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Common questions about Photoshop on the web

  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. 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. Use the Capture in-app extension in Photoshop
  4. Photoshop on the iPad (not available in mainland China)
    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 (not available in mainland China)
    1. Common questions
    2. System requirements
    3. Keyboard shortcuts
    4. Supported file types
    5. Introduction to the workspace
    6. Open and work with cloud documents
    7. Generative AI features
    8. Basic concepts of editing
    9. Quick Actions
    10. Work with layers
    11. Retouch images and remove imperfections
    12. Make quick selections
    13. Image improvements with Adjustment Layers
    14. Move, transform, and crop images
    15. Draw and paint
    16. Work with Type layers
    17. Work with anyone on the web
    18. Manage app settings
  6. Photoshop (beta) (not available in mainland China)
    1. Get started with Creative Cloud Beta apps
    2. Photoshop (beta) on the desktop
  7. Generative AI (not available in mainland China) 
    1. Common questions on generative AI in Photoshop
    2. Generative Fill in Photoshop on the desktop
    3. Generative Expand in Photoshop on the desktop
    4. Generative Fill in Photoshop on the iPad
    5. Generative Expand in Photoshop on the iPad
    6. Generative variations in Photoshop on the iPad
    7. Generative AI features in Photoshop on the web
  8. Content authenticity (not available in mainland China)
    1. Content credentials in Photoshop
    2. Identity and provenance for NFTs
    3. Connect accounts for creative attribution
  9. Cloud documents (not available in mainland China)
    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. Invite others to edit your cloud documents
    9. Share files and comment in-app
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
    27. Migrate presets, actions, and settings
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Troubleshooting
    1. Fixed issues 
    2. Known issues
    3. Optimize Photoshop performance
    4. Basic troubleshooting
    5. Troubleshoot crash or freeze
    6. Troubleshoot program errors
    7. Troubleshoot scratch disk full errors
    8. Troubleshoot GPU and graphics driver issues
    9. Find missing tools
    10. Photoshop 3D | Common questions around discontinued features

Find answers to the most common questions about Photoshop on the web.

What is Photoshop on the web?

Photoshop on the web is a versatile digital imaging and design application that is available directly in your browser. The streamlined online interface with intuitive and precise editing tools gives you complete control over every last detail and seamless access to Photoshop’s most common and precise editing tools and generative AI capabilities. 

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Bring your creative vision to life with Photoshop now available on your web browser, no download required.

   See how to use the power and precision of Photoshop while on your web browser in this quick video tutorial.

How do I access Photoshop on the web?

To get started, go to the Photoshop on the web home page. Open an existing Photoshop cloud document or create a new one from the home screen.

How is web different than desktop?

Photoshop on the web has a streamlined user-interface to Photoshop's image editing tools for precise and controlled edits. While not all features in desktop are on the web, Photoshop on the web has the most commonly used image editing features. Through feedback from our users, we are always adding additional features and functionality expected of the high quality of Photoshop.

Why does the user interface of Photoshop on the web looks different from that of Photoshop on the desktop?

Photoshop on the web has a streamlined online interface with an updated user interface, features and tools grouped in a condensed way to aid you find them faster. The UI is also built such that you can enjoy optimized performance  on web browsers, specially Chrome.

Is there anything I can't do in Photoshop on the web?

Yes. Some features available in Photoshop on the desktop are not available on the web as of now because the absence of these features is not a blocker to find success in Photoshop on the web. However, to use any such advanced feature or workflow, you can easily navigate to Photoshop on the desktop from your web browser.

How can I get to the Photoshop on the desktop app from Photoshop on the web?

Yes. Click the Share button in the header bar and choose Open in desktop app to open your current cloud document in Photoshop on the desktop.

Will my files be updated if I make edits using Photoshop on the web then move to the desktop app?  

Yes. Photoshop on the web saves your work to your cloud documents on the go. It will also perform a save if you switch to the desktop app or another browser tab. 

Is there a free online version of Photoshop?

There isn't a free version of Photoshop on the web, however you can try out some of Photoshop's most popular tools and uses online with the help of guided tutorials without creating an Adobe account. To upload and edit your own photos, sign up for a Photoshop plan or start a free trial.

How much is Photoshop online?

Photoshop on the web is included in all Photoshop plans. Learn more about purchasing options on the Creative Cloud plans page.

Is Photoshop online available on mobile?

Currently Photoshop is available online only on Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge version 102 and above (64-bit), and Firefox version 111 and above on desktop. Learn more about the specifications to work with Photoshop online on the System requirements for Photoshop on the web page.

What happens to the content I create on Photoshop on the web?

While working with Photoshop on the web, your documents are stored as cloud documents, but can be opened in Photoshop on the desktop, or downloaded to your local machine as image files.

