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Adobe today announced the launch of new services and features for many of its Creative Cloud apps, focusing on the creativity renaissance that's happening while people are spending more time at home.

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Adobe says its new updates are designed to introduce new ways for creative people to connect and learn, collaborate, and "produce whatever they can imagine" more quickly. New features are outlined below for each of Adobe's Creative Cloud software offerings.

Photoshop

Adobe is adding a Select Subject Portrait feature to Photoshop, which is an Adobe Sensei-powered feature that's designed to make it simple to select a person in an image and get all the details like hair and clothing with a single click.

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Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop has several interface improvements that make it easier to do things like image adjustments and batch processing. Lightroom-style sliders are included, and the Curves UI is now simpler to use. There are improvements to the Crop tool and controls can be stacked vertically to make it easier to find necessary features.

There's also a new rotatable pattern feature that lets any pattern applied in Photoshop to be rotated, so the rotation angle of pattern fills, pattern overlays, and pattern strokes can be adjusted.

Match Font, a Photoshop feature that identifies fonts found in images, has been updated with support for more fonts, vertical text, and multiple-line detection.

Adobe Capture, a feature available for mobile devices, is available on Photoshop for the desktop with the new update. Adobe Capture lets users take any photo or image and pull out patterns, shapes, color themes, and gradients to use in a project.

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Illustrator

Adobe is introducing Cloud documents support for Adobe Illustrator.

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Cloud documents are the best way to work faster, smarter, with anyone. They save automatically and fast. Easily accessible right from the Home screen, now you can track, label, and revert to previous versions directly within Illustrator.
In the future, Adobe plans to add support for sharing documents with others for editing or reviewing directly in the app. Adobe has plans to bring Illustrator to the iPad in the near future, and the app will also support cloud documents at launch.

The new update also maximizes a computer's GPU to render graphics live while designing is taking place, artboards can be cut and pasted across different documents, rulers can be activated for multiple documents, and the New Documents window loads 10x faster.

Premiere Rush

Adobe's Premiere Rush video editing app is getting Auto Reframe, a feature designed to make it easier to resize video content. With Auto Reframe, a video shot horizontally can be reframed in a vertical format while keeping the action in the forefront.

Adobe says that Auto Reframe is available to all in the Rush public beta, and will come to all Rush users later in the year.

Adobe Live

Adobe Live is a feature where artists and creatives introduce new techniques and offer up creative challenges. Adobe says that views on Adobe Live content have doubled during the global health criss, and so Adobe plans to produce double the amount of content as well as engage local artists the UK, France, and Germany.

Adobe Fresco Livestreaming

Adobe is adding a feature that will allow anyone to live stream their techniques for painting and drawing in the Adobe Fresco app for iPad.

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Lightroom

Lightroom has a new feature that lets photographers share edited images in the "Discover" section of the app using the "Share Edits" button. Using Share Edits saves the original image and shows the edits that were used to create it.

New Local Hue controls in Lightroom also let users make fine-grained changes to image elements like skin tones without impacting the color of the whole image.

Versions is a feature designed to let photographers experiment with several different editing approaches for the same image and save several versions if desired.

With Lightroom for iPad, photographers can now send their images to Photoshop for iPad for additional edits. When exporting images from Lightroom, watermarks are synced across devices to make sure they're available on all platforms.

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Improvements have also been made to watermarking, shared albums, and the Camera Raw interface, plus performance in Lightroom Classic has been enhanced. Lightroom Classic also gains Tone Curve, Color Panel, and Sync UI improvements.

InDesign

In InDesign, Adobe is introducing a "Share for Review" option that allows designers to share their work with colleagues to get feedback quicker. Feedback is provided in the app, with suggestions and questions able to be replied to an answered without having to switch to another platform.

Creative Cloud App

Adobe has added several useful new features to the Creative Cloud app, including font management for Adobe Fonts, and searching all cloud documents for apps like Photoshop, Photoshop for iPad, Adobe XD, Fresco, Aero, and Illustrator.

More Info

Other apps and features, such as Aero, XD, Behance, Premiere Pro, Spark, Adobe Fonts and more, have also received updates, with additional information available on the Adobe website. Adobe's website also features pricing details for those who wish to subscribe.

Article Link: Adobe Adds New Features to Creative Cloud Apps
 

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Nice upgrade. I have the free versions when available, I don’t pay for any subscriptions on this (I hate subscriptions). I just wish Adobe would consolidate its offerings into a couple of solid apps, there are just too many that overlap in functionality and others built around a single function.

Before Adobe Fresco, there were like three apps doing one or two single things this one does separately. I am glad they consolidated all the features into Fresco, I love it on my iPad (even though I use Autodesk SketchBook a lot more).

The other issue I have is privacy (which stems from the product being free I guess), the other day I found out that my projects were Public by default unless I switched them to “unlisted”, this infuriated me, no one in their right mind wants their projects public to the world in the cloud, even if it is just a hobby.


Yes, I did. And none of them make up for the fact that Photoshop CC is a bloated memory hog on my Mac.

That is quite common with similar softwares. I remember when I could run AutoCAD smoothly on 90s and early 2000s machines... now it is killing my computers with i7 and i9 processors and 32 GB of RAM. They are all bloated and terrible in memory management. Cloud services are part of the reason as well.
 
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The headline should be:

Adobe Adds More Bloat to Creative Cloud Apps
:p


....said someone who has never used a single Creative Cloud app.
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30 years later they are still showcasing masking abilities on a subject against neutral background.


