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Ares Hovhannesyan - Thursday, October 09, 2014

Creative Cloud Libraries—Seamless Access to Creative Assets

Yesterday, in Los Angeles, during the Adobe MAX 2014 launch keynote we announced the best versions yet of our Creative Cloud desktop apps and services and new mobile apps… making your creative workflow across apps and devices easier than ever.

We also introduced Creative Cloud Libraries, a design system that provides seamless access to your creative assets across Creative Cloud’s desktop tools and its companion mobile apps and services (such as Creative Cloud Market).

Creative Cloud Libraries uses your Creative Profile to connect your favorite desktop tools, mobile apps and services to each other. Unlocked by your Adobe ID, your Creative Profile is a personalized hub that connects your favorite tools and content in one fluid creative experience.

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Creative ingredients

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Great content that moves and inspires is built on a foundation of creative ingredients (assets like colors, text styles, logos, icons, patterns, brushes and images) that you reuse and remix. Today, these ingredients are stored all over the place: on a laptop, on a file server, in cloud storage, or scribbled on a notepad or whiteboard. Finding them when you need them is always more difficult than it should be.

There’s something we learned from a professional chef’s kitchen—where all the ingredients necessary to prepare menu items are laid out and ready to use. In a pro kitchen, chefs prepare dishes quickly and efficiently without pausing to seek out an important ingredient right in the middle of the preparation. This setup even has a fancy name, “mise en place.’

Mise en Place by Charles Haynes.

Mise en Place by Charles Haynes.

Creative Cloud Libraries is like managing your own professional kitchen, helping you organize and prepare creative ingredients (assets) so that they are where you need themwhen you need them—in your apps, on the desktop, on your mobile devices, and on the web.


What can you put in your library? Lots of things!

  • Text Styles: In Photoshop and Illustrator CC collect and use all the text settings, from the basics (font size and font family) to the more advanced (OpenType discretionary ligatures). It’s a great way to use consistent text styling across applications which has, for some time, been a frequently requested feature from designers.
  • Layer Styles: In Photoshop CC, you can use layer styles to define graphic effects such as drop shadows, glows, bevels, strokes, and fills. And now they can be stored in your Creative Cloud Libraries and reused in other documents.
  • Brushes: With the new Adobe Brush CC app we make it incredibly easy to create new brushes right on your iPhone, which you can then use in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC or on a tablet with Adobe Illustrator Draw. You can also find some beautiful brushes created by members of the Behance community. A part of your Creative Cloud membership, we’ve made a few available in Creative Cloud Market.
  • Graphics: There are all sorts of graphic elements you can store in your Creative Cloud Libraries—icons, logos, photos, textures, patterns. Some may be bitmaps, others vector-based; regardless of their original format, you can use them anywhere you can use graphics, and they will be automatically translated to the right format as needed.

Stay in sync

Creative Cloud Libraries are stored on your local device and automatically sync (the power of your Creative Profile) whenever you’re online. While you’re offline you can continue to use, add, remove or modify assets, and the next time you’re connected all of your changes will get synchronized automatically and any necessary updates merged to your local version.

Stay organized

There are many ways to use Creative Cloud Libraries, and you can create as many Creative Cloud Libraries as you’d like. Some suggestions:

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  • Collect the “go to” assets that you like to reuse across projects
  • Make a separate library for each project you’re working on, and group all related assets
  • Keep all of your branded assets in one library—like having your own brand guidelines with ready-to-use assets
  • Create a “kit” of user interface elements to quickly whip out screen prototypes
  • Keep a set of ingredients in a library to use for a campaign you’re working on
  • Gather a set of inspirational assets to build a virtual “mood board” for your next project

We’re sure you’ll come up with more ways to use them. Let us know in the comments below how you plan to use Libraries.

Connected creativity

Inspiration can strike anytime, anywhere. It doesn’t wait until you are conveniently sitting at your desk. With our new mobile apps, Adobe Brush CC, Adobe Shape CC and Adobe Color CC you can grab inspiration with your mobile device no matter where you are. Using your device’s camera, turn what you see around you into color themes with Adobe Color CC, create shapes and vector objects with Adobe Shape CC, and unique brushes with Adobe Brush CC.

