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Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom Classic get big updates – here are the best new features for 360 editing

Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom Classic June 2020 update
Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom Classic June 2020 update

Adobe released major updates to Photoshop, Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic.  Here are the ones that are most relevant to 360 shooters.  Yes I will incorporate these new features in the upcoming class for the HQ Method.

  1. New Object Selection tool.  Use it to select objects such as tripods.  Yes, it works for 360 photos through the spherical pano view.  Here is a sample automatic selection with this tool.  I just dragged a rectangular selection over the tripod and it automatically created a selection for just the tripod.
Photoshop automatically selected this tripod
Photoshop automatically selected this tripod
  1. The new Camera Raw interface now looks like Lightroom Classic.  Camera Raw’s interface has been overhauled and is now more similar to that of Lightroom Classic (see below).  Thank goodness.

  2. Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw can now make local hue adjustments.  Previously, hue adjustments could only be made globally through the HSL panel.  Now, you can shift hues with the adjustment brush, radial gradient, or linear gradient.

Local hue adjustments in Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw
Local hue adjustments in Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw
  1. Photoshop now has an improved ability to Select Subjects and extract them.  If your 360 photo has people in them that you want to select, it’s now easier to do that with the improved Select Subjects feature, which is now better at selecting tricky images such as hair.
Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom Classic June 2020 update
Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom Classic June 2020 update

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