Adobe Creative Cloud with added mobile mojo, talent search
By Digital News Asia October 10, 2014
- Updates to 13 desktop tools that link to a new family of integrated mobile apps
- Connects creatives globally with job opportunities from top brands, companies
ADOBE Inc has announced it is shipping what it called a “milestone release” of Creative Cloud that transforms how those from the creative industries work across desktops and devices.
The release includes significant feature updates to 13 essential CC desktop tools that link to a new family of integrated mobile apps, the company said in a statement.
In addition, the latest versions of Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC include advances in touch support for Microsoft Windows 8 and Surface Pro 3 devices.
Central to this release is an all-new Creative Profile that drives deep connections between CC desktop tools and nine new mobile apps that extend the power of the Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and Premiere franchises onto mobile devices, Adobe said.
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Adobe also launched a public beta of a Creative SDK (software development kit) that enables the delivery of mobile apps that connect to Creative Cloud, kicking off a new era of third-party app innovation for creative developers.
The company also introduced Creative Talent Search, which it said connects creatives around the world with job opportunities from top brands and companies.
These innovations and more were demonstrated in the keynote session at the recent Adobe MAX 2014 creativity conference
“The pace of innovation continues to accelerate with Creative Cloud and today we are introducing a new family of mobile apps that are deeply integrated with flagship CC desktop tools, like Photoshop and Illustrator, and taking mobile devices into the creative mainstream,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media, Adobe.
“Also, new capabilities, such as Creative Talent Search, show that Creative Cloud is evolving into an increasingly powerful resource for our millions of members,” he added.
The new Creative Cloud release includes a Creative Profile that connects creatives to their work, to the assets they use to create, and the communities that matter to them – no matter where they are, Adobe said.
Files, photos, colours, brushes, shapes, fonts, textstyles, graphics, and any other assets are always at their fingertips.
This Creative Profile moves with creatives from app-to-app, and device-to-device, so assets automatically appear when they need them, in the right context.
Building on the success of Creative Cloud capabilities such as file sharing, Behance and TypeKit, new services available include:
- Creative Cloud Market: A collection of high-quality, curated content that’s freely accessible to Creative Cloud members. Access and use thousands of professionally crafted files, including user interfaces, patterns, icons, brushes and vector shapes, to speed through desktop and mobile projects.
- Creative Cloud Libraries: An asset management service that lets creatives easily access and create with colours, brushes, text styles, and vector images through Creative Cloud desktop, mobile apps and services.
- Creative Cloud Extract: A cloud-based service that reinvents the Photoshop CC comp-to-code workflow for web designers and developers, letting them share and unlock vital design information from a PSD file (such as colors, fonts and CSS) to use when coding mobile and desktop designs.
Adobe also launched Creative Talent Search, which connects creatives across the globe with job opportunities from top brands and companies.
Hiring managers using Talent Search are able to use advanced discovery tools to find the right talent for their job – for example, finding experts in Photoshop, who live in a specific city, and have worked in automotive design, Adobe said.
Custom algorithms recommend candidates for roles and get smarter the more a recruiter uses the system.
Also, public postings will advertise job opportunities to the millions of creatives on Behance. For more information, go here.
Pricing and availability
These new updates to Creative Cloud are available now to Creative Cloud members as part of their membership at no additional cost. The new and updated mobile apps are free to everyone.
To join Creative Cloud, special promotional pricing is available to customers who own Adobe Creative Suite 3 or later.
Membership plans are available for individuals, students, photographers, teams, educational institutions, government agencies and enterprises.
For pricing details, click here.
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