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Unleashing creativity with 2019 release of Adobe Creative Cloud

Cape Town, 21 Nov 2018
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As a key Adobe distributor, Dax Data is pleased to announce the 2019 release of Adobe Creative Cloud. At the annual Adobe MAX conference held last month, Adobe unveiled a portfolio of next-generation creative apps that will expand what's possible by transforming creative workflows across devices and platforms.

Unparalleled innovation empowers you to explore new, creative frontiers in 3D design, voice prototyping, 360/VR video, and more.

Among the all new apps and prototypes, there are a number of updates and added features to your old favourites.

Photoshop CC

Adobe has unleashed a wave of innovation with Photoshop CC for the iPad, Project Aero, Project Gemini, Dimension CC 2.0 and a major update to Photoshop CC itself.

Photoshop CC on the iPad is the newest piece of the system, bringing real Photoshop to mobile devices with an approachable user experience and the power and precision needed for image compositing. Creators can use the mobile version of Photoshop on its own or as a partner to Photoshop on the desktop. The preview of this new tool is available now, with new operating systems and form factors to be added in future.

Other focused applications like Dimension CC, Project Aero, and Project Gemini each deliver huge and unique benefits themselves, and extend the value of the Photoshop system.

* Dimension gives designers accessible 3D workflows. A big update (2.0) is available now.
* Aero gives designers the ability to create AR experiences. Preview available now.
* Gemini is a focused drawing and painting app for devices like the iPad. Preview available now.

Here's an in-depth look into the latest updates and new Photoshop apps.

Adobe Illustrator CC

Adobe Illustrator CC is full of colourful innovations powered by Adobe Sensei.

Freeform Gradients let you create gradients with rich colours and organic blends like never before. In addition to Linear and Radial Gradients, the new Freeform Gradients allow you to colour your objects in a way that looks natural and photo-realistic.

Global Edits allow you to make instantaneous edits across your artboards. Global Edits lets you select, find, and edit similar objects across artboards.

Custom toolbar allows you to organise your work space the way you want it.

Adobe Fonts Integration means you now have access to over 14 000 fonts that can easily integrate into your projects.

More updates to Illustrator CC include scalable interface, true-size view, external GPU support and trim view. Find out more.

Adobe InDesign

This year's Adobe InDesign release is the most powerful release yet. Comprising the latest innovations powered by Adobe Sensei, integrating more than 14 000+ fonts, releasing top customer requests, and including over 30 performance improvements.

New properties panel gives you all the controls you need, when you need them, without having multiple panels open.

Content-Aware Fit, powered by Adobe Sensei make it easier to fit images into your frames, using artificial intelligence to detect the best parts of the picture, then scaling and repositioning them so only the best part is displayed.

Layout Adjustment automatically helps you resize your document.

Import PDF comments helps you easily track feedback, and accept or reject comments. Selecting a comment conveniently highlights the selected place mentioned. Documents can also be exported as PDFs with comments embedded so the reviewer can see all actions taken.

Adobe Fonts Integration gives you direct access to 14 000+ fonts that come with your Creative Cloud membership directly within InDesign CC.

Read more about these awesome features and more.

Adobe After Effects

The latest update of After Effects CC brings you more creative control and performance improvements, allowing you to bend, twist, scale and warp your layers, taking Mesh Sculpting to a whole new level.

Adobe XD CC just got a whole lot better. With the latest version, you can export layers and artboards directly into your After Effects project, with native support for layers, artboards, vectors, text, and artwork.

Adobe Fonts

With new Adobe Fonts, all previous Typekit plans are streamlined into one service that gives you Adobe's complete library as part of all Creative Cloud plans. Everything you love about Typekit is still hard-wired into Adobe's DNA: a huge selection of quality typefaces, unparalleled Web font service, and seamless integration with Creative Cloud. The major difference you'll notice is what's not there anymore.

* No more sync limits. Just activate all the fonts you need. You've already paid for them with your Creative Cloud plan.
* No more Web font page view and domain limits.
* No more "Web-only" fonts. All the fonts in our library are available for use on both the Web and on the desktop.

Starting today, all Creative Cloud plans include Adobe's complete library of fonts. This includes single-app plans and the Photography Plan.

Android users, let's make this official: introducing Adobe Spark Post!

Spark Post is the easiest way to create stunning graphics. Create from professionally designed templates, apply beautiful typography, and automatically resize your content for any surface with just one tap.

For more information on how to get access to these innovative creative tools get in contact with our team at Dax Data.

Editorial contacts
Dax Data Beatrice Kampmann (+27) 021 683 3861
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