Photoshop ships with experimental features that you can enable and try out. These features are not yet production-ready, so exercise discretion while using them. Do the following:
Enable an experimental feature
- Select Preferences > Experimental Features.
- Select the experimental feature that you want to enable. For example, select Enable Multitone 3D Printing.
- Click OK.
- Restart Photoshop
Experimental features in the 2014 release of Photoshop CC
Photoshop user interface controls may appear small and hard-to-read on high-density displays. Also, on touch-enabled screens, you may have trouble clicking the smaller controls. 200% scaling solves this issue by doubling the size of the user interface.
Since the user interface elements increase in size by 200%, depending on the size and resolution of your display, you may need to adjust the layout of existing workspaces. For example, on a 1080 px screen at 200%, the Tools panel extends off the bottom of the screen. You can change to double-column orientation in order to fit the panel on the screen.
This feature is only for Windows users. HiDPI on Mac has been available for high-density Retina displays since Photoshop CS6.
You may encounter some cosmetic issues while using this feature. While many Photoshop dialogs have been reworked so that they fit on the screen at 1080 px, viewing some dialogs (such as Smart Sharpen) completely may require you to collapse sections.
If you need to return to the default 100% scaling, do the following:
- Select Preferences > Experimental Features.
- Deselect Scale UI 200% For High-Density Displays (Windows Only).
- Restart Photoshop.
This experimental feature lets you print continuous tones using your Makerbot Replicator 2x 3D printer.
Do the following:
- Select the Makerbot Replicator 2x printer in the 3D Print Settings panel.
- Under Material, select Multitone Surface. If this option is not available for selection, ensure that the Multitone 3D Printing experimental feature is already enabled.
- Select other options relevant to the 3D object that you're printing.
- Select 3D > 3D Print to preview and print the 3D object.
For more information about 3D printing in Photoshop, see Print 3D objects.
Touch Gestures have been enabled in the 2014 release of Photoshop CC for Windows 8 systems. Touch input is recognized from any touch-capable device attached to the system, including opaque finger pads and indirect tablets as well as direct-touch devices integrated directly with a display. You can control Photoshop using devices which support two or more simultaneous touch points.
In Photoshop, two-fingered touch gestures are used to control the location, rotation, and scaling of the image canvas view. Users may alternate between touch view control and other interactions using the mouse or stylus, but touch may not be used simultaneously with other input. Touch control of the view is very convenient when painting on large monitors which are difficult to rotate physically and on tablets to avoid constantly shifting the device.
- Photoshop constrains the freedom of view changes based on the motion at the beginning of the gesture so the user can control different aspects of the view independently.
- When the user moves both touch points in parallel, the view pans without rotating or scaling.
- When the initial motion is a pinch, scaling and pan will occur.
- Rotation of touch points about a relatively motionless center enables rotation and pan but with no scaling.
- Finally, by pinching and rotating at first, all three aspects may be adjusted. As a convenience, this latter free-transform gesture mode can also be chosen by simply holding initial touch points motionless for a moment.
- As expected, when not in the full-screen mode, Photoshop does not pan a canvas view that is smaller than its document window. To pan windowed views with touch, first use pinch to scale the view until it intersects a window edge. In full-screen mode, all view transforms are always available.
- The two-fingered double tap can be used to reset the image canvas view to show the entire canvas. A second two-fingered double tap will restore the user’s previously selected view.
Two fingers down, then dragged in any direction with fingers kept approximately the same distance apart and with the line segment connecting them kept approximately unchanged.
This gesture is a combination of the Zoom and Pan operations.
Two fingers down and dragged apart or together; spreading or pinching the fingers, with the angle of the line segment connecting them staying approximately unchanged. Once the zoom has started, the image can also be simultaneously panned.
This gesture is a combination of the Rotate and Pan operations.
Two fingers down and then one or both fingers "swept" in a rotating motion. The contents view should rotate around the center point between the two touch points if both fingers are "sweeping", or around the stationary one if only one is sweeping. Once the rotate has started, the image can also be simultaneously panned.
When two fingers are held down for given period of time, the gesture is processed as free-form. Any or all of pan, zoom, and rotate operations can be executed as part of a free-form gesture simultaneously in ordinary conditions.
Carries out the Reset or Restore operation.
A quick double tap of two fingers simultaneously on the active document view.