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.
The Discover panel home screen offers three helpful sections to orient you to key learning resources.
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.
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.
Quick external links to useful Adobe resources to help you continue learning or expand Photoshop features with plugins.
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.
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.
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.
You can now find four 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.
Simply click any 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
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.
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.
Photoshop features in-app tutorials that walk you through techniques and guided workflows so you can quickly complete tasks. Simply click on the hands-on tutorials to begin your step-by-step learning journey.
The presence of a blue indicator on the Browse > Hands-on tutorials entries indicates the availability of new hands-on tutorials.
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.
How to use leads you to the Helpx article that describes all of the features that are part of the Discover panel.