New Best Features in Adobe Photoshop 2017

New Features of Adobe Photo

Adobe has released Photoshop CC 2017 in the month of November, the latest update to the image-editing software. The Photoshop CC 2017 has added many improvements and features to it.

Many new features are targeted for print and web media which would be beneficial for designers.

  • The latest version is now more connected to the Creative Cloud and the other application in the Adobe environment.
  • New things have introduced which will help novice to achieve success quickly.
  • Enhancements to features like Select and Mask, Face-Aware, Liquify and much more.

Major Updates in Photoshop 2017 are:

1. Start Workspace

It was introduced in Photoshop CC during November 2015 update. This screen will be displayed when Photoshop will be launched or whenever no documents are open. Photoshop CC 2017 makes significant changes to the Start Workspace.

  • New updation will give access to recent files.
  • It has removed Libraries and Presets tabs and replaced it with CC Files tab.
  • Access to last 50 PSD files which has been synced to CC account.
  • Includes PSD assets that are uploaded from the CC Market.
  • Only PSD files are supported in CC Files tab.

2. Updation in File handling Features

Check the “Recent File List contains” option appearing in File handling under Preferences tab. Value in the particular field can be entered between 0 and 100.

  3. New Document Window

One of the major changes in Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 is the redesigning of New Document dialog box.

  • It will have the same functionality like the previous versions, but visual layout has been changed
  • It also comes with free templates from Adobe Stock.

To revert and use the old feature “Use Legacy ‘File New’ Interface” option made available under General of Preferences Tab.

  4.  Blank Document Presets

Blank document templates are similar to previous versions. They create a blank document based on a pre-defined document size, resolution and color profile.

In Photoshop CC 2017 these blank document templates work the same, but the visual layout has been changed.

 5.  Photoshop Templates

Now Photoshop Templates are provided within the New Document dialog. Free Photoshop Templates are provided by Adobe Stock. They contain various brochures, fliers, motion graphics, video overlays and much more.

You can now choose a category and can see the list of templates available under it. Downloaded Templates are added to a CC Library called Stock Templates. It can be accessed through the Libraries panel from within Photoshop.

6. Search Feature

Search feature has been added in Adobe Photoshop CC 2017. Now users can search any functionality inside the Photoshop.

a. tutorials
b. assets
c. documents
d. templates
e. layers and much more

  • It can be used to search
  • Search can be performed using synonyms. For example, searching for “Retouch” will result in various retouching tool such as the Clone Stamp Tool, Healing Brush Tool, and Patch Tool.
  • Supports all the languages

  7.  SVG Color Fonts

The biggest improvement to Type is the addition of SVG Color Fonts to the list of font types. It support multiple colors and gradients in a single glyph. It will also contain Trajan Color Concept and EmojiOne font( for using Emojis).

8.  New Liquify and masking option

New changes include:

  • Option to adjust each eye of a portrait photo or drawing independently when using the Face-Aware Liquify feature.
  • The Polygonal Lasso has been added to the Select and Mask Space to help create precise selections and masks. Also, view high-resolution or low-resolution previews during selection.

Photoshop CC 2017 System Requirements


  • Intel® Core 2 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor; 2 GHz or faster processor
  • Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 2.6 GB of available hard-disk space for 32-bit installation; 3.1 GB of available hard-disk space for 64-bit installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended.
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • MacOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite); 64-bit versions
  • 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended.
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system

Photoshop is a powerful application used across many areas, from art, photography, film etc. With a focus on visual display, better workflow, and a few exciting new features – specifically for designers, with the goal of removing technical barriers so they can master the technology, making the process simpler so that they can start creating designs as soon as possible, and quickly get results. Hope this blog will be beneficial to all Photoshop users and they will explore these new features and enhancements. We offer classroom and online training in Photoshop also so that everyone can learn and satisfy his/ her creative flair.

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