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Learn faster with the Photoshop Discover Panel

  1. Photoshop User Guide
  2. Introduction to Photoshop
    1. Dream it. Make it.
    2. What's new in Photoshop
    3. Edit your first photo
    4. Create documents
    5. Photoshop | Common Questions
    6. Photoshop system requirements
    7. Migrate presets, actions, and settings
    8. Get to know Photoshop
  3. Photoshop and other Adobe products and services
    1. Work with Illustrator artwork in Photoshop
    2. Work with Photoshop files in InDesign
    3. Substance 3D Materials for Photoshop
    4. Photoshop and Adobe Stock
    5. Use the Capture in-app extension in Photoshop
    6. Creative Cloud Libraries
    7. Creative Cloud Libraries in Photoshop
    8. Use the Touch Bar with Photoshop
    9. Grid and guides
    10. Creating actions
    11. Undo and history
  4. Photoshop on the iPad
    1. Photoshop on the iPad | Common questions
    2. Get to know the workspace
    3. System requirements | Photoshop on the iPad
    4. Create, open, and export documents
    5. Add photos
    6. Work with layers
    7. Draw and paint with brushes
    8. Make selections and add masks
    9. Retouch your composites
    10. Work with adjustment layers
    11. Adjust the tonality of your composite with Curves
    12. Apply transform operations
    13. Crop and rotate your composites
    14. Rotate, pan, zoom, and reset the canvas
    15. Work with Type layers
    16. Work with Photoshop and Lightroom
    17. Get missing fonts in Photoshop on the iPad
    18. Japanese Text in Photoshop on the iPad
    19. Manage app settings
    20. Touch shortcuts and gestures
    21. Keyboard shortcuts
    22. Edit your image size
    23. Livestream as you create in Photoshop on the iPad
    24. Correct imperfections with the Healing Brush
    25. Create brushes in Capture and use them in Photoshop
    26. Work with Camera Raw files
    27. Create and work with Smart Objects
    28. Adjust exposure in your images with Dodge and Burn
  5. Photoshop on the web beta
    1. Common questions | Photoshop on the web beta 
    2. Introduction to the workspace
    3. System requirements | Photoshop on the web beta
    4. Keyboard shortcuts | Photoshop on the web beta
    5. Supported file types | Photoshop on the web beta
    6. Open and work with cloud documents
    7. Apply limited edits to your cloud documents
    8. Collaborate with stakeholders
  6. Cloud documents
    1. Photoshop cloud documents | Common questions
    2. Photoshop cloud documents | Workflow questions
    3. Manage and work with cloud documents in Photoshop
    4. Upgrade cloud storage for Photoshop
    5. Unable to create or save a cloud document
    6. Solve Photoshop cloud document errors
    7. Collect cloud document sync logs
    8. Share access and edit your cloud documents
    9. Share files and comment in-app
  7. Workspace
    1. Workspace basics
    2. Preferences
    3. Learn faster with the Photoshop Discover Panel
    4. Create documents
    5. Place files
    6. Default keyboard shortcuts
    7. Customize keyboard shortcuts
    8. Tool galleries
    9. Performance preferences
    10. Use tools
    11. Presets
    12. Grid and guides
    13. Touch gestures
    14. Use the Touch Bar with Photoshop
    15. Touch capabilities and customizable workspaces
    16. Technology previews
    17. Metadata and notes
    18. Touch capabilities and customizable workspaces
    19. Place Photoshop images in other applications
    20. Rulers
    21. Show or hide non-printing Extras
    22. Specify columns for an image
    23. Undo and history
    24. Panels and menus
    25. Position elements with snapping
    26. Position with the Ruler tool
  8. Web, screen, and app design
    1. Photoshop for design
    2. Artboards
    3. Device Preview
    4. Copy CSS from layers
    5. Slice web pages
    6. HTML options for slices
    7. Modify slice layout
    8. Work with web graphics
    9. Create web photo galleries
  9. Image and color basics
    1. How to resize images
    2. Work with raster and vector images
    3. Image size and resolution
    4. Acquire images from cameras and scanners
    5. Create, open, and import images
    6. View images
    7. Invalid JPEG Marker error | Opening images
    8. Viewing multiple images
    9. Customize color pickers and swatches
    10. High dynamic range images
    11. Match colors in your image
    12. Convert between color modes
    13. Color modes
