Adobe, today, announced the development of Photoshop Touch, a very robust photo editing app for iPad, and Creative Cloud, a cloud service for storing and syncing Adobe project files.
Photoshop Touch looks incredible. Adobe shared a quick demo of it in action (see video below) and, boy, am I impressed. One of its features is the Scribble Selection Tool which makes selecting parts of your image a breeze: just make two separate traces for the inside and outside of your border, and boom, Photoshop Touch automagically selects the border that you want.
This is just the beginning for Photoshop Touch. In the initial release, we’ve laid the foundation – a core set of Photoshop capabilities designed for a tablet such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and effects. However, we don’t want Photoshop Touch to just be a subset of our desktop imaging features. We’re exploring new ways to be creative and taking advantage of the unique characteristics of a tablet device. The Camera Fill feature does just that, feeding a live stream from your device’s camera right into an active layer or selection.
Adobe also introduced the following five new apps:
- Adobe Collage helps creatives capture and refine ideas and concepts by allowing them to combine inspirational images, drawings, text and Creative Suite files into modern, conceptual mood boards.
- Adobe Debut allows creative professionals to present designs to clients and stakeholders virtually anywhere, opening tablet-compatible versions of Creative Suite files for convenient and beautiful viewing on the tablet.
- Adobe Ideas is an easy-to-master, vector-based tool for drawing, using either a stylus or a finger.
- Adobe Kuler makes it easy to generate color themes that can inspire any design project.
- Adobe Proto enables the development of interactive wireframes and prototypes for websites and mobile apps on a tablet using gestures and a touch-based interface.
In addition to these six new apps, Adobe also announced Adobe Creative Cloud, which will serve as a hub for viewing, sharing and syncing files and include 20GB of storage.
However, Adobe's goal is to develop Creative Cloud into so much more. They plan to give access to the portfolio of Adobe Creative Suite tools as well as the six Adobe Touch Apps, provide a method of delivering interactive publications on tablets, and create a community of sharing and connecting.
Adobe® Creative Cloud is a major new initiative that radically redefines the content creation process. Adobe Creative Cloud will become the focal point for creativity, where millions can access desktop and tablet applications, use essential creative services, and share their best work.
Each of the six new apps will be available on the iPad in early 2012 for $9.99. The "highly attractive price" for Adobe Creative Cloud will be announced in November.
Check out the video of Photoshop Touch in action below.