Adobe is a well known company for delivering great softwares right at your doorsteps. It is responsible for all the great things that are happening in the digital world. A new addition was made to the collection of Adobe’s software named Adobe Creative Cloud. With its debut in 2013, everyone went nuts as because of Adobe Creative Cloud now people can’t purchase the software and they need to buy subscription for a month or an year and need to pay for the software till they use. If their subscription ends they need to pay again to renew it else they won’t be able to use it.
In 2014, Adobe released a new version of Adobe Creative Cloud with everything upgraded. Let me tell you that Adobe focuses on upgrading things instead of making something new. The same they did in Adobe Creative Cloud 2014. This round of updates in the Adobe Creative Cloud is the biggest till now and almost upgrades all the major desktop softwares as well as many of the mobile applications.
With the release of Adobe Creative Cloud, stock Adobe applications had to go through a weird rename process and the outcome of that process were names like: Photoshop CC 2014, Illustrator CC 2014 and more. But if the Adobe Creative Cloud series was not launched then this version would have probably been named as CS8. But now we can do nothing except reviewing these new softwares. So without wasting much time, let’s go and review them!
Photoshop CC 2014
Although Photoshop did not got much new things but it got many new changes. The best thing in CC is that now Photoshop can detect missing fonts and ask you to download it or replace it with a different one. You can even see the preview of different fonts just by hovering over them.
Other than that, overall performance has been improved with new features like radial blur and enhanced smart objects. Smart guides have been made smarter to which helps you to align all the elements in a straight line as well as give information about the spacing and size which will help you to make better designs by using uniform sizes.
There is a new focus feature, the selection tool which will mask or select only the parts of the image which have sharp focus. But sadly it is not able to perform that great, as in portraits it fails to identify the parts properly which results in not selecting the subject’s hair. In an overall, it can be said that this tool is not much effective than quick selection tool.
Illustrator CC 2014
Illustrator got an awesome update which was made for the pen tool. Most of the people who work with Illustrator have to guess the curves which would be made using pen tool but luckily, people can now see preview of the curve which would be created by the pen tool.
If you work in print then there is good news for you as the new updates for table is here! You can now easily arrange the tables and reorganize them by just dragging and dropping the columns. Although it is not something which people use every day but still as it’s an update, it was my duty to cover it.
Another interesting element added in Illustrator is automatic scaling of the effects. For example, if you shrink an object with 1 cm of feather applied then the feathering will also shrink automatically but if you also have drop shadow enabled in the object then you might notice some inconsistent effects between different elements.
After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2014
You don’t need to be sad if the above applications were not the cup of your tea as now we will tell you about After Effects as well as Premiere Pro!
The most notable feature which has been added is live text template in which you can easily create text animations which you can update directly in Premiere Pro.
Premiere Pro also got a new option called master clip which you can use to apply the same settings as well as adjustments to all the instances in a clip which are in your project bin.
Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 has got some seriously cool updates and are worth checking out. Photoshop has been given a special interest in this version but other applications are great too! Click here to buy the yearly subscription as it is totally worth checking out!