Adobe CC – What’s New?

Adobe CC

Adobe CC release date is approaching and it’s time to decide whether you want to join creative Cloud or not. Of course, you can stick with your current Creative Suite or upgrade to Adobe CS6. But if you want to use the latest tools and take advantage of all the services provided by Adobe, joining Creative Cloud is the only way.

When Adobe Creative Cloud Was launched in April last year, it included all the apps available in CS6 Master Collection plus some more tools and services, namely: Adobe Muse, Edge, Business Catalyst, Cloud storage, Typekit, Story Plus. Today Adobe CC subscribers get even more. Let’s see what new tools, services and features Adobe Creative Cloud has to offer to its subscribers.

1. First of all, almost every desktop app will be upgraded to the next version (this time it will be CC) with new features and capabilities.

Photoshop CC will include a very efficient Camera Shake Reduction filter, enhanced Camera Row adjustments, Preserve Details Resampling, ability to isolate layers, Sync Settings, and more.    

New features of Illustrator CC are: Touch Type tool, Images in brushes, Font search, Sync Fonts, ability to Import multiple files into Illustrator, CSS extraction, auto corners for pattern brushes, and much more.

InDesign CC: native 64-bit support, new UI consistent with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, HiDPI and Retina display support, Instant font preview, QR Code Creator, etc.

Dreamweaver CC: CSS Designer, Fluid Grid Layout interface, Edge Web Fonts, jQuery UI widgets, Source Code Pro for Code View.   

After Effects CC: Refine Edge tool, Warp Stabilizer VFX, 3D Camera Tracker, enhanced performance with improved support for NVIDIA GPUs, Pixel Motion Blur and more.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: improved media management with Link & Locate, Lumetri Deep Color Engine, Audio Clip Mixer for precise audio control, built in Mezzanine codecs, closed captioning,Adobe Story panel and many more new features and tools.

Adobe Muse CC: Parallax scrolling for easier creation of interesting effects, convenient In-browser editing.

 2. When Adobe Creative Cloud was first released it included Edge – an application for creating HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript based interactive motion content for the web. Now this is a complete family of products that includes such tools and services as Edge Animate CC for creation of interactive and animated web content, Edge Inspect CC for previewing web designs on mobile devices, Edge Web Fonts, PhoneGap™ Build™, Edge Code CC (preview) for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript coding, Edge Reflow CC (preview) for creating compelling, responsive designs.

3. An all new Creative Cloud desktop app was created to make managing files and syncing them to the Cloud easier, enhance the process of updating the software and managing Typekit desktop fonts. This application allows “keeping track of everything in your creative work, from Behance notifications, to collaboration invitations, and even updates to you CC apps — all in a single activity stream”.

4. Creative Cloud is focused on facilitating creative process and making collaboration and team work easier and more efficient. Creative Cloud for teams includes up to 100 GB of cloud storage, two one-on-one sessions with an Adobe product expert per year for every team member, management console for centralized administration and other convenient features.

5. Integration with Behance, the world’s leading creative community, allows sharing your projects easily and conveniently. Create and customize your professional portfolio to get noticed and inspired!

In the matrix below you can compare tools and services available in Creative Cloud today vs what was available when it was first released and vs what you get with buying CS6 Master Collection.

Creative Cloud in 2013

Creative Cloud in 2012

CS6 Master Collection

Photoshop CC Photoshop CS6 Extended Photoshop CS6 Extended
Illustrator CC Illustrator CS6 Illustrator CS6
InDesign CC InDesign CS6 InDesign CS6
Acrobat XI Pro Acrobat X Pro Acrobat X Pro
Flash Professional CC Flash Professional CS6 Flash Professional CS6
Flash Builder Premium Flash Builder 4.6 Premium Edition Flash Builder 4.6 Premium Edition
Dreamweaver CC Dreamweaver CS6 Dreamweaver CS6
Fireworks Fireworks CS6 Fireworks CS6
Adobe Premiere Pro CC Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
After Effects CC After Effects CS6 After Effects CS6
Adobe Audition CC Adobe Audition CS6 Adobe Audition CS6
SpeedGrade CC SpeedGrade CS6 SpeedGrade CS6
Prelude CC Prelude CS6 Prelude CS6
Encore Encore CS6 Encore CS6
Bridge CC Bridge CS6 Bridge CS6
Media Encoder CC Media Encoder CS6 Media Encoder CS6
Adobe Muse CC Adobe Muse

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InCopy CC -

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Lightroom -

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Adobe Edge family:Edge Animate CCEdge Inspect CCEdge Web FontsPhoneGap™ Build™Edge Code CC (preview)Edge Reflow CC (preview) Edge Preview

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Services

Cloud storage Cloud storage

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Business Catalyst Business Catalyst

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Typekit Typekit

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Story CC Plus Story Plus

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Kuler

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Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition

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Behance

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ProSite

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