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Adobe MAX 2018: Premier Rush CC launched, Photoshop for iPad coming in 2019 and major updates to flagship programs

Adobe MAX it is an annual event where Adobe reveals its major announcements while showcasing next-generation technologies.

  • Published: October 15, 2018 11:49 PM IST
Adobe MAX 2018

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Adobe just announced a number of “major updates” to its Creative Cloud apps during its annual Adobe MAX event. For the people who may be unaware, Adobe MAX it is an annual event where Adobe reveals its major announcements to the world while showcasing next-generation technologies in the field of multimedia and creativity. During the ongoing Adobe MAX 2018, the company announced a number of updates for its flagship apps while introducing some new features and services in the process.

Adobe Premier Rush CC

According to the announcement, the company revealed its much expected Adobe Premier Rush CC, the final version of Project Rush that it revealed a few months back. This app acts as a one-stop for all the tasks related to producing videos including shooting, editing, and sharing the video online to popular video streaming services. The program is available on Windows, Mac, and iOS with the Android version set to launch in 2019. This means that users can take their projects anywhere and edit on whatever device they have access to. Interested users can get it for $9.99 per month and teams can get it for $19.99. The service is priced at $29.99/month for enterprise customers.

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It is also available as part of the Creative Cloud All apps, the Student plan, and Premiere Pro CC single app and Adobe has packed 100GB of CC storage with the app. If users are running out of storage then they can upgrade to increase the storage up to 10TB. However, if you don’t want to spend your money then Adobe is also offering a Starter plan which is free of cost. The only limitation is that you can only export your project three times.

Photoshop for iPad

Adobe showcased a prototype version of full-fledged Photoshop app for iPad that has been redesigned to work with touch experiences. The company claimed that the app “will deliver the power and precision” to iPad users that the desktop version has enjoyed.

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The app will also allow users to edit native PSD files along with support for image-editing tools and support for layers.

Project Gemini

This is the second app that the company showcased and this one is aimed at increasing the workflow for painting and drawing across devices.

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The app will launch on iPad in 2019 while allowing users to vector, raster, and even use new dynamic brushes, all in one single app.

Other updates to its Creative Cloud apps

The company also rolled out a number of updates to its other Creative Cloud apps that include the new content-aware fill in Adobe Photoshop CC 2019, improvements and workflow improvements in Adobe Lightroom CC, and Lightroom Classic, ability to design with photo-realistic gradients in Illustrator CC, and powerful content-aware fill in InDesign CC. The company also revealed the ability to create and animate stylized puppets with the help of a webcam with Character Animator, a new rendering engine for better rendering preview performance in Adobe Dimension CC, new Adobe Sensei-powered search features on Adobe Stock and a new library of clips made from GoPro.

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The company also introduced new workflows and integrations allowing users to move from Adobe Animate to After Effects, Animate to Character Animator, and Adobe XD to After Effects to give users more control. The company also revealed new updated to Adobe XD which now allows users to interact with their prototypes using voice and screen prototyping. The company also launched the 1.0 version of its Spark Post app on Android which was previously launched as a public beta.

The company claimed that it is working on improving the performance of all the apps and programs that it offers as part of the Creative Cloud while working on “greater cross-application integration”. It is also working on optimizing the in-app start experience to make the interface more user-friendly and engaging.

  • Published Date: October 15, 2018 11:49 PM IST