Adobe is hosting its annual MAX conference for its creative community in San Diego this week. Unsurprisingly, the company is using this event, which will feature keynotes by the likes of Quentin Tarantino, to announce a lot of news around its Creative Cloud applications like Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere, as well as its new tools for interactive designers like Adobe Experience Design.
With this update, Adobe isn’t leaving any of the core Creative Cloud applications untouched — and it’s also launching a major new tool. There isn’t enough space here to look at every new feature and tweak, but let’s talk about some of the highlights.You won’t find any new major marquee features that rival the launch of content-aware fill in Photoshop in this update, but maybe the biggest surprise of the day is the launch of Project Felix. You can read more about this new 2D/3D compositing tool here, but the basic idea here is to allow you to combine 2D and 3D objects and create a photo-realistic scene this way. The tool is meant to give graphic designers access to tools that previously necessitated complex 3D programs.
Adobe’s flagship Photoshop CC is getting a few new features that center around the daily workflow of its users. It now features a universal search bar, for example, as well as a visual search tool that lets you search Adobe Stock for just the right kind of stock photo. One cool feature here is that can simply select a part of your photo (which could also be a collage), and Adobe Stock will automatically find matching images, too, thanks to Adobe’s work on Sensei, it’s artificial intelligence framework.
Photoshop (as well as Illustrator) are also getting support for templates in Adobe Stock and better support for working with SVG elements and SVG color fonts….