Adobe MAX 2015: Adobe Syncs Mobile & Desktop For Workflows

adobe-maxBy James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)

During day one of Adobe MAX, we saw some cool new features that promise to sync up your post-production workflow anytime inspiration strikes. Powered by their new Creative sync platform, mobile and desktop have never gotten along as good. And it’s going to get better.

Great content has the power to move us all. We imagine the unimaginable. – Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe Systems

Citing three key trends that are now driving content creation – Design being paramount, Consumers wanting Access Their content wherever they are, And a demand a personalized experience, Adobe announced Creative Sync as the backbone of Creative Sync. Think of it as Adobe Bridge, on steroids, which marries your desktop to your mobile device and allows changes to flow both ways and with no loss in resolution.

Creative Sync in Creative Cloud promises Connected workflows of all assets in your Creative Libraries, as well as an expanded capability of Adobe Stock Images, and users are about to see how their work can be managed with both mobile and desktop applications.

“Creativity needs to be extended beyond the desktop, wherever and whenever you’re inspired. That’s the new Creative Cloud.”

CreativeSync connects through assets across every platform with Mobile Apps that promise to work seamlessly together. With Sync, your asset Libraries follow you from app to app, and with Adobe’s expanded Adobe Stock House, users get acces to millions of stock images, as well as stock video, that can be searched, inserted into a draft with full access to manipulate the watermarked image and show to clients. Once approval is given, you can then buy the asset and add a full res version to your library without losing any changes to your workflow. The watermark simply disappears and the resolution improved. Same thing with video in Adobe Première and After Effects.

AdobeLook allows users to apply color palettes, patters and brushes, collected from the for use in Photoshop.

A new app is Adobe Fuse 3D, which gives post artists the ability to create and customize 3D characters in minutes and use in every Adobe Application.

“Avid is yesterday. Premiere is tomorrow.” – Tim Miller, Director of Deadpool

Adobe Premiere now has Cinematic Looks via the Lumetri Color Panel and with Adobe Capture, a mobile app that can capture light information from still image photo from your mobile phone and apply it to color correction. That means that post houses no longer have to labor to match lighting for CGI, they can just collect the light data with your mobile phone on set and apply it to the CGI scene to video in post. That’s going to make ChromaKey matching a lot easier.

AdobeAudition Remix recomposes soundtracks to seemlessly fit video clips automatically. Remix analyzes beat patterns, tonal qualities and tempo and then based on the adjusted length input, seamlessly remixes the soundtrack to fit the clip. Very cool.

Face Tracking is now automated in After Affects. All an artist has to do is draw an elipse around subject’s face and select “with detailed features.” And it’ll choose all points on the face to track. Tracking can even remove existing features and o relay new ones.

Lastly, Adobe showed off expanded capability of Liquify to not only adjust body features, but literally change a subject’s facial expression with in Adobe Photoshop Fix [iTunes link], a mobile app that allows users to work on full resolution images on the fly . It’s only available with Adobe Lightroom right now, but imagine After Effects getting that function?!

These new apps are available starting today for Creative Cloud members who have iOS devices (there are many, but here’s Photoshop Express, Lightroom, and Capture), with Android support coming soon.

Tomorrow, Adobe Labs will show off some new stuff that will be coming to Creative Cloud in the next few years. So stand by for some crazy new tools !

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