Several key Adobe Creative Cloud applications, including Illustrator, Photoshop and Fresco, received significant updates this week. An updated and integrated key element in each of these applications was asynchronous editing, also known as a new feature called “Invite to edit”. With this feature, users will be able to work with asynchronous editing between friends and associates “on all surfaces”. That includes desktop, iPad and iPhone apps too – no mention of Android yet.
To take advantage of this new feature, access your (updated) application and find the button next to the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the screen. Take a look at a demonstration of how this will work in the video below.
This should allow users to edit projects together with relative ease, assuming that everyone is able to access the internet at the appropriate speed. According to Adobe’s Pam Clark, “This is a huge time saver for teams working on shared projects.” Cross your fingers and it will work as well as you suggested in the preview.
This update also adds Present Sync to Photoshop. This should make working on multiple platforms much, much easier than before. It’s the kind of feature you may have assumed existed in the first place, since we’re working with an application system that syncs with the cloud in many other ways – but it’s here now!
ALSO NOTE: To do asynchronous editing work, you will first need to save your PSD or AI file as a cloud document. Also make sure that all participants are running the latest version of the applications with which the document will be edited and collaborated.
UPDATE: this asynchronous editing system should work on all platforms, except on the iPhone, where you will only be able to start the referred invitation system for editing with Fresco. This may have been obvious, but YOU NEVER KNOW.