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Adobe Creative Cloud gets a major update

Adobe has revealed some huge updates to key Creative Cloud apps

Adobe has revealed some huge updates to key Creative Cloud apps

Adobe has announced major updates to Creative Cloud (opens in new tab); specifically Animate CC (formerly Flash Professional), Muse CC, and Bridge CC. Here's what's going down.

  • Animate CC – the Flash Professional replacement receives one of the tool's biggest releases ever with a slew of new features being added.
  • Muse CC – gets responsive design capabilities, making it easier than ever to create custom, responsive sites that look great on any browser or device – without coding.
  • Bridge CC – receives a tonne of updates including automated cache management, photo downloader support on OS X 10.11x (El Capitan) and auto-stack panoramic and HDR images.

Let's focus on Animate CC and Muse CC.

Animate CC

Flash Pro became Animate CC recently – now comes the extra features

Flash Pro became Animate CC recently – now comes the extra features

Last November, Adobe renamed Flash Professional (opens in new tab), which became Animate CC. Today it receives a huge list of updates – these are the highlights.

  • Creative Cloud Libraries
  • Adobe Stock integration for high-quality images, illustrations, and graphics
  • TypeKit support for HTML5 Canvas document type
  • New vector art brushes
  • Improvements to pencil and art brushes
  • Brush Library panel
  • Tagged Swatches
  • Custom templates for HTML5 Canvas documents
  • OAM publishing support for AS3, WebGL, and HTML5 Canvas documents
  • Publish text as outlines in HTML5 Canvas documents
  • Projector support
  • Stage scaling
  • Rotate your stage
  • Import SVG files
  • Enhanced drawing object bounding box
  • Video export to multiple resolutions
  • Contents scale proportionately to stage size
  • Enhanced Onion Skinning
  • HTML5 Canvas improvements

Head to Adobe's site (opens in new tab) to find out more information.

Muse CC

Muse CC has finally received an RWD update

Muse CC has finally received an RWD update

In December we mused (sorry) upon what the next Muse CC update should include (opens in new tab), and today's refresh for Adobe's code-free web design tool has largely delivered, particularly in one key area: responsive web design (opens in new tab).

In the previous versions of Adobe Muse, you could only create adaptive sites – i.e. websites that adapted to the browser widths of different devices. The page and the page elements were not fluid, or did not scale for each browser width. The page layout was fixed for specific browser widths.

You can now create unique, responsive websites for different screen sizes without any coding. Adobe Muse provides a blank canvas without restrictive templates or grids for designing responsive websites.

Also in today's update:

  • Starter files for responsive web design
  • Creative Cloud Libraries
  • Adobe Stock integration for high-quality images, illustrations, and graphics
  • Satte transition
  • SVG graphic improvements
  • Import and export Swatch libraries
  • Rotation detection in Exif content

Head over to the Adobe blog (opens in new tab) to discover more.

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Craig Stewart
Craig Stewart

Craig Stewart is a writer, SEO strategist and content marketer, and is a former editor of Creative Bloq. Craig has written about design, typography, tech and football for publications including Creative Bloq, T3, FourFourTwo and DSG, and he has written a book on motoring for Haynes. When he's not writing, you'll usually find Craig under his old car learning about DIY repairs the hard way.