Adobe has announced a new way to assess provenance and attribute digital artists called Content Credentials. The feature will launch as a beta to Adobe Creative Cloud customers available across all key Adobe products and workflows.
Moreover, if an image has Content Credentials metadata attached, it’ll appear when viewing said image on Behance or downloading it from Adobe Stock. The company has launched a website to verify the details and Content Credentials of an image. Behance and this site will be linked for a seamless verification process.
Adobe has partnered with NFT marketplaces like KnownOrigin, OpenSea, Rarible, and SuperRare to display Content Credentials in addition to allowing Photoshop users to link their social media profiles and crypto wallet addresses with the Photoshop desktop app. Doing so will help assure consumers that the artwork came from a specific user and the crypto wallet linking is useful when someone wants to mind their work as crypto art.
The company also announced several new features to the Photoshop desktop and iPad apps, in addition to bringing a public beta of a web-based share for comment workflow in Photoshop. Photoshop web also gets a beta launch bringing a small set of Photoshop desktop features to the web app.
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Digital art finally getting the recognition it deserves
Capturing edits is also available now as an opt-in feature on the Photoshop desktop app. The feature captures edits and identity information from a working image and gives the creator an option to attach captured information to the image as metadata while exporting.
It opens up new transparency options for professionals and casual artists while allowing people to trust digital content more assuringly.
The company has also announced that they’re working on releasing an open-source developer kit allowing developers to integrate Content Credentials into their products.
Major updates come to Photoshop’s desktop and iPad apps
The desktop app gets several new updates starting with the Object Selection Tool, which has been significantly improved. Now to select an object, all the users have to do is hover over it and click. Photoshop will automatically select the clicked object.
The selections are also more accurate and preserve more detail in the edges of a selection. Note that while this click-to-select feature might capture most objects just fine, Adobe says that it can’t capture all of them yet. According to the company, “We are constantly improving the Sensei AI machine learning models to detect additional categories of objects.”
Users can now also mask all objects in a layer with just one click. The Neural Filters feature launched last year is getting an update, too, with more neural filters being added. Overall, three new beta filters will arrive in the Neural Filter workflow:
- Landscape Mixer: Allows users to create new scenes by combining any two landscapes together.
- Colour Transfer: Allows users to change the colour of an image to look like a reference image.
- Harmonisation: Automatically match the colour and tone of an element on one layer to another layer using Adobe Sensei.
Existing Neural filters such as Depth Blur, Superzoom, Style Transfer and Colourise also get updates to improve functionality and speed.
There are new gradients now in three different modes — Classic, Perceptual and Linear. Users can now copy from Illustrator and paste vector shapes such as rectangles, polygons, circles, lines, and compound paths while maintaining editable attributes like fill, stroke, blend mode and opacity in Photoshop.
Photoshop now also supports compound paths, shapes using Pathfinder and clipping masks from Illustrator. If you now copy and paste groups and layers from Illustrator to Photoshop, they’re pasted as closely as possible as authored in Illustrator.
The Export As feature has been updated to reflect the feature set available on M1 Macs to all desktop OSs. There’s improved colour management, HDR capabilities, more plug-ins, support for Document Rendering, improved language support for Type layers, the oil paint filter just got faster, a share for commenting feature and stability fixes.
What’s new on Photoshop iPad?
Photoshop on iPad has also received a massive update, including support for Camera RAW files allowing users to edit ProRAW files and any other camera RAW file that ACR currently supports. There’s also support for smart objects as well as dodge and burn.
Lastly, the share for commenting feature comes to iPad, allowing users to quickly share designs and get feedback from collaborators without ever leaving Photoshop.
Photoshop’s internet shop
Photoshop is now being extended to the web as a beta program running in Chrome and Edge. Users can try out the commenting workflow, and some early editing features the company is currently piloting.
Things like basic editing, the ability to open and view PSDs, comments, pins and annotations are all included in the web beta.
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