Adobe Creative Cloud Update Includes New Features

obrBy Betsy — Last Updated: 23 Jun'16 2016-06-23T15:15:54+00:00

The latest Adobe Creative Cloud updates were released this week, bringing with them new features for applications in the subscription program:

  • Adobe Stock
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Illustrator

All received enhancements, subscriptions to the creativity suite are a strong source of revenue for Adobe, an encouragement for the company to keep the improvements coming.

Adobe Creative Cloud: Adobe Stock and Photoshop

A new premium collection is available through Adobe Stock, the  photos, videos, illustrations, and graphics library. Approximately 100,000 hand-selected images from top artists make up the new collection.  

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Integration between Stock and other apps has been improved, with one click workflow, a single click on an item from the Stock website will bring it into the app.

One click buying is also available now. For Photoshop, added enhancements include:

  • Content-Aware Crop — instantly fills in gaps that may results when an image is rotated or cropped
  • Face-Aware Liquify — detects faces and components in an image, allowing for simple and quick adjustment of eyes, nose, mouth and other facial features
  • Match Font — a font recognition technology that scans images, recognizes text within the image, identifies matching or similar fonts based on the user has accessed
  • Performance Enhancements — a performance improvement that works with font menus
  • Content-Aware Fill — increases the speed of operations across the application, and work space improvements

Updates to Adobe Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro

Adobe Illustrator users will find fast export of assets and art boards in the program, a single click will now export an icon scaled for all needed size configurations at once.  

Adobe XD Preview is now available in German, French and Japanese.

A character animator is now available in After Effects, which allows for a user to match an animated character to a real-life actor’s speech and movements in real time.

Improvements include:

  • Easier puppet tagging
  • New realistic behaviors
  • Export for Live Animation (and with Adobe Media Encoder)

For Premiere Pro users, a new virtual reality feature is also available. A “field of view” mode  makes it easier for editors and filmmakers to preview media as the viewer will see it.

What do you think of the latest from Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

One thought on “Adobe Creative Cloud Update Includes New Features”

  1. The new “select and mask,” feature is worse than its predecessor. Users complaining they can’t make selections which is the most used feature

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