Test-drive Photoshop features that are still in the Technology Preview phase

Enable a technology preview feature

Photoshop ships with technology preview features that you can enable and try out. These features are not yet production-ready, so exercise discretion while using them. Do the following:

  1. Select Preferences > Technology Previews.
  2. Select the options for the technology preview feature you want to enable. For example, select Use Modifier Keys Palette.
  3. Click OK.


To enable Multitone 3D printing, you must restart Photoshop.

Technology preview features in Photoshop CC

Touch Bar support

Photoshop supports Touch Bar, the multitouch display on top of the new MacBook Pro keyboard. Using the Touch Bar, you can access Photoshop features and controls right in the context of your current task on the main screen. The Touch Bar supports familiar gestures, such as tap, drag, and slide.

For details, see Use Photoshop with the Touch Bar.

Multitone 3D printing

This technology preview feature lets you print continuous tones using your Makerbot Replicator 2x 3D printer.

Do the following:

  1. Select the Makerbot Replicator 2x printer in the 3D Print Settings panel.
  2. Under Material, select Multitone Surface. If this option is not available for selection, ensure that the Multitone 3D Printing technology preview feature is already enabled.
  3. Select other options relevant to the 3D object you're printing.
  4. Select 3D > 3D Print to preview and print the 3D object.

For more information about 3D printing in Photoshop, see Print 3D objects.

Adobe welcomes your feedback on this feature. Visit this feedback link.

Modifier Keys palette

The Modifier Keys palette provides quick access to frequently-used keyboard modifiers on Windows touch devices, such as the Surface Pro.

To enable this palette, select Window > Modifier Keys. Tap a modifier key once to enable it. In this state, most actions deactivate the button when complete. Double-tap a modifier key to lock it. In this state, the modifier key remains active until it is unlocked. You can use multiple modifier keys at the same time.

CC 3D Animations

Use the CC 3D Animations feature to apply 3D animations and facial expressions to your 3D characters.

To use this feature, select your character in the 3D panel and select Body or Face in the Properties panel, then search for animations or expressions and click one of the thumbnails in the thumbnail browser.

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