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Adobe gives sneak peek at future tech at Adobe Max 2014

Ashleigh Allsopp | Oct. 15, 2014
12 cool Adobe Sneaks projects that could make their way into Creative Cloud.

Adobe Max 2014 Sneaks: Shape Shade
The Shape Shade app shown off at Max 2014's Sneaks keynote lets you pull in shapes and directly manipulate them with your fingers from your tablet. These vector shapes can then be exported directly into Illustrator for further editing.

Adobe Max 2014 Sneaks: Time Of Day
Ever wanted to turn back time in a photograph? Adobe's Time of Day tool allows you to do just that. The company took more than 400 timelapse videos to learn how colours change throughout the day in various places. You can literally scroll through the time of day to change the colouring of your photograph and make it look like it was shot in the early morning or at night, for example.

Adobe Max 2014 Sneaks: Gap Stop
If you've filmed an interview with a particularly hesitant person, you can cut out the ums, ers and pauses and replace them with seamless transitions, rather than nasty jump cuts with Adobe's Gap Stop feature that could come to CC video editing tools in the future. Watch Gap Stop in action in the video below.

Adobe Max 2014 Sneaks: Photoshop for DesignAdobe has recognised that Photoshop's interface is not always the easiest and most efficient for designers, so it has been experimenting with new interfaces that could help change that. One of the new interfaces shown off at sneaks is called Project Recess, and offers a simplified Photoshop interface that can make many design tasks much quicker.

Adobe Max 2014 Sneaks: Visual Speech Editor
If you're fed up of trying to decipher waveforms, Adobe is working on a new, colour-coded Visual Speech Editor that you can see for yourself in the video above.

Adobe Max 2014 Sneaks: Project Beacon
We can't particularly see Project Beacon taking off, but it's a nice idea nonetheless. It uses physical 'beacons' placed around the world on artwork to help Behance users locate nearby artwork. A real-world use case for these beacons could be at a large art gallery, perhaps.

Adobe Max 2014 Sneaks: Live Mobile Development
Creating responsive websites could get a whole lot easier if Adobe decides to launch its Live Mobile Development tool, which helps developers view instant live previews of edited content across lots of different devices at once.

Adobe Max 2014 Sneaks: 3D Photo Magic
Adobe's 3D Photo Magic tool aims to help designers combine images with different perspectives without needing to manipulate 3D models.

Adobe Max 2014 Sneaks: Shaper Tool
The Shaper Tool for Illustrator includes various new ways to draw vectors, as shown in the video above.

Adobe Max 2014 Sneaks: Project Layup
The final sneak is not actually made by Adobe. Instead, it's made by a third-party developer that used Adobe's Creative SDK, which the company has now made available to all developers, to create the Project Layup app. This app lets users use assets from their Creative Cloud Libraries to quickly and easily mockup wireframes. It's also the first mobile app that gives direct access to TypeKit.


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