What's new with Adobe Creative Cloud 2017

25 March 2017

What’s new with Adobe Creative Cloud 2017

Want the power and freedom to unleash your creativity like you never have before? Then accept no imitations when it comes to picking the right tools for the job. In a world of ever changing workflows, only Adobe is leading the charge by constantly adapting their Creative Cloud apps to meet the modern demands of the creative industries. Read on to learn about the latest enhancements to Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere Pro and how these simple yet elegant updates will improve your design process and inspire you to upgrade today.

Photoshop CC 2017

Photoshop has introduced the New Document dialogue box, designed to save you time when creating new content. Closer integration with Adobe Stock means that users can now choose from a wide array of templates containing assets and illustrations, designed to be easily built upon or used as a starting point for your next project.


Adobe has also introduced a powerful new search tool, accessed by clicking on the Search icon or hitting Command + F (Control + F for Windows). You can now search for toolbar elements as well as menu items, documents, Stock assets and more.


Other updates include support for pressure sensitive devices in Adobe Camera RAW, OpenType SVG fonts and support for the Touch Bar display located at the top of the new MacBook Pro keyboards. Win!

Illustrator CC 2017

The program’s entire interface has been given a makeover. This fresh new look features a flat and modern design, which Adobe assures to be easier on the eyes. All tools and panels have new icons and users can chose from Dark, Medium Dark, Medium Light and Light interfaces for optimal experience.

Illustrator UI

Illustrator has also introduced several new pixel alignment tools, allowing all you mobile, web & UI designers out there to create pixel perfect content. This includes a pixel grid that can still be viewed at 600% zoom, the ability to align a new object in real time while drawing it and the preservation of pixel alignment when transforming an object without distorting the artwork.


Adobe has also thrown in the ability to fill type objects with placeholder Lorem Ipsum text, import text into a path/shape and zoom to object selection just for good measure.

Premiere Pro CC 2017

The most exciting features of this release are without a doubt the new Team Projects and Virtual Reality workflow support. If you’re an enterprise user, Team Projects (beta) will allow editors and motion graphics designers to work collaboratively within Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC & Prelude CC projects. The service includes version history and smart conflict resolution, allowing for simultaneous changes to occur in a single project.


Building upon the VR workflow that was introduced in 2016, Premiere can now auto detect if imported media is mono, stereo over/under or stereo right/left and applies the proper VR settings accordingly. Metadata flags can also be added when sharing your creations online to enable websites to recognise 360-degree content automatically. Perfect for freeing up more time to create and less time thinking about project and export settings.

Subscription options

Adobe has a number of subscription plans available for individual users or per license plans for business users. Subscription plans can be purchased monthly, which is handy if you don’t use the programs all the time, or as an upfront annual payment. Apps can be purchased individually or as the full creative cloud package. Contact us at The Mac Mechanic for more information or advice on which plan is right for your business needs.

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