Adobe calls Photoshop 2021, also known as version 22.0, “the world’s most advanced AI application for creatives”, so let’s see what new features are. The main new features are neural filters, sky replacement, improved “optimized edge selection” and a new “discovery” panel.
The Neural Filter workspace is a complete reimagining of filters and image processing in Photoshop. The first version contains a large number of filters, some of which are still in beta status. Adobe hopes to put most of them in the hands of users for testing. The “Neural Filter” workspace allows users to access non-destructive filters, including “Skin Smoothing”, “Smart Portrait”, etc. Smart portrait allows you to convert the portrait subject with age, expression, posture and other parameters together. AI analyzes the portrait to enable you to change various aspects of the subject’s functions, such as changing the subject’s head orientation, the intensity of the gaze, and smile. As shown below, you can even adjust the direction of light in the image.
In addition to AI-driven adjustments to portraits, the Neural Filter also includes functions to help repair damaged images, including photo restoration, dust and scratches, noise reduction, facial cleanup, JPEG artifact recovery, and even a Neural Filter, Used to color black and white. White image is a task that requires a lot of skill and time to perform manually. By visiting Adobe’s dedicated webpage, you can learn more about how neural filters work and how to use them in your workflow.