Adobe Updates Mobile App Lineup

Drawing made with Adobe Illustrator Line on iPad

Drawing made with Adobe Illustrator Line on iPad

At its Adobe MAX conference today, the company has announced new features for its iPhone and iPad app offering. Potentially of interest to tech illustrators are:

  • Illustrator Line Create vector sketches freehand or with the help of a selection of shape guides and axonometric, isometric, or two-point perspective grids. Work can be brought into Illustrator CC or Photoshop CC via Creative Cloud.  [Video]
  • Shape CC Auto-traces photos captured with your device’s camera, creating vector artwork for use in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC or Illustrator Draw. [Video]
  • Color CC Generate color palettes from photos, then mix, edit and sync via Adobe Color service. [Video]

All apps are free, but require a registration for a free Creative Cloud membership.

Do you use mobile apps in your creative process? Does professional work require a desktop? Sound off in the comments!

One thought on “Adobe Updates Mobile App Lineup

  1. I have tried using mobile versions of Photoshop and Illustrator and found that both are extremely difficult to use as many of the features of those programs work best with a pen like a Wacom paired with a keyboard (the latter part being what I feel is a current hindrance to mobile based art platforms). I’m sure these features are being improved on for ease of use in the future, but currently it is difficult to do the complex tasks which I’m used to in the desktop versions as the key commands are hard to perform (maybe the new versions for mobile Adobe has created are more user friendly). Mobile devices can be great for conveying a quick sketch to a client allowing multiple passes and corrections to a concept before taking the idea back to a desktop to do the more complex and cleaned up work.

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