Adobe’s virtual MAX 2020 conference was highlighted by the addition of new features to Photoshop on desktop plus live streaming support for Photoshop on iPad.

The new Sky Replacement feature in the latest version of Photoshop for desktop. (Source: Adobe Systems.)

Harnessing the power of Adobe Sensei AI technology are new Neural Filters, Sky Replacement and Discover panel features. Neural Filters is a new workspace inside Photoshop with simple sliders that enable users to colourise a scene, zoom in on parts of an image, or change someone’s expression, age, gaze or pose in seconds. The new Sky Replacement feature provides a quick way to replace the sky in a photo, automatically adjusting colours in the scene to match the new sky. The new Discover panel allows users to search and discover new Photoshop tools, hands-on tutorials, articles and quick actions within the application, combining in-app learn content, step-by-step tutorials and a new powerful search functionality.

The new Version History panel provides a quick way to access previously saved versions of Photoshop cloud documents. Users can also make a recently opened Photoshop cloud document available offline for editing when there’s not internet connection. A new Pattern Preview mode virtually tiles and repeats a design making it easy to try out designs for items like wallpapers, fabrics or other similar projects. Users can also dynamically create and edit shapes directly with new controls to alter lines, rectangles, triangles, etc. Smart Objects can now be reset to their original state and third-party plug-ins become easier to access thanks to Slack and Trello plug-ins for communication and collaboration. Also introduced as a Technology Preview feature in this release of Photoshop is a new Content-Aware Tracing Tool that lets you easily draw a path around an object by simply hovering over the edges and clicking.

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New features in Photoshop on the iPad October 2020 release (version 2.0) include the ability to livestream as you work and simultaneously broadcast directly it to the Behance community. A new Discover gallery enables users to watch the latest livestreams and other exciting content from other users within Photoshop on the iPad. Users can also set the Image size, Dimensions, Width, Height, Resolution and apply various Resample options to an image within the app. Click here for full details.