Here’s the brand new edition of a very handy resource from James Wamser – a complete reference to all versions and features of Adobe Photoshop from CS1 to CC 2023… Similar to his InDesign and Illustrator handbooks, it’s called the Adobe Photoshop New Features Guide: From CS to CC – and this 119-page ebook is available for free download now:
This PDF guidebook comprehensively reviews and compares what’s new in each successive revision of Photoshop from the first CS version in 2003 all the way up to the current CC 2023 release – and covers the details of all the major new features and material improvements along the way.
It’s an impressive compilation of what many people want to know when they ask what’s different between versions… Typically you’ll find articles (like this one) that give the primary differences between two single releases, but never before has there been coverage as exhaustive as Mr. Wamser has carefully compiled with this work – and you can get it instantly here:
Just look for the “Download PDF” icon at the lower right of your browser, once you pull up the book.
It’s also very helpful to check when you need to save back for previous versions of Photoshop (where the featuresets and file formats are older) – this way you’ll know which capabilities prior releases can support, and which they cannot.
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Here’s the backstory on how this guidebook was put together:
About: This guide was created by James Wamser, an Adobe Certified Instructor, to use as a reference while teaching. Feel free to share your comments, errors or how you use it:
Community Help: Thanks to Steve Werner and Mike Rankin for your help!
New Features: Taken primarily from Adobe.com, Adobe’s New Features documents and Adobe Press Releases.
- Photoshop was developed in 1987 by brothers Thomas and John Knoll, who sold the distribution license to Adobe Systems Incorporated in 1988.
- Photoshop 1.0 launched exclusively for the Macintosh on February 19, 1990. Photoshop 2.5 made its Windows debut in November of 1992.
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10 thoughts on “Free Download: The Photoshop New Features Guidebook (119 Pages)”
Thanks for the post. Glad to share.
Thank you, James! What a helpful resource you have created for Photoshop users.
Hi, glad to read your homepage. I am a Photoshop user, I am here in Italy, I want to use the software from your website. I don’t know if I can buy it from you. I only use the Photoshop cc. how much is a one year plan, and when I don’t use the computer, can I change the software to another computer?
thank you for reading my message.
waiting for your reply!
Hello Wei, you can learn more about or purchase the CC Photography Plan here.
And for more details about your specific questions, please see these two articles:
What’s Included in the New Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Bundle?
How to Move Adobe CC or CS6 Software from One Computer to Another
Hope that helps!
I tried to download the Photoshop New Features PDF, but my internet security suite won’t let me go to the site because it considers it a threat. There doesn’t seem to be any way to bypass this block. Can you help? Thanks!
If you have any issue like that, then make sure you’re not blocking or filtering anything with your browser(s) – like cookies, downloads, or any sites or URLs – or running utilities like Ghostery, AdBlock, or Disconnect. Or it could be your firewall, antivirus program (esp. Kaspersky), or other third-party security software.
Adobe recommends turning those things off temporarily for downloads, which should be possible with most all of these utilities.
Thanks for this AWESOME resource!!
Thanks Kit, for the nice comment. Glad you find it useful.
bought and using photoshop cc 2018, good experience, should I buy photoshop cc 2019 ?
I don’t know what are the new features. And also no standalone installer released till now. still waiting…
Well, first off, you should know that since you’re a Creative Cloud subscriber, the upgrade from CC 2018 to CC 2019 is completely free… Updates and upgrades are always included in your membership plan, so you don’t need to purchase the new release; you only need to download & install it.
But yes, we are still waiting for the CC 2019 standalone installers to be released – they will be posted here as soon as they are available.
Lastly, the details on all the new features contained within Photoshop CC 2019 can be found in the ebook download above. If you’re interested in learning more about the new features in other Creative Cloud products, then see this version:
What’s New & Different Between Adobe CC 2019 vs. CC 2018 Versions?