Adobe does not cease to release core updates to its innovative and Creative Cloud Apps year after year. Therefore, 2016 is no exception, more updates have been made to the Creative Sync, and Adobe Stock. Hence, it implies that nearly all applications in the network have been affected. These updates comprise of the additions to Adobe`s top Photoshop application and a further improvement to the Adobe Stock. Nonetheless, it is not the awaited “CC 2016” update, but it has been referred to as “CC 2015.3” for Illustrator while for the case of Photoshop, it is known as “CC 2015.5.” Hence, this write-up is aimed at giving you an insight into the new features of Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3.
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3 comes with a new export feature that allows you to export artboards and elements to standard web-based formats. Furthermore, it gives you the option of exporting using various scales. You can now export an individual artwork or the entire art boards to different file formats and sizes with just a touch of a button. Besides, it comes with a new Exports for Screen dialog (File>Export>Export for screens) which allows you to export artwork or art boards with a vast spectrum of file options. Moreover, it has an advanced panel for Asset and Export (Window>Asset >Export) that provides a holding area for you to collect the assets that require frequent editing and export.
2.Live Shapes Enhancements
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3 have been transformed to simplify your work. Hence, it allows you to have a finite control over the radius adjustments. It comes with a Transform Panel that allows you to make any changes. You are required just to click on Shape to make live changes and edits. Furthermore, you can do all regular transformations by clicking Transform within the same panel. Another notable enhancement is that its bounding box is simplified to offer a more advanced experience while you are dealing with Live Shapes.
3.Enhanced libraries in the creative cloud
You can now search for all your assets across Adobe Stock and libraries. The new Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3 allows you to work with the old or existing colors by enabling you to import color groups and patterns. It offers better support for character styles in the libraries and allows for a more creative control over your entire texts. Furthermore, it allows you to find any assets that you need faster with its larger Libraries Panel, icons, and a new filtered search of Adobe Stock.
4.Dynamic symbols and smart guides
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3 comes with symbols that can now share one master shape but can be modified to have a broad range of appearances including fill, opacity, and stroke. You can use the rotate, scale, skew, and mirror them without breaking the link to the current symbol. On the other hand, using the improved Smart Guides in Illustrator CC 2015.3, you can space and align objects with ease. Furthermore, the guide can allow you to draw perfect shapes such as circles and squares without being required to use modifiers or control keys.
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3 comes with a shaper tool that allows you to convert all your free-flowing and natural symbols into standardized geometric shapes. You can also use the shaper tool in the touch-optimized workspace as well as the traditional workspace.