The latest Creative Cloud update from Adobe brought with it a lot of new features, changes and fixes for the whole suite. Three of the biggest are content-aware fill for video in After Effects, Freeform view for Premiere Pro and some pretty massive GPU performance upgrades. DIYP spoke with Adobe at NAB 2019 about these new updates and what they mean for users.
Adobe has announced today a groundbreaking addition to After Effects: content-aware fill for video. The feature is powered by Adobe Sensei, the company’s AI platform which helps to remove various visual elements automatically. This feature has been available in Photoshop, and it makes it much easier for photographers to remove unwanted objects from images. But now, the same feature is coming to After Effects, making life easier for video editors, too.
This is an interesting look at the world in which we live. As Principle Digital Imaging Evangelist at Adobe, Julieanne Kost has travelled most of the known world. And during her travels, she’s shot many photographs of the places she’s had the opportunity to visit. While recently looking through the images, she started to notice a pattern in the images she’d chosen to shoot. That pattern was colour.
Earlier this month, the news that Premiere Pro was blowing speakers in MacBook Pro computers, to the tune of a $600 Apple repair (what?!?) escaped the Adobe forums and became common knowledge. The bug would cause users to suddenly hear loud or distorted audio, often while working on a video’s audio tracks. But this wasn’t just a “reload Premiere Pro and it’s fine again” problem. It caused permanent damage.
Adobe was aware of the problem and the initial solution was to simply disable the microphone input in Premiere Pro. But now, they have now released a fix, with a new 13.0.3 update to Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Adobe has just launched its latest update to Lightroom Classic CC 2019, with a couple of cool new features. One is the new Enhance Details feature (probably nothing like CSI), and they’ve added support for more cameras and lenses, as usual.
But the other major highlight of the update is “Faster tethering for Nikon cameras”. Except, in the new features announcement summary for Lightroom Classic CC 2019 (v8.2), Adobe highlighted this particular feature using an image of a Fujifilm X-T20.
It seems that there’s something a little off with the latest release of Premiere Pro for users running on a MacBook Pro. After a user posted to the Adobe Forums that Premiere Pro seemed to have blown the speakers on his 2-month-old 2018 MacBook Pro, other users responded with similar reports.
Andripeetso claims that while working on a project in Premiere Pro with the volume set to about half, he suddenly heard a loud screeching noise, and when it stopped the speakers were very quiet. Upon restarting, he says they were clearly blown.
Curves are one of the most valuable and powerful tools contained within Photoshop. Many of us have been using them for years. But do we know all of the tricks when it comes to working with them? Probably not.
This short video from Julieanne Kost at Adobe shows us 13 quick tips for working with Photoshop’s Curves in just two minutes. The tips cover a range of slightly less common techniques, including working with multiple curves simultaneously and making adjustments from the image canvas itself.
A few days ago, Adobe had another price increase for its Creative Cloud programs. Annoyed by this change, Twitter user Ghost Malone created an extensive list of alternatives, in case you don’t feel like paying more for major Adobe CC programs. They cover different areas, from image editing to building websites, and all of them are free.
A freelance videographer by the name of Dave Cooper is suing Adobe for the deletion of around 100,000 digital video clips totalling around 500 hours. After upgrading to Premiere Pro 2017 v11.1.0 in April of last year, he claims that a bug caused the deletion of video clips that cost him around $250,000 to create.
He says that the bug exists in the “clean cache” feature which deletes temporary files and backups created during the editing process. And Adobe has actually acknowledged this bug, but I can’t help but feel there’s quite a bit of user error here.