Adobe Creative Cloud

November 6, 2014 /Learn /Mobile /

Projects: Don’t Leave Home without Them

Work on the go. Creative Cloud mobile apps for artists and designers.

With Creative Cloud mobile apps, you can now create anywhere you find inspiration… then, seamlessly move to your desktop to finish your projects.

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Creative Profile: The creative hub that goes where you go

Your Creative Profile puts all of your creative assets at your fingertips—wherever your work takes you. It’s your brushes, graphics, text styles, and creative assets, across desktop and mobile apps, whenever and wherever you need them.

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Adobe Shape CC

With the recent release of Adobe Shape, you can now take a photo and automatically convert it into a vector drawing. A live demonstration of Adobe Shape at Adobe MAX 2014. Cue up at 6:40 or watch the whole thing to see all of this year’s new Adobe mobile features and apps.

Ready to turn a photo into a vector image? We’ve put together this tutorial to help you Get started with Shape.


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Adobe Brush CC

If you like the idea of transforming a photo into a brush that can be used in multiple apps, this is the tool for you. It’s a breeze to Capture an image and use it to create custom brushes.



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Adobe Color CC

Create color themes based on images captured on your mobile device with Adobe Color (the app formerly known as Adobe Kuler) and use them in your Creative Cloud desktop and mobile apps. Get started with Adobe Color.


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Adobe Photoshop Sketch

Quickly capture and share concepts on your iPad. See how to create drawings using natural gestures and brushes with Photoshop Sketch.


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Adobe Illustrator Draw

Use Illustrator Draw to create free-form vector illustrations anywhere. Draw has five vector pens, an eraser, and up to ten drawing layers. Your designs can be further edited in Adobe Illustrator CC and placed in Adobe Photoshop CC. Get started with Draw.

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Adobe Illustrator Line

Straight lines, perspective views, geometric shapes, organic curves… Learn how to combine free-form drawing with straight lines and perfect shapes in Get started with Line.


Adobe Ink & Slide

Our fine-tip, pressure-sensitive pen and its partner device, a digital ruler for drawing precise shapes and lines work seamlessly with Line, Sketch, and Draw. Get started with Adobe Ink and Slide.

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What’s next?

If you’re curious about what the future holds for Creative Cloud mobile and desktop apps and features, check out The Creative Magic of MAX 2014 Sneaks. It was a real crowd-pleaser at this year’s Adobe MAX Creativity Conference.


Now step away from the desk and get some work done! And, have fun while you’re at it. Then, share what you create with our mobile apps on Behance.

These are just the tip of Creative Cloud Learn’s training iceberg; see all of the Creative Cloud Mobile Apps Tutorials.

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  • By Michael W. Perry - 12:39 PM on November 6, 2014  

    Thanks for such a useful summary of what’s out there. I’d somehow missed Adobe Shape, so I’ve now downloaded it. Thanks too for adding Adobe to their names. I’ve now got 520 iOS apps, so having all those from Adobe come up together is a real time saver. I’ve even given them their own page on my iPad.

    What’s missing in the list? Sigh, mobile apps for InDesign. What we need aren’t image prep apps or indeed anything preparatory. Generally, we get the content from others. Our job is to deal with the formatting and layout, which can get very tedious. We need an app that turns an iPad into a large, task-oriented, touchscreen tool for oft-repeated tasks.

    Notice I did not say an iPad-sized version of panels. Panels are great for what they do, but they have to do everything in a small space. That means they’re not built to do a few common tasks easily. This app would be oriented to do specific tasks well.

    Take indexing for example. My indexes typically have hundreds of entries. It’s quite a pain to click at a point in the text where an entry needs to be made and then scroll on that tiny screen to where that entry is, often having to open up lists for a particular letter.

    This iPad ID app could present a screen that’s just for placing index entries. Click in the text where that entry needs to go and then select what’s to go there on a large, easily scroll touchscreen. What takes maybe ten to fifteen seconds the old way now takes two.

    Or consider another dreary task, going through a long document assigning paragraph styles to paragraphs one at a time. Click on a paragraph, call up a style list, find and click on the right style, click in the next paragraph and so on endlessly. It sounds like factory work in an old Charles Dickens novel.

    Much better would be an iPad screen that display a large and easily scrolled list of recently used styles. Tapping a style would not only apply that style, it’d automatically move the InDesign cursor to the next paragraph. Users could single-tap their way through the chapters. Again, what now takes maybe ten seconds could be done in one or two.

    And yes, I suspect that this iPad app to InDesign intercommunication would have to be built into InDesign, but the results would be marvelously time-saving. It’d eliminate much of the tedious grind of doing layout with InDesign. It’d be the ID equivalent of these preparatory tools for Photoshop and Illustrator.

    And it would be fabulously time-saving.

    –Mike Perry, Inkling Books

  • By Karla Milosevich - 3:15 PM on November 6, 2014  

    Thanks for your ideas, Mike! I’ve passed them along to the InDesign team.

  • By Daniel Thomassin - 4:00 PM on November 6, 2014  

    Le top il faut que je négoci avec ma tutelle (agent]) pour profiter de vos nouveau produit qui seront bien pratique pour mon flux de travail.
    Je vous souhaite une bonne soirée à tous.
    A bientôt .
    Dan. D.A.P

  • By trepp - 2:49 AM on November 7, 2014  

    Android has a 84.7% market share on the mobile platform. Why do you leave nearly 85% out of your new products? Is it really so hard do develop android apps?

    • By Josh - 3:36 PM on November 11, 2014  

      I have been trying to figure out the same thing. Every time I see one of these announcements for iOS apps it makes me want to cancel my CC and go back to CS5. It’s very frustrating paying the same amount every month as someone with Apple devices but not get anywhere near the functionality.

      • By Martijn - 10:16 AM on November 14, 2014  

        You’re not paying for the mobile apps: They are free in the App Store. You’re missing a few bits and bobs as far as integrations go, but that’s all these apps are for now.

        Though I also miss these apps on Android, I don’t mind keeping an iPad around to tinker when I have the itch.