On October 15, Adobe announced a new series of updates for its Creative Cloud software during their annual Max Creativity Conference held in Los Angeles, California.
The biggest announcement is the release of Photoshop for the iPad, which finally sees the CC staple brought out for tablet users for the first time ever. Accompanying Photoshop on the iPad is Project Gemini – a new app for drawing and painting that aims to rival Procreate.
Another big announcement is Adobe Fonts, which replaces Typekit by consolidating it into one streamlined service that gives a complete library as part of all Creative Cloud plans.
App updates have been made available for Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC, and Dimension CC. Here are the new features for each app:
- Photoshop CC: The update for Photoshop comprises of the new Auto-Update tool, Symmetry Painting, Frame Tool for adjusting placeholders and a new Content-Aware Fill tool powered by Adobe Sensei AI features.
- Illustrator CC: Adobe Illustrator has a new update that enables users to design with photorealistic freeform gradients, global edits across boards. The UI also has a customizable toolbar. The Adobe Fonts integration also allows users access to 14,000+ fonts.
- InDesign CC: The new update adds a new properties panel and access to over 14,000 fonts. It also adds a new content-aware fit tool that detects, scales and repositions images for best presentation and a layout adjustment tool that resizes images automatically both powered by Adobe Sensei.
- Lightroom CC: The new update comes with performance and workflow improvements like People’s View to find and tag people easier and an improved search bar and share table option to browse and access shared images throughout CC.
- Lightroom Classic CC:The Lightroom classic update adds faster and more reliable services for Canon cameras and an optimized single step HDR panorama merge option.
- Dimension CC:Celebrating one-year, Dimension CC’s new and updated rendering engine renders preview performance that gives designers a better workflow between Photoshop and Illustrator.
These updates are now available to users. To check for application updates, click the three vertical dots icon at the upper-right in the Creative Cloud desktop app and choose Check for App Updates.