    14. Erase parts of an image
    15. Blending modes
    16. Choose colors
    17. Customize indexed color tables
    18. Image information
    19. Distort filters are unavailable
    20. About color
    21. Color and monochrome adjustments using channels
    22. Choose colors in the Color and Swatches panels
    23. Sample
    24. Color mode or Image mode
    25. Color cast
    26. Add a conditional mode change to an action
    27. Add swatches from HTML CSS and SVG
    28. Bit depth and preferences
  10. Layers
    1. Layer basics
    2. Nondestructive editing
    3. Create and manage layers and groups
    4. Select, group, and link layers
    5. Place images into frames
    6. Layer opacity and blending
    7. Mask layers
    8. Apply Smart Filters
    9. Layer comps
    10. Move, stack, and lock layers
    11. Mask layers with vector masks
    12. Manage layers and groups
    13. Layer effects and styles
    14. Edit layer masks
    15. Extract assets
    16. Reveal layers with clipping masks
    17. Generate image assets from layers
    18. Work with Smart Objects
    19. Blending modes
    20. Combine multiple images into a group portrait
    21. Combine images with Auto-Blend Layers
    22. Align and distribute layers
    23. Copy CSS from layers
    24. Load selections from a layer or layer mask's boundaries
    25. Knockout to reveal content from other layers
  11. Selections
    1. Get started with selections
    2. Make selections in your composite
    3. Select and Mask workspace
    4. Select with the marquee tools
    5. Select with the lasso tools
    6. Adjust pixel selections
    7. Move, copy, and delete selected pixels
    8. Create a temporary quick mask
    9. Select a color range in an image
    10. Convert between paths and selection borders
    11. Channel basics
    12. Save selections and alpha channel masks
    13. Select the image areas in focus
    14. Duplicate, split, and merge channels
    15. Channel calculations
  12. Image adjustments
    1. Replace object colors
    2. Perspective warp
    3. Reduce camera shake blurring
    4. Healing brush examples
    5. Export color lookup tables
    6. Adjust image sharpness and blur
    7. Understand color adjustments
    8. Apply a Brightness/Contrast adjustment
    9. Adjust shadow and highlight detail
    10. Levels adjustment
    11. Adjust hue and saturation
    12. Adjust vibrance
    13. Adjust color saturation in image areas
    14. Make quick tonal adjustments
    15. Apply special color effects to images
    16. Enhance your image with color balance adjustments
    17. High dynamic range images
    18. View histograms and pixel values
    19. Match colors in your image
    20. Crop and straighten photos
    21. Convert a color image to black and white
    22. Adjustment and fill layers
    23. Curves adjustment
    24. Blending modes
    25. Target images for press
    26. Adjust color and tone with Levels and Curves eyedroppers
    27. Adjust HDR exposure and toning
    28. Dodge or burn image areas
    29. Make selective color adjustments
  13. Adobe Camera Raw
    1. Camera Raw system requirements
    2. What's new in Camera Raw
    3. Introduction to Camera Raw
    4. Create panoramas
    5. Supported lenses
    6. Vignette, grain, and dehaze effects in Camera Raw
    7. Default keyboard shortcuts
    8. Automatic perspective correction in Camera Raw
    9. Radial Filter in Camera Raw
    10. Manage Camera Raw settings
    11. Open, process, and save images in Camera Raw
    12. Repair images with the Enhanced Spot Removal tool in Camera Raw
    13. Rotate, crop, and adjust images
    14. Adjust color rendering in Camera Raw
    15. Process versions in Camera Raw
    16. Make local adjustments in Camera Raw
  14. Image repair and restoration
    1. Remove objects from your photos with Content-Aware Fill
    2. Content-Aware Patch and Move
    3. Retouch and repair photos
    4. Correct image distortion and noise
    5. Basic troubleshooting steps to fix most issues
  15. Image enhancement and transformation
    1. Replace sky in your images
    2. Transform objects
    3. Adjust crop, rotation, and canvas size
    4. How to crop and straighten photos
    5. Create and edit panoramic images
    6. Warp images, shapes, and paths
    7. Vanishing Point
    8. Content-aware scaling
    9. Transform images, shapes, and paths
  16. Drawing and painting
    1. Paint symmetrical patterns
    2. Draw rectangles and modify stroke options
