Roles : Lead Product Designer
The technology came first on this effort. The challenge is to morph a technology win into a product win.
From a Design Judo perspective we found momentum we could leverage to do the right thing for our existing and future customers. 
Test Driven Design Prompt
Ultimately this is the heart of Photoshop -- the ability to mix content together. We have to amaze new users and make it easy to use, and -do not frustrate our pro market.
Existing users should enjoy this new task space and find it to out preform Refine Edge.
New-to-Photoshop users should be able to achieve excellent results quickly without intense tutorials. 
Lateral Design Process
(after/during research and documenting conversations with the team)
Refine, Ship and Test
A view of what shipped.
Various tools shipped in this modal taskspace.
New visualization "Onion Skin" allows the selection to be shown on any layers visible below the layer. (in this case the layer below is a layer filled with forest green.) Commit buttons moved to lower right to help contextual UI shift read left to right top to bottom.
Quick select brush in Select and Mask space.
The edge selection tool is a top level tool (where it was more difficult to find in refine edge) in Select and Mask space it is fantastic for hair.
The final selections from Select and Mask should be easier to achieve not only because of the new algorithms but helped along by a new the new contextual task space.
Product design is never "done." Refinements will continue to ship.
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