Once stored in one of your Creative Cloud Libraries, you can use these assets in other mobile apps—such as Adobe Illustrator Draw or Adobe Photoshop Sketch, and you can use in your desktop apps, such as Photoshop CC or Illustrator CC.

To jump start your creativity, we have curated thousands of high-quality assets in Creative Cloud Market. These were created by members of the Behance community, and include useful icons and vector shapes, beautiful patterns, brushes and more. Available from the Creative Cloud desktop app, select any asset as well as the library you want it in, and the asset will appear right where you need it, through your Creative Profile, whether on a desktop or mobile.

Now it’s easy to start a project with your iPhone, continue on your tablet and finish on the desktop. Your creation process is moving effortlessly and fluidly between applications and locations. This is truly connected creativity.

What’s next?

To get started with Creative Cloud Libraries, download our new mobile apps for iOS today from the iTunes App Store. They’re free. Use them on their own or with our completely new Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC, available today as part of your Creative Cloud membership.

And don’t forget, if you’re attending Adobe MAX join us in our session How Creative Ingredients Fuel Creativity and Productivity to learn more about Creative Cloud Libraries.

Adobe Edge Animate CC Update

Ares Hovhannesyan - Thursday, January 30, 2014

January 21, 2014 - sahunt

Did you hear that? A new version of
 Edge Animate CC is here!

Hello Edge Animate fans! After months of intensive development from
 the Animate team, we’re proud to release a major update to 
Edge Animate CC (3.0) available
 right now with your Creative Cloud membership. This release comes jam-packed with brand
new features, giving you the tools you need to keep pushing the boundaries of animating with HTML.

What will you find in this release?

Audio Support (!!)
Sound can be an essential component of any interactive multimedia experience. Whether it’s
adding subtle sound effects or creating animated stories, audio will help you bring your narrative
to life to enhance the experience of your viewer. We’re quite excited to bring you audio support
using all the native HTML5 audio capabilities. This will let you import audio into your projects,
synchronize sound with your timeline and easily control audio events with new snippets and
playback controls. Since we’re using the browser as the player, 
anything you can do with
sound in the browser
 you can do inside of Animate. Cool right?

We’ve put a lot of love into this feature and put together some documentation to help get you started.
Check out Adding Audio to Your Animations to learn more.

Responsive Scaling
Creating motion for multiple screen sizes can be difficult. This is why we’re brought you responsive
scaling to help your Animate projects scale up and down to fit different viewports. With this feature
 enabled, your projects will resize to fit whatever container you place it in and scale up and down
as the container or browser resizes — keeping the aspect ratio of all your animations in place.
To try it out, just check “Responsive Scaling” for the Stage properties, preview in the browser and
watch the magic happen.

Script Loading
The web is beautiful in that there’s countless JavaScript libraries available which help you create
anything you can imagine without having to write it yourself from scratch. If there’s anything we’ve
learned from how you guys use Animate, it’s that you love bringing in JavaScript libraries to extend
your compositions. Since Animate uses the open web to create your projects, it only made sense
for us to easily allow you to bring in all your favourite libraries like 
GreensockEdge Commons,
 
jQuery UI and many more. In the library panel you’ll find a new section called “Scripts” — click the
plus button to bring in that favourite JS library from your hard drive, or point to an online source. 

But wait, there’s more! Also included in this release are enhancements to OAM publishing, usability
 improvements for motion paths and object alignment, and other goodies to make your editing
experience even better. To see an overview of all the new features, check out What’s New in 3.0.

Can’t wait to get your hands on it? Click on the “Install” button beside Edge Animate CC in your
 Creative Cloud desktop app to install, or visit creative.adobe.comand select “Download”.

Thanks to you, our loyal fans, for your ongoing feedback and support which help us drive what
happens with each release. You rock. Happy animating!

Sarah Hunt
Product Manager, Adobe Web P&A

3D Animation with CreateJS

Ares Hovhannesyan - Sunday, December 09, 2012

You may ask yourself..

How to create 3D animation in HTML5, JavaScript amd publish it on your web page? Stay tuned the new post will come soon...
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