Adobe Photoshop CC review

Combines a RAW digital darkroom with effective smart tools and filters that enable you to produce a range of creative results

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Digital Camera World Verdict

Despite an increasingly competitive photo-fixing and image manipulating market Photoshop CC 2023 remains a powerful and useful package, especially when it comes to its time-saving AI assisted smart tools and commands. Animated pop-ups enable newcomers to identify tools and learn how they work, so don’t be daunted by its feature-packed menus.


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    Smart tools produce fast selections

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    Effective content-aware retouching tools

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    Neural filters AI enhance portraits

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    Camera Raw support for a wide range of camera models and lenses


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    Not as effective as Lightroom CC for asset management

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    Only available via subscription

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Adobe Photoshop CC has a powerful pedigree when it comes to image editing, having pioneered the art of pixel pushing since the early 1990s.  The secret to Photoshop CC’s continued success is the app’s ability to evolve to meet the needs of today’s photographers, typographers, and all-round digital creative artists.

Adobe has not been afraid to add new tools to Photoshop’s menu (such as basic 3D modeling tools) and then ditch them a few years later (for example 3D support is being discontinued in Photoshop CC so that Adobe can provide more a dedicated 3D toolset in the separate Adobe Substance 3D app). 

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.