At its online Adobe Max conference, Adobe has announced a long list of updates for its Creative Cloud software packages, including some interesting new features for Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere Pro.
Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
Photoshop is to get three new Neural Filters: Landscape Mixer, Color Transfer and Harmonization. Landscape Mixer enables landscapes from multiple images to be mixed, Color Transfer enables colours to be transferred from one image to another while Harmonization automatically matches the colour and tone of composited images.
The Landscape Mixer has a selection of Preset landscapes that can be added to the image you’re editing, but you can also add your own images.
Photoshop’s Object Selection tool is also set to be enhanced with a new Auto Masking feature that enables an object to selected just by hovering over it. You can also add to the selection by hovering over another object and holding down the shift key and clicking on the new object.
In addition, there’s the option to mask all the objects that the software detects in an image. You can then select any of the objects that you want to work with.
Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw are also set to get more powerful masking capability, powered by machine learning, that simplifies sky and subject selection. There will also be AI-powered presets customised for the image.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro is set to get a new Remix feature that’s designed to edit a music track so that it fits the length and action within a video creation.
Meanwhile, Simplify Sequence is being introduced to ease getting rid of the clutter that tends to build up when editing a video by deleting things like disabled tracks and clips.
There’s also an enhanced Speech to Text for better transcription accuracy particularly with culturally specific expressions, plus the option to export captions as sidecar files only.
Creative Cloud Web and Photoshop Web
Adobe has announced it is launching a Beta version of Creative Cloud Web to help facilitate remote working and collaboration.
Photoshop and Illustrator will also enable sharing, review and light editing via an internet browser. It’s simply a case of sending the person you want to consult a link and they will be able to see your image and provide feedback from within the browser without having to download apps or have a Creative Cloud subscription.
Alternatively, you can share an image from within Photoshop by inputting an email address to give the recipient access to basic editing tools in their browser. This will allow them to make minor adjustments and quick edits.
Any comments made on your work will be visible within a new comments tab in Photoshop or Illustrator.