Adobe has released a major update to its Creative Cloud, the company’s flagship offering which offers more than 30 tools and services and a set of “CC” desktop applications - include Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign - and cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities.
Creative files can be stored and shared via Creative Cloud, on Mac OS, Windows, iOS and Android. In addition, Behance, an online creative community, is now integrated. Enhanced services are designed to build and power websites, mobile apps, tablet publications, online portfolios, and content for virtually any medium and device.
Core features include:
Integration With Behance. Members are now able to publish their own portfolios, follow other creatives, publish work-in-progress from within a growing number of CC apps and solicit feedback from the worldwide creative community. Over 1.4 million users are part of the Behance global network.
Store, Share and Collaborate. All files and assets can be shared between the desktop, cloud and mobile devices. A user can take a photo on their iPad, use Photoshop Touch to refine the photo while on the go, then access that file, via the cloud, and use Photoshop CC on their Mac or Windows PC to further enhance the image. Designers can send files to view, download or comment. Individual members receive 20GB of storage.
Seamless Publishing. Creative Cloud members have access to the services necessary to publish portfolio websites using Behance ProSite, digital publications for iPad using Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) Single Edition, and PhoneGap Build to create and publish mobile apps for any device.
In addition to core enhancements, apps also have new features.Photoshop CC ships, for example, ships with new sharpening technologies such as Smart sharpen and Camera Shake Reduction. The Touch Type tool in Illustrator CC offers a new way to move, scale, and rotate text characters, a feature which works with a mouse, stylus or multi-touch device. Illustrator also enables painting with a brush made from a photo.
A new architecture for InDesign CC enhances performance, and in-browser editing in Adobe Muse CC - a tool to create and publish HTML websites without writing code - allows users to make edits to a published website, which can then be reviewed, approved, and updated by the designer. Adobe Premiere Pro CC includes now integrates color workflows with the addition of the Lumetri Deep Color Engine. There are also all-new versions of Adobe SpeedGrade CC, Audition CC, Prelude CC and Adobe Story CC Plus.
According to the company, more updates are scheduled for throughout the year.