Adobe's Sneaks keynote at Adobe Max 2014 in LA saw Hollywood's very own Joseph Gordon-Levitt take to the stage to help with the unveiling of some of the projects that Adobe has been working on behind the scenes.
Not all of the projects shown off during the keynote will make it into Adobe's Creative Cloud applications, but many will, and some are actually available in beta form already. For example, Content Aware Fill was debuted at Sneaks, as was Perspective Warp and also the Brush app, which was launched as a new CC mobile app this week.
Here, we've listed 12 of the coolest projects shown off at Sneaks this year, including a tool that lets you turn back time in Photoshop, the ability to edit PSD designs in your browser, an "Adobe Magic" tool called Defog to get rid of haze in photographs, a tool that automatically removes pauses from video and a new, simpler Photoshop layout for designers.
Adobe Max 2014 Sneaks: PSD Web Editing
Adobe has been working on a way to allow you to edit a PSD file, even if you don't have Photoshop installed on the machine your using. As long as you have a Creative Cloud account, you'll be able to edit PSDs from within your web browser if this project that Adobe has been working on behind the scenes becomes a reality.
Using PSD Web Editing, you'll be able to drag and drop a PSD into the web app, which behaves exactly as it would in Photoshop. You can then export your edits as a PSD file to be opened in Photoshop. Plus, Adobe is working to ensure that editing from within the browser is very fast, even with big files.
Adobe Max 2014 Sneaks: Defog
If you often experience haze in your photographs, Photoshop could soon have a built-in solution. You'll be able to remove haze from your photo with the click of a button, and add haze if you decide it would look better with a foggy atmosphere. The same technology can also be used to enhance underwater photos and change the colour of the haze.
This feature got a great reaction from the crowd during the Sneaks keynote, so we wouldn't be surprised to see it in our Photoshop CC application in the near future.
Adobe Max 2014 Sneaks: Project Para
Here's a tool that you can go and try right now at Paradrawing.com.
Project Para allows you to use the power of programming in illustration. Adobe calls it an "experiment using math and geometry to formulaically generate gorgeous art, without having to actually do the math and geometry."
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