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Adobe makes selecting objects in Photoshop a one-click affair
February 4, 2018, 10:36 pm
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Adobe is launching an update to Photoshop CC today that includes a number of new features, including better support for high density monitors and the Microsoft dial for Windows users. But the highlight of the release is the new Select Subject tool that uses Adobe’s Sensei AI platform to make selecting objects as simple as a click. Selecting objects in an image typically takes a bit of work and while the selection tools in Photoshop have improved over the years, it still takes a good bit of manual work to ensure that you only select the parts you want.

The promise here is that even though Select Subject is not always going to be the perfect solution, the tool will give you a quick starting selection that is typically far better than what you would get with existing tools. In return, though, you will not have a lot of manual control over the selection process as the machine learning-powered tools will decide which objects are in the image and which they should select. You simply click ‘Select > Subject’ and Photoshop will do the rest. Other new features in this update include support for high density monitors on Windows 10, which means Photoshop will now automatically adjust itself based on your Windows scaling settings, as well as some other improvements to the select and masking tools. If you are using the Microsoft Dial, you will now also be able to change brush settings with your favorite desktop hockey puck.

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