From Smart Sharpen in Photoshop for improving image quality, to the much-talked about Touch Type tool (try saying that 20 times fast) in Illustrator, we’ve got a rundown of exactly what’s changed, what’s new and what’s got us a bit hot under the collar.
Photoshop CC – There’s an all-new sharpen tool that builds on the previous sharpening engines to gives you richer textures, crisper edges and maximum clarity, Intelligent Upsampling for enlarging low-res images to billboard size, a new Camera Shake Reduction function for saving shots ruined by camera motion, improved 3D painting with previews that are up to 100x faster, and much more.
Illustrator CC – The Touch Type tool lets you manipulate characters like they are individual objects (with support for multitouch devices), the ability to paint with a brush made from a photo, a font search for easily finding and filtering your font library, the chance to import multiple files into your layout at the same time, and much more.
InDesign CC – There’s faster performance thanks to the 64-bit support, a new user interface to make it consistent with Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC, support for your MacBook Pro’s Retina display for working on complex artwork, access to Creative Cloud’s sharing features and an all-new QR Code Creator so you can get people from your print work to your website in a jiffy.
Dreamweaver CC – A CSS Designer let you use intuitive visual editing tools to generate web-standard code and apply gradients and box shadows, the Fluid Grid Layout allows you to construct web designs and responsive layouts for different platforms, and put the expansive Adobe Edge Fonts Library to the test and use beautifully-style typography.
After Effects CC – The latest version of After Effects allows you to use CINEMA 4D scenes without having to render first, there’s a new Refine Edge tool that eliminates harsh matte lines when separating elements such as frizzy hair, and the already-incredible Warp Stabilizer has been upgraded to allow you to only choose specific objects for stabilization.
Premiere Pro CC – There’s a redesigned timeline and new shortcuts to make the editing process a faster one, a Link & Locate function that allows you to track down lost clips, the Lumetri Deep Color Engine for applying rich, preset colour graces directly within Premiere Pro as easily as you would a fade, and much more.
Muse CC – Muse is now part of Creative Cloud, giving you access to the 20GB of cloud storage and backup. That means sharing and collaborating on designs is easier than ever.
Behance access included – A Creative Cloud subscription now gives you access to “online creative collective” Behance, which allows designers of all stripes to showcase their work and scout for the best talent.
Sharing documents on the go – Creative files can now be stored on and accessed from Macs, PCs, iOS devices and Android devices, with any changes being rolled out across all devices that access the file almost instantly.
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For a limited time, you can get access to discounted pricing on Creative Cloud for your first and second year of subscription. For £362 per user per year (a massive saving of over 40%) you can put all of the new features mentioned above to good use!