Photographer Chris Nitz Dishes on Adobe Photoshop Touch
Have you heard the great news yet? An update for Adobe Photoshop Touch is now available with many new features to take your creative process to the next level! The update includes pressure-sensitive stylus support, 7-inch device support, plus more. Check out the Photoshop.com Blog for more details.
One individual that has unleashed his creativity with Photoshop Touch is photographer Chris Nitz (@Chris_Nitz). We sat down with Chris to get his thoughts on Photoshop Touch, discuss one of his most cherished creations, and uncover some great pointers for you. Check out our full Q&A below!
Adobe: What are your favorite features in Adobe Photoshop Touch?
Chris: Photoshop Touch contains a good amount of features, but the Adjustments panel combined with layers is by far what I use the most. As I am a black and white photography fan, being able to quickly convert an image to monochrome, add in some curves and levels adjustment, apply some sharpening and then upload when done, makes for one insanely quick workflow. Even better, this all happens right in the palm of my hand!
What Adobe Photoshop Touch project are you most proud of and why?
As of this moment, I have to say that the image of the Camaro is the project I am most proud of. This was a seven-layer image consisting of curves, black and white treatment, lens flare, sharpening, and various other tweaks made along the way. I absolutely love how this turned out and how well Photoshop Touch handled all the touches I applied. It was not until I looked at it on my computer that I realized just how much I have grown to love this app.
Do you have any tips for creative individuals who are thinking about getting into Photoshop Touch?
The best tip I can offer is just have fun with Photoshop Touch. I spent a fair amount of time messing around with all the options in order to become comfortable with this app while realizing its full potential. Allow yourself the time to play with things like Lens Flare or the various FX options to see just how these interact and change the outcome. Nobody says you have to share these test images, but it did give me a greater appreciation for what Adobe is doing in the mobile scene.
Now for the veteran users; what tips and/or techniques can you offer them to improve their creative workflow?
The best thing anyone can do is to utilize the heck out of the Creative Cloud. This saves a lot of time in packing heaps of cables or worrying about hard drives and space. Just upload whatever it is you want to work on and let the Touch Apps handle the rest. I was hesitant to take the plunge, but now that I have, I do not regret it at all.
The Adobe Touch Apps are powerful enough to allow users to ditch the laptop at home and travel lighter and leaner. There is something to be said about creating a work of art off a mobile device while sitting in a comfortable chair.
Haven’t experienced Photoshop Touch yet? Grab it here for Android and/or iOS devices. Also, regardless of your experience level, be sure to check out our Photoshop Touch tutorials on Adobe TV. Watch, learn, and then share your creations with us on Facebook and Twitter!