reviews February 13, 2020

Adobe Creative Cloud apps: what to expect for 2020

Adobe Creative Cloud apps are constantly being updated. It’s what keeps Adobe on top of the industry in most cases.
I usually don’t keep track of software updates, but while I was writing the annual design conferences post, I ended up being really intrigued by some of Adobe’s newest apps. 
So I decided to put together a small list of some of the tools that I think I’ll keep an eye on and eventually incorporate into my everyday work routine.

Adobe Creative Cloud apps for desktop

Adobe Dimension

This is the one that I will, most likely, add to my everyday tool list.
Contrary to other 3D tools – that I consider super hard to comprehend and use – Dimension is intuitive and straight to the point.
You can import objects from Creative Stock and customize everything from the materials to the background scene, light, and camera views. For all of these reasons, it’s a great alternative to buying mockups or making them from scratch.

Adobe Mixamo

This is an entirely unknown world to me, so I was blown away when I discover this tool.
It’s a 3D character library animation where you can search by movement and download or import that character.
Now imagine that you’re working on a 3D project that requires a salsa dancer. You open up Mixamo, search for it, and download it. It’s that simple.

Substance Suite

This suite could be an entire post on itself. Imagine everything that you need for a 3D project combined into a single bundle. That’s what Substance is. Inside it, there’s Painter, Source, Alchemist, and Designer. 
The first tool lets you paint in real-time, the second is a material’s library fully customizable, and the third and fourth are for texture and details, respectively.

Creative Cloud apps for IOS

Adobe Aero 

Adobe is always trying to look ahead, so them getting into the AR market with this app is no surprise.
What surprises me is the fact that Aero is free, intuitive, and allows for other tools integration such as Photoshop, and Mixamo.
Even though it’s still quite new, it’s fast and precise while scanning surfaces, and allows for some nice movement animations.

Adobe Fresco

This app looks like it might become the next thing for digital artists.
I couldn’t test it out, but from what I could see, there are features such as adding water, blending colors, and realistic bleeding effect. Because of these options and more, it can be one of the first apps that emulate the look of real paint. Give it a try and let me know if you like it or not.

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