We’re in sunny Los Angeles this week for Adobe MAX, our annual designer and developer conference, billed as the place where technology and artistry converge. And, if this morning’s keynote is any indication, MAX is definitely a place to get creative, exchange cool ideas and be inspired. One of the things you might be interested in is a new app we unveiled on stage called Adobe Photoshop Touch, custom-built for tablets, with core Photoshop features that allow you to really transform your images. Check out this first look at Photoshop Touch on Android with popular evangelist and senior creative director, Russell Brown:
This is just the beginning for Photoshop Touch. In the initial release, we’ve laid the foundation – a core set of Photoshop capabilities designed for a tablet such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and effects. However, we don’t want Photoshop Touch to just be a subset of our desktop imaging features. We’re exploring new ways to be creative and taking advantage of the unique characteristics of a tablet device. The Camera Fill feature does just that, feeding a live stream from your device’s camera right into an active layer or selection. We’ve populated the Photoshop YouTube channel with some more Photoshop Touch videos, so you can see this and other features in action.
Principal Product Manager John Nack and a team of talented engineers have delivered the goods with the goal of bringing Adobe digital imaging magic to a wide range of people. A tablet app allows us to deliver some features a seasoned professional can appreciate and an interface that gives new users opportunities to learn more. Photoshop users interested in mobile design and photo editing will have the freedom to brainstorm and create in Photoshop Touch, and then access their artwork through the newly announced Adobe Creative Cloud to take it further in Photoshop CS5. Anyone can enjoy Photoshop Touch for quick social photo compositing – that is to grab two images, remove the background from one, blend the results, and share it out with friends. In-app integration with Google Image Search and Facebook make this a seamless experience, and interactive tutorials help new users learn advanced techniques.
You may have heard the term “Photoshop Touch” before. We had originally used this naming convention – Photoshop Touch apps – as an umbrella term for Adobe Eazel, Adobe Nav, and Adobe Color Lava. However, we felt those should be categorized as Photoshop companion apps and the new app we introduced today should be called Photoshop Touch. The Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit (SDK) has also been rolled into the general Photoshop SDK.
The new Photoshop Touch app was announced by Kevin Lynch, Chief Technology Officer at Adobe, as part of a larger rollout of Adobe Touch Apps allowing creative professionals to design, edit, and elegantly present from the convenience of a tablet device. Whether you use a stylus or just your fingertip, these six powerful apps provide easy, precise control for a variety of creative tasks. Plus, you can transfer files through Adobe Creative Cloud for refinement in Adobe Creative Suite software – or to view, access, and share from anywhere.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Photoshop Touch, follow us @PhotoshopTouch and become a fan of our Facebook page. We’ll be posting information and updates and look forward to hearing your feedback.
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Adobe Photoshop Touch