It looks like Adobe is up to something big, well, at least they’re headed in the right direction with some brand new tricks. If you haven’t heard, recently at Adobe Max, they revealed something interesting. Take a look for yourself:
That’s right, they’ve developed a way to deblur an image. It’s almost too good to be true but it does look promising if it actually works as advertised. So, what are t he implications and how will it benefit you?Judging from the example, its primarily use is debluring any image that was blurry in the first place due to camera shake (user error). For photographers who work in studio with high shutter speeds and complete control, this may not be anything worth looking at. However, if you shoot events and are always under the pressing issue to grab the shot regardless of the situation, this may be something to take note of. It’s not uncommon, that you’re in a venue with relatively low light and even your highest ISO may not be good enough, this may save some of your most precious images. Also, you can now revisit images in the past that you know were slightly out of focus.
As a retoucher, I’ve had photographers come to me and ask me if I can unblur an image due to subtle camera shake. These shots were primarily ambient so the issue was a realistic concern. Now, we have a method that allows us to fix problems our client may give us, even though it doesn’t happen too often.
Aside from this, Adobe has also secretly rolled out with another teaser at Adobe Max.
That feature is the Local Layer Ordering functionality. This video showcases what it is and how it’s used.
It’s almost like you’re masking a specific layer without doing any of the legwork. I love how intuitive it is to use and it can save you so much time. The key is, if it works as well as you think it will!
Even though it is targeted to graphic designers, it can be used across any Photoshop user in general.
As Adobe Max closes, they’ve released a lot of teasers. To see a full list of what they have in store, check out the list here:
The rest of them seem to span primarily into the other parts of the Adobe Suite rather than Photoshop in particular.
I’m excited to see what Adobe has in store, it seems like they’ve been up to quite a lot in the last couple of months. It’s an exciting time to be a Photoshop user.