We have a brand new feature for you in Photoshop CC 2017, and that is Search! For the first time within Photoshop, you’ll be able to search in one place for tools, layers within the document, tutorial content, and more.

Changes to the Interface

We’ve made some changes to the Photoshop interface in order to bring Search to the forefront. Gone is the dropdown menu for switching between workspaces. In it’s place are two new icons, one on the left for Search, and on the right a new icon for Workspaces.

The dropdown menu button for Workspaces has been replaced with an icon. This change allowed us to implement a Search icon into the upper right corner of Photoshop while being mindful of the screen real estate on smaller displays and devices.

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Cmd+F now brings up the Search overlay. If you’ve used Photoshop in the past, this keyboard shortcut was used to repeat filters.

Tab switches the focus of the search between All, Photoshop, Learn and Stock.

“Cmd+F now brings up the Search overlay.”

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All

This is the default view for Search and provides a summary of each kind of Search topic. Top Photoshop results are displayed first in the list, followed by the top Learn results and related Adobe Stock.

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Photoshop

Search can quickly open hidden tools, panes and filters within Photoshop. It’s no longer necessary to hunt through all of the application menus to find an item or action.

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Learn

If you’re in need of learning new Photoshop techniques and features, the Learn tab will display results from Adobe Help content and blogs. A quick way of search for help from within the application.

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Stock

Stock imagery can be quickly added to the document and current Library. Use the keyboard arrow keys for browsing up and down, left and right.

Blue checkmarks in the corner indicate that the stock imagery has previously been purchased.

Thanks to everyone on the Photoshop team and across Adobe who helped make this feature a reality.

I work on Photoshop at @Adobe. Product Designer. Ohioan. Rather punctual for a rocker.

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