Design Life! Whoop! Whoop!
Well it's that time again for designers and digital artists to update their Adobe software to the latest 2018 versions. This year we see some great improvements in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Enough to make any modern artist get excited to learn and play with the new features. I've been exploring some of the new features in Photoshop recently. Adobe added a way to organize your brushes into folders and subfolders which makes it so much easier to find the brush I need. The new Curvature Pen is just amazing. Now you can quickly draw and edit vector paths without leaving Photoshop by directly dragging around the segments instead of the tedious old way of editing bezier handles. Theres even some ease in working with brush strokes where it smoothes them out in real time. No more shaky hands when outlining and fine details. Then theres Illustrator. Where to even start with the amazing new features. Like the Puppet Warp feature. It allows you to modify your vector creations while maintaining the integrity of the original form. Like making a "puppet" look up and then down. That's the best way I can describe it. You'll have to try it out for yourself. Then, something new called SVG Color Fonts which allows us to work with fonts that contain gradients, transparencies and a few others. I haven't tried this feature yet, but it sounds neat. Finally Idesign sees some nice improvements. The general interface has been streamlined to make it easier to work and see your project more clearly. Always helpful to have workflow improvements in this software. There are way too many features to list out in this post so check in with Adobe.com for the latest list of new feature and tutorials. What's your favorite new feature(s)? Let me in the comments. Until next time, Bark! Bark!