Adobe is celebrating a big milestone for its landmark image editing software Photoshop. The venerable software package's 25th anniversary this week. Few apps have had Photoshop's industry-changing impact and popularity, and fewer still are as directly linked to the Macintosh's enduring success as a tool for creative professionals.
Adobe has added another iPad app to its growing library called PaintCan. Instead of providing finely detailed artistic tools, PaintCan allows amateurs and pros alike to add broad, artistic filters to photos. These brushstrokes are added selectively to areas you want. Parts of the image can remain as sharp and detailed as you like, while the rest around it can look like it's been handpainted.
Notebook maker Moleskine has partnered with Adobe to put your sketches in Creative Cloud with a new notebook and app. Much like their Evernote journal, Moleskine's new Creative Cloud product is designed especially to bridge the gap between analogue and digital work.
Iterate brings together the best designers and app producers in the business to talk user interface, human interaction, icon design, and user experience from concept to implementation. On this episode — Adobe MAX 2014 — new apps, new services, new experiences… New Adobe? Marc Edwards was there so Seth Clifford and Rene Ritchie flip the tables and interview him. Also: Pixelmator for iPad and its pricing.
If you own an iPad Air 2, the first thing you'll want to do is load up on great apps that take advantage of the all new A8X processor, Touch ID sensor, updated camera, and more. While all iPad apps available in the App Store will work perfectly fine on your new iPad Air 2, there are some that stand out from the crowd by taking advantage of the new hardware in some way or another. So if you're only looking for the best iPad apps, these are the ones we think you need to download ASAP!
Along with all the Adobe Creative Cloud news today, Storehouse announced that its app can now pull in and import photos from Adobe's cloud through the Lightroom Collections. This makes it easy for iPhone and iPad users to pull in photos and images that were edited on a Mac or PC using Lightroom. Once imported, you can use those photos to create visually stunning stories using Storehouse.
Along with the launch of new mobile apps, Adobe has announced that the Creative SDK is now available as a public beta. Launched earlier this year as a private beta, Creative SDK brings Adobe's Creative Cloud services to third-party iOS developers.
Adobe's Creative Cloud video apps will soon offer proper support for the high resolution Retina displays available on modern MacBook Pro laptops. The apps have been stuck in low-res mode for what seems like an eternity (even if the Retina laptops are really just a few years old at this point), and so soon users of Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Prelude CC, and the rest of the Adobe video suite will soon be enjoying true Retina quality to their work.