Creativity is nurtured, stimulated and directed by constraints, but inspiration should be free of any constraint. Opportunities present. We allow them to escape unnoticed or unable to capture because we didn’t have the perceptual or physical tools to accomplish the capture. Our creative identity fades before our very eyes.
You never know when an idea or creative inspiration will surface. Sometimes it seems more like an idea is ready for you to discover it than the other way around. Adobe has given you the ability to capture ideas when they’re ready through a new series of mobile apps appropriately grouped under the umbrella of “Capture.” Adobe Color, Brush, and Shape CC allow you to capture the world around you and manipulate it into objects that can be integrated right into your creative workflow. It isn’t just about what your smartphone camera sees but rather what it actually is… the hues turned into color themes, the shapes into vectored objects and a brush created from what you see be it a rose or a pencil.
All of this creative energy flows right into your creative profile in the Creative Cloud. It restores and enhances your creative self. The workflow is uninterrupted as you change location or device. Think about it.
One morning while riding into work, I had a thought as I passed by a man standing in a crosswalk holding his phone. Pick any moment throughout your day and what do you find nearby? It’s likely your smartphone. But what if the people and places you come into contact with everyday could dovetail into your creative pursuits?
I believe it was Edgar Degas who said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” My perspective watching this businessman likely shuffling his way to work like myself caught my attention for one reason. He was in motion as the bright morning sun was cutting its way through the downtown buildings.
Throughout our busy days, we’ve all witnessed objects, people, and architecture with essences worthy of capturing. That’s what Adobe Color, Shape and Brush allow you to do: go beyond the image in front of you and define its essence using the boundless limits of your own mind.
Capture the inspiration of color. Generate color themes wherever inspiration strikes with Adobe Color. Capture color combinations with your iPhone or iPad. Use them in your projects immediately by saving to Creative Cloud Libraries.
See color in action. Color generates themes you can use in Adobe desktop apps like Photoshop and Illustrator CC, and new Adobe mobile apps like Illustrator Line, Illustrator Draw, and Photoshop Sketch.
Pablo Picasso put it best when he said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” With Adobe Brush, artists now have unlimited opportunities to transform their paintings on the go. No matter what brush style moves your design, Adobe Brush gives you the ability to turn photographs into visual patterns of depth.
Picture the perfect brush. Create custom brushes from photos you capture on your iPhone or iPad and start using them right away in Photoshop and Illustrator CC, and Adobe Photoshop Sketch.
Imagine your brush in action. Design beautiful, high-quality brushes in any style—organic, painterly, graphic, and more. Anything you can take a photo of can be turned into a brush.
Capture the inspiration anywhere so you can work playfully while designing professionally.
This is where ideas take shape. See a shape you’d like to use in your designs? Capture it with your iPhone or iPad and Adobe Shape will turn it into vectors. Save it to Creative Cloud Libraries to use in Adobe InDesign CC, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, or the all-new Adobe Illustrator Draw.
Turn the shapes around you into action. Capture shapes anywhere. Simply take pictures of shapes you like and you can start turning the world around you into vector shapes.
Technology does change the way we approach art and design, and the amazing power of mobile devices now offers us a truly connected creative experience. Everything you see and do can be captured in extraordinary ways.
As I arrived at my office that bright sunny morning, I was curious about the man I saw making his way to work, who inspired me to pause.
I turned on my iPhone and smiled. It was all there in living color, shape vector and brush stroke.