Adobe Creative Cloud

October 6, 2014 /The Latest /

Creative Cloud: A New Era of Mobile Creativity

Just over three months after the major 2014 release of Creative Cloud, we’re delivering another milestone Creative Cloud release at Adobe MAX 2014. A quick run-down of the new and updated Creative Cloud apps, features and services that are available today.



Your Creative Profile connects you to your work

Think you can’t do “real” creative work on your iPhone or iPad? That’s about to change. With this release, our Creative Cloud team is setting out to transform the way you work across desktops and devices.

It all starts with a Creative Profile—your creative identity within Creative Cloud—the heart of this Creative Cloud release. Your Creative Profile connects you to your work, to the assets you create with, and to the communities you care about—wherever you are. Your files, photos, colors, brushes, shapes, fonts, text styles, graphics, and assets from Creative Cloud Market will be at your fingertips because your Creative Profile moves with you. It works across apps and across devices, giving you access to what you need, when you need it, and in the right context.

Meet the mobile app families

In June we brought the power of Adobe Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC to devices with a complementary set of imaging and illustration mobile apps. Not only do these apps break down the silos between desktop and mobile, but they’re fun and easy to use, and provide countless new ways to express your creativity. Today we’re proudly debuting more new apps, as well as updates to all of the apps we introduced in June:

The Illustrator family of apps extends the power of Illustrator CC to mobile devices:

MAX_1_DrawAdobe Illustrator Draw—An all-new app that reinvents the best of Adobe Ideas, letting you work with familiar tools and features in a modern, streamlined interface. Better syncing makes it easier to send drawings to Illustrator CC for refinement.

MAX_2_LineAdobe Illustrator Line—A major update to the app we first shipped in June; Line sketches can now be sent to Illustrator CC, enabling you to edit original vector paths, and more.


The Photoshop family of apps brings the power of Adobe digital imaging to mobile devices with the full compatibility of Photoshop and Lightroom:

MAX_3_MixAdobe Photoshop Mix—Now available for both iPhone and iPad, it includes amazing new technology with a cut-out option that automatically creates a selection for the primary element in an image.


MAX_4_SketchAdobe Photoshop Sketch—Draw with new expressive brushes as well as custom brushes, and send sketch artwork to Photoshop as a PSD file, opening the door to deeper integration between Sketch and Photoshop CC.

MAX_5_LRLightroom mobile—Builds on the amazing image management and editing capabilities… view comments and favorites in Lightroom mobile that clients, friends, or family leave on the photos you’ve shared online in Lightroom on the web.


The Premiere family now has a mobile app for video editing on the go:

MAX_6_ClipAdobe Premiere Clip—Our first video-editing app brings the power of Adobe Premiere Pro CC to mobile. It works on iPhone and iPad and integrates with Premiere Pro CC on the desktop for professional editing and finishing.


We’re also really excited about a new family of mobile apps for capturing inspiration on the go and dropping them directly into your creative workflow:

MAX_7_ColorAdobe Color CC (formerly Adobe Kuler)—Create color themes on your iPhone from the photos that inspired them.


MAX_8_BrushAdobe Brush CC—Transform images on your iPhone and iPad into unique brushes for Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC or Photoshop Sketch.


MAX_9_ShapeAdobe Shape CC—Turn shapes and objects from high-contrast photos on your iPhone into editable vectors for use in Illustrator CC and Illustrator Draw.


Updated desktop apps & services make it all easier

MAX_10_PhotoshopPhotoshop CCNew 3D printing features, enhanced Mercury Graphics Engine performance, and improved support for Touch on Windows 8


MAX_11_IllustratorIllustrator CC—A new Curvature tool, and new Touch support for Windows 8 devices like Microsoft Surface Pro


MAX_12_InDesignInDesign CC—Interactive EPUB support and a new Color Theme tool


MAX_13_MuseAdobe Muse CC—SVG support and Synchronized Text


MAX_14_PremierePremiere Pro CC—Search Bins and GPU-optimized playback


MAX_15_AfterEffectsAfter Effects CC—An enhanced 3D pipeline and HiDPI support


MAX_16_DreamweaverDreamweaver CC—Expanded Live View and Creative Cloud Extract (read on for details)


MAX_17_FlashFlash Pro CC—Improved WebGL support and custom brushes


  • Creative Cloud Market—A collection of high-quality, curated content that’s free to Creative Cloud members. Access thousands of patterns, icons, brushes and vector shapes to add to your own projects.*
  • Creative Cloud Libraries—A powerful asset management service, connected to your Creative Profile, that facilitates a seamless workflow between our desktop and mobile apps. Save favorite colors, brushes, text styles, graphics, vector images, and content from Creative Cloud Market into one of your Libraries, and those creative assets will be available to you as you work across Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and our mobile apps.
  • Creative Cloud Extract—Simplifies the comp-to-code workflow by making it a snap to extract design information (like CSS, colors, gradients, measurements, and fonts) from a PSD file. Extract works right inside of Photoshop CC and Dreamweaver CC, or can be accessed in Creative Cloud Assets where your files are stored.

