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On October 18, 2017 at Adobe MAX, Adobe announced the release of Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 (Fall 2017 release) loaded with with new applications and significant innovations across their flagship tools.
Adobe brings the next generation of Creative Cloud
Three themes guided Adobe throughout their journey to redefine modern creativity:
First, bringing about next-generation experiences that embrace a truly modern approach, so you can work anywhere and any way you want.
Second, increasing accessibility to creativity by investing in assets, education and support to make it easier for you to be successful using any platform.
Lastly, accelerating creativity with Adobe Sensei by embedding artificial intelligence capabilities into our products, which make great design more accessible for everyone.
So what’s new in CC 2018?
To empower photographers of all levels, we have built the all new Lightroom CC, a cloud-centric photo service for editing, organizing, storing, and sharing photos – from anywhere. For photographers who prefer a more traditional desktop-first workflow, we have also brought performance and editing improvements to Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC, previously known as Photoshop Lightroom CC.
For designers, we’re introducing two new applications that help you expand your skillsets. Previously in beta, Adobe XD CC is the all-in-one cross-platform solution for designing and prototyping mobile apps and websites. Additionally, Dimension CC, previously called Project Felix, enables graphic designers with no 3D experience to quickly create and iterate on photorealistic 3D images.
We also launched Character Animator CC, a 2D animation tool previously in beta, that helps bring still image artwork from Photoshop CC or Illustrator CC to life.
Easier Access to Your Photos, Simplified Pen Tool, In-Product Learning and So Much More
This version of Photoshop is much easier to learn for the millions of beginners who try it for the first time every year. Test out the new learn panel and other ease-of-use improvements like the new Curvature Pen Tool. We’ve integrated Lightroom Photos into the start screen and search to save you time when working with mobile and other images you’ve synced via Lightroom CC. We also addressed a number of pro requests like your #1 request of all time – improved brush preset management, and much more.
Significantly expanded support for photographers:
Many of our customers use Photoshop and Lightroom together to create beautiful images. Lightroom has expanded significantly over the past few years, including adding web and mobile versions and connecting all your synced Lightroom photos together via Lightroom Cloud Services. Now we are connecting Photoshop to your Lightroom cloud catalog. This creates a unified experience for your photos across the full Lightroom and Photoshop portfolio.
Lightroom Photos is now available in the Photoshop start screen and search, so you can search or browse the photos you’ve synced across Lightroom’s desktop, mobile and cloud experiences and import and edit them directly in Photoshop. The search functionality in Lightroom Photos is powered by Sensei so you can search through your photos even if you’ve never tagged them.
This first version of Lightroom Photos in Photoshop will help you save time sending images from place to place, particularly when working with those you’ve captured via the mobile version of Lightroom.
Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 is out now. It has new features and services for more efficient, deeply collaborative video and audio workflows with Premiere Pro, After Effects, Character Animator, Audition, and more.