Stephen Nielsen just wrote on the photoshop blog that:
“Just a few weeks ago, Apple revealed the all new MacBook Pro featuring a breakthrough new interface that replaces the traditional row of function keys with a Retina-quality Multi-Touch display called the Touch Bar. We’ve been working hard to build custom support for the Touch Bar, and I’m pleased to announce that, as promised, it is available in today’s update to Photoshop.
I’ve had a chance to use the Touch Bar a bit and I find it exciting for two reasons. First, the Touch Bar is useful for surfacing a contextual “next step”. This is helpful both for a beginner who might not know how to navigate Photoshop, and for an experienced user in giving them speedier access to the desired next action. Second, the Touch Bar is useful for accessing controls in a new way, especially controls that were sometimes clumsy with a keyboard and mouse.”
This is so exciting for us PSD nerds!!!!
I can’t wait to get my hadns on one to layer properties, brushes and customize my favorites.
Lots of ways where you can quickly get to the smart object, clip layers, and open select & mask.
I heard there are new controls for changing the blend mode and scrubbing through the history as it gives you a quck preview of the result.
What a great time to be in computing. I think back to the old days of the commodore. What a drab dull world,with dots and dashes to colorful rainbow technicolor.
In designing the interaction with the Touch Bar, we imagined three distinct categories of functions that would be useful to our customers: Layer Properties, Brushes, and (true to Photoshop’s ethos) your customizable Favorites.
Inside the Layer Properties section, you can quickly access common actions like place a Smart Object, clip Layers, and open Select & Mask. Controls for changing the blend mode and scrubbing through the history are especially nice to use on the Touch Bar Retina display because of a visual preview of the result.
The Brushes section gives you quick access to brush color, size, hardness, opacity and flow. Each of these commands
To install the update, choose Help > Updates… More info here.
For a complete read me including fixed customer issues, see here.