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Adobe <3s Android… Tablets

The long awaited moment has arrived. We are happy to bring Adobe Illustrator Draw to Android tablets.

“It seemed like forever,” principle product manager, Will Eisley, said, “but we wanted to get it right.”

Originally released on iPhone in 2014, the Draw team has been diligently responding and recording feedback from the Google+ Community, Adobe Android Apps. In addition to building the free mobile app for devices like Samsung and Nexus tablets, the development team has been working toward feature parity between the Android and iOS platforms.

More specifically, Android features include:

  • Improved drawing performance
  • Support for Samsung S-Pen styluses with pressure and palm rejection
  • Control which brushes appear in your toolbar
  • Use a digital ruler to draw flawless straight lines and geometric shapes

Check out this video for inspiration.


Or, download Illustrator Draw from Google Play.

Creative professionals new to Draw will enjoy how this lightweight mobile drawing app lets them create scalable vector artwork with drawing layers including an image and photo layer. They can also zoom up to 64x for incredible detail while having access to royalty free images and graphics on Adobe Stock.

Thanks to CreativeSync, all of your drawings made with Draw are synced to Creative Cloud or chose to send them directly to Illustrator CC as fully editable files with paths and layers.

You can also download Illustrator Draw from the App Store on iTunes.

Illustration & Drawing, Mobile

Join the discussion

  • By Designer - 7:53 AM on May 19, 2016  

    Does anyone remember when 5 years ago Adobe released 6 apps exclusively for Android tablets, one of which being Adobe Ideas, the predecessor to Draw? Now that was true love.

  • By Tomas - 3:15 PM on May 21, 2016  

    And a day later you release Spark, with only ios mobile clients. Guess the love doesn’t go very deep, eh…? Perhaps “Here you are, now shut yer yap!” would’ve been a more honest title. But thanks, I guess 🙂