Adobe has released new versions of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamveawer CC

Original author: Harrison Weber
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Yesterday MAX conference was held, at which Adobe revealed that after almost 10 years of package history, Creative Suite decided to completely focus on its cloud applications and Creative Cloud services. Adobe announced that it is launching a new “CC” (Creative Cloud) package featuring the new Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC, Premiere Pro CC, deep integration with Behance's social features, desktop access to TypeKit and much more. Fireworks is unfortunately no longer a tenant.


CC is the next generation of Adobe products for 2013 (Creative Suite 7 will not). Adobe will now only offer its cloud-based product subscription model.

Like last year, Adobe announced an update to almost all of its core products, which will be available in June. Now, without the new Creative Suite, pricing will be simplified: most people will have to fork out $ 49.99 a month. Do not worry if you think you have been cheated, detailed information on more affordable prices is given below. Let’s look at the applications that are now exclusively available to Creative Cloud members.

Photoshop CC

Adobe's flagship product has received a number of updates: some add-ons are predictable, others are more interesting. Of the major changes, Photoshop Standard and Photoshop Extended were combined into a single product. This is a good step, fragmenting Photoshop versions has never made much sense.


Photoshop team spent a lot of time on new opportunities for increasing contrast (Sharpening) and retouching (Healing), and also includes the previously shown amazing features of "intelligent correction of blurry images"and the Smart Sharpen tool, which reduces noise while increasing the contrast of the photo. Photoshop CC also adds the functionality recently demonstrated in Lightroom 5 Beta, an Advanced Healing brush that allows you to use brushes rather than just a standard round brush for editing. Now you can adjust the radius of the corners at any time, and there is also a preview of the “new workflow”, which makes it easy to switch from Photoshop CC to Edge Reflow CC.


Finally, Photoshop CC is the first application that integrates with Behance as much as possible. Users will be able to send files directly to Behance to demonstrate the work process and finished projects directly on the site (and bypassing competing services such as Dribbble).

Illustrator CC

For Illustrator, the main addition is Touch Type, which will give users more control over texts, allowing you to manipulate individual characters as separate objects: “Experiment with moving, scaling and rotating, knowing that you can always change the font or edit the text.”


In addition, Art, Pattern, and Scatter brushes can contain bitmap images; There is a new Sync Fonts feature that allows you to use Typekit fonts on your desktop, and Illustrator can now generate CSS code for icons, patterns and logos with gradient support.

Minor improvements include the ability to host multiple files at the same time as “great control”, new synchronization settings, and much more.

InDesign CC

InDesign gets its own 64-bit support, has a redesigned user interface, and now supports HiDPI and Retina displays. Other more interesting additions include, for example, creating a QR code.


Dreamweaver cc

Dreamweaver, Adobe's oldest web design product, now includes a CSS designer feature that allows users to quickly apply CSS gradients and shadows. Flexible (rubber) layout templates have also been improved, a JQuery UI widget has been added.


Premiere Pro CC

Adobe’s core video editing product now includes a redesigned Timeline and Link & Locate feature, which “helps you quickly track your videos no matter where they are transferred,” Creative Cloud sync, and more.



Adobe Download Manager has been rethought; Muse CC now has support for parallax scrolling and editing in the browser; InCopy CC is now included in Creative Cloud and has a new user interface; Kuler is now both an iPhone application and web service with new color-synchronization features; Adobe Ideas is now free; Flash Professional CC includes 64-bit architecture and export to HD; Edge Animate SS now includes a motion path and custom templates; Edge Reflow Preview 3 includes resource management and integration with Typekit; After Effects CC includes a new tool Refine Edge, 3D processes with integration with Cinema 4D, Warp Stabilizer VFX and synchronization; Audition CC includes the new Sound Remover, preview and “enhanced” multitrack editing, and finally, Prelude CC,


As mentioned above, the new integration with Typekit will be a very good addition for those obsessed with fonts. Web designers are very annoyed that you cannot check your fonts outside the browser. This is now fixed.


Users of almost all Adobe products should expect closer integration with Behance in the future. Adobe applications are becoming more social and this can piss off users who want their web services to exist separately from the design process.


If you have an Adobe application package, you will be pleased to know that anyone with CS 3 or later will receive their first year on Creative Cloud for $ 29.99 per month. For everyone else, full access to CC will cost $ 49.99 per month, or you can purchase a subscription to one application for $ 19.99 per month.

Pricing is the same for workgroups, but you will pay $ 69.99 per month per user, or $ 39.99 if you bought CS 3 or later (such packages include significantly more cloud storage). For students, CC will cost $ 19.99 per month for the full version, and now there is the Team in Education package, which offers to pay $ 39.99 per month per user.

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