Hours before its Create Now event today, Adobe has made some major announcements. First up is Adobe Illustrator CS6 now supporting HiDPI and Retina display. In an official blog, Adobe notifies that the HiDPI feature in Illustrator is currently only available on Mac OS and is expected to be available in the future on additional operating systems. With this update, customers can see more detail in images, text and in the Illustrator user interface when working on high-resolution displays, including the new Retina display available on MacBook Pro. This update is available to all Illustrator CS6 customers, both Creative Cloud members as well as owners of perpetual products. To be able to view the updates, users will have to open Illustrator CS6 and from the main menu select Help > Updates, and choose Update from the Updates dialog.
Adobe has also announced an update to Photoshop and Photoshop Extended 13.1, which installs new features for Adobe Creative Cloud members and Photoshop subscribers. In Photoshop or Illustrator, users will be required to choose Help > Updates. Once the Adobe Application Manager launches, users will have to select Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator CS6 and choose “Update.”
Adobe recently announced the release of Adobe Photoshop Touch 1.4, which brings optimisation for smaller tablet displays including the iPad Mini and Google Nexus 7. It also adds new features and bug fixes for all users of the app. The update comes shortly after Adobe and Amazon's earlier announcement of Photoshop Touch availability in the Amazon Appstore and support for the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.
Photoshop Touch 1.4 brings new features and effects including:
- Added support for three pressure-sensitive styli for iPad: the Pogo Connect, Jot Touch and the Jaja stylus
- New ways to share completed projects to Facebook and Twitter directly from the app
- Added effects including Lens Flare and Stamp Pattern
- New performance and workflow enhancement including smoother brush strokes and new colour selection workflow
Adobe claims that the Photoshop Touch app brings the legendary creative and image-editing magic of Photoshop to tablet devices and it is now expanded to support more tablets and displays to provide customers greater flexibility to create.
Adobe Photoshop Touch 1.4 is immediately available as a free download for existing Photoshop Touch users in the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore. New users may purchase the app for Rs 550 for iOS; the Android version costs Rs 539.
Here is a quick look at what’s new with the Android app:
- Optimised user interface for 7-inch devices (minimum screen resolution 1024 x 600)
- Smoother brush strokes
- Two new Effects: Lens Flare (under “&” menu) and Stamp Pattern
- Improved grid layout for projects, tutorials, and images
- New support for sharing to Facebook, Twitter and other registered apps
- Quick access to last five colours with new shortcut (drag down on Colour)
- Various bug fixes