Productivity enhancements with 3D Touch support in Creative Cloud mobile apps

With inputs from Gyanesh Talwar. Videos and graphics by Kalika Arora.

Some of your favorite Adobe Creative Cloud mobile apps—Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for mobile, Adobe Post, and Adobe Premiere Clip—now support 3D Touch gestures, a new capability that Apple recently introduced on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models. This capability allows your iPhone to sense and respond to the amount of pressure you apply to the display. Adobe support for 3D Touch gestures is in addition to existing support for familiar multi-touch gestures, such as tap, swipe, and pinch.

Supported 3D touch gestures

Quick Actions let you access the most frequently-used actions right from the home screen. For instance, you can instantly bring up Lightroom’s in app camera, directly begin a project from within the camera roll in Adobe Clip, or quickly search for free photos in Adobe Post. You can perform these quick actions directly from your home screen by deep pressing your Creative Cloud app’s launcher icon.

The Peek and Pop interaction lets you quickly preview (Peek) your photo in the Lightroom mobile grid view with a light press, without having to actually open it. Then when you want to open it, press a little deeper to Pop it open in the Loupe view. Easy, isn’t it?

Note: Apple has introduced the 3D touch feature only on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models running iOS9 or later. Therefore, Adobe support for 3D touch gestures is limited to these iPhone models.

Making the most of 3D gestures in Adobe apps

So how do I use these new gestures in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for mobile, Adobe Premiere Clip, and Adobe Post? We’re glad you asked!

lr_mobile_app_48 Lightroom for mobile

Love photography? Whether you are a pro aiming for efficiency and convenience or a hobbyist, or an exclusive smartphone shooter—this is the must-have mobile app that will bring you closer to your passion.

Download on Apple iTunes (It’s free!)

Lightroom for mobile now extends its gesture support to include 3D Touch gestures on iPhone. Do check out the videos below to see the usability improvements that you can leverage while using the app.

Directly access Lightroom’s in-app camera from your home screen in a single tap.
From your home screen, deep press the Lightroom app icon to view the quick action menu. Tap Take Photo and your are ready to capture!

Quickly preview any photo in the Grid view without having to actually open it.
(Peek) In the Grid view, deep press any photo to view its full-screen preview. The preview is available until you hold the touch. If you end the touch, the preview disappears and you return to the Grid view. (Pop) Alternatively, at this point, press deeper on the preview itself to navigate to the Loupe view where you can edit the photo.

post-icon.a74d16d6 Adobe Post

Adobe Post is a fun and fast way for anyone to design beautiful social graphics on their iPhone. Simply pick a photo, add some text, and apply design filters to instantly create stunning designs — no design experience required! You can now stand out from the crowd and engage your followers with eye-catching graphics.

Download on Apple iTunes (It’s free too!)

3D Touch support in Adobe Post

With 3D Touch gesture support in Adobe Post mobile app, you can now access your most frequently used options directly from your home screen—edit that last post that you created, or create a new post starting with choosing a photo from your camera roll, searching for free photos, or capturing a photo from your camera!

Adobe_Premiere_Clip_logo_SCREEN_RGB_256px_no_shadowAdobe Premiere Clip

Premiere Clip makes it fast and fun to create quality video from your Lightroom or camera roll photos and videos—edited to the beats of your soundtrack! And then you can open the video in Premiere Pro CC for some extra polishing.

Download on Apple iTunes (Yes, this one too. Free!)

3D Touch support in Adobe Premiere Clip

With 3D Touch gesture support in Adobe Premiere Clip mobile app, you can now deep press on the Premiere Clip app icon to begin creating a video from photos in your Camera Roll or from Recent Moments.

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