Photoshop CC 2019 review

Adobe unleashes a string of updates to help maximise workflow and increase ease of use, but the strain of staying on top appears to be showing.

Our Verdict

The latest iteration of Photoshop introduces a host of new features to aid workflow, along with much-needed improvements to its existing tools. Photoshop remains one of, if not the, best photo editing tools around. However, the subscription model needs to be addressed for it to stay on top in 2019.

For

  • Live Blending Modes
  • Content-Aware tool
  • Just Do It updates

Against

  • Subs model not for everyone
  • Proportionate Scaling change

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Back in October 2018, Adobe revealed the latest version of its Creative Cloud suite, which included a host of new features for Photoshop CC. From an improved Content-Aware tool, to live blend modes and and a controversial scaling feature, there's a lot for the creative community to get to grips with. (Interested in the newest version of Photoshop? See our Photoshop 2024 review).

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The Verdict
4

out of 10

Photoshop CC 2019

The latest iteration of Photoshop introduces a host of new features to aid workflow, along with much-needed improvements to its existing tools. Photoshop remains one of, if not the, best photo editing tools around. However, the subscription model needs to be addressed for it to stay on top in 2019.

London-based Ben describes himself as a quintessential 'Jack-of-all-trades' designer. By day he works as a designer at a motion design studio in the heart of Shoreditch; by night he works across a whole range of passion and freelance projects, covering motion and animation, branding, print, editorial, illustration and digital, for a broad demographic of clients.