Photoshop 2015.5 Release installation notes UPDATED

Photoshop release 2015.5 Update

For everyone who is on the Creative Cloud subscription plan, there is a new release of Photoshop available as of today.  This is a major update and entails a new installation.  To download and install the update you need to open the Creative Cloud application (the shortcut is a small red Square with a cloud symbol).  If you have not updated the application recently, you will be asked to install the CC console update first.  When that has completed you should click on the "Apps" tab and look for the Photosop icon.  This should appear with a large "Update" box next to it.  Click on this box to commence the download and installation process.  To see what is new in this update, click HERE.    

The most important feature in the new version is the new content aware fill option in the crop tool.  There are several other updates including the scary sounding "Face Aware Liquify".

Note to all users of the NIK collection:  After installation of the new version you will need to move your NIK plug in to the new version of Photoshop.  You do not need to reinstall NIK ! In fact  if you have created your own presets and recipes, it is important that you do NOT reinstall NIK as you will probably lose your presets.

For Windows users, to copy your NIK plug ins to the new version of Photoshop you need to do the following.  Note - do not start Photoshop CC2015.5 before completing these steps:

1.  Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the folder containing the Photoshop program.  It should be found on your C Drive here:  C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC2015.

2.  Go to the folder called "Plug Ins" and select the folder called "Google"  Copy this folder (Right Mouse click and choose "Copy").

3.  Next go to the folder containing the new version of Photoshop, which will be visible under the Adobe folder and will be called Adobe Photoshop cc 2015.5 ( C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC2015.5.  Next open up the main folder and select the folder called "Plug Ins".  

4.  Next Paste the Google folder you copied in step 2 into this "Plug Ins folder".  This folder will already contain a folder called "Generator".   Now close Windows Explorer and you are all done.

If you launch Photoshop from a shortcut on your menu bar, you will need to drag the new Photoshop CC2015.5 icon from the Start Menu onto your menu bar.  When Photoshop starts you will see a new splash screen with an Escher like image of an impossible triangle.  When you see this you will know you have completed the update successfully and your NIK plug in will also start.   

UPDATE:  For Mac users we are advised that the source path for the Plug Ins folder is :  Mac HD/Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2015/Plug-ins/Google.    As always, these recommendations are given with all care and no responsibility.  If you are unsure what to do, seek help from an expert