Adobe Sneak Peeks Offer Glimpse at Upcoming Technology

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2013-05-08 Print this article Print

Other Sneak Peeks from Adobe MAX 2013 included:

  • Drawing Tools Revisited: The opening keynote introduced a hardware project named "Mighty"—and a related short ruler project named "Napoleon"—which aims to marry traditional drawing tools with the mobility and flexibility of tablet devices. Innovative next-generation hardware like these need new yet familiar software, Adobe said.

  • Responsive Design with Edge Code (Edge Code): Edge Reflow is the perfect tool for creative pros who want to build modern, responsive Websites. But what about developers whose workflow is highly code-based? Here's an Edge Reflow-inspired experience available right inside of Edge Code.

  • Playing with Lighting (After Effects & Photoshop): Photographers will often tell you that "It's all about the lighting." This sneak lets you experiment and play with lighting after the fact. Tweak image lighting based on a selected sample and turn your home movies into blockbuster hits—or at least make them look the part—by adjusting lighting modeled on any movie you choose.

  • Navigating and Debugging Asynchronous JavaScript in Brackets (Edge Code): Developers never again have to ask: "What code runs when I click this button," "What code caused this callback to be called," or "Why didn't this code ever run?" This Edge Code plug-in reveals all.

  • Digital Publication Special Effects (DPS): Digital publications shouldn't merely be copies of their print counterparts. After all, tablets and devices can do so much more. This sneak impresses with just how easy it can be to add animation, special effects and even accelerometer-based movement to your digital publications.

  • PSD Lens (Edge Code): Most Websites start off as Photoshop comps that designers then turn into Web pages (which is why Photoshop includes features that assist creative professionals in quickly and easily converting their creations for Web use). But what about developers who are more comfortable in code and use a very different workflow? This sneak allows Edge Code users to open PSD files right inside their editor, exposing all that Photoshop goodness in real time as they type.


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