Creative Cloud and Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10)

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Adobe and Apple have worked closely together to test Adobe Creative Cloud applications for reliability, performance and user experience when installed on Intel based systems running OS X Yosemite (v10.10). The latest versions of all Adobe CC products are compatible. In addition to the current Photoshop CC release (2014.2), the Photoshop team has also tested Photoshop CC (14.2.1) and CS6 (13.0.6; 13.1.2) for compatibility.

Read the complete OS Compatibility and FAQs for Yosemite.

As with any new release of an OS, there may be unexpected issues that arise that were not discovered during testing. If you encounter any issues, please report them using the bug reporting form.

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Creative Cloud Market

app-icon-cc-ios Creative Cloud Market is now available for Creative Cloud members!

Creative Cloud Market is a collection of high-quality, curated content for creatives by creatives. Creative Cloud subscribers can access assets from Market for free on both desktop and mobile (via Creative Cloud connected apps), choosing from an incredible selection of vector graphics, icons, patterns, UI kits, and more. Creative Cloud subscribers can download up to 500 unique, royalty-free assets each month. This powerful new service allows you to seamlessly find assets to build upon, manipulate, and modify to jumpstart your creative process.

To access Market, you’ll first need to install the Creative Cloud for desktop application. For instructions to download, see Creative Cloud for desktop.

Creative Cloud Market includes a selection of high quality curated content, spanning the following categories:

  • For Placement: photo and digital based templates with organized layers and professional masking (PSD files).
  • User Interfaces: layered PSDs including full kits, forms, charts, navigation, and widgets for both mobile and web (PSD files)
  • Vector Shapes: scalable objects and shapes that integrate with Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator (SVG files)
  • Icons: a series of glyph, outline, flat and 3D symbols for print, web and way finding (PNG/SVG files)
  • Patterns: infinitely repeatable geometric, illustrated, and textured patterns and backgrounds PNG/SVG files)
  • Brushes: high quality natural media and abstract Photoshop brushes (ABR/TPL files)

For more information, instructions to use, and some FAQs, see Creative Cloud Market Help.

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Creative Cloud for iOS | iPhone, iPad

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Adobe Creative Cloud for iOS is part of your free Creative Cloud membership. The app connects your mobile devices to the Creative Cloud and unlocks new tools in your favorite apps.

 

It allows you to:

  • Browse your Creative Cloud files and folders
  • Upload files and photos to Creative Cloud
  • Share preview of your files to your contacts via email or publish them on Behance

It also allows you to preview your PSD, AI and other design files stored in the cloud.

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For more information, see Creative Cloud for iOS.

Not a member of Adobe Creative Cloud? Sign up for a free Adobe ID and start your free Creative Cloud membership, includes 2 GB of cloud storage and trial access to all Adobe creative tools.

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InDesign CC 2014 | What’s new and changed

June 2014

June 2014

Adobe InDesign is the industry-standard publishing application for print publications, interactive PDF documents, digital magazines, and EPUBs. A new version of InDesign CC (2014) is available now. It comes with several enhancements and critical bug fixes.

 

 

 

To install InDesign CC 2014

  1. Go to www.adobe.com, and Sign in with your Adobe ID – click Sign In in the top global navigation bar.
  2. In the left navigation panel, click Desktop under Apps.
  3. In the Desktop Apps page, navigate to InDesign and then click Download. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the download and installation.

What’s new and changed in InDesign CC 2014

Seamless update

InDesign now supports automatic as well as manual migration of local settings from previous release to current release.

EPUB enhancements

Enhanced support for Fixed Layout and Reflowable EPUB Export:

  • Fixed Layout:  InDesign now supports this format that is interesting and interactive. This format is used widely for children’s eBooks and for complex non-fiction like cookbooks and textbooks.
  • Customizable object width and height in CSS: You can now customize the height and width of an object in a CSS file in the Object Export Options dialog box.
  • Improved CSS support for table and cell styles: Table and cell styles now get mapped appropriately to the CSS.
  • Enhanced metadata controls: You can update the file info or metadata of your InDesign file and the same EPUB data gets populated in both Reflowable/Fixed Layout tabs.
  • New EPUB type markup: Additional accessibility support in EPUB through epub:type attribute.

To see the list of all EPUB enhancements in InDesign CC 2014, refer to InDesign_EPUB_Changes_CC_9.2_to_10.0 pdf.

Drag and drop table columns and rows

You can now simply drag-and-drop table rows and columns from one position to another within the same table.

Color groups

You can now create and manage color groups in InDesign. Simply create Color Groups from the Swatches panel through the new Color Group icon or from the flyout and context menu.

Find previous

The Find/Change dialog in InDesign now has two search direction buttons – Forward and Backward. As search forward is enabled by default, you can switch to Backward to reverse the flow of the search. .

Footnote enhancements

You can now apply text wrap to an anchored or floating object that is part of a footnote. This enhancement works on both rectangular and non-rectangular text frames.

Scale effects

Effects such as drop shadows properly scale as you change the scale of an object or text. With the new Scalable Effects feature, an option to scale the transparency effects while scaling an object has been added in the Control panel and Transform panel flyout menus.

Behance integration

InDesign now makes it possible to share your creation on Behance by click of a button. The sharing happens in form of spreads exported as images.

Enhanced package with IDML and PDF

You can now include a PDF and IDML file in any package created from InDesign for individual documents.

QR Code support within data merge

You can now place a data source containing a QR code in a merged document. The QR code workflow is integrated with the merged document.

HiDPI support for Windows

InDesign now supports HiDPI for Microsoft Windows across a wide variety of DPI display settings.

What’s new dialog

Now an in application what’s new dialog greets you with content that provides information about the new features in this release. You can click a link to learn more about the feature.

More on What’s new in InDesign CC 2014.

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