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November 30, 2015 /The Latest /

Get the Updates to Creative Cloud 2015

At MAX 2015 we announced a slew of Creative Cloud news:

  • We unveiled loads of new desktop app features, including precise Dehaze in Lightroom CC, which has been available since MAX, expanded support for UltraHD in Premiere Pro, the new Shaper tool in Illustrator, and the ability to create realistic 3D models in the brand new Adobe Fuse CC (Preview) and easily import and work on them in Photoshop CC.
  • We talked about Adobe Stock getting more deeply integrated into the Creative Cloud apps – giving you Stock search within apps – and how we are adding video to Adobe Stock.
  • We showed advanced support for touch-enabled hardware in our most popular desktop apps, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Lightroom CC, Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC.
  • We made new free mobile apps available, such as Photoshop Fix and Capture CC, which let you edit images and design on the go, and automatically connCSyncMAXect your work back to the desktop apps you use everyday.
  • And we showed how all of this is connected with CreativeSync, which lets you start your creative work on any device and seamlessly pick it up on another. From initial idea to finished work, CreativeSync ensures that your files, photos, vector graphics, brushes, colors, settings, metadata, stock images from Adobe Stock and fonts and type from Typekit, instantly appear in your workflow right where you need them.

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Today, the major updates to our Creative Cloud desktop apps are now available for the millions of Creative Cloud members worldwide. Scroll below for more information on the top new features, and links to the teams’ blogs and product pages, which provide greater details about the individual apps. Additionally, you can watch features in action in the videos on our What’s New page.

When you update Photoshop CC, Ilustrator CC, InDesign CC, Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC, and launch the apps, you will see a new screen to help you get going with your work – we call it Start. The Start experience puts your work front and center, with support for big previews so you can jump right back into your current projects quickly. The Start workspace loads instantly. You can drag files in from the desktop and use all your favorite keyboard shortcuts in the workspace as well. Plus, there are templates to create new projects faster, and a simplified stream of helpful content. Read more about Start from our Experience Design team.

Also, join us on the Adobe channel on Twitch and @CreativeCloud on Periscope to see the Creative Cloud apps in action as some of the most impressive creatives do their work live. Click here for a full schedule of our live streams this week.

Top New Updates in Creative Cloud 2015

If you aren’t using Adobe Stock in your work, now is a great time to start. You can now download and purchase video content, adding to its collection of photos and graphics with over 1 million HD video files and 45 million assets. What’s unique about Adobe Stock is that you can search for and browse assets directly from Creative Cloud Libraries, including new support foStockBryanr accessing stock within Dreamweaver CC (and coming to Muse CC and Animate CC in early 2016). Adobe Stock is already integrated into Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC (including Character Animator). Plus Adobe Stock is available for enterprise use, with additional support for license management, reporting tools, and unlimited usage in large print runs. Read all the latest Adobe Stock details here.

 Needless to say, the web is growing (the number of websites grew 44% just last year). Thankfully, web designers can design and develop responsive websites for any browser or device with Dreamweaver CC. And with CreativeSync, integrate design elements and styles from other Creative Cloud apps, or high-quality images and graphics from Adobe Stock — all directly within Dreamweaver. At Adobe MAX 2015 we showed responsive design features in Muse CC as well, and these are coming in the Muse CC update in early 2016.

#DidyouKnow one of the most in-demand skills for designers is 3D design? Today we release Adobe Fuse CC (Preview) a new product with an integrated workflow into Photoshop CC that unlocks the power of 3D design. With Adobe Fuse CC (Preview) artists and designers with no previous 3D experience can quickly assemble characters with unique combinations of body parts, clothing items and endless texturing options. Cool stuff. Read more on the Photoshop blog.


Speaking of Photoshop CC, if you do any UI, web or UX design, check out the new Design Space (Preview), which is based on deep customer research and built for designers by designers to make your many tasks faster and with less clicks. Also, now you can better customize Artboards. But perhaps the most requested feature for many years: you can now customize your Photoshop CC toolbar. Add to this a new modern UI that delivers a clean and consistent look and improvements in Creative Cloud Libraries, and you have a must-update Photoshop CC.

