February 26, 2013
Photoshop Touch comes to iPhone & Android!
Much like the tablet version, Photoshop Touch on the phone has core Photoshop features like layers, advanced selections tools, adjustments and filters. We also packed in features exclusive to Photoshop Touch, like Scribble Selection for high-precision selections using only your finger, and Camera fill for real-time creative blending of your camera feed with layers. This app features the same creative filters as the tablet version, like Color Drops and Acrylic Paint, and also a new Ripple filter.
With Photoshop Touch and the Adobe Creative Cloud, I can start a project on my phone, continue it on my tablet, and polish it off at my desk in Photoshop CS6. Photoshop Touch will automatically keep my projects in sync on each device, at the full resolution and with all the layers intact. This capability is available to every customer with a free Creative Cloud account. There is no paid subscription requirement for syncing.
Give it a whirl & please let us know what you think.
February 01, 2013
The Monsters of Macworld
December 26, 2012
Demo: Pressure-sensitive stylus + Photoshop Touch
It’s been a long time coming, but you can at last control your brush strokes by varying their pressure—and not just on a Wacom Intuos anymore. Here’s Photoshop Touch’s newly added support in action:
December 14, 2012
Apple names Photoshop Touch “Best of 2012”
December 07, 2012
Apple names Photoshop Touch to the Hall of Fame
Cool! The team writes:
Adobe Photoshop Touch has been inducted into the Apple App Store Hall of Fame! Thank you to all our fans for supporting Photoshop Touch.
Excellent. Here’s my favorite customer review o’ the day:
I absolutely cannot believe what this app can do. My faith in Santa Claus and all his little elves has now been restored. Surely in a world where an app like this is possible, they are real.
Restoring childlike wonder on a daily basis: that’s just how we do.
December 01, 2012
Nice props for the new Photoshop Touch
- “The finely crafted interface of the app lends itself extremely well to those who want to go full throttle into creating content on their iPad and conjure up fantastic and vivid works of art.” — Redmond Pie
- “Photoshop Touch has blossomed into a great mobile rendition of the world’s most popular and extensive image editing suite.” — Phandroid
- “For those who haven’t yet used Photoshop Touch, the app serves as a significantly more consumer-friendly counterpart to the popular Photoshop desktop application.” — The Next Web
- “The app’s finger-friendly user interface makes it ideal for tablet users.” — Android Authority
November 29, 2012
Photoshop Touch adds support for pressure-sensitive styluses, 7″ tablets, more
Pressure-sensitive drawing is at last available on iPad, and I’m delighted that Photoshop Touch (available via the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore) now supports the Pogo Connect, Jot Touch and JaJa Stylus. The app has also been tuned to support smaller tablets. PM Stephen Nielson writes,
Photoshop Touch 1.4 is now optimized to work on smaller devices, including the iPad mini, Google Nexus 7, and Amazon Kindle Fire 7-inch and 8.9-inch devices. In fact, Photoshop Touch 1.4 will work on any Android 3.1 or later device with at least a 7-inch screen and a resolution of 1024×600.
Other new features:
- Smoother brush strokes
- Two new Effects: Lens Flare (under “&” menu) and Stamp Pattern
- Improved grid layout for projects, tutorials, and images
- New support for sharing to Facebook, Twitter, and other registered apps
- Quick access to last 5 colors with new shortcut (drag down on Color)
- Various bug fixes
November 15, 2012
Photoshop Touch comes to the Amazon Kindle
By very popular demand, Photoshop Touch now supports the new Kindle Fire & Kindle Fire HD. The new version of the app is available for purchase in the Amazon Appstore for US$9.99. According to the Photoshop.com team blog,
This means that Photoshop Touch is optimized for both 8.9-inch and 7-inch screens, giving users a great experience on all recent Kindle Fire devices. (This does not include the 1st generation Kindle Fire, but only the newer devices running Android 4.0.)
The Photoshop Touch team is constantly looking at new devices and form factors and is committed to bringing the core Photoshop features to new devices. Please keep an eye out for additional updates coming and make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
September 27, 2012
Tutorial: Create 3D Anaglyph Images with an iPad & Photoshop Touch
I’m endlessly surprised & pleased by the creative (mis)uses of Adobe tools—things never envisioned by the people developing them. In this case Chris Stevens captures a pair of images with his iPad, then uses layering & adjustments in Photoshop Touch to create a 3D image:
[Via Stephen Nielson]
September 21, 2012
Photoshop Touch named PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice
Adobe has done an excellent job fitting its leading image editor to the tablet form factor… Snapseed may offer more effects and photo fine-tuning, but Photoshop Touch is a different animal, offering a fuller set of image-manipulation tools, which earns it our Editors’ Choice for tablet-based image-editing apps.
