Adobe Ideas users asked – the Ideas team delivered:
Adobe Ideas 2.7 is here! Our new update includes several user-requested features to the free iOS application that lets anyone create freeform vector illustrations on their iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Here’s what’s new:
- Stylus Support – Ideas now includes pressure sensitive stylus support for Ten One Design’s Pogo Connect Bluetooth Pen, which enables users to be more expressive with their drawing strokes and achieve creative effects more naturally. It also allows for palm rejection so that users can draw while resting their palm on the iPad without interference. In addition, users can control their brushes, colors, opacity and size by simply tapping the button on the pen. Pogo Connect works with the iPad 3, 4 and iPad Mini.
- Stroke Smoothing – Based on community feedback, designers can now choose their preference on what line smoothing method works best for them. Users can choose to smooth the drawing stroke while drawing for increased accuracy, or after to achieve smoother curves.
- Share to other applications – Users can also share designs to other applications such as Behance and Photoshop Touch.
Update your app today! If you haven’t already experimented with Adobe Ideas, what are you waiting for? It’s free! Head straight to the App Store, download it and start using it: http://bit.ly/11QiKB8
We can’t wait to see what you create next!
Image created by Tomasz Usyk: http://www.behance.net/tomaszusyk
Delivering on the Creative Cloud Promise of Continued Innovation – NEW Premiere Pro features available NOW
One of the best things about Creative Cloud is that the product teams are able to develop and release features in cadence with the demands of the rapidly growing and evolving creative industries. The Premiere Pro CC July 2013 update, available now, is the first example of that, and the Premiere Pro team is thrilled to be able to give the video community multiple new editing features so soon after the first CC release – less than a month after we shipped CC. These features are focused in the areas of timeline editing, viewing, navigation and media management, and are direct responses to customer feedback we’ve been closely listening to. The release also includes a number of bug fixes, including a documented critical bug with multicam workflows, and is recommended for all users.
For all the details on the July 10th release of Premiere Pro CC visit: http://adobe.ly/13Kqfyr
Recently, v2.5 was released on iOS and our fans love it! For over a year now, graphic designer and Touch Apps user Ryan Garratt (@NemesisGraphics) has continued to improve his creative process and creations with each update to Ideas. Excited about the update, Ryan connected with us over Twitter to let us know what he really loves about the update and provided us useful pointers for both rookie and veteran users.
Read on to learn more and be sure to visit our Adobe Touch Apps Facebook and Twitter channels to see his work on display. Also, check out the Adobe TV video after the Q&A to learn more about what’s new in Adobe Ideas v2.5.
Adobe: Have you had a chance to try out the new features in Adobe Ideas v 2.5? Which are your favorites?
Ryan: The update is SUPERB! The addition of the new preset tools is fantastic and the paintbrush is possibly my favorite addition to the arsenal, as I really enjoy how you can vary the strokes to give power lines to work. The paint bucket fill is an absolute genius addition as well. Before it would be a case of coloring and getting a few spots that you had missed, but with the new fill bucket it increases productivity and efficiency. Needless to say, I was really excited when the update came out.
What tips/suggestions do you have for creative individuals thinking about getting into Adobe Ideas?
Enjoy what you do. I recommend having a stylus on hand and find somewhere you can relax. Experiment as well – try different opacity settings and line thickness. It’s all about finding your style!
For Ideas veterans like yourself, what tips and/or techniques can you offer them to improve their creative workflow?
Just enjoy what you’re doing! I absolutely love what i do and think that fuels me to keep creating. Also, keep everything you do, regardless of whether it’s a quick doodle or masterpiece. To look back on and see your journey progress is critical.
Which pairing of the Touch Apps and CS6 products are most instrumental to your creative process and why?
I would have to say Illustrator. I can sketch something roughly on my iPad using Ideas, and after uploading it I can use Illustrator to clean up and tweak everything. The live trace preset is fantastic.
How much of a difference has direct touch input made to your creations?
Immensely! I take my iPad and stylus with me everywhere… just in case the mood to draw strikes me. Uploading to a computer from anywhere makes life extremely easy and 100% more efficient. Its’ been a huge help and boosted my ability and workflow.
Anything else you would like to say?
If you don’t already own any of the Adobe Touch Apps, I strongly recommend getting them. They are enjoyable and easy to use, and not to mention they are very powerful tools for creating. Without them, I don’t think I could draw. I can’t recommend them enough!