Designers have even more to look forward to with updates in Illustrator CC & InDesign CC. The new Shaper Tool in Illustrator CC lets you draw with loose, natural gestures that magically transform into perfect geometric shapes. Additionally, there are new Live Shapes: Ellipses, Polygons and Lines, which are interactive and dynamically adjustable, so you can quickly craft vector shapes without having to apply effects or use other tools or panels. The latest release of InDesign CC helps you create and distribute layouts faster than ever, from designing in the intuitive Touch workspace to easily publishing documents online. With Publish Online (Preview) you can take your documents online. With a single click, your print layout is automatically converted to an online document that can be easily shared on Facebook and Twitter, in email, and more.

For those of you who create and edit video and audio, your world just got a whole lot more interesting. The features and functionality we previewed at IBC are now ready for download. Premiere Pro CC ushers in the new era of UltraHD via comprehensive native format support for editing beautiful 4K-to-8k footage, optical flow time remapping and advances color, with improvements to the Lumetri color panel and support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) workflows in Premiere Pro CC. After Effects CC now has the powerful and accessible color tools and color fidelity that Premiere Pro has. Audition CC introduces Remix, a new audio feature that automatically rearranges music to any duration while maintaining the aural integrity and structure of the piece. And Adobe Media Encoder adds Facebook to its Destination Publishing support, building upon existing support for YouTube and vimeo, to allow you to quickly and easily showcase your work to your social community.

Welcome Adobe Animate CC

We are renaming Flash Professional CC to “Adobe Animate CC“.

Why the change? The use of open web standards and HTML5 has become the dominant standard on the web. Over the past few years, the Flash Professional CC product team has embraced this movement by rewriting the tool from the ground up, adding native support for HTML5 Canvas and WebGL as well as output to any format (such as SVG) with an extensible architecture. This flexibility has been a huge hit with Adobe customers. Today, over a third of all content produced in Flash Professional CC is HTML5-based, reaching over 1 billion devices worldwide. In order to more clearly reflect its role as the premier animation tool for the open web and beyond, we updated the name.

In addition, Adobe Animate CC will continue to support Flash (SWF) and AIR formats as first-class citizens, as well as other formats like broadcast-quality video. We will continue improving Animate CC’s HTML5 capabilities over time, while optimizing its core animation and authoring feature set. For more details, watch our Twitch Channel to see sneak peeks of what’s coming in Adobe Animate, and read the latest product team’s blog post.

Adobe Animate will be available in early 2016.

Now is the time to get all the new apps and technologies in Creative Cloud. If you aren’t a Creative Cloud member yet, join us today. We can’t wait to see what you make.


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  • By Joe - 9:28 PM on November 30, 2015  

    Love the Creative Cloud service, but I wish you wouldn’t continue to keep pushing the Creative Cloud application that I don’t want.

    I just want to install Photoshop, not have this other additional program that does nothing for my needs. It used to be until the 2015 updates that this was possible (and I could update from the app’s own “Updates” submenu which opened Adobe Application Manager instead of the CC app). Now you’re forcing me to install something that is useless to me.

    • By ProDesignTools - 1:14 PM on December 1, 2015  

      @Joe –

      If you prefer, you can download and install all of the CC applications and updates without the Creative Cloud Desktop app by using the direct download links instead.

      Hope that helps.

      • By Joe - 8:32 PM on December 1, 2015  

        Have you tried this recently? I used your site’s guide and this most recent update force installs Creative Cloud in my experience.

    • By Leah Walker - 5:28 PM on December 1, 2015  

      Hi Joe,

      As mentioned above, you can absolutely download a single app rather than all of them. Right now, we have a Photography plan that includes Photoshop and Lightroom for $9.99/month. Check out the details here:


      • By Joe - 8:33 PM on December 1, 2015  

        Right, I’m already on that plan. I still don’t want the junky Creative Cloud program anywhere near my system. As far as my needs are concerned, no matter how many features you add to it (Fonts, Stock Images, etc.) it serves zero purpose other than to constantly annoy me – example, it adds its synced folder to my Windows Explorer favorites even as I remove it every single time.

