Adobe Announces Major Updates to Creative Cloud 2015
Major updates to Adobe Creative Cloud desktop apps announced in October at MAX 2015, are now available for the millions of Creative Cloud members worldwide.
· New desktop app features, including precise Dehaze in Lightroom CC, which has been available since October; support for UltraHD in Premiere Pro; the new Shaper tool in Illustrator; and the ability to create realistic 3D models in the brand new Adobe Fuse CC (Preview) and easily import and work on them in Photoshop CC
· Adobe Stock is now more deeply integrated into the Creative Cloud apps – enabling Stock search within apps. Video is also now available on Adobe Stock.
· Advanced support for touch-enabled hardware is now available in Adobe’s most popular desktop apps, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Lightroom CC, Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC.
· Introducing new free mobile apps such as Photoshop Fix and Capture CC, which let users edit images and design on the go, and automatically connect work back to desktop apps via CreativeSync.
Welcome Adobe Animate CC
Adobe also announced major changes to Flash Professional CC, which will be available in early 2016, under the new name “Adobe Animate CC”.
Open web standards and HTML5 have become the dominant standards on the web. The Flash Professional CC product team has embraced this movement over recent years by rewriting the tool from the ground up, adding native support for HTML5 Canvas, WebGL, SVG and broadcast-quality video. Adobe Animate CC will continue to support Flash (SWF) and AIR formats. This flexibility has been well-received by Adobe customers. Today, over a third of all content produced in Flash Professional CC is HTML5-based, reaching over 1 billion devices worldwide. In order to more clearly reflect its role as the premier animation tool for the open web and beyond, we updated the name.
Adobe will continue improving Animate CC’s HTML5 capabilities over time, while optimizing its core animation and authoring feature set.
Top New Updates in Creative Cloud 2015
Adobe Stock , now available in Singapore, now allows users to download and purchase video content, adding to its collection of photos and graphics with over 1 million HD video files and 45 million assets. Adobe Stock has the unique ability to support search for, and browsing of assets directly from Creative Cloud Libraries, including new support for accessing stock within Dreamweaver CC. This functionality will be coming to Muse CC and Animate CC in early 2016. Adobe Stock is already integrated into Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. Plus Adobe Stock is also available for enterprise use, with additional support for license management, reporting tools, and unlimited usage in large print runs.
The number of websites grew 44% worldwide last year alone. Busy web designers can design and develop responsive websites for any browser or device with Dreamweaver CC . CreativeSync brings further efficiencies, integrating design elements and styles from other Creative Cloud apps, or high-quality images and graphics from Adobe Stock — all directly within Dreamweaver.
One of the most in-demand skills for designers today, is 3D design. Today Adobe released Adobe Fuse CC (Preview) a new product with an integrated workflow into Photoshop CC that unlocks the power of 3D design. With Adobe Fuse CC (Preview) artists and designers with no previous 3D experience can quickly assemble characters with unique combinations of body parts, clothing items and endless texturing options. Read more on the Photoshop blog.
Designers have even more to look forward to with updates in Illustrator CC & InDesign CC. The new Shaper Tool in Illustrator CC lets you draw with loose, natural gestures that magically transform into perfect geometric shapes. Additionally, there are new Live Shapes: Ellipses, Polygons and Lines, which are interactive and dynamically adjustable, so you can quickly craft vector shapes without having to apply effects or use other tools or panels. The latest release of InDesign CC helps designers create and distribute layouts faster than ever, from designing in the intuitive Touch workspace to easily publishing documents online. With a single click, Publish Online (Preview) automatically converts your print layout to an online document that can be easily shared on Facebook and Twitter, in email, and more.
For creatives working with video and audio, Premiere Pro CC ushers in the new era of UltraHD via comprehensive native format support for editing beautiful 4K-to-8k footage, and advances color, with support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) workflows in Premiere Pro CC. After Effects CC now has the powerful and accessible color tools and color workspace that Premiere Pro has. Audition CC introduces Remix, a new audio feature that automatically rearranges music to any duration while maintaining the aural integrity and structure of the piece.
Pricing and Availability
Today’s updates to CC desktop and mobile apps are immediately available for download by Creative Cloud members as part of their membership at no additional cost. Membership plans are available for individuals, students, teams, educational institutions, government agencies and enterprises. For details on pricing and on the new features and capabilities launched today, visit https://www.adobe.com/sea/creativecloud.html.