Photoshop gets smarter subject selections and Camera Raw gets a facelift

Photoshop Select Subject
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The main news for Photoshop is the new role of Adobe’s Sensei AI technology in the Select Subject tool, which has now been optimised to automatically recognise people and, in particular, the complex outlines around hair.

This could prove especially useful to commercial photographers and designers who need to quickly blend and merge type layers and other objects with pictures of people. Photoshop is widely regarded as perhaps the best photo editing software there is, but it's important to remember it's a design tool too, and not just a photo editor.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at