Adobe announced earlier today a host of new products and updates including an update for Photoshop CC 2014 (now version 2). Most of the updates are part of Adobe’s push towards mobile and Photoshop’s recent update will probably appeal to graphic designers more than photographers but it is still a welcome improvement.
So what is new on Photoshop CC 2014.2? the most apparent thing is probably the new Creative Cloud Libraries. These will help you gather and use assets across different applications (including mobile apps). The Creative Cloud Libraries are backed up on the Adobe server so you have everything available for you on the cloud on every software or app that you are using – this can be great for working on an image on two different computers easily and not just on different programs which is something that graphic designers will obviously appreciate.
The new Photoshop CC 2014 ver 2 opening screen
Here is some info on Adobe’s new mobile apps (from Adobe’s official site):
- In the Photoshop family, Photoshop Sketch lets creatives draw with new built-in expressive brushes and enables an integrated workflow with Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. Updates to Photoshop Mix extend precise mobile compositing capabilities and now includes enhanced integration with Photoshop CC, as well as a new iPhone version. A new Lightroom Mobile app builds on integrated desktop and mobile workflows and includes features to allow clients, friends or family to select favorites and leave comments for photos shared online; and GPS information from iPhone photos now syncs with Lightroom desktop.
- In the Illustrator family, Illustrator Draw (formerly Adobe Ideas) gives users access to their favorite vector drawing tools and features in a modern, streamlined interface, high-fidelity integration with Illustrator CC and enhanced support for Adobe Ink and Slide. Illustrator Line, a precision drawing app, gives creatives new features for perfectly distributing shapes as they draw, plus the ability to send sketches to Illustrator CC where they have full access to their original vector paths for editing.
- In the Premiere family, the brand new Adobe Premiere Clip app easily transforms the video shot on iPhone or iPad into edited videos that are simple to share. Aspiring videographers can then send their compositions to Adobe Premiere Pro CC for advanced editing and finishing.
And a bit more on the new capture apps:
- Adobe Brush CC lets designers craft unique brushes, on iPad or iPhone, to use in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC or Adobe Illustrator Sketch. Any photograph can be made into a brush, so creatives can quickly and playfully design beautiful, high-quality brushes that can range from photorealistic, to organic, painterly or graphic.
- Adobe Shape CC is a simple, unique and fun way to capture and create shapes on iPhone or iPad, wherever inspiration strikes. A high-contrast photo of anything – a chair, a pet, or a hand-drawn font – is converted into vector art that can be used immediately in Illustrator CC and Adobe Illustrator Line via Creative Cloud Libraries.
- Adobe Color CC (formerly Adobe Kuler) allows creatives to capture colors and save them as themes that are immediately available in other Adobe applications, including Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC.
Another shorter official video showing Photoshop CC 2014.2: Creative Cloud Libraries, Smarter Smart Guides etc.
If you still didn’t had enough here are 5 new features from PS CC 2014.2 by photoshopCAFE
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at AdobeMAX conference showing some interesting technologies (most of them has nothing to do with photography but some of them are still very cool and worth watching).
Adobe & Microsoft Partner at Adobe MAX 2014
You can find many more Photoshop videos on LensVid’s Photoshop section.