One-click Delete and Fill, selection improvements come to Photoshop

This morning, as a part of the Adobe MAX conference, Adobe announced updates to a variety of products, including Photoshop. New to Photoshop are features like one-click Delete and Fill, a Photo Restoration Neural Filter and more.

Photoshop for desktop

Selection improvements

The Object Selection tool now has improvements to the fidelity and quality of the automatic selections, and Adobe has expanded the types of objects that Photoshop automatically recognizes.

Now, the Object Selection tool recognizes complex objects and regions such as the sky, buildings, water, plants, different types of flooring and ground (e.g., mountains, sidewalks, streets). With these improvements, you can save time and get more precise and high-quality selections, all the while preserving hair details and edges.

One-click Delete and Fill

Remove unwanted elements in your image faster than you can say one-click Delete! Photoshop has combined the ease and intelligence of the Sensei-powered Object Selection Tool, the magic of Content-Aware Fill and the simple intuitiveness of the Shift+Delete shortcut.

With one-click Delete and Fill, customers can easily remove an object from an image entirely by clicking on it to select and then pressing Shift+Delete. The removed area is automatically filled using content-aware fill… all in a single action.

Copy and paste Live Text from Illustrator

You can now copy and paste live, editable type from Illustrator to Photoshop. Pasting live type as layers preserves type attributes such as font, font style, size, alignment, orientation, tracking, kerning, and color in Photoshop. Other more advanced typographic options such as area type, type on a path, and touch type are also supported.

Photo Restoration Neural Filter

The Photo Restoration Neural Filter helps you bring an old or damaged photo back to life. The filter uses machine learning to detect and eliminate scratches and other minor imperfections on old photographs.

Share for Review (beta)

Millions of Photoshop customers share Photoshop files for review and input from stakeholders every day. In this release, Adobe is introducing Share for Review (beta) to make incorporating review feedback into your designs much faster and easier without ever leaving the application.

Now you can create a snapshot of your document and invite a reviewer to comment on it. Comments show up in real time in a panel within Photoshop where you can see and address them. You can continue to update the PSD with reviewers seeing those updates when the file is refreshed or reopened.

You can share links in any application that supports link sharing. Reviewers can see your document in any browser-based interface without having to sign up or sign in.

Guides enhancements

Guides enhancements provide additional guide functionality at the document level to customize and streamline day-to-day work in Photoshop. Guides enhancements include adding the ability to customize and colorize guides, edit guide properties, access guides via new keyboard shortcuts, and use accessible guide options with a new right-click context menu. You can now also delete guides with the delete key, as well as multi-select to edit and move guides.

Enhancements to Guides leverage learnings from InDesign Guides capabilities, giving you more options to learn how you want, and more control over every aspect of your creation.

Content Credentials (beta)

Content Credentials (beta) enable a Photoshop customer to attach attribution information to their image when exporting from Photoshop, helping to ensure customers get proper attribution for their work. This also establishes an edit trail for images that have been changed or enhanced.

Content Credentials (beta), which first launched in beta at MAX 2021, is now generally available in Photoshop as an opt-in feature for all Creative Cloud subscribers with several feature updates. When enabled, the feature captures edits and identity information from a working image. You can then attach this information to the image when exporting it. This secure metadata provides new transparency options for creative professionals and casual artists alike, while also reinforcing trust in digital content for the people viewing it. You can enable Content Credentials (beta) in your Photoshop Preferences and choose with each file you export if you’d like to attach Content Credentials attribution and history.

New now in Content Credentials (beta) in Photoshop:

  • Multi-user and multi-device workflows allow for creative collaboration beyond the desktop app
  • Content Credentials cloud enables users to export images with public and persistent attribution that is later recoverable via the Verify viewer, to gain resiliency and save space in their files
  • Global preferences for Content Credentials (beta) export options, including per-document opt-in Improvements to smart objects and file import flow

Anyone can inspect the overview and details of an image and its Content Credentials (beta) at the updated Verify site, which now supports search and recovery of attribution and history data when work has been published to the Content Credentials cloud:

Substance 3D materials

Substance materials for Photoshop desktop allows users to apply parametric Substance materials as layers in their projects. Substance materials work much like 2D patterns in Photoshop but offer a much greater range of customization.

These “smart” materials give designers new ways to quickly explore ideas and enable near infinite creative iteration as they adjust and tweak parameters in their designs. Applied as smart filter layers, Substance materials mimic their real-world counterparts and include a range natural surface textures such as wood, marble, stone, or organic surfaces. The parametric nature of Substance materials allows for non-destructive editing of surface properties and lighting effects for each material layer, all within Photoshop.

Ps includes a variety of Substance materials to start with, and users can import their own materials or access 1000s of photorealistic textures available as part of the Substance 3D Collection.

Photoshop on the iPad

One-tap Remove Background

Remove Background saves time by using Select Subject technology to quickly isolate the main subject from the background and automatically apply a layer mask. This allows you to take the subject and place it within other images, replace backgrounds with other scenes, and more. Using only a single tap, select the most prominent subject in an image — people, animals, vehicles, toys, and more — and remove the background.

This addition brings Remove Background, one of the most popular features of Photoshop to iOS, enhancing the editing experience for iPad customers.

One-tap Content-Aware Fill

Make distracting objects in your background disappear or blend artifacts smoothly. With our easy one-tap Content-Aware Fill, you can remove unintended bystanders in your photos, clear out unwanted items and dust, and more. Adobe’s AI technology allows you to fill any selection with content based on its surroundings.

This addition brings one of the landmark features on Photoshop on the desktop to iOS.

Auto Tone, Color and Contrast

Use our one-tap Auto Tone, Auto Contrast and Auto Color commands to quickly correct tonal issues or color imbalances, so that you can take the extra steps out of adjusting photos and accelerate your creative workflow.

Improved Select Subject for portraits

Leveraging Adobe’s AI technology, our Select Subject model can now identify photos of people, animals, objects and more, perfectly selecting and refining small details like wisps of hair and edges of clothes. And best of all, this is done in only one tap.

When Select Subject is used on a portrait photo, it will automatically complete all the hair and edge refinements. Once selected, it’s easy to use masks and adjustment layers to quickly transform simple portraits into even more stunning images!