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October 5, 2015 /Lightroom /Photoshop /Product News /

Adobe Announces Major Updates to its Entire Photoshop and Lightroom Product Line

Last week I had the privilege of meeting with some of the top 3D artists in the world and it blew me away to learn about the attention to detail they pour into every facial expression, lighting condition, even every eyelash on human models, to make 3D objects look as real as humanly (or digitally) possible.

At Adobe, you, our customers have always been our inspiration, using the products we build to make things that we couldn’t possibly imagine ourselves. Today we announce major updates to our entire digital imaging portfolio that will enable you to continue surprising us with your creations.

First, a quick summary of the release and a glimpse of where we’re headed. We believe every creative person should have access to our tools, no matter who or where you are. We are enabling that by rapidly expanding our solutions beyond Photoshop and Lightroom, the deep and powerful desktop tools you know so well, to delivering world-class imaging tools in new ways, on new devices, completely reimagined for modern media, new technical innovations and speedier workflows. You’ll see below that all of our apps are now connected via CreativeSync, which enables you to start something on one device or in one application and seamlessly take it further in another tool—significantly increasing your freedom to create anywhere. Working together, we can erase creative boundaries and continue to have great impact on the world through beautiful images.

Today’s announcement is so broad that some product updates are immediately available while others are still undergoing finishing touches from our engineers and will ship in the coming weeks.

As always, all the updates are available to Creative Cloud members according to your plan.

Here’s what’s available today:

Lightroom CC 2015

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Photograph by Lightroom QE Team member Jeff Van de Walker

 

Today’s release covers the full Lightroom ecosystem across desktop, web, and mobile. Now your photography goes where you go even more seamlessly. Organize, edit, and share your photos from anywhere—on your computer, on the web, on your iPad, and on your iPhone or Android devices.

New in Lightroom CC Desktop:

  • Increase or decrease the amount of atmospheric haze in parts of your photos with the Graduated Filter, Radial Filter, and Adjustment Brush. 
  • Use the redesigned Import tool to get your photos into Lightroom Desktop faster than ever before by finding your photos on your camera, memory card, or hard drive, or from within Aperture or Photoshop Elements.
  • Various additional bug fixes and improvements.

New in Lightroom for mobile for iOS, version 2.0:

  • Get from shoot to finish faster with the new Adobe in-app camera on your iPad or iPhone.
  • Control haze with the newly added Dehaze filter.
  • Adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness of colors throughout your image directly with the new Target Adjustment Tool in the Color / B&W adjustment tool.
  • Send a collection of photos over the newly updated Adobe Premiere Clip 2.0 and create amazing video stories, synced to the beat of your music.
  • Get professional quality retouching with Photoshop Fix (more information about Fix below) which is now seamlessly integrated with Lightroom for mobile with CreativeSync, accessed through the new Edit In option.
  • Lightroom for mobile for iOS can now be used on your phone or tablet without a paid membership, coming soon to Android.

New in Lightroom for mobile for Android, version 1.3 includes:

  • Refine individual colors in your photos with the new Color / B&W adjustment tool.
  • Precisely control the tone of your photo with the new Tone Curve adjustment tool.
  • Bring out the best in your photos with adjustable vignettes.
  • Crop the perfect photo with a redesigned experience that enables you to quickly adjust, align, and auto-straighten.
  • TIFF files are now supported.

New in Lightroom for web:

  • Now make edits right in your browser using the most advanced online editing experience available.

You can get Lightroom from the links below:

Read more about Lightroom on the Lightroom Journal here.

Photoshop CC

Create anything you can imagine, anywhere you are.

Photoshop CC is a family of desktop and mobile apps, connected to each other and to your creative assets via CreativeSync, so you can tap into the power, precision, and performance of Photoshop wherever you are to create anything you can imagine—including images, 2D and 3D designs, videos, and more.

For the Photoshop family, we’re focusing on two major initiatives:

First, deliver tools where our customers can do real work on mobile devices with Photoshop Fix, Mix and Sketch, all connected to each other and our desktop products via CreativeSync for a vibrant ecosystem of new capabilities and workflows so you can push your creativity further than ever before in new locations, on new devices.

Second, we are investing in delivering new capabilities and efficiencies for designers in desktop Photoshop. Over the past two years we have made a major investment in new design tools across type and fonts, Artboards, Linked Assets, Creative Cloud Libraries, Adobe Stock, Asset Export, 3D (and MUCH more…) and with this new version we are making Design Space (preview) available to more customers and in more languages. This is a new space inside Photoshop, custom created to address the workflows of today’s web, UI and app designers.

Here’s today’s news:

Photoshop Fix 1.0 – NEW!

We are thrilled today to introduce and make immediately available Photoshop Fix, a new mobile app built to make non-destructive image retouching easier than ever before. With Fix, we started with the state-of-the-art retouching technology from Photoshop and Lightroom, added some new secret sauce and packaged it all up in a mobile workflow specifically designed to make retouching fast and easy while on the go, while still producing Photoshop-quality results.

