Adobe cannot test all cards in a timely manner. If your cards is not listed above, but meets the following requirements, you can assume that it works with the latest version of Photoshop CC:

  • The card was released in the year 2014 or afterwards
  • It has the minimum amount of graphics processor VRAM required for Photoshop (512 MB). The recommended amount of VRAM is 2 GB or more, though.

Unsupported card series

The following card series are no longer being tested and are not officially supported in Photoshop:

  • AMD/ATI 100, 200, 3000, and 4000 series
  • nVidia GeForce 7000, 8000, 9000, 100, 200, 300 series
  • Older Intel® HD Graphics (for example 2000, 3000, 4000 series) cards
  • Some GL functionality may be available for these cards, but newer features won't work.

System requirements for Adobe Camera Raw

The Adobe Camera Raw plug-in gives you the ability to import and work with camera raw files in Photoshop. You can also use Camera Raw to work with JPEG and TIFF files.

Your computer may need to meet additional system requirements to work efficiently with Adobe Camera Raw. 
See Adobe Camera Raw | System requirements for details.

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