July 31, 2013

Adobe Ideas adds pressure-sensitive stylus support, more

Improvements in the newly released version of Adobe’s vector-drawing app include:

  • Stylus Support – Ideas now includes pressure-sensitive stylus support for Ten One Design’s Pogo Connect Bluetooth Pen, which enables users to be more expressive with their drawing strokes and achieve creative effects more naturally. It also allows for palm rejection so that users can draw while resting their palm on the iPad without interference. In addition, users cancontrol their brushes, colors, opacity and size by simply tapping the button on the pen. Pogo Connect works with the iPad 3, 4 and iPad Mini.
  • Stroke Smoothing – Based on community feedback, designers can now choose their preference on what line smoothing method works best for them. Users can choose to smooth the drawing stroke while drawing for increased accuracy, or after to achieve smoother curves.
  • Share to other applications – Users can also share designs to other applications such as Behance and Photoshop Touch.
Posted by John Nack at 9:59 AM on July 31, 2013


  • James Darknell — 2:23 PM on July 31, 2013

    I kept reading this and thinking “Great that adobe had the idea to add pressure support, but to what app”. Clicking the link helped me figure it out …duh.

  • Fuad Kamal — 12:13 PM on August 02, 2013

    Any idea if the pogo is supported on the iPhone version, or is it iPad only? Stroke smoothing works fine but I didn’t see anything pressure sensitive on iPhone 4S.

    [It requires iPad 3, 4, or mini; iPhone isn’t supported. –J.]

  • witz — 11:54 AM on August 13, 2013

    PLEASE add support for the Jaja Smart Stylus. It is excellent.

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