September 18, 2012
Demo: Using Brush Effects in Adobe Photoshop Touch
Russell Brown’s back to show off one of PS Touch’s more unique features:
September 11, 2012
Demo: Creating a Watercolor Painting with Adobe Photoshop Touch
We snuck this feature into a recent update of PS Touch. Russell Brown shows how to combine features like layers & blending modes to create a beautiful effect:
September 05, 2012
Photoshop Touch goes high res: Now supports big images, Retina
- Retina Display Support: See your images like never before with the Retina display on the new iPad.
- Higher resolution capabilities: Work on high-resolution images while maintaining the highest image quality. Supports images up to 12 megapixels.
- Two new languages: Russian and Brazilian Portuguese.
- Two new Effects: Shred and Colorize
- Smoother animation and scrolling in the organizer, tutorial browser, and file picker
- New gesture to toggle 100% view and fit screen (three-finger tap)
- New pixel nudging mode for precise movements
- Support for Apple Photo Stream
- Various bug fixes
What do you think? Where should we go from here?
May 11, 2012
Photoshop Touch 1.2 supports bigger images, new effects, more
- You may now increase the resolution to 2048×2048 with 10 layers. The default is 1600×1600 with 16 layers, but you can change it in Preferences.
- Automatic synchronization with Creative Cloud
- Available in 6 languages (English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian)
- Added export to PSD and PNG via Camera Roll or email.
- Improved rotate and flip image workflow.
- Added ability to transfer images to desktop via iTunes [iOS only].
- Added two new Tutorials.
- Added four new Effects (Watercolor Paint, HDR Look, Soft Light and Soft Skin).
March 23, 2012
PS Touch, Ideas bundled with new Galaxy Note
PS Touch is the Note 10.1’s undisputed S-Pen gem. Creative pros will find comfort in this tablet adaptation of Adobe’s über-popular Photoshop program, as most of the features, though laid out differently, remain intact. While it’s not a complete replacement for a desktop graphics workstation, the app does give pros some flexibility, letting them create on-the-go much the same way they’d do in the office or at home.
[Via Stephen Nielson]
Live Photoshop Touch demos this week
- The NAPP guys are presenting PS Touch today at 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific on Kelby TV, and again tomorrow at noon Eastern/9am Pacific.
- Julieanne Kost will be presenting on Thursday at noon Eastern/9am Pacific and again at 3pm Eastern/noon Pacific.
February 26, 2012
Photoshop Touch for iPad is here!
The sort of free-range ideation & expression that Brian describes is just what we had in mind when building PS Touch. I’ve also rounded up Russell Brown’s great videos, which are full of quick, useful tips & techniques.
We honestly can’t wait to hear what you think & to see what you can create. Photoshop Touch is just a v1 app–a first step on what we hope is a long and interesting road–but we think you’ll find it pretty capable. Check out the user forum to let us know your thoughts.
Now, let me anticipate two questions which go hand in hand: Why does the app require an iPad 2, and why is the maximum image size 1600x1600px? The iPad 2 has twice the RAM, twice the processing cores, and ~5x the graphics grunt of the iPad 1. PS Touch brings some seriously powerful algorithms (e.g. Refine Edge) from the desktop to mobile, and we wanted to ensure a good match between hardware & image size. The app is geared more towards remixing photos & sharing them onscreen than towards print work; having said that, note that a 1600×1600 doc could be printed at 10.6×10.6″ at 150dpi.
February 07, 2012
Photoshop Touch for Android gets new functionality
Export to PNG and PSD functionality
When choosing Save to Camera Roll or Share by E-mail or on uploading to Creative Cloud, you can now save to either JPEG, PSD, or PNG.
Improved image quality of images saved to the local Camera Roll/Gallery
Save to Camera Roll saves out JPEGs which are compressed with max quality now instead of medium quality.
Improved compatibility with Android 4.0
This update addresses some issues related to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) compatibility; including resolving the in-app log-in issues with the Adobe Creative Cloud website.
General bug fixes and performance enhancements
Several performance and memory handling improvements (including Pinch & Zoom and Refine Edge).
Back button improvements
Standard Android Back button is accessible when it wasn’t previously. This button supports returning prior to screens and can be used for easier folder navigation.
As for the iOS release, I still can’t provide a specific release date, but rest assured folks are working hard to get it out ASAP.
