Adobe CC 2018: What’s New?

By CRA | January 30, 2018 | 0

Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 is out and has seen some significant changes over previous versions. Here’s the rundown on what you can expect from the new suite.adobe1.jpeg

What’s New In Adobe CC 2018?

Broken down by components of Adobe Creative Cloud, here are the updates to the suite that will improve your workflow.


There are several new features and improvements. Find the complete release notes here. We’re most excited about a few incredible changes.

Select Subject

Pinpoint areas you wish to modify or create with just one click. Need to get more specific? Use selection tools or the Select and Mask workspace. Speaking of which…

Select & Mask Improvements

There are improvements to the Select and Mask including a much appreciated slider to control how much decontamination is applied to images.


Lots of changes have come to and are being made to XD, which you can track here.

Easy & Improved Underlining

Hallelujah! It only takes a quick keyboard shortcut or click of a button to add underlining to text. In addition, don’t worry about underlining letters that descend, like j and g.

Licensing is Easier

Just right click on an Adobe Stock Image in the library to start the process of licensing the image for your own use.


Track all of the improvements to Lightroom CC here and check out our favorites below.

Full Screen View

View images in full screen mode to get the richest experience without any distractions.

Split Toning

Stylize and improve images by adding color to highlights and shadows.


Track all of the changes to Adobe CC Illustrator here.

SVG Color Fonts

Now with support for SVG OpenType fonts, design with multi-color, transparent and gradient fonts.

Variable Fonts

Fonts can now be altered, thanks to the aforementioned support for OpenType fonts, while maintaining the integrity of the font design. Modify a beloved font to fit your work without losing its aesthetic.

More Artboards

Create up to a thousand artboards per canvas to incorporate more content into your designs.


You can see the complete changes to InDesign here, and we’ve highlighted a few below.

Improved Endnotes

Annotations and endnotes can be added but also allow users to jump from the text to the endnote. Endnotes can also be imported from Word. Customize endnotes including format, layout and numbering.

Improved HTML Exporting

Easily export your code for use by developers and elsewhere. This means no losing those elements you can’t figure out how to get using your editor.


Keep up to date with Adobe Creative Cloud updates to Dreamweaver here.

HiDPI Support for Windows

Get a crisp interface that scales and displays properly. Dreamweaver is now optimized for HiDPI monitors.

Multi-monitor Support for Windows

This improvement allows displaying across more than one monitor, increasing your workspace.


You can track and stay up to date on all changes here.


Display the time along the frame numbers in the Animation Timeline and extend or reduce time for a selected frame span. Scale frame spans using FPS, pan through an animation on stage and convert blank spans to 1s, 2s and 3s.

Layer Depth & Camera Enhancements

Use different planes to place animations, giving them depth.


Track changes as they happen here.

Camera View Bookmarks

Easily bookmark a camera view as you design so that you can return to a desired camera position and perspective.

Shadow & Reflection Adjustment

By editing ground planes you can adjust shadows and reflections.

Real-Time Render Preview

Don’t lose time rendering before you’re sure you have your project exactly how you want it. See a preview of what your finished product will look like and enjoy increased flexibility to play with materials, lighting and anything else.

Premiere Pro

There are lots of changes to Premiere Pro; see them all here.

Responsive Design

Both time and position are more responsive in this version of Adobe CC. Don’t worry about intro and outro animations when lengthening or shortening the duration of a project. Additionally, pinned graphic layers adapt to changes in ration and positioning both in other layers and the video frame itself.

Shared Projects With Locking

Share projects with those on site and lock them so that while one person works others can still view without causing errors in the project.

Immersible VR Editing

Edit VR the same way users experience it: while wearing your VR headset to make sure all tweaks and changes look and sound the way they should.

After Effects

You can see updates as they are released here.

Keyboard Shortcut Mapping

Find and create keyboard shortcuts with the new visual map.

VR Sphere to Plane

You design in 2D even when you’re creating a 360° - which doesn’t translate. View creations in a perspective-based view to get a sense of what you’d see through a VR headset.

Data-Driven Animation

Animate charts and graphs using imported data. Can be modified to use data written by third-party partners.

Character Animator

You can look at all of the updates to Adobe CC Character Animator here.

Lip Sync

A new lip sync algorithm means mouths match to corresponding sounds far more accurately. They can also be pasted into After Effects. Speaking of faces…

Improved Eye And Eyebrow Animation

Make characters who are more expressive with added rotation and movement including more control of pupil movement.

Performance and stability improvements were made to Muse.

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