        • By John - 10:12 AM on December 26, 2015  

          I’m with you, Joe. The software fails time after time. Updates fail, windows disappear… of all companies to have such awful software one would expect Adobe would come up with stable platforms; not in my experience.

        • By John - 10:17 AM on December 26, 2015  

          Adobe has become so burdensome. Look to the left of this post. Is anyone ON EARTH glad that that social media bar stays with you as you scroll up and down this page? Of course not. It’s yet another example of Adobe not actually having to USE the stuff we do. Hey Adobe, what do we want? STABLE PLATFORMS THAT ACT THE SAME WAY EVERY DAY AND TIME. If it WERE stable there wouldn’t be page after page of workarounds. Frustration here… .

  • By John Blum - 5:32 AM on December 1, 2015  

    Thx for the Indesign LOVE… NOT!!! You just talked about a “new” feature that was already there since the last “update”… Come one guys… give us the items we need like the ability to create gradients right inside the program instead of using workaround hacks…. We also want the ability to customize our toolbars…. how about support for mobi and k8f export? COME ON GUYS!!!!

  • By Michael W. Perry - 6:45 AM on December 1, 2015  

    John Blum is right. In the Adobe CC family, InDesign looks less like a much-loved child and more like a step-child from a nasty divorce. Other products get substantial improvement. ID gets easier-to-use glyphs. Not exactly earthshaking.How about some long-needed improvements?

    * ID does footnotes well, but publishing shifted to end-of-chapter or end-of-book endnotes back in the 1960s. Doing footnotes is a bit like putting a buggy whip on cars.

    * How about custom dictionaries linked to either a single document or several documents in a project for a client with specialized terms? When there is an oddly spelled word, we don’t want to put it in a with-us-forever dictionary. ID has an extra dictionary. What can be so hard about adding several? And why not give us specialized dictionaries for science, medicine and law? Most important of all, why not go together with Apple and give us a spelling dictionary with a decent vocabulary and a correct spelling lookup that isn’t a disgrace. The current one is on the level of college sophomores and the lookup for correct spelling is so stupid, it can’t handle two misplaced letters.

    * Make ID usable for those of us over forty. Adobe panels date from an era when users had only a single 17-inch screen. Now multiple 24-inch screens are the norm. Yet we get those same tiny panels with what must be about 8-point type. I’m now indexing a 350-page book and seeing that tiny type in long scrolling lists creates eyestrain. Give us the option for larger panels with larger type. That’d be great for all Adobe’s apps.

    * The primary distinction with ID is that text documents require hours of dull, repetitive labor, some of which can be better handled by a well-designed touch UI rather than a keyboard/mouse one. Using the existing panels is particularly clumsy because those panels have to be able to do everything imaginable rather than a few things well. Give us a iOS app that makes oft-repeated task go much faster. Those include assigning paragraph styles to text and indexing text based on hundreds of index entries.


    I will say that, although mobi and KF8 export for Amazon is needed, much of the blame for that lies with Amazon and their in-house proprietary formatting. Amazon bears more of the blame. I am doing my part to pressure them. Since ID doesn’t do KF8, Amazon gets epub for conversion. I look at the result, and if it’s not riddled with errors, I release it. That means the Apple version will look better and that’s as it should be. Eventually readers will notice a difference that extends to almost every book created with ID.

    • By Leah Walker - 5:26 PM on December 1, 2015  

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for taking so much time to share your thoughts with us. We’ve relayed your feedback to the InDesign team and they’ll be sure to take it into account as they plan future updates and improvements.

    • By Connie Taylor - 3:38 PM on December 22, 2015  

      I second the request for readable panels in for InDesign indexing. The existing small panels are much to small and hard to read – and horizontal scrolling makes editing almost impossible.

