Adobe Creative Cloud is one of the most useful tools for content creators in the modern day. It offers all sorts of tools for animators, artists, graphic designers, and web designers. These tools only increase in quality as time moves forward, and that quality is what we’re going to look at today.
Photoshop is probably the most renowned software available from Adobe Creative Cloud resellers, and thus where the highlights start. The Preset Panels has been redesigned to provide a more modern look and better design to the program. However, for those who prefer the old design, they have left the option to go back and retain it in the settings. It also comes with a Smart Object selection tool that uses AI to help you select multiple objects without having to go through the painstaking bit-by-bit process of old. Though the biggest feature coming out for 2023 is that Photoshop is now available on iPads. Now you can take your editing on the move, with all the benefits of the desktop version.
Up next is Adobe Illustrator. There aren’t quite as many updates here, but certainly some potential is there. The program now runs 2x faster and will save files in the background. A nice feature for those of us who forget to save frequently. You can also now preview effects on the design before actually committing to them. Another piece of news is the beta release of Illustrator on iPad. It won’t be out for public consumption anytime soon, but if the example set by Photoshop for iPad is anything to go by, it will be worth the wait.
Adobe Fresco, the software that allows for painting on the go, has also received a hefty update. It is arriving on a host of Windows devices, allowing for an even greater variety of artists to start creating everywhere they go. Fresco has been released on the following: the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, 5 and 6, the Microsoft Surface Book and Studio (both 1 and 2), the Microsoft Surface Go and the Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13′′ and 16′. Soon Fresco should also have the capability to livestream these pieces of art.
Meanwhile, Substance by Adobe offers a new version of the painter engine. These enhancements include new brush settings, better pen pressure accuracy and ABR format support. Substance Alchemist gives users a library of 3D textures, as well as ways to tweak existing materials, and even make new ones from photos and high-res scans.
Then there are a bunch of minor changes for many of the Creative Cloud programs. The After Effects CC offers faster multichannel EXR files, Lightroom offers in-app tutorials as well as performance boosts and Premiere Pro offers the compatibility with Apple ProRes HDR on both Mac and Windows.
That’s the majority of the notable changes to the Creative Cloud. Hopefully you see something you like and can get creative with one of these many options on display.