Adobe Creative Cloud

December 19, 2014 /Mobile /

End-of-The-Year Updates for Adobe Illustrator Line and Photoshop Sketch

Our teams have been busy making Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Adobe Illustrator Line even better.

LineSketch Both apps have been updated with powerful new features to help take your drawing further. A quick look at the features in the 2.1 versions:

FiftyThree and Wacom stylus support

Both Sketch and Line now support Pencil by FiftyThree and Wacom’s Intuos Creative Stylus 1, Intuos Creative Stylus 2, and the new Bamboo Stylus Fineline:

  • Connect Pencil to Sketch or Line to draw freely with palm rejection. Flip Pencil to erase marks on the canvas.
  • Press the button on your Wacom stylus to bring up the Pen Tip Menu in Sketch and Line for fast access to color and tool selection.

That’s not all…

  • Auto save and recovery: Both Sketch and Line now save drawings periodically so if your iPad crashes or its battery runs out, your work will be recovered when you launch the app again. (Your drawings are always backed up to Creative Cloud.)
  • Draw with the size tools that you prefer in Photoshop Sketch: Change the size of any of the built-in tools, or the brushes from Adobe Brush CC; simply long-press on any of the tools and a size slider appears for adjustment.
  • Improved Shape selection in Illustrator Line: We’ve updated the UI for shape selection to be more visual; quickly view and select all of the shapes available in built-in Trace and Stamp shapes.
  • Performance and bug fixes: We’ve been hard at work fixing bugs and improving performance across both apps.

The updated versions of Adobe Illustrator Line and  Adobe Photoshop Sketch are available now (free) in the iTunes App Store. We hope you like the improvements!


Join the discussion

  • By E L Frederick - 12:21 PM on December 19, 2014  

    I’d like them alot more if they were available on android.

  • By Peter - 1:18 PM on December 19, 2014  

    But still nothing for Android? Why is Adobe limiting itself to the smaller part of the market?

  • By Alan Gilbertson - 1:33 PM on December 19, 2014  

    It’s important to let folks know that none of these pens, including Ink (and Slide) work with iPad Air 2. I bought one specifically for use with Line, Sketch and the rest, only to discover that changes by Apple in the Air 2 construction make the hardware incompatible. This is not, according to Wacom and Adonit, something that can be fixed in software.

  • By Andy - 3:11 PM on December 19, 2014  

    Thanks for the update. I feel that both Sketch and Line are way too similar to have them released as separate apps — with the latest release, the only differential factors between Sketch and Line are that Sketch has access to Brush CC, and Line has access to perspective rulers. All other factors between Sketch and Line appear to be completely identical.

    It would be better to have Sketch and Line merged into one raster drawing app, and leave Illustrator Draw as Adobe’s vector drawing app (of which also needs an update to bring all Adobe Ideas features back in, such as portrait mode and color picker). (This would also eliminate the confusion that Illustrator Line, despite having the Illustrator brand in its moniker, can only draw raster images.)

  • By Andy - 3:29 PM on December 19, 2014  

    And I have to say, the Creative Cloud app for iOS and Android are not very useful. iOS 8 now allows online drives to integrate directly with the device’s file system via the picker extension, and Android devices have had that option even longer, yet the Creative Cloud app has none of that, making file upload and download from the Creative Cloud drive virtually impossible, especially on Android. The mobile website for Creative Cloud actually has better file upload and download options on Android than the native app!

  • By Mike Steele - 11:27 PM on December 19, 2014  

    I would like to thank you for all the work you do to make it easier and more enjoyable to do my work. I’m looking forward to using these new updates. Thanks, and keep up the great work!