Adobe Illustrator on iPad Preview

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For more than 30 years, Adobe Illustrator has been the leading illustration app. Adobe  previewed Illustrator’s future with a reimagined touch-based app that brings the precision and versatility of the desktop experience to the tablet at #AdobeMAX. Designed with a more intuitive interface, the iPad update will make it possible for users to work with the same documents across devices, and have seamless access to Adobe Stock, Adobe Fonts and all Creative Cloud Libraries.

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Adobe Fresco App Now on Microsoft Windows

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Released for iPad earlier this autumn, Adobe Fresco is now available on Windows, beginning on Microsoft Surface Pro X devices and Wacom MobileStudio Pro hardware. It provides a natural and versatile drawing and painting experience across devices by combining raster, vector and new Live Brushes. Powered by Adobe Sensei, the watercolor and oil Live Brushes mix and interact on the screen just as they would in real life. The product also allows artists to sync their favorite Photoshop brushes for a smooth roundtrip workflow between apps.

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Glowing Glowing Gone: Adobe spotlights nature’s ‘most beautiful death’

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In a pioneering collaboration, Adobe Stock and Adobe Colour are teaming up with Pantone and award winning non-profit organisation, The Ocean Agency (TOA) to raise awareness about the devastating effects of the climate crisis on oceans, especially coral reefs, as part of their Glowing Glowing Gone campaign. TOA recently won an Emmy for their Netflix documentary “Chasing Coral” and have received significant acclaim for taking Google Street View underwater. 

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Adobe Lightroom Updates: Become a Better Photographer, Collaborate and Edit

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Today, Adobe has announced extensive updates to the Lightroom ecosystem, including new features that help you become a better photographer, collaborate and take your editing to the next level.

This release introduces a new Home view in Lightroom for iOS and Android (coming soon to Mac and Windows) that contains your most recent images; interactive tutorials that are viewable directly within Lightroom; and inspirational photos with behind-the-scenes access to how each image was edited. Photography educators including Matt Kloskowski, Katrin Eismann, Kristina Sherk and Nicole Young have contributed tutorials and photos for today’s release, and more content will be added regularly.

Additional new features introduced in this release include:

  • You can now invite others to view and add photos to your albums through email or a shared link. When someone contributes, you’ll have access to their full resolution photo in the format that was added to your album, including raw files.
  • A new Texture slider designed to help either accentuate or smooth medium-sized details such as skin, bark and hair.
  • Batch editing in Lightroom for Android, Flat-Field Correction in Lightroom Classic and Defringe for Lightroom on Mac and Windows have also been introduced.

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‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew – Lightroom CC for your Smart iPhone

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Hi, everyone! I’m back with another How I Did It!™ video tutorial, this one on using Lightroom CC for capturing and processing RAW files.

Capturing and processing RAW files has long been the standard among traditional photographers due to the increased quality that can be attained from RAW files. Now, the power of RAW shooting and processing and the resulting quality is available on mobile devices. In the video, I share tips about shooting RAW and processing RAW files in Lightroom CC on the iPhone. (Lightroom CC also runs on Android phones.)

Thanks for watching and thank you for your support of past videos. If you have particular topics you’d like me to cover in the future, I invite you to share your suggestions by emailing me at RadDrew@raddrewphotography.com!

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Adobe Announces February Lightroom Release

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Today Adobe is releasing updates to the entire Adobe photography ecosystem, including Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic CC, and Lightroom CC for Mac, Windows, Android, ChromeOS, and iOS.

In this release, Adobe is introducing an all-new Sensei-powered feature, Enhance Details. Harnessing the power of machine learning and computational photography, Enhance Details can now be found in Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic CC, and Lightroom CC for Mac and Windows, and takes a brand new approach to demosaicing raw photos. Demosaicing is an integral process to raw processing and works at the pixel level, converting the information captured by a camera into something that looks like the photos we all expect to see.

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Adobe Lightroom CC for iPad Has Been Updated with Siri Shortcuts Support

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If you’re an avid user of Adobe Lightroom CC for iPad and so many artists are, then you’ll be pleased with the latest update. It brings support for Apple’s Shortcuts app, this now allows you to create a shortcut in order to directly import your images into Lightroom.

