Your studio, now everywhere: This is one of the taglines for Adobe suite of tablet-focused apps because Adobe Touch Apps let people work in a whole new ways away from their desks, on tablets, if creative inspiration strikes them. Without restriction when and where to work, the world is your studio.
Adobe rolled out 6 new applications in Adobe Touch Apps family for Android and they retail for $9.99 each. Adobe Touch Apps require at least 8.9-inch screen so it won’t run on Kindle Fire. The iOS version is still work in progress (except Adobe Ideas) so Apple creatives need to wait until the rest of these apps ship to iOS early next year.
With the touch interface on a tablet it brings new opportunity to create projects through gestures and direct touch inputs that you can’t easily do in a traditional desktop computer. For $9.99 these special touch applications could rival their more expensive cousin on the PC or Mac with the simple and straightforward functions
Adobe Photoshop Touch
Some of the core Photoshop features are Layers, Selection tools, Photoshop effects and filters, filter brushes, Edge-aware painting, Refine Edge, Tone and color adjustment.
Adobe Photoshop Touch integrates with Adobe Creative Cloud and lets you share through Facebook easily. It also has versatile image browsing and acquisition feature.
The app supports up to 1600 x 1600 resolution and 16 layers and it saves in a new Photoshop compatible file format PSDX and can be opened in Photoshop desktop version using a plug-in.
Draw and Design virtually anywhere using vectors, layers, and color themes.
Adobe Ideas is the only Adobe Touch Apps that came to iOS first unlike other Adobe Touch Apps which came to Android first and will be available in iOS later.
Since it is vector base, drawings can scale to any size without pixelation. It supports layers and 50-level undo/redo, vector erase, huge virtual canvas and variable-size brushes using multi-touch control.
One complain that I saw from Android Market Place is that the Android app online gives you two layers: a drawing layer and an image layer. With iOS, you can add up to 10 layers.
Using Adobe Debut you can present to a client using and get the client feedback right there in the meeting.
You can access designs from Adobe Creative Cloud service and display Creative Suite designs in high fidelity rendition suited for tablets.
Then, you can collect feedback with a convenient markup pen tool, and then export the results as a PDF to check later or share with clients or other team members.
Create interactive wireframes and prototypes of websites and mobile apps with Adobe Proto.
Using gestures and rough sketch, you can create website and mobile app wireframe layouts with simple finger strokes on your tablet’s touchscreen.
It takes advantage of the WebKit preview and it supports jQuery as well. Interactive wireframe components can be inserted from the component toolbox, including menus, tabs, accordions, and more, to quickly capture your design idea. Best thing of all, wireframe use well-know CSS grid systems so you can easily translate your prototype to a standard-compliant design.
Capture ideas and concepts by combining images, drawings, and text into conceptual moodboards.
You can add assets by searching and importing inspirational images and content from Adobe Creative Cloud, Google, YouTube, Flickr as well as your camera. Adobe Collage can also import PDF, PSD and AI files in Adobe Collage. When done, you can upload your files to Adobe Creative Cloud to refine later and share with others.
Create, explore, download, and share color themes that can inspire any design project for inspiration.
Adobe Kuler can extract color themes from images or photos, using unique color extraction moods. You can easily use your own images, or browse images from Google or Flickr.
There are hundreds of thousands of themes in the Kuler community that you can browse and discover as well.
When Adobe decided to let go Flash mobile, I am sure there are more ways they can capitalize the growing tablet market—this is it.
With touch friendly Adobe Touch Apps, Adobe has provided creative individuals the tools to create inspiring design and artwork which live up to the standard of Adobe desktop applications.
Looking at some comments from the Android Market place, it seems that some applications have very big room for improvements. This is the first version of the Adobe Touch Apps family and we can expect more refinements. When they all ship to Apple iOS we can expect that it is more polished.
You can browse the list of Adobe Touch Apps in the Android Market.