Earlier this month, Adobe announced that for the 2020 version of Photoshop, they would be introducing new AI-powered tools, one of which is a smart object selection tool that will make selecting irregular shaped objects easier, especially for beginners and novices who are new to Photoshop.
As it stands, irregular shaped objects can be selected in images using the lasso tool, but given that it can be tricky to try and get as clean a selection as possible, many beginners usually end up with very rough jobs. However, with this new tool, it will make it a cinch, especially for objects that might have fine or fuzzy edges, like animals or with hair on humans.
Now in a video uploaded to YouTube, Adobe is showing off the tool in action, where it relies on the company’s Sensei AI to power it. As you can see in the video above, the entire process seems to be very seamless and easy, and all users need to do is drag the selection box over what they want to select and it will automatically select the parts for them.
We imagine that this will vary from photo to photo so your mileage may vary, but if it truly works as advertised, then this will definitely be a feature worth keeping an eye out for.