From new features that will speed up your workflows to a new breed of artificial intelligence that acts like a creative assistant, this year’s Adobe MAX was filled with amazing innovations. In this article, we are going to take a look at a few of the highlights.
Overlap objects in dynamic new ways
The new Intertwine feature in Adobe Illustrator makes it a breeze to wrap an illustration in and out of text or another illustration. Just circle an area and Intertwine will seamlessly move the illustration on top, behind the object, or below it. Dealing with text is now much easier in Adobe Illustrator. For one thing, you’ll never have to struggle setting up bulleted or numbered lists — Illustrator now supports them natively. You can also copy and paste text from Adobe InDesign into Illustrator.
Generative AI in Photoshop and Lightroom
The next generation of Adobe Sensei, the artificial intelligence engine, will act like a creative assistant, suggesting approaches and images that will help you get to your creative goals faster. In Photoshop, AI will suggest new layers and scenes that you can use to extend your composition. In Lightroom, AI will help you change a scene from day to night, change shadows, and more.
Share for Review
Many creative projects today are collaborative, and Adobe’s new Share for Review feature makes getting feedback from your stakeholders seamless and efficient. With Share for Review, you can invite anyone to take a look at your work and offer suggestions. Your reviewers don’t need a Creative Cloud subscription — in fact, they don’t even need to log in. And all their feedback flows right back into the application you’re using for your design. Share for Review is available now in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign and is coming soon to the rest of Creative Cloud.
Precision and superpowers
In Adobe Photoshop for desktop, the newly updated Object Selection tool recognises complex objects and regions such as the sky, buildings, water, plants, and streets. With these improvements, you can save time and get more precise selections, all while preserving hair details and edges. And in Photoshop on the Web, Adobe has expanded the tools available for editing, compositing and retouching, including the ability to remove the background from a photo with one click.
Photographers can target specific parts of their images for editing much more easily with Lightroom’s Select People, Select Objects, and Select Background. With Select People, for instance, you can choose everyone in an image, or focus in on just one person. And to get really targeted, Adobe Lightroom will automatically select a person’s hair, eyes, lips, or eyebrows. If you have a distracting object in an image, Content-Aware Remove will quickly get rid of the object and fill in the space by generating more background. Your viewers will never know the object was there.
The video team at Adobe Premier Pro has been rolling out new features and innovations throughout the year. One of them is Auto Colour, which automatically colour corrects footage with just a click. Of course, if you want to refine the corrections, you can still tweak the details until you’re satisfied. Ever had a piece of music that’s just a little too long for your video? Remix expertly adjusts the length of the music so it sounds like it was meant to end just when you need it to.
Adobe uses the power of Adobe Sensei’s artificial intelligence engine to make creative tasks faster and easier and give you new creative superpowers. In Photoshop, for instance, the Photo Restoration Neural Filter (Beta) does the formerly arduous task of fixing spots, tears, and faded colours in old photos with just one click. Adaptive Presets in Lightroom use AI to analyse a portrait, find the subject, and apply a style or enhance specific parts — whiten teeth, enhance eyes, darken eyebrows, etc.
Contact the Dax Data team to find out more about the new Adobe Creative Cloud features that enable creatives to work with precision and speed and collaborate seamlessly.