Adobe introduces new Creative Cloud features, including Photoshop for the web

A new slate of updates for the Creative Cloud also follow suit

Creative teams have been hammered by the pandemic and as all the major software developers try to provide platforms for their customers to use from home, Adobe has now finally begun to properly make strong headways into this market.

You’ll have noticed it with Microsoft’s Teams now being a major embedded function within all Office and Windows 11 products, or the rise of companies like Zoom during 2020, but Adobe hasn’t really made any moves until now.

Their software already had collaborative capabilities, but I guess somewhere someone had a graph about how some tech, design, and video teams are now permanently working from home and with that, brings a greater need to connect everyone.

So along with the purchase of Frame.io, the video collaboration platform that allows users to communicate changes, edits, and such that is now being integrated across Adobe’s Premiere Pro, allowing for teams to no longer have to don a shirt for a video call to discuss it.

Screenshot of photoshop layering in the browser.

Other things that are coming to this update also include the introduction of Photoshop and Illustrator for the web, which allows for clients and creators to make suggestions and light edits to an image straight in the browser. It looks heavily inspired by the current lacklustre iPad version.

It’ll require a Chromium browser from what I’ve seen, as even trying to use it now as it links straight through to the blog post about it, it pops up saying I can’t use it on Firefox.

Clients won’t require a subscription to make any suggestions or comments.

Screenshot of Creative Cloud Spaces providing shared access to creative files.

Creative Cloud Spaces and Canvas are new ways for teams to interact with files and themselves. With Spaces, this seems to be an expansion of the current Creative Cloud file storage option in a Google Drive-esque format, while Canvas will allow people to ‘explore ideas together’ in ‘real-time’, which looks eerily like a combination of a Pinterest and Tumblr page all combined into one, with the options for voice chat at the same time.

Mood boards, who knew they were still a thing?

Creative teams use Creative Cloud Canvas.

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