The updates for the Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 are less extensive when compared to last year’s offerings. The software involved do benefit from the updates, however the biggest development does not relate to the suite’s major applications. Instead, a new service is the major addition to CC 2015. This service will be plugged into the apps underlying the Creative Cloud.
Adobe’s update for their applications lean towards stock photography.
What’s New for the Adobe Creative Cloud 2015
The Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 is comprised of many computer applications and the update brings new features to them.
For Photoshop, the new feature is not quite new at all. Those who are familiar with Illustrator will recognize this immediately. The update for this popular image-editing software is called The Artboards, wherein it allows users to set up differently sized workspaces for more productivity. These workspaces can all be used under one PSD file. This is aimed for those who are designing and/or editing artwork for several device types. For example, it can be used when designing for an app and for a website.
While still in Photoshop, there are presets that are based on popular screen sizes and devices. This makes it useful as no further research can be done to get the right pixel resolution, aspect ratio, or optimal screen dimensions. The Artboards most powerful feature is it can work together with the new OS X-only Device Preview app.
Photoshop and Lightroom will get a new tool with the Creative Cloud 2015 update. This tool is called “Dehaze” which adds clarity to images that are low on contrast. It can also be used to add a haze effect to create photos with dreamier quality.
In Premiere Pro, the major change lies in the color workflow. The software gains real-time videoscopes, which can previously be accessed only through Adobe SpeedGrade. There is also a new set of color-correction tools. These can be accessed through the Lumetri Color panel. Doing so will open up more color correction for videographers and film editors.
With After Effects, there one very practical, but a bit dull, update when compared to Adobe’s other apps. First, there is a large impact for those who always use After Effects as they can now make changes with an open project while a preview is playing and without the need to pause.
Do note that these updates are only available for those who are subscribed to the Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 and cannot be accessed for Adobe’s standalone apps.