Adobe has updated Photoshop CC to version 14.2 for Creative Cloud subscribers today. This update brings several improvements and features, most notably the new Perspective Warp tool which allows for manipulating multiple perspectives in an image, and linked Smart Objects. Another new feature is support for 3D printing.
This is a free update as part of your Creative Cloud membership, and Adobe has also reset the trial version of Photoshop CC, so if you’ve previously used and expired the trial, you can try it again for another 30 days.
Users can update from the Creative Cloud app or through the Photoshop updater.
Adobe has released another update for Photoshop CC. This is the Creative Cloud version of Photoshop in which you receive regular updates while your subscription is active. This update brings a big new feature called the Adobe Generator.
This is quite an interesting feature.
“Generator allows you to create image assets in real time as you work, eliminating the tedious steps of copying, slicing and exporting each layer manually, and saving you hours of time. Simply add a file extension to the name of your layer or layer group, and Photoshop will automatically create a JPG, PNG or GIF from the contents of that layer. If you make a change to that layer, the file is immediately updated. This means that you now have a folder of images that are always up-to-date with your Photoshop design.”
Adobe has also created a demo video showing the Generator in action.
I’m sure most of you are familiar with the new Creative Cloud subscription from Adobe. This subscription gives you access to all the popular Adobe software such as Photoshop for a monthly fee. Reactions have been quite mixed on this new subscription model, but it’s here and if you are interested in a subscription Adobe has expanded it’s availability to Amazon.
You can subscribe to the complete Creative Cloud, or to individual apps if you don’t need the full package.
Adobe has released the final version of Lightroom 5 today. The beta download for Lightroom 5 has been available for a couple of months and allowed users to get a sneak peek and provide feedback to Adobe. Lightroom 5 has quite a few new features and Adobe has made a point to emphasize that Lightroom 5 is available as a stand-alone license and part of the Creative Cloud subscription.
New in LR5:
Advanced Healing Brush
and much more
“Lightroom 5 adds powerful new editing tools to help photographers create better images faster. The Advanced Healing Brush enables customers to fix irregularly shaped imperfections such as dust spots, splotches, and other distractions with the precision and flexibility of a fine brush. The Upright tool analyzes each image to automatically straighten objects such as buildings and level horizons. Radial Gradients offer customers the control to make photo subjects stand out by applying off-center and multiple vignettes in a single image.”
You can get more details about those features, along with video demos on the Adobe blog.
Existing Lightroom customers can get the upgrade for just $79, and the full version will cost $149.
Adobe Kuler has been an app that has been out there for a while. There was a stand-alone Adobe AIR, and has been integrated more and more into the Creative Suite (now Creative Cloud) lineup. After some recent previews, Adobe has released the iPhone version today.
Kuler gives users the ability to take images from their iPhone and create color themes which can then be shared with others and synced to the Kuler website for use in other Creative Cloud applications.
Color themes can be extracted from your photos and can be edited with RGB sliders and other palette creating tools featured in the app.
Adobe Kuler is free and can be downloaded from the App Store.
Adobe has released the first beta of Lightroom 5 to the public today. This is a preview release to show off features of the new version. This will install alongside your current Lightroom installation if you have Lightroom.
Lightroom 5 new features:
Advanced Healing Brush: Enhancements to the Spot Removal tool allow you to heal or clone using brush strokes. A new “Visualize Spots” tool highlights sensor dust spots for easy removal.
Radial Filter: Apply any of Lightroom’s local adjustment attributes to a circular mask. The area of the mask can be resized, feathered or even inverted to give you maximum control over the focus of your images.
Upright: Automatically level horizons, straight buildings, and correct other askew lines.
Smart Preview: Lightroom allows you to edit offline images by storing a smaller version of the original image, called a smart preview. Edits made to the Smart Preview will automatically apply to the original once reconnected to Lightroom.