While Adobeâ€™s major update to its Creative Cloud applications includes several feature improvementsâ€”for example, an AI-powered, improved Smart Subject feature for Photoshopâ€”the main focus is explanatory: showingÂ how to use its tools, as much as providing new one.
Adobe said Tuesday that itâ€™s doubling the amount of content available on Adobe Live, its source for instructional videos and other tutorials. Adobe Live is also going mobile. Similarly, over 21 million people are now members of Behance, Adobe’s social community for highlighting and sharing art, which has also added free, publicly available job boards.
More importantly, Adobeâ€™s providing in-app tools for demonstrating exactly how a photographer moved from the raw image to a finished product, with a new â€œShare Editsâ€� feature in Lightroom that shows the process of edits a creative actually used. Likewise, the Adobe Fresco painting app is building in live streaming support, so people can follow along as an artist performs their work. Collaboration tools are being added to InDesign, so that a team can work on a project collaboratively and share edits as they move through the process.