Creativity meets collaboration: New features for Creative Cloud

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Creatives are constantly having to adapt, and that’s truer now than ever before – finding effective ways to improve collaboration across distances has become critical for the success of any project.

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Adobe Creative Cloud has always been this very cohesive platform and we continue to make investments in collaboration capabilities to help mitigate these pain points. Today, we are thrilled to announce the following updates:

By leveraging these features from Creative Cloud Services, your team can avoid re-creating assets, move designs forward efficiently, ensure brand consistency, and stay in sync.

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Easy access: Pick up right where you left off

Cloud documents are files that you can access from anywhere. You can see and interact with your files directly from the Home screen in any of your favorite Creative Cloud apps. Access your file on any device and platform (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and on the web), so you can always pick up right where you left off.

Now version history is natively accessible in XD, Illustrator & Photoshop so that you can always refer to previous versions of your documents.

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New levels of engagement

Cloud Documents & Review capabilities take collaboration to the next level. You can easily invite contributors to your cloud documents and share previews of your work with stakeholders, team-members, clients or anyone else. Users can invite collaborators to edit a cloud document and tag-team on the same document soon.

A public link to your cloud document can be shared with the Reviewers - Photoshop, Illustrator and Fresco. They won’t need the app or a Creative Cloud subscription to comment on your designs. They can leave annotations, including the ability to highlight and strikethrough text and suggest new wording.

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In XD, contributors will be able to access shared cloud documents from the ‘Shared with You’ tab on the Home screen. Reviewers can provide feedback directly on the document and in context, eliminating the hassle of multiple email threads and copied documents.

Notifications ensure that everyone is always working on the most up-to-date files. When you’re online, you will see if others are in the document and any edits will be visible to each contributor. If something does go wrong, version control enables you to roll back the changes.

In Fresco and InDesign, comments flow straight back into the app, so you can implement any necessary changes immediately.

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Creative control

While Cloud Documents are saved automatically in the cloud, you might occasionally be offline. Whether you’re travelling or end up somewhere with low bandwidth, Cloud Documents provide graceful online-to-offline transitions. This means you can use the version of the file in your cache and make updates when you are offline. Once you are online again, these can be synced back to the cloud. That way, you always remain in control. Joining Fresco, users can use the “make available offline” feature in Photoshop desktop, Illustrator desktop & iPad.

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The foundation of a collaborative Creative Cloud

The world has changed rapidly over the past few months. The need to connect and collaborate with others is now stronger than ever, and this applies heavily to creative work – whether you’re working from home or in an office.

Cloud Documents enable you to work smarter and faster wherever you are, on whatever device and platform you prefer, and with whomever you want.

With Creative Cloud Libraries, you always have access to all of your team’s creative elements, wherever you need them. Anyone can now be engaged in the creative process for review much more easily and provide contextual feedback, which saves a lot of time and provides a major boost to productivity.

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However your workflow is changing, these new features will empower you to collaborate and communicate more effortlessly, so you can focus more on what you do best: create incredible content.

To learn more about our collaboration capabilities and features, visit our brand-new website.