"showcasing" is a rather strong overstatement of what is really its inclusion among a list of features and functionality.
 

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Yes, I did. And none of them make up for the fact that Photoshop CC is a bloated memory hog on my Mac.

Adobe's usage of resources has actually improved over time, not gotten worse. As someone who's been working with their apps professionally for nearly 20 years, I can attest to this firsthand. When I first started in my industry, you needed a very capable machine to use the entire suite of apps effectively (along with all the Macromedia apps, which is what many of us designers and developers had to do in the early days). Now I can run the entire Creative Cloud library on everything from my Mac Pro, down to the MacBook Air I use while traveling. Not only that, but I can switch from my Mac to my PC when I need to, and I have all of my resources, files, and other assets available across platforms.

I have my own criticisms of Adobe, but this just sounds like the cynical "crap on the company for likes, because reasons" response I see all over these forums. It's cliche. Add something constructive to the conversation, or move on -- and if you have a real complaint, give actual examples of what you're dealing with, rather than just flinging nonsense around to garner upvotes from like-minded luddites.
 
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edubfromktown

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Yes, I did. And none of them make up for the fact that Photoshop CC is a bloated memory hog on my Mac.

Yes, and resource parasite too- here are some of the varmints you might find lurking (with all Adobe apps closed) when you run Activity Monitor:

AdobeCRDaemon
AdobeCRDaemon
AdobeIPCBroker
Adobe Desktop Service
com.adobe.acc.installer.v2
Adobe Installer
Core Sync
Core Sync Helper
CCXPRocess
CC Library

I tried the new fangled stuff for a few weeks and ripped it all out after seeing so much garbage running in the background for little gain. Still prefer manually syncing whatever few files I chose to put on someone's cloud (not Adobe's) and most of the new features are not applicable for my purposes anyway.

They've been my nemesis in other development related areas for many years (then there are the massive headaches they created with auto update, vulnerability management in general, ... in the enterprise). I'm an IT professional who uses LR on an infrequent basis. I can understand why pro photographers, etc. who rely up on Adobe to derive an income might stick with them.
 

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Has anybody got a good replacement for Lightroom? I won't switch to their cloud-based version because I don't want to move my entire photo library to Adobe's cloud, and though Lightroom Classic still receives updates, it's definitely not where Adobe is investing their resources.
 

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My issue with Creative Cloud is that it seems to crash quite frequently. Mostly with InDesign and occasionally in Illustrator. Photoshop has been pretty solid in this regard.
 

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Has anybody got a good replacement for Lightroom? I won't switch to their cloud-based version because I don't want to move my entire photo library to Adobe's cloud, and though Lightroom Classic still receives updates, it's definitely not where Adobe is investing their resources.

I kicked the tires on Luminar thus far and found it to be usable... they need to work more on optimization as some things seemed a bit slow (when I was testing on 2020 Air i7; I now have Pro 2GHz 4-port 13").

Their app covers much of what I typically do so it has potential (I'm not huge into dramatically changing images with different backgrounds, facial thinning/modding and some of their other "advanced" features). It is subscription-based which I can live with I guess.
 

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And some day someone will make Adobe shut down its service for you.
Then you will loose access to years of your own intellectual property, which is stored on your own computer.
Because the Apps won't start anymore. Try to use file formats usable to non-Adobe software. #Venezuela
 

nebojsak

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what about the 94984939472 background CC processes that run all the time chewing up CPU/battery life? When are they going to fix those

Especially Illustrator, which is screwed up 20th century bloatware app, not taking advantages of multiple cores of modern CPU architecture. I use it on a daily basis for decades, and current version struggles with basic operations like copy and paste to another document. There is even a long thread about it on Illustrator uservoice feature requests, and it's still under review for three years. They should rewrite it from the ground up, but they simply don't care.
 

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Adobe's usage of resources has actually improved over time, not gotten worse. As someone who's been working with their apps professionally for nearly 20 years, I can attest to this firsthand. When I first started in my industry, you needed a very capable machine to use the entire suite of apps effectively (along with all the Macromedia apps, which is what many of us designers and developers had to do in the early days). Now I can run the entire Creative Cloud library on everything from my Mac Pro, down to the MacBook Air I use while traveling. Not only that, but I can switch from my Mac to my PC when I need to, and I have all of my resources, files, and other assets available across platforms.

I have my own criticisms of Adobe, but this just sounds like the cynical "crap on the company for likes, because reasons" response I see all over these forums. It's cliche. Add something constructive to the conversation, or move on -- and if you have a real complaint, give actual examples of what you're dealing with, rather than just flinging nonsense around to garner upvotes from like-minded luddites.
I had been working with Adobe apps professionally for nearly 20 years, I can attest it's crap firsthand. I stopped using Adobe and cloud stuff last year. Happy now.
 

edubfromktown

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And some day someone will make Adobe shut down its service for you.
Then you will loose access to years of your own intellectual property, which is stored on your own computer.
Because the Apps won't start anymore. Try to use file formats usable to non-Adobe software. #Venezuela

Not true in the case of Lightroom.

After evaluating CC and cancelling my subscription within a few weeks, my 6.14 perpetual license got clobbered. I could no longer use the develop module however everything else worked (I could still see my library, export images, etc.). Support was helpful (after multiple calls and a few dead ends... similar to what I experience when I call Microsoft support) and I was at least able to get my license working again (under Catalina) by signing up for a trial of Classic v6.
 

nebojsak

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To be fair, I find PS and InDesign pretty solid in performance in this incarnation. But Illustrator is total mess, and same goes for Premiere.
 
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