Adobe tools up Illustrator for Creative Cloud
Adobe is launching a new set of Adobe Illustrator features exclusively to Creative Cloud members. These new features come ahead of the September release of new Dreamweaver features and the addition of the Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition to Creative Cloud.
“When we launched Creative Cloud, we said that one of biggest benefits was early access to Adobe innovation,” said Jeff Veen, vice president of product management for Adobe Creative Cloud. “As soon as our engineering teams can finalise new features, like the ones we’re seeing for Illustrator today, we will release special Creative Cloud editions of our desktop software, only available to Adobe Creative Cloud members.”
New features in the new Adobe Illustrator release include:
- Package Files, which allows designers to automatically collect all the files used in an Illustrator project, including linked graphics and fonts, into a single folder helping make handoffs and sharing of projects more efficient and error-free.
- Unembed Images, a new capability that helps enables production artists to quickly unembed images that have been embedded into an Illustrator file by other designers or customers, which the company claimed would eliminate much wasted time in day-to-day production work.
- Links Panel Enhancements, a new feature enhancement that allows users to access and track information on any artwork placed in an Illustrator file much quicker. What used to require multiple clicks to ensure all placed graphics meet necessary requirements for output is now surfaced up front.
In September, Adobe will introduce the Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition for publishing brochures, portfolios and visual books as apps for Apple iPad, as well as the exclusive delivery to Creative Cloud members of new features for Adobe Dreamweaver.
UK pricing for Creative Cloud membership for individuals is £38.11 (ex VAT) per month based on annual membership and £57.17 (ex VAT) per month for month-to-month membership