On the 6th October 2014 Adobe dropped a whole host of new updates to the Creative Cloud, including new features and additions to the family of mobile apps, enhancements to Creative Cloud desktop tools, the addition of a ‘Creative Profile’, special offers on Acrobat subscriptions and nine new mobile apps. It’s a lot to get through so we’ve tried to be as efficient as possible! Lets talk Acrobat offers first…
Acrobat subscription caught your attention?
And so it should do. Adobe have announced that from 6th October 2014 – 28th November 2014, commercial customers can purchase new seats on VIP for £11.00 per seat, per month. Do this and you’ll also receive an annual renewal at the same promotional price.
Creative Profile with Creative Cloud
New to Creative Cloud, Adobe has launched ‘Creative Profile’, for creatives to use to connect them to their work, to the assets they use to create their work and communities that matter to them. Your Creative Profile moves from app to app and device to device, and is like your online creative identity.
Mobile Apps and new Creative Cloud connections
Adobe have extended Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Lightroom CC to mobile devices on the Creative Cloud. Adobe tells us that “these mobile apps all work with Creative Cloud plans, giving you access to the benefits of a deeply integrated mobile and desktop workflow, connected via your Creative Profile”. These include…
– Photoshop Sketch lets creatives draw with new built-in expressive brushes and enables an integrated workflow with Photoshop and Illustrator CC.
– Photoshop Mix sees updates and a new version for iPhone, released on 6th October 2014 and is free to download here.
– Lightroom mobile app builds on integrated desktop and mobile workflows. New features include allowing clients, friends and family to select favourites and leave comments for photos shared online. GPS information from iPhone photos now syncs with Lightroom desktop.
– Illustrator Draw (formerly Adobe Ideas) gives users access to vector drawing tools, integration with Illustrator CC and enhanced support for Adobe Ink and Slide.
– Illustrator Line is the precision drawing app, that gives creatives new features for perfectly distributing shapes as they draw, plus the ability to send sketches to Illustrator CC where they have full access to their original vector paths for editing.
– Adobe Premiere Clip app easily transforms the video shot on iPhone or iPad into edited videos that are simple to share.
Keep it coming Adobe…
Adobe has also introduced a new category of ‘capture’ apps for creating designs and bringing them into creative workflows. These are:
– Adobe Brush CC, lets designers craft unique brushes, on iPad or iPhone, to use in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC or Adobe Illustrator Sketch.
– Adobe Shape CC, is a simple, unique and fun way to capture and create shapes on iPhone or iPad, wherever inspiration strikes. A high contrast photo of anything – a chair, a pet, or a hand drawn font, is converted into vector art that can be used immediately in Illustrator CC and Adobe Illustrator Line via Creative Cloud Libraries.
– Adobe Color CC (formerly Adobe Kuler), allows creatives to capture colours and save them as themes that are immediately available in other Adobe applications, including Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC.
New features for Creative Cloud desktop tools
Creative Cloud Market, a collection of high quality, curated content that’s freely accessible to Creative Cloud members. Access and use thousands of professionally crafted files, including user interfaces, patterns, icons, brushes and vector shapes, to speed through desktop and mobile projects.
Creative Cloud Libraries, a powerful asset management service that lets creatives easily access and create with colours, brushes, text styles and vector images through Creative Cloud desktop, mobile apps and services. Creative Cloud Libraries connects desktop tools like Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC to each other – and to companion mobile apps.
Creative Cloud Extract, a cloud-based service that reinvents the Photoshop CC comp-to-code workflow for web designers and developers, letting them share and unlock vital design information from a PSD file (such as colours, fonts and CSS) to use when coding mobile and desktop designs.
We’re drowning in new Adobe updates – there’s still more!
Here’s even more new features in the update for Creative Cloud.
– Touch support on Windows 8 devices for key design applications.
– New 3D print features and enhanced Mercury Graphics Engine performance for Photoshop CC.
– A new curvature tool in Illustrator CC.
– Interactive EPUB support in InDesign CC.
– SVG and Synchronized Text support in Muse CC.
– GPU-optimised playback for viewing high resolution 4K and UltraHD footage in Premiere Pro CC.
– HiDPI and new 3D support in After Effects CC.
And breathe, we’re done now!
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