Adobe's Mobile Canvas: Desktop, Devices Come Together at MAX
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The integration of a new family of mobile apps and new Creative Profile were among Adobe's Creative Cloud updates at the Adobe MAX conference today. The new connections between 13 CC desktop applications and mobile devices will allow users to build, share, and bring assets on the go. Desktop tool updates including enhancements in touch support for Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface tablets were also part of Adobe's latest Creative Cloud release that is expected to be available by the end of the day.
"The pace of innovation continues to accelerate with Creative Cloud and today we are introducing a new family of mobile apps that are deeply integrated with flagship CC desktop tools, like Photoshop and Illustrator, and taking mobile devices into the creative mainstream," said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media, Adobe.
MOBILE APPS, MOBILE CANVAS
In the past, it's been difficult to have the support needed to create mobile apps that truly integrate with desktop programs in a useful way. Mobile apps and desktop tools were disconnected, and Adobe seeks to create a seamless design system that travels with you.
A new Adobe Premiere Clip app allows users to shoot and edit videos on the iPad or iPhone and easily share them from mobile, or send the compositions to Premiere Pro CC for advanced editing and finishing. In addition to updates to the Photoshop Sketch and Mix apps that allow users to create brushes and sketches that integrate into Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC, Illustrator Draw (formerly Adobe Ideas) and Illustrator Line allow users to create and send sketches to Illustrator CC where they have access to the original vector paths.
And new capturing apps allow users to create designs and assets to bring into their projects: Adobe Brush CC for creating Photoshop or Illustrator brushes on mobile, Adobe Shape CC for creating and capturing vector shapes from high contrast photos, and Adobe Color CC for capturing a color palette. These apps are available on the iPad or iPhone. A new Creative SDK public beta is now available for third party developers who want to build apps to connect to Creative Cloud too.
Linking these mobile apps to the desktop tools is a new Creative Profile that will connect users to their work and assets. The Creative Profile moves things like fonts, brushes, colors, files and photos from app to app (or device to device), automatically appearing where they're needed.
Users will also have access to Creative Cloud Market for a collection of high quality curated content such as vector shapes and brushes; Creative Cloud Libraries for asset management of brushes and text styles, and Creative Cloud Extract which reinvents the Photoshop CC comp-to-code workflow for web designers and developers, letting them share and unlock vital design information from a PSD file (such as colors, fonts and CSS) to use when coding mobile and desktop designs.
DESKTOP TOOL UPDATES
Creative Cloud desktop tools are also getting some major updates including: Touch support on Windows 8 devices for Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, After Effects CC and Premiere Pro CC; new 3D print features and enhanced Mercury Graphics Engine performance for Photoshop CC; a new Curvature tool in Illustrator CC; GPU-optimized playback for viewing high resolution 4K and UltraHD footage in Premiere Pro CC; and HiDPI and new 3D support in After Effects CC.
CONNECTING CREATIVES WITH JOB OPPORTUNITIES
With the launch of Creative Talent Search, Adobe seeks to help creatives and companies connect worldwide. Hiring managers can use Talent Search's advanced tools and imaging science to find specific kinds of creatives, even allowing for search within certain cities or kinds of work experience.
Today's updates to Creative Cloud are expected to be available to members by the end of the day at no additional cost. Mobile apps are free to everyone. Adobe will hold a keynote at Adobe MAX on October 6th at 9:30AM PT/12:30PM ET which will be available for streaming at http://www.adobe.com/go/maxkeynote.