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What’s New in Photoshop CC 2019?

Each year Adobe comes out with new features, so what changed in Photoshop CC 2019? We’ll cover the most important changes we think you should know about.

Changes to Multiple Undo

Prior to Photoshop CC 2019, Cmd–Z (Mac) or Ctrl–Z (Windows) acted as a toggle. It would undo, and then redo the very last thing you did. I always thought this was because of Photoshop’s roots in photography. It was useful to compare the before and after states to see if the retouching/color correction you just applied looks good. Regardless of the reason, it did make Photoshop different than other Creative Cloud apps. CC 2019 changes the keystroke to work like InDesign, Illustrator, etc.

  • In CC 2019 each time you hit Cmd–Z (Mac) or Ctrl–Z (Windows), you will go farther back in your file’s history.
  • To redo, you now hit Cmd–Shift–Z (Mac) or Ctrl–Shift–Z (Windows).
  • Miss the old toggle-style undo? Use Cmd–Opt–Z (Mac) or Ctrl–Alt–Z (Windows).

If you don’t like the new keystrokes, you can revert back to the prior behavior as follows:

  1. Go into Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.
  2. Check on Use Legacy Undo Shortcuts and click OK.
  3. Restart Photoshop.

Adobe  Photoshop

What’s New in InDesign CC 2019?

Each year Adobe comes out with new features, so what changed in InDesign CC 2019? We’ll cover the most important changes we think you should know about.

New Properties Panel

Properties panels have been added to Photoshop and Illustrator, and now InDesign has one. The Properties panel is meant to put many useful features into a single panel.

By default, the Control panel (at the top of the screen) has been hidden, in favor of the new Properties panel. While I like the idea of the Properties panel, I find that the Control panel does a better job of showing you more options in a smaller space. You can show the Control panel again by choosing Window > Control.

Adobe  InDesign

What’s New in Illustrator CC 2019?

Each year Adobe comes out with new features, so what changed in Illustrator CC 2019? We’ll cover the most important changes we think you should know about.

Freeform Gradients

In addition to Linear and Radial gradients, Adobe added a new kind of gradient called Freeform gradients. Freeform gradients are similar to a gradient mesh, but are easier to work with and the color blending acts differently.

You can add color stops (places where you choose a color) anywhere in an object and move them around. These color stops can be points or lines. You can switch between the two modes in the Gradient panel, Properties panel, or Control panel.

Adobe  Illustrator

Video Tutorial: Web Animation Techniques

How do we animate in this day and age of HTML5? Should you use animated GIFs, CSS, or JavaScript? Animation is coming back to the web in a big way, and the trend is to make things move. You can even add animations to emails. Learn about creating animations with CSS, JavaScript (GreenSock), Photoshop, and After Effects in this free class!

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LEARN GREENSOCK:
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LEARN ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS:
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LEARN ANIMATED GIFS:
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Web Design  Web Animation  Adobe  Photoshop  After Effects

Video Tutorial: Intro to After Effects

Learn to start using Adobe After Effects to create motion graphics/animation video in this free tutorial.

LEARN MORE:
After Effects Classes (attend in New York City or Live Online)
After Effects Books (eBook or Print)

Web Animation  Adobe  After Effects

Video Tutorial: Intro to Photoshop

In this free class stream we’ll cover the basics of Photoshop so you can get started using it for photo retouching, or web and print design.

Continue to learn more in our comprehensive Photoshop classes:
Photoshop Classes (attend in New York City or Live Online)
Photoshop Books (eBook or Print)

Adobe  Photoshop

Video Tutorial: Intro to SVG

If you’re not saving your vector graphics (icons, logos, etc) as SVG for use in your webpages, you should be! Instead of using pixel-based PNGs, keep the graphics as their native vectors (so they download faster and can be used at any size). As great as that is, you can even use JavaScript to animate them!

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HTML5 Animation with GreenSock Class (attend in New York City or Live Online)
HTML5 Animation with GreenSock Workbook (eBook or Print)
Web Design Classes (attend in New York City or Live Online)
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Web Design  Web Development  JavaScript  Adobe  Adobe XD

Video Tutorial: Photoshop vs. Lightroom Classic CC

When should you use Photoshop or Lightroom? Photoshop is well known for editing photos. Lightroom was created for photographers who need to catalog and edit large batches of images. We’ll show you their strengths and weaknesses, so you’ll know when to use each app.

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Photoshop Classes (attend in New York City or Live Online)
Lightroom Classes (attend in New York City or Live Online)
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Adobe  Photoshop  Lightroom

Video Tutorial: Introduction to Adobe InDesign

In this free class we’ll cover the basics of InDesign so you can get started using it to create ads, books, magazines, and more!

Keep learning more in our InDesign Classes (attend in New York City or Live Online) or our InDesign Books (eBook or Print)

 

Adobe  InDesign

Video Tutorial: Creative Effects with Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to composite artwork drawn in Illustrator with various effects and photos into a unified color scheme.

Continue learning more in our numerous Illustrator Classes (attend in New York City or Live Online). Or check out our Illustrator Book (eBook or Print).

 

Adobe  Illustrator