December 05, 2011
Love for Photoshop Touch
I’m delighted to see reviews like this continue to roll in. A few recent quotes:
- “Photoshop Touch is a triumph of mobile computing, allowing for deep image manipulation, with very usable touch screen controls.” — Nick Moore, Galaxy Tabs
- “Photoshop Touch, a nearly perfect paring-down of its desktop counterpart… packs in almost all of the things I need for on-the-go photo editing.” — Liam Spradlin, Android Police
- “All in all, Photoshop Touch provides a wide array of useful and easy-to-use tools for manipulating images on the go.” — Michelle Mastin, PCWorld
November 21, 2011
A man, a plan, a flashlight… Photoshop Touch
If Russell Brown isn’t the MacGyver of creative tools, I don’t know who is. Check out this crazy little hack of his, featuring a flashlight and Photoshop Touch’s unique Camera Fill feature:
November 17, 2011
Photoshop Touch: Top-grossing photo app on the Android Market
And that list includes all apps (phone and tablet) in the market, not just those for tablets. Not bad for a tablet-only app that’s been on the market for less than 72 hours, eh? :-)
Photoshop Touch: Create textures using Camera Fill
Russell Brown shows a clever technique, using a live camera feed to create textures on Photoshop Touch layers:
November 15, 2011
Photoshop Touch arrives on Android!
PS Touch and the other newly released Adobe touch apps (Proto, Ideas, Kuler, Debut, and Collage) require using an 8.9″ or larger tablet running Android 3.1 or above. As for iPad availability, the plan is to announce more in early 2012.
Check out the user forum to ask questions and provide feedback. And please join us Friday at noon Pacific for a demo/Q&A covering PS Touch and the other newly released Adobe touch apps. I’ll be presenting alongside Ideas PM David Macy.
As I say, we can’t wait to see what you create!
November 08, 2011
Check out image warping in Photoshop Touch
Russell Brown shows how to perform perspective distortions, and apply arcs, pinches, stretches, and more:
October 28, 2011
Adding a directional blur using Photoshop Touch
Russell Brown shows a great, simple way to add some convincing motion blur to a car:
(Note that although the video says it runs for 11 minutes, it’s actually just a 4-minute clip. I’ll ask the production folks to correct this glitch.)
October 20, 2011
Video: Photoshop Touch & Blending Modes
Russell Brown shows how to avoid lots of tedious image extraction tasks, simply by making good use of various blending modes:
October 13, 2011
Photoshop Touch: Easily fade images together
While building Photoshop Touch, we’ve constantly sought to balance simplicity & power. For this release, we opted not to include Photoshop-style layer masks (powerful, but not exactly trivial to understand). Instead we incorporated what we think is a simpler, more direct way to achieve a common use of masking. In this short video Russell Brown demonstrates the Add Fade command:
October 05, 2011
Video: Image search in Photoshop Touch
“Grab two images, cut the background off one, and blend the results.” If I had to boil Photoshop Touch down to one capability or scenario, it’s that.
Acquiring images is therefore critical. That’s why we made it simple to drag & drop in images from Facebook, Creative Cloud, and even Google Images. Here Russell Brown composites some public-domain NASA imagery using different blending modes:
We want to help customers do the right thing (i.e. not rip off others’ work), so we paid particular attention to making it easy to search only for images that have been tagged for reuse. By default PS Touch limits search results to those creators have marked as okay to use.
[By the way, I’m still in LA, working the MAX show all day. I’ll get busy answering PS Touch-related questions when I get home.]
October 04, 2011
Video: Camera Fill in Photoshop Touch
In building Photoshop Touch we didn’t want to just rehash Photoshop’s feature set; rather, we wanted to take unique advantage of what tablets can do. Photoshop Touch can feed a live stream from your camera into your layer stack (think “PSD layer from camera”):
This brief demo doesn’t show it, but the camera feed will respect the blending mode & opacity of the target layer, and it’ll be clipped to whatever selection is active (for example, select someone’s face using a soft-edged elliptical marquee, then live-fill it with what the camera sees).
October 03, 2011
Introducing Photoshop Touch
Combine, Edit, Share. I’m delighted to introduce Adobe Photoshop Touch, a new tablet app for creative imaging. With PS Touch we’re bringing Photoshop fun & power not only to new platforms, but to a whole new audience.
Here’s my brief overview:
To see the app in action, check out Russell Brown’s 10-minute feature tour:
So, when can you get it, and what does it cost?
We plan to release Photoshop Touch for Android shortly, after which we plan to bring it to iOS. When we talk about reaching new audiences, we’re not kidding: Photoshop Touch is priced at just $9.99.
So (to anticipate an inevitable question), why Android first? Many Adobe apps (Adobe Carousel, Ideas, Photoshop Express, Eazel, Color Lava, Nav) have already been released on iOS first, and it’s good to support customers across platforms. We’re busily coding for iOS as well, so I wouldn’t make too much of this particular detail. No matter what tablet(s) you use, we can’t wait to get Photoshop Touch into your hands.
One last thought for now: We’re still very, very early in the evolution of mobile devices for creative work, and Photoshop Touch–along with the many other Adobe touch apps announced today–is just a beginning. We’re eager to hear what you think, and I’m looking forward to hearing ideas & questions here and on Twitter (@PhotoshopTouch). (Today I’ll be largely offline, showing the app in person at Adobe MAX, so I apologize in advance if I’m slow to respond.)