Fix includes Liquify to reshape any area of an image; Healing Brush to remove image imperfections such as scratches and blemishes; Smooth to easily smooth or sharpen areas of a landscape or parts of skin; unmatched face detection that recognizes when a specific section of the face is selected and enables detailed refinements; and much more.

Fix even delivers amazing performance on images from high-end DSLRs (depending on your hardware capabilities). Try it out. I promise you won’t have seen this kind of performance on a mobile device before.

Fix is deeply connected to Lightroom and Photoshop through CreativeSync. You can edit your Lightroom images directly in Photoshop Fix and save them back to your Lightroom catalog without ever leaving Fix. Use Photoshop to open a retouched image you created in Fix and get the full, layered PSD file showing all the adjustments and masks from your Fix edits.

It is available free on iPhone and iPad.

Download and give Fix a whirl here.

Photoshop Mix 2.0

Today we have released Photoshop Mix 2.0. This is a major update to Mix with many new features and improvements throughout the app, including a completely new architecture that leverages Apple’s Metal framework.

Photoshop Mix is a compositing app built using Photoshop technology that delivers a deep, focused, non-destructive editing experience on a mobile device. It enables you to do real work while away from your desktop. Through CreativeSync, Mix also connects to many of Adobe’s other mobile apps like Fix for retouching workflows and Lightroom for image enhancements, so you can easily produce multifaceted projects in a completely mobile environment. Plus, if you want to take your projects even further, you can quickly move your layered and masked compositions to Photoshop CC, and benefit from all its goodness. And now, there’s even non-destructive smart filter support in Photoshop CC for Mix looks.

Just some of what’s new in Mix today:

  • More layers
  • Nine blend modes (the most popular from Photoshop) that allow textures, multiple exposure effects and more, for more serious and complex work away from the desktop
  • Nearly twice as many image adjustments
  • Support for Layer Masks to create double exposure, stencil and other creative effects
  • CreativeSync-enabled direct connection with Lightroom and the exciting, new Photoshop Fix

Mix is free and available on iPhone and iPad and Android (2.0 on Android coming soon).

Get Mix 2.0 for iOS here.

Get Mix 1.2 for Android here.

For more information about Mix visit here.

 

Photoshop Sketch 3.0 

Adobe Sketch

We’re happy to release Photoshop Sketch 3.0 today. This update brings a host of new painting and drawing features to help you create even more realistic artwork.

Photoshop Sketch is an expressive sketching and painting app for your iPad. It includes 14 built-in tools including pencils, markers, a pen, brand-new watercolor brushes and the ability to use images for a collage or reference. We have added new watercolor brushes that blend and simulate water just like traditional watercolor.

Last week I watched a portrait artist paint with the new watercolor brushes in Sketch. The realistic performance of the paint is truly beautiful.

You can also create your own realistic brushes for use in Sketch from images using the newly announced and released Adobe Capture CC. We’ve redesigned the Sketch interface so you can draw with your toolbar on the left or right hand side as well as customize the toolbar to contain just the tools you like. Finally, we’ve added new built-in stamping and tracing shapes and new perspective and graph grids to help you sketch more realistically. And you can integrate your art into other designs by sending it via CreativeSync to Illustrator where it can be scaled up losslessly to 4x. Or you can send it to Photoshop as a layered PSD file.

Get Sketch here.

For more information about Sketch.

Adobe Camera Raw 9.2

Adobe Camera Raw 9.2 releases today and remains in sync with Lightroom with the ability to easily remove or add atmospheric haze in specific areas of your photos using the Local Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter, and Graduated Filter plus, a new way to navigate through your images when zoomed in.  And as always you will get support for more cameras and lenses.

For more information about ACR, visit the Lightroom Journal here.

Here’s what will be available in the coming weeks:

Photoshop CC 2015

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Today, we are announcing a major update to the desktop version of Photoshop. One new web-based component of Photoshop will ship today, which I will describe below. The primary Photoshop desktop application will ship in the coming weeks when we release all our other desktop apps like InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Premier Pro CC, etc. and I will write a detailed blog post about Photoshop on that date. To whet your appetite, here is just some of what we are adding:

  • Even more enhancements for designers – continuing to build out this major area of focus for you. We are adding a completely streamlined and tuned Design Space mode targeted for web and UI designers; new Artboard capabilities; the ability to directly import SVG files that you can rescale in your designs; and Creative Cloud Libraries improvements that speed up your asset access and management workflows.
  • The ability to easily work with 3D figures and incorporate them into your images and designs directly in Photoshop. Import, pose, and animate characters created in the new Adobe Fuse CC (Preview), and then adjust camera angles, lighting, and position to get precisely the look you want in Photoshop. Just imagine all the possibilities and the flexibility you gain when you can pose, re-pose, change the lighting of people in images in ways that are very challenging in 2D.

More information about Photoshop CC here.

New 3D Animation Service

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Available today is a new 3D animation service. With this new service, you can upload 3D characters, where they are automatically rigged and you can choose from our library of 10,000 animations to bring your character to life.

