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

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

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

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 assets.adobe.com and the Creative Cloud Desktop app.

Adobe Lightroom Adds Support for M1 Macs, ProRAW

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.

Preorder Adobe Illustrator on iPad Launching in October

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.

Adobe Spark Adds Animations for Web Tools, New Asset Management

Adobe Spark introduced a couple of new updates. First, Animations is coming to Spark web tools, previously only available in the iOS and Android apps. It also gains new asset management features to its integration with Creative Cloud Libraries.

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