Today Adobe announced a variety of updates to their Creative Cloud apps. This includes Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, their XD design tool and their new Photoshop Camera app. As with other recent releases, Adobe has put emphasis on bringing AI powered improvements to these applications with the help of their Sensei platform. These updates also include changes to help with workflow, performance improvements, and various new features.
One of the changes is a smart tool coming to the desktop version of Photoshop in the form of an improved “select subject” feature that is much better at isolating things in an image, such as faces. While the previous version already did a great job, there still was often a lot of manual work that needed to be done when selecting things like a subject’s hair correctly. The increased ease of use and accuracy of selection in this update will make for a significant improvement in the overall experience of using Photoshop.
Another feature included is automatic activation of Adobe Fonts when opening a Photoshop project that uses fonts you don’t currently have installed on your device. There is also an update to the existing “match font” tool which now lets it use Sensei to find fonts that match with text in an image.
Photoshop and Lightroom on iPad are now more closely integrated, making it simple to send a photo from Lightroom to Photoshop. You’ll also now be able to use Photoshop tools while editing a photo in Lightroom. Photoshop also now has the tools from Adobe Capture available to use, an application that was previously only on mobile that can extract color themes, patterns and shapes from photos.
Other new features in Lightroom include Versions and a tool for adjusting local hue. Versions will allow you to make and work on multiple versions of the same image, such as a color and a black and white version. The local hue tool allows you to edit the hue of pixels without changing the white balance of the selected area.
For those doing video editing, there are updates to Premiere Pro, such as the integration of Adobe Stock audio, making it easy to add stock audio to your videos.There also some announced features that have yet to be added, like Sensei-powered features for Premiere Pro, as well as for After Effects and Premiere Rush.
There are also updates to practically every Creative Cloud tool, though most are minor improvements and feature additions. You will automatically get access to all these features and improvements when installing the latest updates as a Creative Cloud subscriber.