The company shared a glimpse at a new “select subject” tool at its Adobe MAX Japan event, and it’s precisely what it sounds like. Though Photoshop already has a myriad of selection tools, this is the first one that can work around subjects in one click.
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Of course, it’s not perfect. Even in Adobe’s own examples, you can see areas where the AI gets it wrong around small elements or weird edges – kind of reminiscent of using portrait mode on a smartphone.
Still, the tool is just meant to be a starting point – one that will save you a ton of time over toiling away with a pen or lasso tool. The company doesn’t say when the feature will arrive other than in a future update to Photoshop CC, but what a future that will be.