Available from the Home screen, Cloud Documents allows you to exchange artwork files between platforms—Mac and PC/Windows—as well as with Photoshop running on an iPad. It employs a new PSDC file format. A cloud icon indicates Cloud-only—no local save or buffer—which means the file is not available offline. If you see no cloud, then the image file is available offline. The Open command also goes to Cloud Documents, perhaps by default.
- [Instructor] In this movie, I'll introduce you to Adobe's new Cloud documents which allow you to constantly keep track of your artwork files meaning that at one moment you might be using Photoshop for the Mac as I am right now, next moment you are using it on a PC and the next moment still you are using the new Photoshop for the iPad. As long as you save those files to Cloud documents right here then those files will sync to all of your computers and devices and so forth. And so here I am looking at the home screen. If you are not seeing the home screen notice I can switch back to Photoshop just by clicking on the PS icon and then you can click on the home button right here to switch back to the home screen or you can go over here to the Photoshop menu on the Mac that's going to be the edit menu on the PC, drop down to the preferences command which is much lower in the menu on the PC and then choose general or you have that keyboard shortcut of command + K here on the Mac or control + K on the PC and then notice this guy right here auto show the home screen if you want to see the home screen every time you close all files then go ahead and turn on that check box and click okay and then you'll see the home screen like so. All right now notice by default you're going to see your recently opened files and in my case that includes some PSD files, some JPEGs and so forth. And then notice this other file format right here PSDC. It's a Photoshop document Cloud. And those are files that are available on the Cloud so they're only going to be there when you have an internet connection. If you want to look at just your Cloud documents, then go ahead and click on the words Cloud documents right here and you will see a list of documents like so. Now notice these guys that have little Clouds on them that means they're only available online that you've never opened them on this particular computer. So turns out I created some of these files on my Macbook Pro which is a Mackintosh device but it's not this Mackintosh device so if I decide to open one of these images like this guy right here that has a Cloud icon next to it you're going to get a progress bar because Photoshop is having to load it remotely and now I'll press control + 0 or command + 0 on a Mac in order to center my zoom and now if I want to return to the home screen I can just click on the home icon up here in the top left corner or because I turned on the check box I can just go ahead and close this file. And then I will see my Cloud documents in this case. Again if you want to see all your recently opened documents you would switch back to home like so. Now one of the nice things about working on your Cloud documents here is that notice this dot dot dot icon? You can click on it and then rename a file and I mention this because if you try to rename the old fashioned way just by clicking on the name of the document you'll actually open the document instead. So we've got a rename option here. What you'll find as you start working between platforms especially if you're going to use Photoshop for the iPad is that you have syncing problems and so what Photoshop's going to do if it can't sync properly to a specific file it's going to create another copy of it just to make sure that you're safe and so every once in a while you're going to have to clean up things and then you have this move to option right here which allows you to move your artwork between folders in the event you create folders which I imagine you will over time. And to create a folder in your Cloud documents you just go ahead and click on this little folder icon up here in the top right corner of the screen. Now another thing I want to show you is that when you click on the open button or if you go up to the file menu and choose the open command you may end up seeing a different experience than you have in the past. By default I believe the open command is going to take you to Cloud documents as we're seeing right here. If you want to open a file that's on your computer instead on a local hard drive, then you need to click on the on your computer button right here and that'll take you to the standard old school open dialogue box. All right I'm going to cancel that. Pretty straightforward stuff. The one bit of advice I might offer is that you make sure you create local versions of your files in any event because after all if something goes wrong with your Cloud documents there's a possibility you might not have access to those files. Now not saying that it's going to happen and I'm sure Adobe's going to do everything in its power to make sure it doesn't. I'm just saying from my perspective I like to make sure I have local files as well as Cloud based files. And that's how you take advantage of Adobe's new Cloud document service here inside Photoshop 2020.
- The Object Selection tool’s Rectangular and Lasso mode
- Quilt Warp, also known as Warp Enhancements
- Erase when using the Brush tool
- The new Gradients and Patterns panels
- Drag and drop nearly 400 new custom shapes
- Linked Smart Objects and layer comps
- Zoom to the contents of one or more layers
- Enhanced Content-Aware Fill
- Cloud Documents and the PSDC format
- Photoshop for the iPad