In an effort to make it easier for multiple people to work on the same project for several of its image and graphic editing applications, Adobe has introduced a new cloud-based collaborative tool known as “invite to edit”. This allows users to invite collaborators via email, providing them access to a file that is currently being worked on. The new feature is now available on Photoshop, Illustrator and Fresco across all supported platforms.
As mentioned earlier, the tool utilises Adobe’s cloud system where participants can access shared PSD and AI files that have been stored online. Although similar to an extent, “invite to edit” isn’t as flexible as Google Docs, which allows multiple users to view and edit the same file in real-time.
Instead, the feature only lets a collaborator take over an artwork once an active participant has exited and saved their progress. Alternatively, the collaborator could also make a copy of the file and edit it separately, but this means any changes made will not be reflected in the original document – so its best to use this option for comparison or suggestion purposes.
Edits that are done to a shared artwork will sync across to all users, allowing them to review the changes afterwards. The tool also supports version history, meaning a user can reverse certain edits made to the file, should there be any mistakes or a reverse in decision.
Adobe’s new “invite to edit” is definitely a handy tool for artists and designers alike, especially for team members who are working remotely from home during the ongoing pandemic. Not forgetting that it could also reduce the chances of miscommunication between collaborators, since they can now input their suggestions directly into the artwork itself.
Hopefully this could finally remedy the “Make it bigger” and “How big??” problem that has been plaguing artists and designers for ages.
(Source: Adobe [Official blog])