On the first day of the Max 2021 virtual conference, Adobe announced the extension of Photoshop and Illustrator to the web. Likewise, iPad now supports RAW files as well. So, let’s get discuss what the new Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for the web has to offer.
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator on the web:
The new web editors for both Photoshop and Illustrator are a part of the company’s annual update to its Creative Suite. However, they are the toned-down version of the respective standard desktop apps.
This online version now lets you upload your PSD or AI files to the cloud, share a link with your colleagues, and review and comment in a new commenting panel. Furthermore, the sharing feature will be integrated into the Photoshop desktop software, making distribution much easier. Likewise, the editing tools included are cropping, selection, healing brushes, and others.
Once edited, you can copy the file link and share it with collaborators via your desired messaging or social media application. However, in order to modify files using Photoshop and Illustrator for the web, the sharer must have a Creative Cloud (CC) subscription. The receiver, on the other hand, can modify and add comments without requiring a subscription. Nevertheless, the file author must grant edit permissions for these actions.
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Exclusive for Photoshop
Adobe is also bringing a handful of new features to Photoshop. This includes smart object masking, which allows users to hover over an item and convert it into a new mask using Sensei AI machine learning. This makes it easy to make changes to the selected object. Similarly, if you want to create masks for more than a single item, you can go to Layer > Mask All Objects.
The landscape mixing tool, on the other hand, allows users to change the landscape photos in a matter of seconds. Three new seasonal modes—summer, winter, and autumn—can be added to the original image to transform it.
RAW support for iPad:
Aside from that, Photoshop for iPad has received a substantial upgrade too. First off, it gets the support for Apple ProRAW images from the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineup. It supports files that are compatible with the existing Adobe Camera Raw list and allows for light and color changes, as well as auto-adjustments and auto black and white transformation.
Furthermore, other tools that have made their way to the iPad are Sky Replacement, Healing Brush, and Magic Wand.
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator on web Availability
Photoshop for the web is now in public beta, while Illustrator for the web will be released in private beta. Also, these web application versions are currently compatible with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge only.
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