Adobe Photoshop 21.1 released

Press release 2020-02-24 11:31 article  > Software

Enhanced content aware fill and more.

Enhanced Content-Aware Fill

In this release of Photoshop, you can now iteratively fill multiple areas of an image without having to leave the Content-Aware Fill workspace window. After you get the desired fill result for a selection in your image, click the new Apply button in the lower-right corner to commit fill changes and keep the workspace window open. After applying the fill, use Lasso Tool or Polygonal Lasso Tool within the Content-Aware Fill workspace to make another selection to fill.

Also, you can now sample source pixels from all visible layers in the document by selecting the new Sample All Layers option. The Sampling Area Options appear in the Content-Aware Fill panel on the right side of the workspace.

To try out the new options, open an image and select an area to fill. Then choose Edit > Content-Aware Fill. 

New Lens Blur

The new Lens Blur alogorithm now uses your computer's graphics card (GPU) to generate blurrier edges on objects that are in front of the focal plane, a more realistic bokeh look, correct color handling for CMYK and LAB color modes, and more colorful specular highlights in your photos.
To enable graphics processor in Photoshop, choose Edit (Windows) / Photoshop (macOS) > Preferences > Performance, the select Use Graphics Processor in the Preferences dialog. 



New Lens Blur


Performance improvements

Photoshop's user interface is now more responsive to your mouse and stylus movements. You'll notice smoother panning and zooming in your documents. With increased responsiveness to your inputs, you'll also notice improvements in many other UI interactions, especially where painting or dragging actions are involved. 

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Author: Press release Editor: Michał Franczak
Tags: photoshop adobe
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Impresspolska08:40:56  |  02-03-2020
Be careful with this release. Annoying bug came with 21.1 - opacity slider does not update in real time what makes adjustments horribly difficult.


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