Adobe Shares Sneak Peek of 'Vectorize' Feature for iPad

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

On Tuesday, Adobe shared a sneak peek of the all new Vectorize feature, the next evolution of image tracing, coming soon to Illustrator on the iPad. Built on Adobe Sensei machine learning technology, Vectorize will enable users to transform any image and hand-drawn sketch into a crisp vector graphic with enhanced precision and control. This feature is especially powerful for creatives, who save time with the ability to go from paper sketches to designing on the iPad quicker, and gain the freedom to create anywhere with the mobility of the iPad and Apple Pencil. Vectorize is a Technology Preview and its performance will improve with time.

Adobe Shares Sneak Peek of ‘Vectorize’ Feature for iPad

Adobe Co-Founder and PDF Developer Charles Geschke Dies Aged 81

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Charles Geschke

Charles Geschke (pictured above), who co-founded Adobe and helped develop the PDF, passed away aged 81 on Friday. He helped found the software firm in 1982 and a decade later was kidnapped at gunpoint, eventually being released unhurt after four days. BBC News reported on the tribute paid to Mr. Geschke by the current CEO of the company he created.

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said Geschke, widely known as Chuck, “sparked the desktop publishing revolution”. “This is a huge loss for the entire Adobe community and the technology industry, for whom he has been a guide and hero for decades,” he wrote in an email to the company’s employees. “As co-founders of Adobe, Chuck and John Warnock developed ground-breaking software that has revolutionized how people create and communicate,” he said.

(Image via: Wikipedia)

Adobe Releases Global Emoji Diversity & Inclusion Report

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Adobe emoji diversity and inclusion report

On Thursday Adobe released the Global Emoji Diversity & Inclusion Report. It surveyed 7,000 emoji users from around the world on how they use diverse and inclusive emojis.

Only half of global emoji users feel their identity is adequately reflected in current emoji options. More representative emoji, inclusive of different cultures, age groups, and ethnicities, are key in helping emoji users better express themselves. This goes a lot deeper than personal identification — it helps people accurately express how they are feeling.

Adobe Releases Update to ‘Source Han Sans’ Open Source Font

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Source Han sans variable

Adobe and Google partnered to create an open source font for East Asian languages called Source Han Sans. Adobe on Thursday released the latest iteration called Source Han Sans Variable.

The existing seven weights of Source Han Sans now come in a single file that encompasses the entire design space. This affords typographers more granular control: rather than seven static weights ranging from ExtraLight to Heavy, weight exists on a continuum and is expressed through minimum and maximum numeric values.

Adobe Announces a Mobile Bundle for iPad Apps

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adobe mobile design bundle on iPad

Adobe announced on Tuesday its Adobe Design Mobile Bundle as a subscription plan. It will cost US$14.99/month or US$149.99/year.

The Design Mobile Bundle includes Photoshop on the iPad, Illustrator on the iPad, and Fresco on the iPad and the iPhone, as well as Adobe Spark, the Creative Cloud Mobile app, and the benefits of Creative Cloud services, including 100GB of cloud storage, Adobe Fonts, Adobe Portfolio and Behance.

Adobe Adds Document Collaboration to Photoshop, Illustrator, Fresco

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Adobe document collaboration

Adobe announced on Tuesday new document collaborations for Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fresco.

The Invite to Edit feature in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fresco allows asynchronous editing on all surfaces across the desktop, iPad, and iPhone (Fresco). Now collaborators can edit a shared cloud document, one at a time. Just save your. PSD or. AI files as cloud documents and send invitations for others to edit them. You can also edit files that have been shared with you. In addition, you can access your shared cloud documents on and the Creative Cloud Desktop app.

Adobe Lightroom Adds Support for M1 Macs, ProRAW

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Adobe lightroom logo

Adobe Lightroom is now a native app for M1 Macs and supports Apple’s ProRAW photo format it will release in iOS 14.3 for iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max.

As we’re getting started on desktop Arm / Apple M1, we’ll continue to optimize for Arm and M1 in subsequent releases. And if you’re on an Intel based computer, don’t worry…we’ll continue to invest in and improve Lightroom for you too.

Adobe Illustrator for iPad is Now Available

· Andrew Orr · News

Adobe Illustrator for iPad was launched recently, and it brings vector-based graphics editing to Apple’s capable device.

Adobe Previews Recolor Artwork Feature in New Illustrator

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

A new version of Adobe Illustrator will launch in the near future, and Adobe shared a sneak peek of a feature called Recolor Artwork. With this new tool, users can automatically extract colors from any pattern or photo and apply them directly to designs. Adding color themes to artwork will be easier than ever before.

Preorder Adobe Illustrator on iPad Launching in October

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Adobe Illustrator on iPad is available to preorder and is expected to be released October 21. Previewed at Adobe MAX last year, Adobe Illustrator has been reimagined for the unique capabilities of the iPad and the Apple Pencil. Graphic designers, illustrators, and anyone looking to create beautiful designs can now create from anywhere with the desktop or the iPad in an all-new delightful experience.

Preorder Adobe Illustrator on iPad Launching in October