Adobe today launched its flagship Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services. The 2015 release of Creative Cloud includes major updates to Adobe’s industry-defining desktop tools, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC; as well as new connected mobile apps for iOS and Android.
The company also shipped Adobe Stock, the industry’s first stock content service to be integrated directly into the creative process and the tools.
In addition, Adobe announced an expanded Creative Cloud enterprise offering.
The company also debuted Adobe Hue CC today, which provides an easy way to capture and share production-quality lighting and color schemes — for video, film and broadcast — by using an iPhone camera and then applying these light and color moods into a Premiere Pro CC or After Effects CC project.
Adobe also added some new desktop tools. Both Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC now have the new Dehaze feature, which appeared first as a MAX sneak in October 2014.
The Premiere Pro CC now comes with Lumetri Color panel for color corrections using intuitive sliders and other simple controls; and Morph Cut, which smoothes out jump cuts in talking-head shots to create a polished sequence.
After Effects CC now has Uninterrupted Preview to allow artists to adjust a composition’s properties and even resize panels without impacting playback. Illustrator CC is powered by a Mercury Performance Engine, allowing users to pan and zoom smoothly without delays.
InDesign now also allows users to publish and distribute documents with a single click. Dreamweaver CC has new responsive web design capabilities that let designers quickly lay out and build production-ready sites that adapt to any screen size. Adobe Muse now includes instant access to premium fonts from Typekit.
Creative Cloud for enterprise were also announced today, this edition includes all the product features from today’s Creative Cloud 2015 release, plus expanded security options and deep connections with Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (DPS) and Adobe Marketing Cloud.
Adobe also announced Adobe Stock, the industry’s first stock content service to be integrated directly into the creative process and the tools. Adobe Stock, makes 40 million photos, vector graphics and illustrations accessible directly within CC desktop apps.
Adobe Stock is available now in 36 countries and 13 languages worldwide, including the US, UK, Australia and Japan. It is expected to be available in India in the near future.
The updates to CC desktop and mobile apps are available for download by Creative Cloud members as part of their membership at no additional cost.