We are thrilled to deliver this to you and can’t wait to see what you create.

Enjoy!

Pam Clark

Director of Product Management, Photoshop

Lightroom, Photoshop, Product News

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  • By Frank - 10:01 AM on October 7, 2015   Reply

    Major mess up with the new import feature on Lightroom CC. Basically broke something and left out a lot of functionality. Many people moving away from Lightroom as a result. Warning. Do not upgrade if you have an option.

  • By Kalle - 3:35 PM on October 8, 2015   Reply

    Oh, man, you have done a big mistake, Adobe! The last update of Lightroom with the removal of the old import-dialogue was a bad choice, creating thousands of frustrated professional Lightroom users. Please bring the old import-dialogue back as soon as possible.

  • By Joseph - 1:59 PM on October 9, 2015   Reply

    Update (payable) to non cloud basede PS & LR – an answer

    • By Joseph - 1:52 PM on October 26, 2015   Reply

      Please update non-cloud – help!

  • By Sasha - 12:56 AM on October 13, 2015   Reply

    The new lightroom import dialog is very bad and frustrating.
    I suggest to work to improve your products, not to create solution that your customers don’t like.
    Sorry Adobe, you are going on a bad way.
    Watch your back from your competitors, because they are triyng to do what we like and are doing ever better.

  • By JP - 11:40 AM on October 15, 2015   Reply

    The newer features in Lightroom are good (ex.dehaze), but the removal of some key import features is by far the worst decision to date that Adobe management has signed off on. Basically removing the beloved file import, the lack of card eject after importing, to the removal of the option to move images within LR has left many, many professional photographers catching their heads wondering what the heck was Adobe thinking.

    I for one am displeased with the latest release, for it has me looking to make another investment in a new workflow solution, one that offers the options previously mentioned.

    And as a sports photographer, I’m lucky enough to use PhotoMechanic to ingest my images, caption them and do some quick cropping, but I always had Lightroom in the background ready to perform the more advance tasks needed before submission to the wire service. I’ve tried to work around the removal of the fore mentioned features, but I’m left without my “PLAN B”.

    Please reconsider your feature omissions in new releases, for Lightroom was built off the Professional/Advance Hobbyist Photographers.

    Good Day!

  • By connie - 4:05 PM on October 15, 2015   Reply

    I think all of the same options are there, just moved around. I just went through the new import windows and checked it all out. It has all of the same controls, just has those darn icons and larger type for people who might want that. I know that many people have trouble with importing and I really don’t think this is going to help those people. I, too, liked the old screens better. Click on the icons at the top right and left to find all the old options.

  • By connie - 4:16 PM on October 15, 2015   Reply

    I know that the eject button is supposed to be in the revised import window as I’ve read the manual, but I simply cannot find it. I’ve clicked and re-clicked and right-clicked to no avail. So, where is it??

  • By me - 5:54 AM on October 16, 2015   Reply

    Hoping you revert your import dialogue decisions.

  • By Blackwell - 10:16 AM on October 19, 2015   Reply

    It’s great, I’ve updated and used very good

  • By Jeanne Smith - 3:53 PM on October 20, 2015   Reply

    The new method of importing images is really terrible. I am a professional photographer, pretty tech-savvy, and this is beyond awful to use. In fact, it is UNusable! Making a major change such as this, during the BUSIEST season of all for photographers, was not a wise move at all. This has put me behind on my already large workload, as well as caused me hours and hours of unnecessary frustration and confusion.

    Why on earth were these changes made? And, more importantly, why was a usable feature actually made WORSE? Why did you break it?

    I am absolutely infuriated.

  • By dorian - 1:12 PM on October 22, 2015   Reply

    I’ve recently downloaded some graphic bundle from CreativeArtMarket website and I have a problem with many files, since I have Photoshop elements. I wonder why PS and PSE files are not compatible, since they have the same extensions and all? Sorry I am not very good at it, maybe I’m missing something, but I really like the templates and would like to use them on my projects. thanks

  • By orlando - 9:55 AM on October 23, 2015   Reply

    Hi,

    The latest update looks amazing specially Photoshop Sketch 3.0. I’m loving it.
    The new new painting and drawing features can make an image look even more realistic.

  • By Malou - 4:23 AM on November 12, 2015   Reply

    I have to say i really like the new lightroom and photoshop CC.

  • By Pedro Marques - 10:19 AM on November 24, 2015   Reply

    What about team script integration?
    What about debug focused reduction and less show off?
    Tray ask me details if you dare.

    Creative cloud is still far far away of production team workflow.
    My team uses its own script on photoshop and bridge and they are crucial for our productivity. Adobe has never care less than nowadays.

    Who even cares about puting a 3D guy running? Adobe, where are you. Give me a break on bugs. Just debug first then go play.

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  • By Johan - 7:59 PM on March 5, 2016   Reply

    It has all of the same controls, just has those darn icons and larger type for people who might want that. I know that many people have trouble with importing and I really don’t think this is going to help those people.

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