Adobe's New Creative Cloud Now Available

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2013-06-18 Print this article Print

This update to Creative Cloud includes the next generation of 15 Adobe desktop applications—including Adobe Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC, Premiere Pro CC and more. Adobe Creative Cloud includes more than 30 tools and services that enable professional-grade content creation and delivery across print, Web, mobile apps, video and photography.

Adobe packed hundreds of new features into the new versions of its tools in Creative Cloud. For instance, Photoshop CC ships with new sharpening technologies and designer workflow enhancements. The new Camera Shake Reduction de-blurs images that would have otherwise been lost due to camera movement. And the new Smart Sharpen feature makes texture and detail pop, and Adobe Camera Raw 8 adds even more powerful photographic controls to straighten and perfect images. Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC are the first Adobe desktop applications to include the ability to post files directly to Behance, showcasing work immediately and integrating peer feedback into the creative process.

For designers, the Touch Type tool in Illustrator CC offers a new level of creativity with type, allowing users to move, scale and rotate text characters. This feature works with a mouse, stylus or multi-touch device. Illustrator also enables painting with a brush made from a photo. Art, Pattern and Scatter brushes can contain raster images, so designers can create complex organic designs quickly with simple brush strokes. A new, modern architecture for InDesign CC speeds up performance, and in-browser editing in Adobe Muse CC—a tool for designers to create and publish HTML Websites without writing code—allows clients to make edits to a published Website, which can then be reviewed, approved and updated by the designer.

Meanwhile, Web designers and developers gain advances in Adobe's family of Edge tools and services. The latest Edge Animate CC enables Web designers to create animated and interactive content with ease using native HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Dreamweaver users gain up-to-date CSS and properties via the intuitive visual editing tool, CSS Designer. And Adobe Flash Pro CC features a modular 64-bit architecture.

For video customers Adobe Premiere Pro CC includes new editing features, customization and improvements to help editors work efficiently. Premiere Pro CC integrates color workflows, with the addition of the Lumetri Deep Color Engine to apply rich color grading looks. And a new version of Adobe After Effects CC gives motion graphics and visual effects artists more creative possibilities and allows them to work more easily in 3D with the new Live 3D Pipeline with Maxon Cinema4D integration. There are also all-new versions of Adobe SpeedGrade CC, Audition CC, Prelude CC and Adobe Story CC Plus.

In addition, to mark the availability of the new Creative Cloud, Adobe has also launched Create Now: a Celebration of Creativity. Over the course of the program's first month Adobe will host a variety of collaborative art projects, commemorate the birthday of a design icon and provide a forum for creative professionals to use Adobe tools to express themselves.



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