Adobe explain “Support for Shortcuts app. Lightroom is now supported directly within the Apple Shortcuts app, enabling the creation of a shortcut in which images are imported into Lightroom. You can also decide whether or not to apply one of the default presets at the time of import”.

Lightroom CC for iPad is available as a free download on the App Store.

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Mobile Photography – The New Apple iPad Pro Review for Photographers

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We’re delighted to publish, Austin Mann’s review of the new Apple iPad Pro from a photographers perspective. Mann is currently working from Iceland on a couple of art commissions and leading a private workshop and he took along the new iPad Pro to integrate it into his mobile workflow. He’s done just that in this article and given us an insight into his new mobile workflow as well as including a few helpful tricks and useful buying advice. Don’t miss this!

To read this alternatively on Mann’s website, please go here.

(foreword by Joanne Carter)

“I’m here working on a couple of art commissions and leading a private workshop and I brought the new iPad Pro along to better understand how it can integrate into the mobile photographer workflow. How does it work to ingest, backup, edit, and share images?

The art installation I’m working on is extremely large format (up to 50 ft. wide), so I’m shooting most of this project with the Hasselblad H6D-100c (a 100-megapixel beast). Needless to say, it’s been a great camera to test the speed of this new iPad Pro”.

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New iPad Pro with all-screen design is most advanced, powerful iPad ever! With New Pencil Too That You’re Going To Love

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This is the biggest update we have ever seen to the iPad and it’s beyond exciting! Apple today introduced the new iPad Pro with all-screen design and next-generation performance, marking the biggest change to iPad ever. The all-new design pushes 11-inch and 12.9-inch Liquid Retina displays to the edges of iPad Pro and integrates Face ID to securely unlock iPad with just a glance. The A12X Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine in iPad Pro outperforms most PC laptops and offers a new USB-C connector, Gigabit-class LTE, and up to 1TB of storage to enable powerful new mobile workflows.2 With over a million apps designed to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch display, including next-generation apps like Photoshop CC on iPad (coming 2019), the new iPad Pro will push what users can do on a computer further than ever before.

A second-generation Apple Pencil magnetically attaches to iPad Pro and wirelessly charges at the same time. A new touch sensor built onto Apple Pencil detects taps, introducing an entirely new way to interact within apps. The new Smart Keyboard Folio features a streamlined design that’s adjustable for added versatility. The new iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio are available to order starting today and in stores starting Wednesday, November 7.

“The new iPad Pro is a huge step forward for powerful, creative, mobile computing; it has an all-new thinner design, speeds through projects with the super-fast A12X Bionic chip and unlocks with a glance using Face ID in any orientation — while you’re sitting or standing, with iPad Pro on your desk or lap, with the new Smart Keyboard Folio and new Apple Pencil,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “There has never been a mobile device anything like the new iPad Pro; it has a gorgeous edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display that curves into the corners, breakthrough performance that outperforms most laptops, Face ID, support for the new Smart Keyboard Folio and new Apple Pencil, advanced new cameras and sensors for the best AR experiences ever in any device, a high-speed USB-C connector, louder speakers, faster wireless and more, all packed into a thinner device that has all-day battery life and is 25 percent smaller in volume.”

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Fully Featured Photoshop CC coming to the iPad

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At Adobe MAX 2018 in Los Angeles, Adobe previewed Photoshop CC on iPad, however, we were granted a preview in early October, along with other members of the press. Adobe were keen to stress this is not a version, it has all the signature features including layers with no practical limit. We were shown an example with 200 layers.

It is, of course, no real secret that Adobe has been working on a fully featured version of Photoshop for a while, a scaled back version for mobile devices has been available for sometime. However, while Photoshop CC on iPad shares the same underlying code as the desktop version, the interface has been reworked for mobile devices. It has a more streamlined layout and larger buttons and sliders for use with either a finger or stylus, though of course, with many of same tools as the desktop version it looks familiar.

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