October 4, 2011: Apple has announced a new focus for content creation under the title of Adobe Creative Cloud.
The initial introduction centres upon a collection of Adobe Touch Apps that adapt existing software to the mobile age and tablet devices. Adobe Creative Cloud will become the hub for viewing, sharing and syncing of files created by a new suite of Adobe Touch Apps and Adobe Creative Suite. Subscribers will be entitled to 20GB of cloud storage.
Available soon as standalone apps, Adobe Touch Apps are essential components of Adobe Creative Cloud and will be available initially for Android tablets, with iOS (Apple) to follow early in 2012. The six apps in the suite address multiple areas of the creative process: image editing; ideation; sketching; mood boards; website and mobile app prototyping; and presenting finished work.
The leading app is Adobe Photoshop Touch, which provides core Photoshop features in an app custom-built for tablets. With simple finger gestures, users can combine multiple photos into layered images, make popular edits and apply special effects. Users can also locate images quickly, share creations, and view comments through integration with Facebook and Google Search.
Adobe Collage enables users to combine images, drawings, text and Creative Suite files into modern, conceptual mood boards. Features include importing of images, four customisable pen types for drawing, adding text, and applying colour themes. A virtually unconstrained canvas grows as needed to accommodate more assets.
Adobe Debut is used to present designs to clients and stakeholders and enables users to quickly opes tablet-compatible versions of Creative Suite files for viewing on the tablet. Feedback is gathered using a markup pen tool to add notes and drawings on top of the work.
Adobe Ideas is an easy-to-master, vector-based tool for drawing. By using a stylus or finger, strokes appear smooth at any zoom level. Starting with a blank canvas, users can choose colour themes, and pull in tablet-compatible image files that can be controlled as separate layers. Finished results are easily accessed in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
Adobe Kuler makes it easy to generate colour themes for design projects. Colour can be explored and discovered, with hundreds of thousands of Kuler themes already available via the creative community. Social engagement in the community is enhanced by rating and commenting on themes, which can be exported as colour swatches for Adobe Creative Suite projects.
Adobe Touch Apps build on the launch of Adobe Carousel, the only photography solution that gives access to your entire photo library across tablets, smartphones and desktops. Adobe Touch Apps will be available for Android devices in November 2011. Adobe expects to make an announcement regarding iOS availability in early 2012. Access to the file viewing, sharing and transfer functionality of Adobe Creative Cloud is included in the price of each Adobe Touch App. Details regarding pricing of the Adobe Creative Cloud and its expanded capabilities around applications, services and community will be announced in November 2011.
More information can be found by clicking on the following links: Adobe Touch App family and How will you create with Adobe Touch Apps?.