Adobe Updates Photoshop to Support Touch Bar on New MacBook Pro

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In October, Apple unveiled the all new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, a new interface that replaces the traditional row of function keys.

Today, Adobe announced that they have released a new version of Photoshop CC 2017 for Mac that supports the Touch Bar. The update provides users access to controls based on three categories: Layer Properties, Brushes, and Favourites.

Photoshop’s use of the Touch Bar includes a history scrubber that allows you to jump to any recent state of your document. Every time a change is made, a new document state is added to the slider. The Layer Properties section includes options for adjusting opacity, switching between blending modes, and making a layer a clipping mask. Users can also use shortcuts on the Touch Bar to adjust their brush settings by picking a color, size, hardness, opacity, and flow.

The Layer Properties section includes options for adjusting opacity, switching between blending modes, and making a layer a clipping mask. Users can also use shortcuts on the Touch Bar to adjust their brush settings by picking a color, size, hardness, opacity, and flow.

The Favourites section includes the option to toggle between normal screen mode and full-screen mode, in addition to controls for invoking the New Layer command.

Photoshop can be updated to the latest version using the Adobe CC Updater. The features for the Touch Bar are in a “technology preview,” which means the features are not considered to be ready for mainstream production. However, the new features are still available for users to try out now.

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