The recent Adobe MAX 2016 conference provided a showcase for new product enhancements covering design, photography and 3D compositing.
These are being integrated within a new framework and set of intelligent services spanning the entire Adobe Cloud Platform named Adobe Sensei, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve the ways customers design and deliver digital experiences. It harnesses Adobe’s massive volume of content and data assets, from high-resolution images to customer clicks, along with Adobe’s with deep domain expertise in creativity, marketing and digital documents within the new framework that brings together services that power Creative cloud, Adobe Document Cloud and Adobe Marketing Cloud. Improvements will be seen in image tagging and searching tools, face aware editing, selecting and manipulating objects as well as marketing facilities.
For photographers there have been refinements to a variety of tools within Photoshop, including content-aware face liquefy, a universal search tool and a simplified 3D design tool known as Project Felix, which includes improved rendering technology. New features make it easier for novice users to begin projects, and find and learn tools, while experienced users will benefit from UI efficiencies, click reductions and enhancements to the Select and Mask Workspace and Match Font functions. The In-App Search tool provides a new search panel within Photoshop that covers Photoshop tools, panels, menus, Adobe Stock assets, help content and tutorials. Users can also jump-start design projects with easy access to presets as well as free Adobe Stock templates and Photoshop now offers tighter integration with Adobe XD so users can copy SVG elements to the clipboard to easily paste Photoshop design assets into Adobe XD.
Libraries in Photoshop now support Adobe Stock templates plus an updated Libraries panel with drag and drop Stock search facilities. Send Link has been updated so you can share read-only access to a public library. Adobe has also announced a partnership with Reuters news agency that enables users to access Reuters editorial content, as well as over 60 million royalty-free commercial photos, videos, illustrations, graphics, 3D assets and templates in Adobe Stock. A complete list of the new additions can be found at http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshop/2016/11/keep-creating-a-guided-tour-through-the-latest-photoshop-updates.html.