What languages does Photoshop on the web support?

Photoshop online is available in all the languages supported by Photoshop on the desktop. View the complete list of languages that Photoshop supports on the System requirements for Photoshop on the web page.

What file formats does Photoshop on the web support?

View the complete list of file formats supported in Photoshop on the web on the Supported file types for Photoshop on the web page.

Can I open a raw file in Photoshop on the web?

Yes. View the complete list of file formats supported in Photoshop on the web on the Supported file types for Photoshop on the web page.

Which browsers does Photoshop on the web support?

Currently Photoshop is available online only on Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge version 102 and above (64-bit), and Firefox version 111 and above on desktop. Learn more about the specifications to work with Photoshop online on the System requirements for Photoshop on the web page.

Is Photoshop on the web available for school accounts?

Yes, Photoshop on the web is now available for all education users with a paid Photoshop entitlement.

Do I need a Photoshop subscription to use Photoshop on the web?

Yes. Photoshop on the web is included in all Photoshop plans. Learn more about purchasing options on the Creative Cloud plans page.

Can I access Photoshop on the web with a Shared Device License?

No. Currently, you cannot access Photoshop on the web with a Shared Device License.

Can Photoshop on the web be used on a mobile browser?

You can currently edit in Photoshop on the web on non-mobile web browsers only. You can view and comment using a mobile web browser. For iPad we recommend you try Photoshop on the iPad, which is included in your Creative Cloud subscription. Download Photoshop on the iPad from the App Store.

What is a Photoshop cloud document?

Cloud documents are Adobe's cloud-native document file type that can be accessed online or offline directly from within Photoshop applications. To learn more, see Common questions for cloud documents in Photoshop.

Why is my document taking so long to load?

When launching Photoshop on the web, there may be a noticeable delay when opening a file. We are addressing this issue. In case your browser freezes, quit the browser and try to open the file again.

Where do I provide my Photoshop on the web feedback to the product team?

Please report issues or provide feedback in the Adobe Photoshop community. Head there to vote, or start a new conversation using the “Web" topic. You can also reach the Photoshop community in-app. Simply select the Help icon in the header bar and choose Support community in the Help panel that opens. We appreciate any and all feedback.

What should I do if I get an error or a crash while working with Photoshop on the web?

If you get an error or crash while using Photoshop on the web, do any of the following:

  • Try your edits again in a new browser window.
  • Make sure your browser is up to date with the latest updates from Google or Microsoft.
  • Clear your browser cache and cookies.
  • Restart your computer.

If you’ve tried the above and are still having issues with Photoshop on the web, please let us know on the Photoshop community. You can also reach the Photoshop community in-app. Simply select the Help icon in the header bar and choose Support community in the Help panel that opens. Once you're on the community page, start a new conversation using the “Bug” option.

I'm being asked for a .log file. Where do I get Chrome and/or Edge logs from?

Chrome and Edge put any errors in the Developer Tools log. You can save this log to share with the product team in the Photoshop community.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the top-right Chrome menu, then in More Tools find and select Developer Tools.
  2. In the Developer Tools that show on the right, click the Console tab at the top.
  3. Right-click within the Console panel and choose Save As…
  4. Save the .log file on your computer so you can share it.

Microsoft Edge: For Microsoft Edge logs, see Open Microsoft Edge DevTools.

Are two browser tabs required to work on two images at once?

Yes. For now, each tab opens a single new document. We are working on multi-document support.

Where is the Save button? How often is my work saved?

Save as option in Photoshop on the web

Photoshop on the web saves your work to your cloud documents every 5 minutes. It will also perform a save if you switch to another app or browser tab. You can also manually save your document using the app menu.

How do I get the system info that I'm being asked for?

If you're being asked for OS, graphics card, RAM, and CPU information to help with an issue investigation, do any of the following:

Windows:

  • Click start and type/search for "dxdiag" (this is the DirectX diagnostic tool).
  • In Dxdiag, Use the System (CPU/RAM) and Display (GPU) tabs to gather the requested system info.

macOS: Follow the steps mentioned in the System Information on your Mac.

What is the keyboard shortcut for Free Transform?

Help menu in Photoshop on the web
Help menu in Photoshop on the web

While using a browser, we're not yet able to snag the CMD/CTRL+T shortcut for Free Transform since it is used to open a new tab on your browser. The Free Transform keyboard shortcut is:

  • macOS: CMD+OPT+T
  • Windows: CTRL+ALT+T

To see other keyboard shortcuts in-app, go to Help > Keyboard shortcuts. 

To see the list of available keyboard shortcuts, see Keyboard shortcuts | Photoshop on the web.

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