New Key Features in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign CC 2019
Adobe has recently announced some of the major updates in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign CC 2019 to make a big change to your work life. So, without further ado, let’s check out those new features that will help you in Graphic-design-course the best graphic design courses in Rohini Delhi.
New Version, New Format
It’s important to remember that all major upgrades bring a new file format. This means that if someone using InDesign CC 2019 creates a new file, and you open it using an earlier version of InDesign CC, the Creative Cloud will convert the file backward to your older version. (Or, as usual, you can export IDML for “saving backward.”)
What’s new in Adobe InDesign CC 2019?
New Properties Panel
Properties panels have been added to Photoshop and Illustrator, and now InDesign has one. The Properties panel is meant to put many useful features into a single panel.
By default, the Control panel (at the top of the screen) has been hidden, in favor of the new Properties panel. While I like the idea of the Properties panel, I find that the Control panel does a better job of showing you more options in a smaller space. You can show the Control panel again by choosing Window > Control.
Space Between Paragraphs Using the Same Style
In addition to Space Before and Space After, you can now specify the amount of space between paragraphs of the same style. How is this useful? Let’s say you want to make a bulleted list where there’s more space above and below the list, but less space between each item in the list. Before this new CC 2019 feature, you’d have to make three styles:
- one style for the first list item with extra space above
- one style for middle list items with less space above and below
- one style for the last list item with extra space below
Now you can make just one style for the entire list! Set the space above and below to have more space, and then set the space between paragraphs using the same style to a smaller amount of that will be used for all the items within the list.
New Layout Adjustment Feature
When you change the page size, margins, or bleed of a document, CC 2019’s new layout adjustment feature can help adjust the size and position of the content in your file.
To use the new layout adjustment do any of the following:
- Go to File > Adjust Layout.
- Go to File > Document Setup and click Adjust Layout.
- When changing margins in Layout > Margins and Columns, check on Adjust Layout.
Adobe Fonts & Previewing Fonts
Typekit has been renamed Adobe Fonts, but it’s not just a rebranding. There are more features and the Adobe Fonts collection of fonts are more integrated into InDesign. Previously only some fonts could be synced to your computer and there were limits as to how many fonts could be synced at the same time. Those limits are now gone!
Accessing the 14,000+ fonts available within Adobe Fonts service can now be done directly in InDesign:
- When choosing a font, click the Find More
- If you have text selected, hovering over each font will preview it in the file without have to download the font!
- To download that font for use on your computer, click the cloud icon to the right of the font.
Even if you aren’t using Adobe Fonts, hovering over any font name will preview it on your selected text, which makes it a lot faster to find the right font!
Content-Aware graphic fitting
InDesign CC 2019 can now attempt to intelligently and automatically fit the best part of an image inside a frame, rather than your having to manually position it. Of course, what “the best part of the image” means is always open to argument, but Adobe is using a machine-learning algorithm—part of their Adobe Sensei artificial intelligence initiative.
Content-Aware Fit is not enabled by default. If you want to make it apply automatically to all placed images, turn on “Make Content-Aware Fit the default frame fitting option” in the General pane of the Preferences dialog box. You may find some type of graphics work well with the algorithm and some may not, so you may need to experiment with the images used in your workflow. In my experience, the feature seems to work better with raster images than with vector graphics.
Miscellaneous Features or Changes
- There’s a new Content-Aware Fit option for scaling images to fit their frame.
- When exporting there’s a new Use InDesign Document Name as the Output Filename option.
- You can now add footnotes in tables.
- Endnotes can now be converted to footnotes, or vice versa (in the Type menu).
- When packaging, you no longer have to create the instruction text file. If you don’t want that file, uncheck Create Printing Instructions in the Summary tab of the Package dialog (File > Package).
- You can control the look of forms exported to PDF using custom fonts.
- You can import PDF comments by choosing File > Import PDF Comments, or open the PDF Commentspanel by choosing Window > PDF Comments and clicking Import PDF Comments.
- OpenType SVG fonts are now supported. These fonts support multiple colors allowing for more graphical characters such as emojis.
New Features In Adobe Illustrator Cc 2019
This year’s major release of Adobe Illustrator CC is full of colorful innovations that we’re excited to share with you. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll find something exciting in this new version of Illustrator. Many features this year are powered by Adobe Sensei.
In addition to Linear and Radial gradients, Adobe added a new kind of gradient called Freeform gradients. Freeform gradients are similar to a gradient mesh, but are easier to work with and the color blending acts differently.
You can add color stops (places where you choose a color) anywhere in an object and move them around. These color stops can be points or lines. You can switch between the two modes in the Gradient panel, Properties panel, or Control panel.
If you have similar objects (like logos or icons) throughout your project, you can now easily change colors, edit shapes, and rotate your objects in a few simple steps. Global Editing lets you select, find, and edit similar objects across artboards. Unlike features like Symbols or Select Similar, Global Editing is more versatile. No setup is required, and you have more flexibility to make the changes you want.
Customise Your Tool Bar
Adobe Illustrator now allows you to completely customise your tool bar. For a long while in all the Adobe Creative Cloud Applications you have been able to customise your panels and save your own work-spaces to suit your needs and preferences.
Now in Adobe Illustrator you can change the order of the tools in your tool bar, you can simply drag and drop to create custom groups of tools so all the important ones for you are in the same place when you need them.
Trim View and Presentation Mode
For quite some time it has been a frustration with Adobe Illustrator that you cant just hide all of the objects on your paste board like you can in Adobe InDesign well as you can guess it is now possible!
This new method of previewing enables you to hide all the guides and grids that you have in your adobe Illustrator artboard and everything that is not on the page!
Also with Adobe Illustrators new presentation mode you can view your artboards in full screen and each artboard becomes a slide. This great feature saves the time of saving the file as a PDF each time you want to present your work to anybody.
You can now display the current Illustrator document in a full-screen presentation mode. In this mode, the application menu, panels, guides, grids, and selections are hidden. It is a non-editable mode, in which you can only view and browse through artboards using the arrow keys. Use this mode to present your design ideas.
The overall zoom performance in Illustrator has been significantly improved. For complex artworks, a temporary raster is now used to enable a faster zooming and panning experience.
When you select the Crop Image option to crop an image on the artboard, Illustrator now identifies the visually significant portions of the selected image. A default cropping box is then displayed based on this identified portion of the image. You can adjust the dimensions of this cropping box if needed. Once you are done, you can click Apply in the Properties panel or press Enter (Windows) or Return (macOS) to crop the image.
Puppet Warp enhancement
Illustrator now identifies the best areas to transform your artwork and automatically add pins to the artwork. You can also add or delete pins if you want. This feature is enabled by default when the Puppet Warp tool is selected. To disable this feature, deselect the Enable Content Aware Defaults option by choosing Edit > Preferences > General.
When you launch Illustrator, it now displays a Home screen, which includes the following:
- A wide range of tutorials to help you quickly learn and understand the concept, workflow, tips, and tricks
- Popular presets to get you started with the new documents quickly
- Display and access to your recent documents
- Create New button to create a new document and Open button to open an existing document
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