Adobe releases web versions of Photoshop, Illustrator

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Adobe is finally making Photoshop and Illustrator accessible to many—particularly the non-designers—as the software company has shipped these two complex design programs to the web.

This “big release” was announced by Adobe during the first day of its Adobe MAX 2021 conference happening from Oct. 26 to 28.

The idea, according to Adobe VP of Design Eric Snowden, is to “make it easy for people to create and work together with their collaborators and stakeholders, no matter how they want to work.”

Both the Photoshop and Illustrator desktop apps are connected to the Creative Cloud and work pretty much like Google Docs. They allow you to easily share your document with collaborators through a link, which they can access using a desktop or an iPad.

In a blog post published on the same day, VP of Product Management Pam Clark said collaborators can review your work and send comments, including pins and annotations, directly “within Photoshop in the new commenting panel on both the desktop and iPad versions.”

Snowden also stated that creators and collaborators can review their work “without having to download apps or have a Creative Cloud subscription.”

In addition to its collaboration features, the Photoshop and Illustrator desktop apps allow you to make “minor tweaks and quick edits” on your work with its basic browser editing tools. These include auto-masking object selection tool, new filters, color transfer, and improved gradients, among others.

You can start sharing Photoshop and Illustrator documents for review and commenting on the web by updating to the latest versions of the apps. If you want to check out the basic editing features of Photoshop on web, you can access the public beta on the Creative Cloud web. Illustrator, on the other hand, is an invite-only beta, which you can request access to here.

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