Adobe updates Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, and Media Encoder
Adobe has announced updates to Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, and Media Encoder, bringing several new features, enhancements and bug fixes. Photoshop gets the new Select Subject feature, an AI powered selection tool that enable users to isolate prominent objects in one click and then refine the selection using standard tools. To go alongside this there are some improvements to Select and Mask tools including a new slider that allows users to adjust the amount of colour decontamination that’s applied to an image. Finally hardware support is improved with improvements to the scaling of the UI on high resolution monitors and improved integration with Microsoft Dial.
After Effects, Premiere, and Media Encoder now supports three additional formats: Variable frame rate video with audio sync such as might be produced by screen capture software and mobile devices; footage captured using Arri Alexa Mini camera in MXF/ARRIRAW format; and HEVC (H.265) footage in a QuickTime (.MOV) container produced by apple devices with iOS 11 or a DJI Phantom 4 drone.
After Effects also sees improvements to VR workflows including a more efficient cubemap layout that enables users to work with higher resolution VR footage with lower GPU overheads. The Create VR Environment and Extract Cubemap tools now generate an intermediary cubemap in 3:2 format instead of 4:3 format to allow users to work on monoscopic 6K VR projects at medium quality on GPUs with only 4GB of memory.
You can find out more about the photoshop updates on the Adobe’s Creative blog.