Adobe Updates Line of iOS Apps With New Features, Enhanced Creative Cloud Syncing

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At its Adobe MAX conference today, Adobe is announcing updates for nearly all of its iOS apps, bringing new features that emphasize the creation of shapes and brushes along with enhanced syncing with the company's Creative Cloud services. The updates come alongside a new Creative SDK public beta to allow developers to build mobile apps connecting to Creative Cloud, as well as a number of enhancements to the core Creative Cloud apps.

Building on its existing Adobe Kuler app, which allows users to create color palettes using any photo and which is now being rebranded Adobe Color CC, the company is now rolling out two additional "Capture" apps for mobile: Adobe Brush CC, which turns photos into brushes for use throughout Photoshop and Illustrator apps, and Adobe Shape CC, which automatically converts high-contrast photos of objects into vector art for use in Illustrator.

Adobe Shape CC (left) capturing a shape to be used in Illustrator (right)
Meanwhile, the newest version of Adobe Photoshop Mix is now a universal app for both iPad and iPhone, while Adobe Photoshop Sketch brings new acrylic and pastel brushes and integration with brush sets created in Adobe Brush CC.

Adobe Illustrator Line now allows users to utilize content from the Creative Cloud Market and includes new smart spacing and grid tools. Adobe Lightroom for iOS now allows specified users to comment on photos shared through Lightroom's web interface, and includes additional language support in addition to the ability to sync GPS information from the iPhone with Lightroom desktop.

Adobe Illustrator Line
Finally, Adobe Premiere Clip lets users edit video shot on an iPhone or iPad right from the device, or send to the full Premiere Pro CC for more advanced editing.

Adobe Premiere Clip
Core Creative Cloud apps are also seeing a number of updates today, including new 3D printing support for Photoshop CC, a new Curvature tool for Illustrator CC, interactive EPUB support for In Design CC, SVG and Synchronized Text support for Muse CC, and 4K/Ultra HD viewing support for Premiere Pro CC.

All of Adobe's updated iOS apps require a free membership to Adobe Creative Cloud, while desktop apps like Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Illustrator CC require separate subscriptions. Download links for all of the apps can be found below, while the full set of updates for Creative Cloud are expected to be available to members by the end of the day.

- Adobe Brush CC [Direct Link]
- Adobe Shape CC [Direct Link]
- Adobe Color CC [Direct Link]

- Adobe Photoshop Sketch [Direct Link]
- Adobe Photoshop Mix [Direct Link]
- Adobe Lightroom for iPad [Direct Link]
- Adobe Lightroom for iPhone [Direct Link]

- Adobe Illustrator Draw [Direct Link]
- Adobe Illustrator Line [Direct Link]

- Adobe Premiere Clip [Direct Link]

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KdParker

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What is the subscription rate on the Enhanced Creative Clound syncing? That would determine for me if this is viable to start using.
 

BJMRamage

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I guess I am just not into the whole CC or mobile versions of these.

this seems ho-hum to me...but good to see others like it.
 

JHankwitz

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Need MacDraw Pro

Why can't someone create a duplicate of MacDraw Pro for the Mac? I miss it every day. Basic, simple, and intuitive.
 

2457282

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I gave up on this company a while ago. No Adobe software of any kind on any of my devices.
 

c.s.

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More kiddie tools. I just don't think there are enough pro users (people who make a living from Adobe's software) to sustain the company. So they keep releasing this s--- for amateurs, hoping it will lead to CC subscriptions. They market it for professionals to "work on the go", but I don't see how it fits into any professional workflow. If I need to work "anywhere," I take my MacBook Pro.
 

Zxxv

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Adobes editing software in snapwire are amazing. If these are anything like that :)
 

lotzosushi

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I wonder how many "pro" editors choose to edit on CC mobile platforms over desktop counterparts. I'm just an amateur photographer and I still prefer Photoshop/Lightroom on my computer even if I have to wait to transfer images. Mobile apps are for quick editing and posting to Facebook/Instagram/etc. Has anyone here edited an entire movie (not just a few minute clip) on their iPad/iPhone before?
 

DanielSw

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More kiddie tools. I just don't think there are enough pro users (people who make a living from Adobe's software) to sustain the company. So they keep releasing this s--- for amateurs, hoping it will lead to CC subscriptions. They market it for professionals to "work on the go", but I don't see how it fits into any professional workflow. If I need to work "anywhere," I take my MacBook Pro.
Your cynicism is misplaced. Why knock something BEFORE you even see it. Real professionals at least look at a tool to see if they could use it before moving on.
 

c.s.

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Your cynicism is misplaced. Why knock something BEFORE you even see it. Real professionals at least look at a tool to see if they could use it before moving on.
I just downloaded the new apps for that purpose. Here's a real-world scenario: a client needs a change to a web graphic while I'm away from my computer. I open it in Photoshop Mix on my phone. I need to edit the text. Can't do it. I need to alter a vector shape. Can't do it. But I can apply an instagrammy filter and post it to Facebook. It's still for kids.
 

skadd

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More kiddie tools. I just don't think there are enough pro users (people who make a living from Adobe's software) to sustain the company. So they keep releasing this s--- for amateurs, hoping it will lead to CC subscriptions. They market it for professionals to "work on the go", but I don't see how it fits into any professional workflow. If I need to work "anywhere," I take my MacBook Pro.
It's great for brainstorming and getting started with projects. Most (visual) professionals start with pen/liner and paper, but I guess that's not hardcore enough for you?
 

c.s.

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I'm not trying to knock Adobe's core applications. They make great tools and I'm a CC member. It drives me nuts to see them so unfocused and spending time and resources on stuff that doesn't matter much OR on things that other companies do much better (DropBox for storage, etc.).
 

HiRez

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I use Adobe CC every day and I can't even keep track of all the apps anymore, it's getting a little crazy. Waiting for Adobe Line CC that just draws straight lines or something.
 

charlituna

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Adobe Illustrator Draw and Line needs iPhone 6 support, we need a good vector app for iPhone!
I would say that the iPhone isn't really the issue. The iPad would be more like it. even the iPhone Plus isn't a great screen for hardcore creation. But put those guts (if not more) in an iPad and it's more on the money. Add a bit more RAM and a screen that utilities that same 'force' tech as the Watch for a slight level of pressure, maybe finer pixels and line creation. Heck forget a bigger screen, many folks would say that's "Pro" enough for them.
 

ClamshellOfDoom

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More kiddie tools. I just don't think there are enough pro users (people who make a living from Adobe's software) to sustain the company. So they keep releasing this s--- for amateurs, hoping it will lead to CC subscriptions. They market it for professionals to "work on the go", but I don't see how it fits into any professional workflow. If I need to work "anywhere," I take my MacBook Pro.
Yup. I wonder if they ticked off more people than they expected with the SAAS model? Their whole 1000 apps for DEVELOPERS! (Developers, developers, developers! LOL) does smell like desperation.
 

Haynzee

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The biggest problem with Adobe Apps for me is the lack of long term support, had a couple of Apps from them that were great just needed some more updates but then they just stop supporting the app completely (like Adobe Proto), leave it in a buggy state and pull it from the App Store. Adobe need to make less apps and support them over a much longer period.
 

AppleInLVX

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No option without subscription, no installations on any of my devices. It's really that simple.
 
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