The power of community

The Behance community has grown by leaps and bounds since joining the Adobe family, and now has over 4 million members with more than 20,000 new portfolio projects and “works in progress” published every day. The new Creative Talent Search from Behance connects creatives across the globe with job opportunities from top companies and major brands. Just one more great reason to join Behance if you haven’t yet.

A big investment in training

The pace of innovation in Creative Cloud tools and services is growing fast. So the Creative Cloud Learn team has stepped up its game to keep you on top of your game. Hone your skills with hundreds of tutorials that cater to every experience level. The how-tos are viewable in your browser, on your iPad, and some are available inside your Creative Cloud desktop apps.


There are some amazing new things in this release. And you can see it all, just as it unfolded, from center stage in the Adobe MAX 2014 Day 1 launch keynote, now available on demand. Watch the new mobile apps in action and see how they connect with the desktop apps and services through your Creative Profile—your creative identity within Creative Cloud.

Get your hands on the newest Creative Cloud apps, features and services available today. If you’re already a member, it’s time to update Photoshop and your other apps. And if you’re not a member yet, join us for the journey.

*You must be a paid member to access Creative Cloud Market assets; Creative Cloud Assets are not included with Creative Cloud photography plans.

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  • By Carsten - 10:23 AM on October 6, 2014  


  • By Chris B. - 10:58 AM on October 6, 2014  

    Any word on if these updates are going to be compatible with Yosemite?

  • By Mikael - 11:42 AM on October 6, 2014  

    What!?! Still no Android!
    But you are charging Android users the same amount, right? That is exactly the problem with this cloud rental business model – you are now able to neglect a large group of your costumers, because they are forced to pay anyway.A lot of people predicted this behavior.

    • By Matt - 12:03 AM on October 12, 2014  


      Very valid point can adobe please give a timeframe very easy to say working on it

      It would be nice if it was fair for ALL paying customers

    • By Chris - 8:17 PM on October 16, 2014  

      Agreed! Adobe Brush CC would be awesome to use, but I can’t! I’m paying for stuff I can’t use. That’s not cool. Don’t forget about the droids!

  • By ErgoForce - 11:48 AM on October 6, 2014  

    Yeah, how about Android?

  • By Michal - 11:54 AM on October 6, 2014  

    …thanks Carsten!

    —Android?? why does Adobe constantly discriminates Android users?

  • By Benjamin - 10:24 PM on October 6, 2014  

    When are planned the Android versions?

  • By Ruben - 9:38 AM on October 7, 2014  

    Can we even hope for some Android love at some point?

  • By Goy - 1:28 PM on October 7, 2014  

    Hope that the core (creative cloud desktop app) has been updated for solving many of the bugs we encounter (constant/daily uninstall/reinstall, LR5 in the wanted/correct folder).
    Keep up the good work (but remember that you have windows/androïd users too).

  • By Eon - 1:38 PM on October 7, 2014  

    yeah, what about android?

  • By Michal - 3:24 PM on October 7, 2014  

    and how about a list of bug fixes in premiere?

  • By chall3ng3r - 4:34 AM on October 9, 2014  

    It took more than 13 years to finally bring custom brushes to Flash Pro. Get ready for Timeline enhancements Adobe has planned for year 2020.

    // chall3ng3r //

  • By Bilgin - 10:15 PM on October 9, 2014  

    Let me add to the Android out-cry. Come on guys, it’s 2014, acknowledge that Android is a credible platform. No reason not to do a simultaneous release.

    I also like how there’s no reply to any comment that mentions Android. One more time, Android.

    • By Sue Garibaldi - 10:25 PM on October 9, 2014  

      We are working to add Android capabilities to our Creative SDK, and Android versions of some of our apps. Stay tuned…


  • By stan - 12:35 PM on October 13, 2014  

    So basically, if you have an android this means nothing to you. Cool update….Maybe next time don’t release until you have it ready for both platforms.

    Even more sad is the fact that apple killed flash for no good reason and adobe is totally cool with it – going so far as to support apple products first.

  • By Kerrigan - 8:10 AM on October 17, 2014  

    Is apple buying adobe? Is this a test of how you can shift iPhone sales? Adobe has been saying “updates on android in near future” for years. Its not happening.

    I’ll be buying an iPhone so I can work more efficiently even though I feel kinda bullied into it.

    Maybe I’ll switch back to android or wp8 after you release those apps.

    If you didn’t have essentially a monopoly on creative software, I would be switching from adobe instead. This is not good for your brand.

    Give us a real answer for once.