With Adobe MAX kicking off in just a few hours, we can reveal some of what’s in store for Photoshop fans at Adobe’s big conference.
The big news is Photoshop Fix. Previously codenamed Project Rigel, this new app sees many of Photoshop’s image-editing and fixing tools go mobile. The simple, intuitive touch interface makes legendary Photoshop desktop features, like the Healing Brush and Liquify, available for real retouching work on iPad and iPhone. A version for Android is planned for the future.
There are more changes to the CC family of mobile apps, with all of the apps that were previously standalones under the ‘Capture’ umbrella – Brush CC, Color CC, Shape CC and Hue CC – now available as just one app, Capture CC, making it even easier for you to grab colours, shapes and marks and turn them into palettes, shapes and brushes. Meanwhile, Lightroom Mobile has been updated with new capture capabilities and Dehaze functionality.
On your desktop, Adobe introduces new and updated Touch workspaces to InDesign CC and Illustrator CC, powering mobile creativity for layout artists and graphic designers. New Illustrator CC features include the Shaper tool, Live Shapes and enhanced Smart Guides. In Photoshop CC new Artboards capabilities precisely place elements and layers for easier visualisation and the first version of Design Space, a streamlined design-centric experience, is made available to all customers. UX designers can also look forward to Project Comet, the only end-to-end UX design solution that includes a new CC desktop app with a companion mobile app. InDesign CC delivers new online publishing capabilities and Adobe Fuse CC (Preview) 3D character software is added to existing Creative Cloud membership plans (although, it’s worth noting, not the Photography Plan). These 3D models can be synced across Creative Cloud Libraries for use in Photoshop CC. Fuse CC recently joined the Adobe product family through the company’s acquisition of 3D innovator, Mixamo.
Customers on the Photography Plan won’t miss out on other innovations though. New and updated touch interfaces and enhanced features in Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC pioneer a fresh way for photographers to interact with their images. As well as introducing Photoshop Fix, Adobe also added more layer support for Photoshop Mix; and introduced powerful new editing capabilities for Lightroom for web. Adobe Portfolio will also be added to Creative Cloud Photography plan.
Adobe Portfolio is a new way to create beautiful, simple, creative portfolio websites. Available soon, Portfolio comes free with any Adobe Creative Cloud plan. Creatives can customise their Portfolio sites, which support responsive web design to ensure content looks stunning across all screen sizes. Portfolio sites can include a personalised URL, password-protection and high-impact Typekit fonts. Portfolio is built on Behance, the world’s largest and most vibrant creative community, with over 5.6 million members. Users can sync Adobe Portfolio to their Behance Projects pages, ensuring even more opportunities to get their work discovered.
For more on Adobe’s latest releases and newest innovations, head to the Adobe MAX website to watch today’s keynote, beginning at 5:30pm UK time.