Creative Suite Enables the Fake iPod Movement

Have you seen the various fake iPod mockups floating around the Web lately? Stuff like this, this, and this are getting lots of attention. We’ve seen Adobe products used in lots of interesting ways for product visualization and UI design, but when it extends into the realm of Web-enabled urban legends it can be pretty entertaining. For example, there’s a brand new video [Via Gizmodo] that popped up over the weekend that supposedly shows the Adobe Creative Suite in action to create the latest fake mockups.

I’m not gonna take sides on whether the video is "real" or "fake," but it clearly shows what can be done with Adobe software in the realm of product design. Anybody else out there have experience in prototyping with Photoshop?

2 Responses to Creative Suite Enables the Fake iPod Movement

  1. GPG says:

    Hmm… Photoshop is far from a product visualization tool. Sure, the iPods happen to be easy to fake in photoshop because they are basically just white rectangles.Also, I’ve never seen anything in the creative suite able to do 3d renderings with Global Illumination.

  2. Adam Pratt says:

    Actually, lots of folks use software such as Photoshop and Illustrator for product design and visualization. I’ve worked with customers in a variety of markets including garment/textiles, product packaging, interior design, point-of-purchase, and tradeshow displays.You’re correct when you say that none of the Creative Suite products have global lights for true 3D space, but that doesn’t mean designers don’t use Adobe software for product design and visualization. Sometimes folks use just Creative Suite products for the process. In other cases, they’ll use Photoshop and Illustrator for textures, logos, and other elements that are then used in Autodesk/Alias software for true 3D work. I’ve also seen the process start in Maya and then export 3D geometry for camera fly-throughs in Adobe After Effects. Lots of possibilities!If you’re an Illustrator user make sure you check out FoldUP!3D. If you’re an Apple rumor junkie, check out these new mockups.