  • By Johnny De Rieck - 12:38 PM on December 1, 2015  

    I realy realy realy mis tethered shooting for Nikon in Lightroom… #justsaying 🙁 adobe pls fix it !

  • By TJC360 - 2:57 PM on December 1, 2015  

    Adobe is the best, I use everything from AE to InDesign and everything in between, been using it for 20 years, Adobe always ups the ante when it comes to design, video, audio, image and FX although…having C4D in that palette would complete me.

  • By Shaun - 5:47 PM on December 1, 2015  

    Did you manage to fix the error in AE that slows down the RAM preview on mac? Since the last update it’s been almost unbearable!

  • By Peter - 11:05 AM on December 3, 2015  

    The best updates all the CC applications could have is to adopt a more unified UI, plus the UI of the host OS. On the Mac, buttons are different from app to app, which are different from the OS. Acrobat is now like a play school app. Plus, no support for OS features like full-screen mode.

  • By Jean Jensen - 6:24 AM on December 4, 2015  

    Thank you very much for this grand update – I love it 😀

    Only issue is, that every time I open Premiere Pro I have to login in. Now that’s annoying. This was happening before and after the big update. I have talked to the support, and they even took over the machine, but didn’t fix the issue :'(

  • By myBranding - 6:51 AM on December 4, 2015  

    It is nice, awesome news updates.

  • By Debra Johnson - 12:04 PM on December 4, 2015  

    InDesign desperately needs some handy features such as ability to place vertical strokes in the gutters, the ability to add strokes to the top/sides/bottom of a text or picture frame, turning off spell check on master pages, and the option to print out or PDF dynamic spelling underlines.

    Please pass this on! I thought cc would have given us loads of new features for indesign but it seems to have been neglected!

  • By Stefan - 2:03 AM on December 16, 2015  

    I Love CC libraries and use them throughout my complete workflow. With the latest update however I cannot view the complete content of a library as I could before the update. Now I get a few library items and if I want to see more I have to click the button ‘Show xx remaining’ (multiple times, depending of the number of items in the library). If there’s a way to get the ‘old’ CC library back, please share it with me as I can’t find a setting for it anywhere. After one hour with the Adobe helpdesk the only answer I got was ‘yes sir, you have to click that button, it works fine. Do you have anymore questions?’. Please tell me there is a setting somewhere to fix this as this feels like a downgrade of the library functionality.

  • By Christina - 7:32 PM on December 22, 2015  

    Start? Really? It has completely f-ed up my Photoshop. I can’t keep and use my custom workspaces (including customizing the toolbar) because there’s a glitch. The fix is to disable the Start feature. Okay, but then I can’t print from Photoshop without crashing the entire application. The fix for that is to completely re-set my preferences. Which puts Start right back on the screen. Didn’t anyone beta test this feature before releasing it? UGH!!!

  • By Christina - 7:46 PM on December 22, 2015  

    I would like to see an improvement to the way Typekit interfaces and interacts. On more than one occasion, I have run into a serious problem with Typekit being turned off for reasons that are completely beyond my control. I am denied the ability to work on client files due to my default font not being available. I resort to multiple reboots of my machine, paired with repeatedly signing in & out of CC. I will even log into my account on the website or on my computer, and it will tell me that I do not have any fonts in my account, nor do I have acces to Typekit. Eventually, after wasting around 45 minutes, I will get my fonts back. No one at CC support or at Typekit support is able to give me a reasonable explanation as to why this happens, and I’m getting more and more impatient with the whole thing. Why can’t I download that font (font family) to my machine? Why does Typekit continuously turn off despite the fact that my work computer is always on, and I have an extremely fast and reliable fiber connection? I don’t get it. Why offer a feature that continually fails?

  • By Alex R. - 1:54 PM on December 28, 2015  

    This is getting better and better. I will need all these new apps this coming year for web developing purposes. Thanks Adobe!