Colors, images, graphics, brushes, and text styles saved and synced and always ready to be used, reused and shared.
When we launched Creative Cloud Libraries in October 2014 we knew we had a feature on our hands that would take the headache out of managing creative assets—a place to store creative bits, where they would be organized and readily available.
Thing is, until today, Creative Cloud Libraries has been incorporated only in Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, and mobile apps like Adobe Brush CC and Adobe Color CC. Needless to say, since its launch at Adobe MAX, Adobe InDesign CC users have been clamoring for access to it.
Creative Cloud Libraries… It’s part of InDesign CC.
Starting now, InDesign CC users have CC Libraries. No more having assets on the wrong computer or scrambling to find the latest version of a graphic. CC Libraries means knowing exactly where creative assets are. Always.
It also means the ability to share assets with an entire creative team, between ID files, and across InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator CC.
And, since we know a lot of designers have populated InDesign CC’s native libraries with the graphic elements (text frames, linked graphics or groups of objects) they use regularly, those assets (all or a selection) can be easily migrated into CC Libraries. That’s a new library with the same content and the same name as the native library.
CC Libraries. Got it. What else is new for InDesign CC?
InDesign CC (along with Adobe Dreamweaver CC) has not only added in-app learning content with tutorials for every experience level (that means, no longer having to leave the application to learn something new), the team didn’t stop there. It also incorporated some user-requested features that make everyday tasks easier:
- Save time. Draw tables without text frames. When creating tables, it’s no longer necessary to first create a text frame.
- No guessing. No hassle. The Print Current Page option (in the Print dialog and Pages panel flyout) prints the active page in the InDesign window or selected pages/spreads from the Pages panel.
- Do the work once. On by default in the Layers flyout menu, Ungroup Remembers Layers ensures that when something is “ungrouped,” items that were originally on separate layers will return to them.
Hoping for more update news? We have it. Adobe Muse CC is faster, smoother, and more intuitive.
The Adobe Muse team continues to respond to user feedback with updates that improve app quality and performance, and remove the bottlenecks in everyday tasks. There are literally dozens of improvements; a few of our favorite one-click options sure to speed-up work:
- Superscript, Subscript, Uppercase, and Lowercase text buttons provide more flexibility when working with type.
- A Clear All Styling option removes any styling (fill, stroke, text styles) for a selected page, and a Clear Widget Content option removes all content (slideshows, accordion panels, contact forms) from a selected widget.
- Delete unused layers with a single click.
- A Show Where Used option highlights where background images, bullet/list styles, uploaded assets, and paragraph, character and graphic styles have been used throughout layouts.
And, a bit more news… from the Dreamweaver CC team:
- Select, hold, and drag an image from the Extract panel into Live View to launch the Element Quick View panel for precise image insertion.
- New creatively-named color-theme templates offer more options for customizing and personalizing Code View.