Photoshop's new hover masking feature is pretty mind-blowing

Photoshop hover mask
(Image credit: Adobe)

Adobe has just revealed a bunch of updates to its Creative Cloud software as part of this year's Adobe MAX event, and just like last year, it seems the company is going all-in on AI. The latest Photoshop update includes a nifty new masking tool, and it's pretty incredible. 

Hover masking (or Hover Auto-masking Object Selection if you're feeling technical) does exactly what it says on the tin – simply by hovering over an object, the user can select it – with Adobe's Sensei AI detecting the edges. No more painstakingly drawing around the edges with the Lasso tool. (Ready to start creating? Check out the best Adobe deals available now). 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.