Photoshop releases Version 19.1 with new features and improvements

Photoshop Version 19.1 with improvements on both Mac and Windows includes Windows High Density Monitor Support, Select Subject, Select and Mask Improvements, Better SVG Compatibility with Adobe XD, Improved Microsoft Dial Support and more. Here’s a brief summary:

Windows High Density Monitor Support. With this release, Photoshop on Windows 10 Creator’s Edition now offers a full range of choices for UI scale factors from 100% through to 400%, in 25% increments. This means that the Photoshop user interface will look crisp and beautiful and will be the right size – no matter the density of your monitor. Photoshop will now automatically adjust itself based on your Windows settings, making it extremely simple to set up.

Select Subject automatically selects the prominent subjects in the image with one click. Users can then refine the selection using other selection tools.
Select Subject automatically selects prominent subjects in the image with one click. Users can then refine the selection using other selection tools.

Select Subject. Select Subject is powered by Adobe Sensei and lets you get started with your selections faster than ever before. Select Subject automatically selects the prominent subjects in the image with one click. You can then refine the selection using other selection tools.

Select and Mask Improvements. A decontamination slider has been added to Select and Mask that allows users to control the amount of decontamination applied to an image. This feature was also available in Refine Edge and has now been brought to the Select and Mask workspace.

Better SVG Compatibility with Adobe XD. Previously, when copying text with multiple styles and effects, only the first-used style was getting copied. Now, when Photoshop users copy and paste SVG from Photoshop to XD, multiple text styles and effects are also supported.

Improved Microsoft Dial support. Now, you can change brush settings while you paint using the Microsoft Dial. Previously, brush settings could only be changed between brush strokes. So you can now assign the Microsoft Dial to control opacity, and then adjust opacity as you paint. Assign any dynamic control in the Brush Settings Panel to Microsoft Dial – including size, roundness, angle, scatter, texture depth, foreground and background colour, opacity, flow, wetness and mix. Microsoft Dial support is no longer a ‘Technology Preview.’ It’s now enabled for all users.

 

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.