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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies by Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 1: Exploring New Features in Photoshop CC

In This Chapter

  • Upsizing improvements
  • Taking advantage of the Camera Raw filter
  • Using the Shake Reduction filter
  • Managing layers
  • Working with Live Shapes

This chapter is an introduction to the new features that make Photoshop CC an excellent upgrade. If you are a new user, Photoshop's new features will matter less to you at this point, and you may want to skip this chapter and come back to it later. We don't include all the new features here — only the most interesting ones.

Image Keep in mind that this chapter's purpose is to introduce you to some of Photoshop's more incredible features, but you also will find many more built in to the other chapters of the Photoshop minibook.

Scaling Up with Better Quality

Even newbie Photoshop users know that scaling up a bitmapped (or pixel-based) image can cause some serious quality issues. The pixels become more visible, and the image tends to look choppy and lack detail. So what is different about upscaling in this version of Photoshop? Well for one thing, you can choose from two enlargement resampling methods.

Though it is still much better to use an image that is the correct size, you do have a little more leeway with the new version of Photoshop. You can try it out in the next few steps:

  1. 1. Choose FileOpen to open any one of your images or look for a sample at our website, www.agitraining.com/dummies ...

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