Adobe released new Touch Apps for the Android market, along with the Creative Cloud, which integrates content across the new apps with the Adobe Creative Suite software, to bring professional-level creativity to millions of tablet users. The apps address multiple areas of the creative process including image editing, ideation, sketching, mood boards, wireframing, and presenting all of that work to clients.
Adobe Photoshop Touch- The App is basically for image editing. You can work with finger gestures, and manage & manipulate photos & images on a tablet.
Adobe Collage- You can add images from the camera, Creative Cloud, Flickr, Google, YouTube, and Web clippings to create mood boards with Adobe Collage. A simple masking tool is available for cutting out parts of images, along with a text tool and several drawing tools for adding comments and annotations to the board.
Adobe Debut- This App allows presenting and reviewing your creative work.
Adobe Ideas- Ideas for Android App is for sketching. Similar to the app already available for iPad and iPhone, this one is a vector-based drawing app. You can bring in any image file to serve as your background, and can draw one layer on top of it.
Adobe Kuler- The App is forexploring colour themes. You can generate and share color themes and swatches. You can start with one of many publicly available themes in the creative community, pull colors from an image, or start from scratch.
Adobe Proto- The App is for prototyping mobile apps and websites. Gestures and rough shapes are translated into page elements, such as headers, navigation menus, or body text--and are linked to other pages to create an interactive wireframe.
Announced at MAX 2011 in October, the apps are available for Android 3.1 or higher. Adobe Ideas is already on iOS and Adobe expects iOS versions of the other five apps to be available in early 2012.
In addition to availability as individual apps, Adobe Touch Apps will be essential components of Adobe Creative Cloud, a new initiative expected in the first half of 2012. Adobe Creative Cloud will enable users to access desktop and tablet applications, find essential creative services and share their best work.
“Adobe Touch Apps will transform how people use tablets – from mere consumption devices to vehicles for expression and creativity,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Media Business Unit, Adobe. “Our touch apps will be a key component in Adobe’s full Creative Cloud offering, coming in 2012,” he added.