Today Adobe is shipping updates to its Creative Cloud desktop apps for CC subscribers including new features in Photoshop plus enhancements to After Effects CC, Adobe Experience Design (XD) Preview, and more. One of these new upgrades is the debut of an impressive feature we first saw previewed last month…
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Photoshop CC is also gaining a new Face-Aware Liquify tool, which lets you “create creative artistic effects” on faces within your photos within losing to proportion of your subject’s face. The new Face-Aware Liquify feature considers dimensions for eyes, nose, mouth, and face shape when applying the Liquify Tool.
Previewed four weeks ago, Adobe demoed its new Content-Aware Crop feature in Photoshop CC, and today’s CC desktop app updates includes the intelligent cropping tool. Content-Aware Crop in Photoshop “automatically fills in the gaps when you rotate or expand a canvas beyond the original image size” so you can create crops that your shot might not even accommodate without this feature.
Photoshop CC is also faster in many areas now “including four times performance improvement when working with the Font Menu and three times improvement for Content-Aware Fill.” Speaking of fonts, Photoshop CC is gaining a new Match Font tool which it describes as “an innovative font recognition technology that has the ability to recognize and identify licensed fonts and automatically suggest fonts available on your computer system or available to license through Adobe Typekit.”
Another new enhancements in the latest Creative Cloud upgrade include VR-related features, more language support for Adobe Experience Design Preview, and new After Effects CC features:
- New Virtual Reality (VR) features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, including “field of view” mode for previewing content
- Adobe Experience Design Preview, Adobe’s new experience design tool, is now available in German, French, and Japanese.
- Character Animator Preview in After Effects CC, which matches an animated character to a real life actor’s speech and movements, was first showcased on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in the host’s recurring “Cartoon Donald Trump” interviews and most recently by The Simpsons animation team in the episode that aired May 15, 2016.
- Fast Export of assets and artboards in Adobe Illustrator CC, allowing users to export assets to multiple formats and resolutions with a single click.
Adobe Stock, the company’s royalty-free service for finding media to use within projects also gains new capabilities in today’s Creative Cloud update:
- One-Click Workflow. Deeper Adobe Stock integration with CC applications enables a new One-Click Workflow that lets users select an image or video on the Adobe Stock website and place it on their creative canvas with a single click. Also an expanded In-app Purchase feature delivers an industry-first, one-click license capability, directly from Photoshop.
- Premium Collection. Adobe’s first premium content offering sourced for Adobe Stock includes nearly 100,000 curated images that meet the standards of top advertising agencies, leading brands and digital and print publications.
- Monetization Made Easier. Coming soon, Adobe will expand on its vision to build out the world’s largest creative marketplace by offering opportunities for creative professionals to contribute and monetize their work. They can contribute directly from desktop and mobile applications including Adobe Lightroom CC, Adobe Bridge CC, Photoshop Fix and Photoshop Mix, providing an easy on-ramp to showcasing and selling their work via Adobe Stock. Also coming soon is Adobe’s new Stock Contributor Portal, which will feature intelligent auto-tagging capabilities saving hours of keywording.