Adobe has released the 2015 version of its flagship Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services with major updates to Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and InDesign.
New connected mobile apps have also been released for the iOS and Android platforms, along with an expanded Creative Cloud enterprise offering that includes enterprise-grade administration, security, collaboration and publishing services.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Photoshop CC introduces Artboards for designing cross-device user experiences in a single Photoshop document and quickly previewing them on a device. The update also includes a preview release of Photoshop Design Space, a sleek new work environment focused on the needs of mobile app and web site designers. Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC both gain the new Dehaze feature, which was first demonstrated in October 2014. Dehaze eliminates fog and haze from photos, including underwater shots as well as enabling haze to be added to a photo for artistic effect.
Premiere Pro CC adds the Lumetri Colour panel for powerful colour corrections using simple controls. A new Morph Cut feature makes it easier to deliver polished interview content by smoothing out jump cuts in talking-head shots. After Effects CC gains an Uninterrupted Preview to allow artists to adjust a composition’s properties and resize panels without impacting playback. A new Adobe Character Animator brings 2D figures to life using a webcam to track facial movements, record dialog and apply movements in real time onto a pre-configured character.
Illustrator CC is now 10 times faster and 10 times more precise than CS6, thanks to boosts to its Mercury Performance Engine. With the new Chart tool (preview), designers can also create custom charts and share them with others via CC Libraries. InDesign CC gets its own Mercury performance surge with zooming, scrolling, and paging through complex documents now twice as fast. Users can also publish and distribute documents with a single click. Dreamweaver CC has new responsive web design capabilities and Adobe Muse now includes instant access to premium fonts from Typekit.
Adobe has also released Brush CC, Shape CC, Colour CC and Photoshop Mix on Android for the first time. A new Adobe Hue CC app provides an easy way to capture and share production-quality lighting and colour schemes by using an iPhone camera and then applying these light and colour moods into a Premiere Pro CC or After Effects CC project. Adobe has also updated many of its popular Creative Cloud mobile apps for iPhone and iPad, including Adobe Comp CC, Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Sketch, Illustrator Draw, Brush CC, Shape CC and Colour CC.
Also launched today is Adobe Stock, the first stock content service to be integrated directly into the company’s applications. It provides access to 40 million images within tools such as Photoshop CC, InDesign CC and Illustrator CC. Adobe also announced it will offer industry-leading rates to photographers and designers contributing content to Adobe Stock.
For details of the new features and capabilities launched today visit: https://www.adobe.com/au/creativecloud.html.