Adobe Creative Cloud 2020
Adobe has just launched its new Creative Cloud tools for 2020; Digital Arts is at the Adobe MAX conference in LA to see what’s on offer in Adobe’s new update, which is now available for download.
MAX is where the latest sneaks and software get unveiled by Adobe, and one long year after the tease of Photoshop for iPad, designers and digital artists everywhere can get their hands on the tablet version of Adobe’s flagship software.
The new release comes alongside a new version of the desktop Photoshop, and the news of Adobe’s other much touted iPad app Fresco making its way onto Windows devices (although note the same won’t be happening yet for the iPad Photoshop, and not all Windows devices will be Fresco-compatible, as we’ll explain).
Also unveiled is a version of Illustrator for iPad. Good news for all creatives working on the iPad Pro, but what about desktop users currently subscribed to Creative Cloud?
Alongside new versions of the classic Photoshop and Illustrator, CC customers will find updates to InDesign, XD, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Lightroom and more.
You should be able to download the updates from your Creative Cloud app.
Find below what’s coming to the new CC, and watch out for a hands-on soon of Illustrator and Photoshop for the iPad along with Adobe Fresco on Windows as we navigate the extravaganza of Adobe MAX 2019.
Adobe Photoshop 2020
Photoshop is 30 years old this year, and the new desktop update packs in a lot to celebrate, definitely a lot more than last year’s version anyway.
We’ve already made you aware of an impressive AI-infused Object Selection tool that helps you cut out multiple things from photos; that AI power of Adobe’s machine-learning Sensei platform rears its head in improved Select Subject and Content-Aware Fill, the former now running faster on Mac models.
What’s new in Photoshop 2020
- Properties Panel with repackaged top tasks into a central location
- Redesigned Preset Panels (although users can revert back to Legacy settings!)
- Smart Object Convert to Layers
- Enhancements to Warp Transform
- Lens Blur addition
- Adjustment layers for curves and brightness/contrast for 32-bit images
- Consistent Transform Behavior
- Smart Object and Layer Comp Tracking
Photoshop for iPad
First unveiled at last year’s MAX, the iPad version of Photoshop has been long awaited but also long kept under wraps; last year’s MAX didn’t allow attendees for hands-on sessions, and recent press from Adobe has been more preoccupied with the recently released iPad art app Fresco than anything else.
Joining Fresco at last though on the tablet of choice for creatives on the go is this first ever release of Photoshop for iPad (PSi as we’ll dub it), available free for current CC users.
This tablet version of Photoshop stands as a rival to the likes of Affinity Photo by bringing the desktop PS experience to the iPad. Adobe acolytes at last year’s MAX had mostly taken this to mean the full-fat experience of PS on a tablet, but more recent scuttle has steered creatives to expect a very familiar experience instead, using the same code base as opposed to including every single nut and bolt.