What’s new in Adobe XD.
Adobe XD CC
You can now quickly apply an underline to text with a keyboard shortcut or a button in the property inspector. Underline maintains fidelity with characters that have descenders such as y and g.
Options for stroke align type
Toggle between stroke align types (inside, outside, or center) on a closed object like a rectangle or circle to modify weight and alignment and control the appearance of your design.
Adobe Stock licensing
Right click on an Adobe Stock raster image in the Creative Cloud Libraries window to begin licensing.
Graphics editing in Photoshop
Right click on a raster graphic in the Creative Cloud Libraries window to edit it in Photoshop.
More prototype publishing options
Quickly enable and disable hotspot hints to see which areas of your prototype are interactive, then publish to share with your team. Set to open in full screen mode to view without comments or other distractions.
Design Specs (Beta) improvements
Get started quickly with user tips and improvements for navigation and properties. Design Specs (Beta) now also supports English, French, German, Korean, and Japanese.
And so much more
Also includes: Access to Zoom tool in prototype mode, keyboard shortcuts for font size, and more.
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Adobe XD CC
Design Specs (Beta)
Speed up the development process by sending developers a link to automatically generated design specs from your interactive prototype. Specs include the sequence and flow of your artboards, colors, character styles, and measurements (currently English only).
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Use customizable column grids with margins and gutters to give your designs a consistent, organized look and to manage the proportions between elements. Toggle between Square and Layout grid in the property inspector.
Easily export assets and artboards from XD in JPG format without the need to convert from another app. You can control the export quality level from 1-100 percent.
Switch from point text to area text and vice versa with a simple click. Now when you create a new text object, your last used text properties such as font family, size, weight, alignment, and colors are preserved.
Improvements for Windows 10
The latest updates for Windows 10 make designing in Windows even faster. Use two-finger touch to pan and zoom, copy and paste design elements from InDesign into XD, and import SVG files with externally linked files.
And so much more
Also includes: Ability to access eyedropper within the color picker to grab color stops when creating gradients and to sample colors when using Asset Panel, and improvements to paste behavior.
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Adobe XD CC
Switch from design to prototype mode with a single click, and connect artboards to communicate the flow and paths of multiscreen apps. Connect design elements from one artboard to another, including Repeat Grid cells. Add interactions with intuitive visual controls to test and validate the experience.
Publish prototypes for feedback
Generate shareable web links to get feedback on your designs, or embed them on Behance or a web page. Reviewers can comment directly on your prototypes and specific parts of your design. You'll get notified when they make comments, and they can simply refresh their browsers to see your changes.
Fast, versatile artboards
Whether you're working with one artboard or a hundred, XD gives you the same fast performance. Design for different screens and devices. Pan and zoom without lag time. Choose from preset sizes or define your own, and copy between artboards without losing placement of your design elements.
Select items in your design, such as a contact list or photo gallery, and replicate them horizontally or vertically as many times as you want — all your styles and spacing stay intact. Update an element once and your changes will update everywhere.
Adobe XD natively supports Windows 10 (Universal Windows Platform) and Mac, with companion mobile apps for Android and iOS.
Make colors and character styles easily available for reuse by adding them to the Assets panel (formerly the Symbols panel), which automatically includes symbols. Edit any color or character style in the panel and the changes will be reflected throughout your document.
Save time with symbols, reusable design elements that eliminate the need to find and edit each instance of an asset across a document. Update one and they'll update everywhere, or choose to override specific instances. Symbols can be vector graphics, raster images, or text objects, and they can also be used as objects within Repeat Grids.
Creative Cloud Libraries
With Creative Cloud Libraries integration, you can access and apply raster images, colors and character styles created in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and other Creative Cloud applications from inside XD, and reuse them anywhere in your documents.
Contextual Property Inspector
Work in an uncluttered space thanks to the context-aware Property Inspector, which only displays options for the objects you've selected. Modify properties like border color and thickness, fill colors, shadows, blurs, opacity, and rotation, and access options for alignment, dimensions, and Repeat Grid.
Smart canvas navigation
Easily zoom in on a specific area of your design, or make a selection on an artboard and use a shortcut to zoom right to it. Pan or zoom with your mouse, touchpad, or keyboard shortcuts. And get great performance even if you have hundreds of artboards.
Stay organized and focused while managing complex designs thanks to a contextual approach to layers. XD highlights only the layers associated with the artboard you're working on, so you can quickly and easily find what you need.
Layout guidance tools
Seamlessly draw, reuse, and remix design elements using snap-to grids and other intuitive layout tools that help you create relative measurements between objects, mask with shapes, group, lock, align, and distribute design elements, and more.
Quickly blur a specific object or an entire background to change the focal point of your design, giving it depth and dimension.
Versatile linear gradients
Create beautiful linear gradients using simple yet precise visual controls in the Color Picker. You can also import gradients from Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC.
Modern Pen tool
Draw shapes and paths easily with the Pen tool. Use custom paths, add or remove anchor points, easily manipulate lines, and switch between curved and angled paths — all with the same tool.
Boolean group editing
Create and experiment with complex shapes by combining groups of objects using non-destructive Boolean operators.
Style text with precise control to enhance the user experience. Easily adjust typographical elements like font, typeface, size, alignment, character spacing, and line spacing. Change the appearance of your text the same way you change other elements in XD like opacity, fill, background and blur effects, and borders.
Streamlined color control
Pick colors by entering exact values or by sampling from inside or outside XD with the Eyedropper. Create and save color swatches, and use shortcuts for hexadecimal codes in the Color Picker.
Quickly design and prototype for Apple iOS, Google Material Design, and Microsoft Windows devices using high-quality user interface components.
Copy and paste from other design apps
Bring artwork into XD from Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC.
In-context iOS and Android previews
Preview your designs and all interactions on the actual devices you're targeting. Make changes on the desktop and then test them on your devices for fidelity and usability.
Automatically highlight the hotspots in your prototype so users can see which areas are interactive and clickable.
Create multiple URLs from the same file to share different versions of your prototype. Share an unlimited number of prototypes, and easily access and delete them from your Creative Cloud account.
Record prototype interactions as videos
As you click through your preview, record an MP4 file to share with your team or stakeholders (Mac only).
Export artwork, assets, and artboards
Export images and designs in PNG and SVG formats, which you can configure for iOS, Android, web, or your own custom settings. Export an entire artboard or individual elements. And share assets and artboards by exporting them as individual PDF files or as a single PDF file.
Supported languages include English, French, German, Japanese, and Korean.
Email notifications for comments
Get email notifications when stakeholders comment on your web prototypes. Emails can be sent individually or batched in a daily digest.