Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video New welcome experience in Photoshop, part of Photoshop: Rethinking the Essentials.
[Instructor] If you've updated to Photoshop CC 2017, you'll notice a very significant change when you launch the product. You'll see this new Start Screen here. And I want to show you around. I want to show you what to do with this. And I want to show you how to disable it if you don't want this to pop up. And I think that is the top concern with some people who don't like it, or used to the old way, but hopefully I'll show you some ways that this accelerates your workflow and makes things easier for you. There's a lot of information here, but a couple things to know: You'll have a list of Recent Files that you've opened. It'll be available to you here.
We found that, oftentimes, when people come into Photoshop, they want to open something they've recently had open. You can change between a thumbnail view and a list view of those. I do have one file from Creative Cloud here, as well. I actually have a few different files, but it's important to note that these will only be PSD files. I want to see the thumbnail of that. That's available right here. Things get a little more interesting as I choose to create a new file. But before I do that, let me just show you... that if you did want to turn off this screen, there's a tip right here telling you where to do that. "If you don't want this Start Workspace, "you can uncheck 'Show Start Workspace' "under Preferences > General." Which is right over here, Photoshop CC...
Preferences... General... And you'll see that right here. Now, as with a lot of you, at first this was a little unusual for me. And I wasn't sure I liked it. But the more I used it, the more I came to appreciate it. So I do encourage you to give a try. Okay, so if we come in here to New... We see some of the benefits of this. They have all sorts of different Presets and you can have your own Presets here, as well. You'll also have any Saved images and you'll have Templates for all sorts of different workflows.
And I think this is really interesting. Because we've leveraged Adobe Stock to give you some great content to get started. All sorts of really interesting templates. And you can see that these are free. You can pull these down. There are thousands more on Adobe Stock that you can search for here. But if we move between these, from Photo to Print, you'll see, not only do the sizes of our Presets change, and the parameters of them change, but so do the Templates. And in this case, we've got a whole bunch of them right here that we can pull down and start playing around with. They'll pre-populate Fonts, Layout, and even give you Placeholder Imagery.
You can see that we have them for Art and Illustration, Web, Mobile, which is extremely popular. They've got all sorts of different mobile devices and things that I can bring down from Markups. And even Film and Video. Wow, that's some great content there. So, lots of power here, no longer constrained to a tiny little dialogue. I think it's the sort of thing that if you use this you'll really grow to love it. But again, now you know how to turn it off if you don't want to.
This course, from Adobe's own principal product manager of digital imaging, Bryan O'Neil Hughes, is here to help. Bryan details various Photoshop features, many of them relatively new, that can help photographers and designers alike streamline their work.
- Exploring Photoshop's evolution
- Passing non-raw files to Camera Raw
- Video editing in Camera Raw and Photoshop
- Refining selections
- Getting the most from layers
- Using Photoshop's new design-oriented features like Typekit
- Working "smarter" with Smart Object and Filters
- Making powerful and nondestructive image adjustments
- Sharpening and resizing
Skill Level Intermediate
What topics were updated on 02/24/2017?
The following topics were updated: Camera Raw highlights, the best tools for the job, in-app searching, using Liquify, optimizing workflow and machine performance, accessing files on CC, using Capture CC and libraries, and Spark.