Artists rejoice: Adobe Illustrator for iPad launches in October

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Adobe Illustrator for iPad will debut in late October 2020
Adobe Illustrator for iPad will let artists draw with an Apple Pencil.
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An iPad version of the Adobe Illustrator professional drawing tool is scheduled to launch next month. The desktop vector graphic design app has been “reimagined” for iPad, according to Adobe.

The application is available for pre-order starting on Wednesday.

Photoshop on iPad takes a big step toward desktop parity

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Photoshop on iPad takes a big step toward desktop parity.
The Refine Edge Brush jumped from desktop to Photoshop on iPad on Monday.
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Adobe added Refine Edge Brush to Photoshop on iPad on Monday. Already a major feature of the desktop version, it allows users to select the edges of subjects covered in hair or fur, or with other very complex shapes.

In addition, the iPadOS version of this professional image-editing application can now easily rotate the canvas while editing.

Adobe Aero augmented reality creation tool goes multisensory with spatial audio

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An AR experience created by Naima Almeida with Adobe Aero.
Designer Naima Almeida used Adobe Aero to design an imaginary interactive garden with integrated spatial sound effects.
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Artists can use an iPad or iPhone to create augmented reality experiences with Adobe Aero. And today the software added support for embedding audio into AR experiences. It’s now possible to add sound effects to virtual objects overlaid on the real world by this app.

Aero is free, and is intended for creatives not coders.

Adobe’s AI-powered iPhone camera app debuts June 9

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Raise the cool factor on your iPhone photos with the Adobe Photoshop Camera app.
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The wait for Adobe Photoshop Camera is almost over. When it hits the App Store on June 9, the free iPhone application will let users add filters and effects before they even take a picture. And it will employ artificial intelligence to clean up images.

Adobe unleashes massive updates for Photoshop for iPad, Fresco, Premiere Pro, more

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If you do anything creative on your computer, this will matter to you.
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Adobe has updated several of its applications for iPadOS and macOS, the company announced Tuesday. Apps getting new features and overhauls include Photoshop for iPad, drawing and painting tool Fresco, and assorted Creative Cloud video and audio apps.

If you’re someone who carries out any kind of creative task on your computer, chances are that at least one of these is going to be of interest to you. And probably a lot more.

Adobe issues Acrobat Reader security patch to stop undetected access on Macs

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A security patch for Adobe Acrobat offers peace of mind.
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Adobe fixed 16 critical flaws across its Acrobat and Reader applications and a software development kit that, if exploited, could let someone take complete control over another user’s Mac without them knowing it.

The only requirement for exploiting the flaw is that a user has Adobe Acrobat installed.

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs trashes Flash in devastatingly blunt open letter

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Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs trashes Adobe Flash in an open letter titled
Steve Jobs really didn't care for Flash.
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April 29: Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs pens letter to Flash April 29, 2010: Steve Jobs pens “Thoughts on Flash,” an open letter to explain why, basically, Adobe Flash kind of sucks. The letter marks the beginning of the end for the once-omnipresent plugin that powered internet browsers for years.

Following the devastatingly blunt broadside, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen hits back at Apple, arguing against Jobs’ complaints. But the Apple CEO has clearly made his mind up: iOS devices will never support Flash. The writing is on the wall.

Score more than 40 hours of Adobe graphic design training [Deals]

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The 2020 Adobe Graphic Design Certification School
Get schooled in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
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Graphic design skills are useful for professionals and hobbyists alike. So whether you’re looking to boost your earning potential, or just make better use of your digital creative tools, this trio of courses in three top Adobe creative apps will give you the skills you seek.

The 2020 Adobe Graphic Design Certification School covers Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. And the whole thing is available at a small fraction of the usual cost.

Adobe bundles Photoshop, Fresco for iPad into one affordable sub

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Enjoy both apps for just $9.99 a month.
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Adobe on Tuesday delivered a new bundle for iPad users that provides access to its Photoshop and Fresco apps for just $9.99 a month. That’s half the price users would have paid for both apps before.

In addition, Photoshop on iPad now has the ability to automatically find and update missing fonts in your work, and there’s a brand-new coloring book to enjoy.