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Sneak Peek: A Useful Focus Selection Tool is Coming to Photoshop CC on June 18th


A couple of weeks ago, we told you to mark June 18th on your calendars, because Adobe would be revealing “the next evolution of Creative Cloud.” Well, we’re still a few days away from the fateful keynote, but Adobe has given us a little teaser, showing us just one of the features that the Photoshop team has been working on for this major update.

They’ve dubbed the new feature “focus masks,” and it’s a new automatic selection tool that uses focus to determine what to select and what to leave out.

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From the demo, it looks to be a pretty powerful tool that will definitely come in handy for photographers. Simply open your image, go to the Select drop-down, and hit Focus Area. From there, the software will automatically recognize which pixels are in focus and select those, leaving out any part of the photo that is out of focus.

You can see the feature in action in the sneak peek above. Once you watch it, let us know what you think of this neat new tool in the comments down below, along with any other features or capabilities you hope Adobe will announce come June 18th.