Photoshop stopped supporting the 32-bit version of Windows in October 2018, after version 20.0 was released. There have been other changes, such as the frame tool for easy masking and new Content-Aware Fill.

It is now easier to mask images by framing them and create different frames using the Frame Tool (K) fast and easy. It’s also possible to convert any text or shape into frames and use images to fill them. Drag a libraries asset or a stock asset from your local disk or the Libraries panel to place an image into a frame. It is scaled automatically.

Creative Cloud auto-upgrade

CC apps are upgraded automatically with the new Auto-update feature. Users manage the update preferences whenever a new one is available using the desktop app.

New Content-Aware Fill

This new option lets users achieve seamless fill results through an interactive editing experience. You can now select which source pixels to scale, use and rotate, and mirror the source pixels. This has become possible through Adobe Sensei.

To start Content-Aware Fill, open an image in the program and create an initial frame of the area to be filled using any selection tool. Content-Aware Fill is under Edit. The document window in the Content-Aware Fill workspace shows the default sampling area as an image overlay mask. Users modify sampling area using the tools in the Tools panel. The initial selection of the fill area is modified this way too.

You can fill settings, specify sampling options, and output settings In the Content-Aware Fill panel to get the desired fill.

Usability Changes and Improvements

It’s easy to move items while transforming them on the canvas. The program now hides the reference point that used to appear while changing items. If you want to see it, choose the Toggle Reference Point check box.

Editing Text Changes

To start editing text quickly, double-click a Type layer with the Move tool. It’s not necessary to switch tools any more to achieve this. Double-click to edit Type. The new multiple undo mode is activated by default now, so you can undo steps using Control + Z (Win) / Command + Z (Mac).

Finally, Photoshop has removed the commands Step Forward and Step Backward from the Edit menu. They are now in the panel “History” under the fly-out menu. Moreover, you can no longer undo layer visibility changes by default. A history state is created when you click a visibility icon in the Layers panel.