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Today Adobe unveiled a flood of new apps and updates for creatives during its second major launch event of the year.

On stage during its Max conference keynote, the company showcased new mobile apps Photoshop Fix and Capture; new UX prototyping tool Project Comet; Adobe Portfolio, formerly Behance ProSite; desktop app updates, including Artboard support for Photoshop and touchscreen support for InDesign and Illustrator; and other additions to its suite of creative apps.

As usual, Adobe’s updates are exhaustive — and a bit exhausting. Hardly an app was left untouched.

For a summary of what’s new, updated, and rebranded, look no further. Here’s everything Adobe announced today at its conference in Los Angeles. And check back for updates; the company’s bound to share more as the conference rolls on.


Photoshop Fix


Photoshop is a complicated desktop app. That’s why, we’re guessing, Adobe decided to split Photoshop’s features into a handful of separate mobile apps: Photoshop Express, Photoshop Mix, and now Photoshop Fix. Teased during Apple’s iPhone 6s event, Fix is basically an app for light editing and retouching. It features Adobe’s healing brush and Liquify tool, both of which felt snappy for us on iPhone when we went hands-on with the app last week.

Availability: iOS, starting today.

Capture CC

adobe capture cc

Adobe’s other new mobile app, Capture CC, basically combines a handful of existing mobile apps — Brush, Color, Hue, and Shape — into one. Adobe described Capture as an app to “quickly capture, edit, and share uniquely crafted design assets.” We have yet to try it out for ourselves.

Availability: iOS and Android, starting today.

Other mobile updates

Adobe told us it’s added “more desktop power” to a number of its mobile apps, including Mix, Sketch, Draw, Comp, Clip, and Lightroom.

Lightroom for mobile now includes a “dehaze” feature and the ability to take photos directly within the app, and Mix offers “more layer support.” Stay tuned for more details on what’s new.


Project Comet

Project Comet

Possibly the most interesting teaser of the day, Adobe debuted Project Comet, a tool that promises to offer “everything you need to go from design to prototype … in a vector design environment.” Adobe said the app will ship with a companion mobile app. Considering how Adobe killed Fireworks, once a popular tool for UX designers, this is certainly an interesting development.

Availability: 2016.

Adobe Fuse

Adobe Fuse

Although the existence of Adobe Fuse is already somewhat public, this is the first time Adobe’s acknowledged it since the Mixamo acquisition in June. “The Photoshop team is reinventing the process to create and composite human characters,” Adobe said. “To jumpstart this effort, Adobe recently acquired a fantastic company called Mixamo. Today, we’re introducing Adobe Fuse, a new desktop application for anyone to create fully customizable 3D human characters in just minutes.”

Availability: Limited preview.

Photoshop updates

Photoshop Artboards

Adobe’s flagship photo editor and design app will receive a couple of updates “soon,” including Artboard support, a feature that could make it easier to design entire apps inside Photoshop.

Photoshop will also eventually support Fuse characters and animations, Adobe said.

Availability: Before the end of the year.

More touchscreen support

InDesign Touch Workspace

According to Adobe, all of the company’s “core creative apps now have full support for touch on Windows.” InDesign and Illustrator are the latest to support this Windows-only feature. Interestingly, Microsoft is also a featured sponsor for Adobe’s Max conference.

Availability: Before the end of the year.

Dreamweaver, Muse, and InDesign

Rounding out these desktop updates, Adobe boasts that Dreamweaver and Muse now feature support for responsive design, and InDesign now lets designers publish designs online, apparently with one click.

Availability: Before the end of the year.


Adobe Portfolio

Adobe Portfolio is the new Behance ProSite. The service will soon come “free with any Creative Cloud plan,” offering users the ability to publish their portfolios online without the need for programming skills. Subscribers can expect features like Typekit support, personalized URLs, and password-protected content.

Availability: Before the end of the year.

Adobe Stock gets video, enterprise features

Adobe Stock + Video

Adobe’s Fotolia-powered stock media service will soon sell videos in addition to photos and illustrations. Following integrations with apps like Photoshop and After Effects, Adobe said the service will soon be accessible within Muse, Dreamweaver, and Flash Professional. And finally, Adobe Stock will support enterprise subscribers.

Availability: Before the end of the year.


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Typekit, owned by Adobe since 2011, believes its new deal with iconic Japanese type foundry Morisawa “will be nothing short of a revolution.”

Adobe and Morisawa revealed their partnership today, introducing 20 Morisawa and TypeBank typefaces to Typekit’s library.

Availability: Starting today.


Adobe produces so much stuff that it’s hard to keep track of it all.

The company last released a mountain of updates to its desktop and mobile apps in June when it debuted Creative Cloud 2015.

While that update placed emphasis on Adobe’s core apps (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc), today’s keynote showcased the company’s fresher offerings, which may or may not convince more creatives to drop $10 to $80 per month on a monthly subscription.


Updated 10:27 a.m. PT with Typekit news.

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