Say Hey to Adobe Comp CC v. 2.4.2

Time to upgrade! Here’s a rundown of all the cool new features added to the app.

We love feedback. For this latest release, we’ve addressed and incorporated some of the features most requested from our users, while fixing a few bugs and streamlining performance for speedier and more efficient functionality. Go forth and create!

→ Add Multiple Documents to a Project

You asked for it; you got it. This was our top request by a whole lot. It’s now possible to create multiple document canvases in a single project, making it easy to group similar comps, iterations, and/or variations together.

How to use it: To add another canvas to an existing project, tap the “+” sign in the upper-right of the screen. Additionally, to move documents from one project to another: Tap the 3 dots in the project header > tap on Edit project > tap on the comp you want to move > tap on the document with a right-facing arrow > select the project to you’d like to move it to > tap the check mark.

→ Additional Units of Measurement

Previously, the only measurement available in Comp was points; swapping to any other unit had to be done on desktop versions of Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, or InDesign CC. It’s now possible to specify points, pixels, inches, centimeters, or millimeters — whatever works best for your medium (print, web, or otherwise) — directly within the app.

How to use it: Go to Settings > Units, and select your preferred measurement.

→ PDF Export

Paid Creative Cloud members* can export projects as high-quality PDFs, making it super simple to share draft designs with colleagues, customers, and other reviewers or collaborators. These documents aren’t downsampled; all full-size images are included, allowing you to open the PDF again in another program and continue editing with your original assets. *This feature will be available for Creative Cloud Free members through the fall.

How to use it: Open your design > press the Share icon > press Share PDF > select the method (Message, e-mail, Dropbox, etc.).

→ More Default Document Types

We’ve added several more format options for creating new documents: Twitter Header Photo, YouTube Channel Art, and Facebook Cover Photo.

How to use it: When you’re on the My Projects homepage (we call it the “Organizer”), click the “+” sign in the upper-right of the screen and pick the size that suits your project.

→ Better Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC Support

The guides, grids, and locked objects that you set while working in Comp are now preserved when sent from to your computer, allowing you to keep layouts — and perfect alignments — intact.

Illustrations by Orlie Kapitulnik, orliek.com

How to use it: Send projects to Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, and Illustrator CC as you normally would and these settings will be automatically carried over.

Want to be the first to try out the latest Comp releases? Join our beta program for early access to new features, and collaborate with the Comp team in real-time on Slack to design and develop future updates. If you’re interested, fill out this short survey, and we’ll be in touch soon.

Comp is free (!) for Creative Cloud subscribers* — download it now for your iPhone or iPad. Not yet a Creative Cloud member? Sign up for a FREE Adobe ID today and try out the latest CC apps too.

*Android users, hold tight — we expect to have a beta release for you this summer.

Check out our growing visual gallery for how-tos and at-a-glance guidance on navigating Comp.

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