    3. About drawing
    4. Draw and edit shapes
    5. Painting tools
    6. Create and modify brushes
    7. Blending modes
    8. Add color to paths
    9. Edit paths
    10. Paint with the Mixer Brush
    11. Brush presets
    12. Gradients
    13. Gradient interpolation
    14. Fill and stroke selections, layers, and paths
    15. Draw with the Pen tools
    16. Create patterns
    17. Generate a pattern using the Pattern Maker
    18. Manage paths
    19. Manage pattern libraries and presets
    20. Draw or paint with a graphics tablet
    21. Create textured brushes
    22. Add dynamic elements to brushes
    23. Gradient
    24. Paint stylized strokes with the Art History Brush
    25. Paint with a pattern
    26. Sync presets on multiple devices
  17. Text
    1. Add and edit the text
    2. Unified Text Engine
    3. Work with OpenType SVG fonts
    4. Format characters
    5. Format paragraphs
    6. How to create type effects
    7. Edit text
    8. Line and character spacing
    9. Arabic and Hebrew type
    10. Fonts
    11. Troubleshoot fonts
    12. Asian type
    13. Create type
    14. Text Engine error using Type tool in Photoshop | Windows 8
  18. Filters and effects
    1. Use the Liquify filter
    2. Use the Blur Gallery
    3. Filter basics
    4. Filter effects reference
    5. Add Lighting Effects
    6. Use the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
    7. Use the Oil Paint filter
    8. Use the Liquify filter
    9. Layer effects and styles
    10. Apply specific filters
    11. Smudge image areas
  19. Saving and exporting
    1. Save your files in Photoshop
    2. Export your files in Photoshop
    3. Supported file formats
    4. Save files in graphics formats
    5. Move designs between Photoshop and Illustrator
    6. Save and export video and animations
    7. Save PDF files
    8. Digimarc copyright protection
  20. Color Management
    1. Understanding color management
    2. Keeping colors consistent
    3. Color settings
    4. Duotones
    5. Work with color profiles
    6. Color-managing documents for online viewing
    7. Color-managing documents when printing
    8. Color-managing imported images
    9. Proofing colors
  21. Web, screen, and app design
    1. Photoshop for design
    2. Artboards
    3. Device Preview
    4. Copy CSS from layers
    5. Slice web pages
    6. HTML options for slices
    7. Modify slice layout
    8. Work with web graphics
    9. Create web photo galleries
  22. Video and animation
    1. Video editing in Photoshop
    2. Edit video and animation layers
    3. Video and animation overview
    4. Preview video and animations
    5. Paint frames in video layers
    6. Import video files and image sequences
    7. Create frame animations
    8. Creative Cloud 3D Animation (Preview)
    9. Create timeline animations
    10. Create images for video
  23. Printing
    1. Print 3D objects
    2. Print from Photoshop
    3. Print with color management
    4. Contact Sheets and PDF Presentations
    5. Print photos in a picture package layout
    6. Print spot colors
    7. Print images to a commercial printing press
    8. Improve color prints from Photoshop
    9. Troubleshoot printing problems | Photoshop
  24. Automation
    1. Creating actions
    2. Create data-driven graphics
    3. Scripting
    4. Process a batch of files
    5. Play and manage actions
    6. Add conditional actions
    7. About actions and the Actions panel
    8. Record tools in actions
    9. Add a conditional mode change to an action
    10. Photoshop UI toolkit for plug-ins and scripts
  25. Content authenticity
    1. Learn about content credentials
    2. Identity and provenance for NFTs
    3. Connect accounts for creative attribution
  26. Photoshop 3D
    1. Photoshop 3D | Common questions around discontinued 3D features

Search for help and discover tools, hands-on tutorials, articles, and quick actions to accelerate your workflows with the Discover Panel.

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. 

Access Discover Panel

Want to explore the new search experience and accelerate your workflows in Photoshop? 

To access the new Discover panel at any time in Photoshop, follow any of these: 

  • 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

Photoshop discover panel
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.

Browseable 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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