Adobe Adds New Features to Creative Cloud Apps

Adobe today announced the launch of new services and features for many of its Creative Cloud apps, focusing on the creativity renaissance that's happening while people are spending more time at home.

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Adobe says its new updates are designed to introduce new ways for creative people to connect and learn, collaborate, and "produce whatever they can imagine" more quickly. New features are outlined below for each of Adobe's Creative Cloud software offerings.

Photoshop

Adobe is adding a Select Subject Portrait feature to Photoshop, which is an Adobe Sensei-powered feature that's designed to make it simple to select a person in an image and get all the details like hair and clothing with a single click.

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Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop has several interface improvements that make it easier to do things like image adjustments and batch processing. Lightroom-style sliders are included, and the Curves UI is now simpler to use. There are improvements to the Crop tool and controls can be stacked vertically to make it easier to find necessary features.

There's also a new rotatable pattern feature that lets any pattern applied in Photoshop to be rotated, so the rotation angle of pattern fills, pattern overlays, and pattern strokes can be adjusted.

Match Font, a Photoshop feature that identifies fonts found in images, has been updated with support for more fonts, vertical text, and multiple-line detection.

Adobe Capture, a feature available for mobile devices, is available on Photoshop for the desktop with the new update. Adobe Capture lets users take any photo or image and pull out patterns, shapes, color themes, and gradients to use in a project.

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Illustrator

Adobe is introducing Cloud documents support for Adobe Illustrator.

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Cloud documents are the best way to work faster, smarter, with anyone. They save automatically and fast. Easily accessible right from the Home screen, now you can track, label, and revert to previous versions directly within Illustrator.

In the future, Adobe plans to add support for sharing documents with others for editing or reviewing directly in the app. Adobe has plans to bring Illustrator to the iPad in the near future, and the app will also support cloud documents at launch.

The new update also maximizes a computer's GPU to render graphics live while designing is taking place, artboards can be cut and pasted across different documents, rulers can be activated for multiple documents, and the New Documents window loads 10x faster.

Premiere Rush

Adobe's Premiere Rush video editing app is getting Auto Reframe, a feature designed to make it easier to resize video content. With Auto Reframe, a video shot horizontally can be reframed in a vertical format while keeping the action in the forefront.

Adobe says that Auto Reframe is available to all in the Rush public beta, and will come to all Rush users later in the year.

Adobe Live

Adobe Live is a feature where artists and creatives introduce new techniques and offer up creative challenges. Adobe says that views on Adobe Live content have doubled during the global health criss, and so Adobe plans to produce double the amount of content as well as engage local artists the UK, France, and Germany.

Adobe Fresco Livestreaming

Adobe is adding a feature that will allow anyone to live stream their techniques for painting and drawing in the Adobe Fresco app for ‌iPad‌.

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Lightroom

Lightroom has a new feature that lets photographers share edited images in the "Discover" section of the app using the "Share Edits" button. Using Share Edits saves the original image and shows the edits that were used to create it.

New Local Hue controls in Lightroom also let users make fine-grained changes to image elements like skin tones without impacting the color of the whole image.

Versions is a feature designed to let photographers experiment with several different editing approaches for the same image and save several versions if desired.

With Lightroom for ‌iPad‌, photographers can now send their images to Photoshop for ‌iPad‌ for additional edits. When exporting images from Lightroom, watermarks are synced across devices to make sure they're available on all platforms.

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Improvements have also been made to watermarking, shared albums, and the Camera Raw interface, plus performance in Lightroom Classic has been enhanced. Lightroom Classic also gains Tone Curve, Color Panel, and Sync UI improvements.

InDesign

In InDesign, Adobe is introducing a "Share for Review" option that allows designers to share their work with colleagues to get feedback quicker. Feedback is provided in the app, with suggestions and questions able to be replied to an answered without having to switch to another platform.

Creative Cloud App

Adobe has added several useful new features to the Creative Cloud app, including font management for Adobe Fonts, and searching all cloud documents for apps like Photoshop, Photoshop for ‌iPad‌, Adobe XD, Fresco, Aero, and Illustrator.

More Info

Other apps and features, such as Aero, XD, Behance, Premiere Pro, Spark, Adobe Fonts and more, have also received updates, with additional information available on the Adobe website. Adobe's website also features pricing details for those who wish to subscribe.

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Top Rated Comments

japanime Avatar
25 months ago
The headline should be:

Adobe Adds More Bloat to Creative Cloud Apps
:p
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
japanime Avatar
25 months ago

Did you actually bother to read about the new features to Photoshop?
Yes, I did. And none of them make up for the fact that Photoshop CC is a bloated memory hog on my Mac.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vladi Avatar
25 months ago
30 years later they are still showcasing masking abilities on a subject against neutral background.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Silverjerk Avatar
25 months ago

Yes, I did. And none of them make up for the fact that Photoshop CC is a bloated memory hog on my Mac.
Adobe's usage of resources has actually improved over time, not gotten worse. As someone who's been working with their apps professionally for nearly 20 years, I can attest to this firsthand. When I first started in my industry, you needed a very capable machine to use the entire suite of apps effectively (along with all the Macromedia apps, which is what many of us designers and developers had to do in the early days). Now I can run the entire Creative Cloud library on everything from my Mac Pro, down to the MacBook Air I use while traveling. Not only that, but I can switch from my Mac to my PC when I need to, and I have all of my resources, files, and other assets available across platforms.

I have my own criticisms of Adobe, but this just sounds like the cynical "crap on the company for likes, because reasons" response I see all over these forums. It's cliche. Add something constructive to the conversation, or move on -- and if you have a real complaint, give actual examples of what you're dealing with, rather than just flinging nonsense around to garner upvotes from like-minded luddites.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CheesePuff Avatar
25 months ago

The headline should be:

Adobe Adds More Bloat to Creative Cloud Apps
:p

Did you actually bother to read about the new features to Photoshop?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
25 months ago
For the billion$ of dollars they're now extorting from users via their subscription only model, the least they can do is incrementally improve things
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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