Learn faster with the Photoshop Discover Panel

Search for help and discover tools, hands-on tutorials, articles, and Quick Actions to accelerate your workflow.

The new Discover panel offers contextually relevant help and learning resources to help you level-up and take on new challenges in Photoshop.

The panel gives you recommendations based on your skills and your work. These recommendations  include tips and tutorials on how to get multi-step workflows done faster. You can also find Quick Actions, a one-click solution for Photoshop’s most used workflows, such as removing and blurring backgrounds. 

To access the new Discover panel at any time in Photoshop: 

  • Use Cmd/Ctrl + F keyboard shortcut
  • Click the Search icon () at the upper-right of the interface
  • Choose Help > Photoshop Help from the menu bar

To exit the Discover panel at any point, hit the Esc key. If you have typed some search query, first hit the Esc key to exit out of the search mode and then press Esc again to exit the Discover panel.

Panel home

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The Discover panel interface

The Discover panel home screen offers three helpful sections to orient you to key learning resources.

Suggestions:

Suggested content at the top of the interface jump starts your learning journey. Your suggestions will become more personalized based on your search history and the content you choose to engage with.

Browse:

Discover something new! Skip your search and use this section to easily find in-app tutorials, Quick Actions, and information about the latest Photoshop features.

Resource links:

Quick external links to useful Adobe resources to help you continue learning or expand Photoshop features with plugins.

Broweseable What's New

What's New content highlighting new Photoshop features is now browseable through the new What's New section in the Discover panel home.

What's New section in Discover panel
What's New section in Discover panel

Browseable What's New in Discover panel
Browseable What's New in Discover panel

Search experience

You can use the Discover panel search bar to access the full repository of tools, in-app tutorials, articles, and Quick Actions to help you build your skills. Search offers auto-complete suggestions including suggested content, tool shortcuts, and quicklinks.

Use the back arrow to return to the previous page, or select the home icon in the right to start over. 

Search on Neural Filters

The Discover panel offers a search experience on the new set of filters that are available under the Neural filters feature. Additionally, it offers auto-complete suggestions while typing a search query that matches the name of a filter available under Neural filters.

Search results

The Search results page organizes recommended content into easily identifiable categories.

Productivity optimized quick search

Find important information more quickly with streamlined Productivity optimized quick search results. You can now find tools & features at the top, Quick Actions in the middle, and suggested searches at the bottom.

Photoshop discover panel productivity optimized quick search
Productivity optimized quick search in Photoshop's Discover Panel

Tools

The Discover panel surfaces tools and menu items based on your search queries. When clicking on search results, a floating blue coach mark will appear to help you discover where the tools or menu items are located.

Hands-on tutorials

Photoshop features in-app tutorials that walk you through techniques and guided workflows so you can quickly complete tasks. Simply click Browse > Hands-on tutorials to begin your step-by-step learning journey. The presence of a blue indicator on the Hands-on tutorials entries indicates the availability of new hands-on tutorials.

With Photoshop 22.4.2, the browse capabilities of tutorials have been improved:

Browse tutorials: Tutorials can now be browsed by category and playlist. Now it's easy to see additional tutorials that are in the same playlist to better support getting help and learning.

Enhanced hands-on tutorials browse: The Browse capability for Hands-on tutorials now allows filter for category and skill level. 

Browse tutorials in Discover Panel

Browse tutorials in Discover Panel

Quick Actions

You can now find automatic Quick Actions available within Photoshop's Discover panel to help you accelerate your workflow and complete complex transformations in a single click. The presence of a blue indicator on the Browse > Quick Actions entries indicates the availability of new Quick Actions.

Skip Quick Action Preview:

You can now easily apply Quick Actions when you click on a Quick Action card. If you want to learn more about any of the Quick Actions, click the information (i) icon. 

Click the information icon beside a Quick Action card to know more about that quick action
Click the information icon beside a Quick Action card to know more about that quick action

Simply open a desired Quick Action then click the Apply button  and Photoshop will quickly complete the task on your currently open document:

  • Remove background: Automatically detects and removes the background from your image
  • Blur background: Blurs the background of your image.
  • Make B/W background: Converts the background of your image to black and white while preserving the color of subjects in the foreground.
  • Enhance image: Auto-enhances your image by making adjustments to elements like brightness, sharpness, hue, or contrast.
  • Duotone Effect: Gives a dramatic, colorful effect that's perfect for high-contrast pictures.
  • Smooth skin: Reduces imperfections in a face, such as blemishes and acne.
  • Style transfer: Adopts the appearance or visual style of a source image and helps you apply it to your own image
  • Add a vignette: Darken the edges of an image to bring subtle focus to its center.
  • Diffuse Glow filter: Simulate the effect of a diffusion filter to get a hazy, dreamlike look.
  • Remove JPEG artifacts: Make an image look sharper with this filter, which cleans up imperfections resulting from compression.
  • Make image B/W: Convert a color photo to black-and-white by desaturating it.
  • Stained Glass filter: Break your image up into brightly colored panes. Refine cell size and more to get the right look for your subject.
  • Apply a vintage look: Use a combination of adjustments and filters to make your photo look like it’s from another era.
  • Caricature face: Exaggerate facial features and stylize colors to get a cartoonish look, complete with puppy-dog eyes.
  • Add a tropical blue sky: Complement your subject or bring a surprising contrast by replacing the sky with one that’s serene and bright.
  • Charcoal filter: Give your photo the bold and dramatic look of a charcoal sketch.
  • Select subject: Automatically select the subject in an image so you can get right to editing.
  • Select background: Automatically select the background in an image so you can get right to editing.
  • Select sky: Automatically select the sky in an image to make adjustments or replace it.

Click the Revert button if you want to reverse the changes. You can also use the History Panel to undo or step back through any edits performed by the Quick Actions.

Help content (online mode only)

With an active internet connection, you can now access help and learn content directly in Photoshop. Simply click on any help content to start learning.

  • Tools and features mentioned within articles will be displayed at the top of the panel.
  • Menus and tools mentioned within articles are highlighted and display a floating blue coach mark on hover to help you discover where the tools or menu items are located.
  • Related content can also be found at the bottom of an article to help you continue learning.
quick actions

Search for Stock, Fonts, and Plugins

At the bottom of the search results page, you can find helpful design resources. Here you'll be able to search Adobe's Stock, Fonts, and Plugins from Creative Cloud directly in Photoshop.

Preferences in the Discover panel

Preferences in the Discover panel

You can now easily learn more about the Discover panel and customize preferences per your requirement.

To open the Discover panel settings, tap the settings icon in the bottom right of the Discover panel. You have two options under settings: How to use and Preferences.

Preferences in the Discover panel

Discover Panel preferences

How to use

How to use leads you to this Helpx article that describes all of the features that are part of the Discover panel.

Preferences

Preferences allow you to modify a few of the Discover panel settings based on your requirement. By default, these preferences are enabled.

Location coach marks:

Hold the pointer over a tool or feature search result to reveal its location within the app.

Quick select:

Press Enter to select the top tool or feature when typing in the search field. When turned off, pressing Enter shows all results and closes the Discover Panel.

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