It’s Adobe Illustrator CC like you’ve never seen it. See how the latest release helps you create with pixel-perfect accuracy, work more seamlessly with fonts and glyphs, and jump-start your designs with templates. Create pixel perfect artwork for screen designs by drawing paths and shapes that seamlessly align to the pixel grid. Select an entire art board or choose individual assets from one or more art boards, and export them to multiple sizes, resolutions, and formats in a single click. Easily access Adobe Stock assets and Adobe Illustrator CC — including new design templates, images, graphics, and the new Premium collection — right from the Illustrator search field. Design faster with presets and templates for brochures, business cards, and more that you access from the file menu. Illustrator is part of Creative Cloud, which means you can access all your assets — including Adobe Stock — right inside the app and quickly turn a blank page into a beautiful work of art.
Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries stores all your brushes, shapes, colors, character styles, Adobe Typekit fonts, and other creative assets, so they’re instantly available across your desktop and mobile devices. Learn how to access, organize, and share creative assets for use in your Adobe desktop and mobile apps. Easily access, organize, and share your design assets using Creative Cloud Libraries. As you and your creative team move between computers and devices, your shared library items are ready to use anywhere, in your Creative Cloud desktop and mobile apps. Create personal and shared libraries to keep track of brand identity assets, frequently used icons for web layouts, video clips, or your go-to brushes and color themes for illustrations. Your library items are automatically synced to your Creative Cloud account, so you can work with them wherever you are, even if you’re offline. New Creative Cloud Libraries capabilities — libraries in Illustrator CC now support Adobe Stock templates.
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Adobe Creative Cloud assets improvements — archive and restore all your assets stored in Creative Cloud, including the ones in your Creative Cloud Libraries, assets created with your desktop products, and mobile projects. Adobe Stock includes new design templates, and now you can drag and drop Adobe Stock search results from your Libraries panel right into your canvas to start using right away. Plus, you can right-click on a stock image to do a visual search for similar images. Easier use of glyphs — use alternate glyphs for any character by simply selecting the character and choosing from an in-context menu. View and insert your most recently used glyphs, and sort glyphs for faster browsing. Font and text enhancements — see a live preview by hovering over the font list with selected text, place loaded text inside a container, or fill a container with placeholder text to better visualize your designs.
To add a graphic asset to your project, drag it directly from the library onto your Adobe Illustrator CC artboard, Photoshop canvas, InDesign layout, Premiere Pro or Animate timeline, or web page layout in Dreamweaver or Muse. When an original asset is modified, all project files using the linked asset will be updated to the latest version. Assets dragged from the Libraries panel are linked assets by default. To add an unlinked asset from a library, press Alt (Microsoft Windows) or Option (Mac OS) while dragging it from the Libraries panel. You can then edit the asset independently from the original in your Library. Open the Options menu in the Libraries panel and choose Collaborate. In the browser window that opens, enter email addresses separated by a comma and click Invite. Your collaborators will receive an email invitation to use the private library. Select can edit to let collaborators view, edit, add, and delete assets from a library.
Add assets created in Adobe Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Dreamweaver CC, Muse CC, Fuse CC, or Animate CC. You can also add assets created in Adobe mobile apps or downloaded from Adobe Stock or Creative Cloud Market. To add assets to an Adobe Creative Cloud Library in your desktop app, go to Window > Libraries or Window > Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries to open the Libraries panel. To apply layer styles, colors, and text styles, select an object in your project and click the thumbnail of the desired library asset. You can use the Libraries menu to create a new library and name it, or simply add assets to the default library, named My Library. Click plus (+) in the Libraries panel to add graphics, text styles, colors, and effects from your document. You can also add graphic assets such as shapes and photos by dragging them directly from your project into the Libraries panel.
You can access Adobe Stock directly from Adobe desktop applications. In the Libraries panel, type a term in the search field and filter by asset type. If you don’t find anything you like, click See more results on the web to go to the Adobe Stock website. When you find the right asset, drag it directly from the search results field to your document. This saves a copy of the watermarked asset to your current library. You can also download the watermarked version of the asset directly to your Libraries for use in any Adobe desktop application. To get rid of the watermark, mouse over the asset thumbnail in your library and click the License and Save to button. Assets are automatically converted to the right formats for use in your desktop or mobile apps. Once assets are saved to Creative Cloud Libraries, you can reuse them in your designs — in the same file, another project, or another app — without worrying that you’ll grab the wrong versions.
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