Adobe Photoshop CC2017 is Released: Reinstall Your RA Panels

Adobe has rolled out the new Photoshop CC 2017 that uses Adobe’s new Sensei automation engine to improve your productivity.

Among the new features you fill find:

  • In-App Search: Quickly search for Photoshop menus, tools, panels and more from within Photoshop using a new search panel (press Cmd (or Ctrl+F or click on the new search symbol  in the upper right corner of the application frame).
  • Enhanced Properties panel
  • Improved Select and Mask Workspace
  • Improved Face-Aware Liquify
  • And more: New features summary | Photoshop CC 2017.

What does it mean for the RA Panels Users?

If you would like to go ahead and move on to Photoshop CC 2017, simply hit the Update button in your Creative Cloud app and the RA Panels will appear in your update version by default:ra_adobe-photoshop-cc2017-update


However, if you’d like to give it a try, but providently save the previous version, make sure to click Advanced Options in the Update dialog and uncheck Remove Older Version option. This way you won’t need to reinstall the older version should you desire to go back to it:

In this case, after your new Photoshop CC2017 is installed, reinstall your RA Panels, just like you did for the Photoshop CC2015.5 update: Beauty Retouch v3.0 & v3.1 Installation Guide, 2016.

If you can’t locate installation files for the panels on your computer, please visit your Member Area on the Retouching Academy Lab website (not via this link:

Login to access your Beauty Retouch files using the User ID you created at the time of the purchase.

Should you have any further questions, please visit our FAQ page, and if you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, submit a ticket for our Support Team at the bottom of the FAQ page.

Additional Education For the RA Panels Users

Make sure to subscribe to our free video course 5 SHORT VIDEO LESSONS on how I use the RA PANELS in my everyday retouching. It is still being recorded as I try to work on it in between my commercial photography and retouching assignments, but I aim to finish it in the next month or two.

Meanwhile, if you have not yet seen the first 3 videos, feel free to sign up and watch them before the rest of the course is released:

Lesson 1: Overview + My retouching setup – 9:12 min
Lesson 2 – 1: Basic Cleanup + Retouching Tools + FS – 6:05 min
Lesson 2 – 2: D&B Faster & With Quality Results – 7:30 min

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