Yesterday, Adobe released Photoshop CC 2015. I’m still working my way through understanding all the new features. In my limited time with the new app, 2015 seems to have some speed improvements over its predecessor. The Save to Web option is now hidden inside the menubar (under File > Export). I love the quick “Export as PNG” option; it saves the hassle of moving through multiple dialog boxes. Additionally, you can choose the default file format for quick export, so if PNG’s aren’t your bag, you can choose from SVG, GIF, and JPG instead. Migrating my fonts, actions, color coded menus, custom keyboard shortcuts and brushes from CC 2014 was painless.
NOTE: Third party plugins will need to be reinstalled. While I generally like the improvements, synching preferences, brushes, gradients, tool presets and actions between multiple Macs hasn’t worked for me.
Bjango does a good job covering the highlights of the new Photoshop CC 2015 release, as does Tip Squirrel, particularly with its helpful guide on moving up to the new version of Photoshop while retaining the previous version. (If you install Photoshop CC 2015, your copy of CC 2014 will be removed.)
There is still much for me to explore in the new version of Photoshop. While the synching feature doesn’t work for me, the added speed and extra refinements make Photoshop CC 2015 worth checking out.
Update: Photoshop CC 2015 appears to have finally fixed the “lag” issue when using the brush tool for illustration purposes. I am now doing the happy dance.