Adobe has announced a new suite of mobile apps and complementary hardware that connect Adobe Creative Cloud to iPads. A digital pen, Adobe Ink, and a digital ruler, Adobe Slide, have also been launched.
Adobe Sketch and Adobe Line enable the next generation of sketching and precision drawing on iPad, and are both optimised to support the new hardware. A third app, Adobe Photoshop Mix, offers a new Creative Cloud connected mobile workflow.
"Adobe’s new mobile apps, hardware and Creative SDK are perfect for creative professionals but, equally importantly, are designed for anyone with a creative spark,” said Scott Belsky, vice president of product and creative community, Adobe. “Today we’re introducing cutting-edge drawing tools that can carry the designer's Creative Cloud identity, provide access to favorite colour themes, and can even copy and paste across devices. This is just one example of how our SDK will shake up the creative industry.”
Adobe Sketch and Line are both “Ink and Slide aware”. They also work without a stylus and feature a highly innovative software version of the ruler (“Touch Slide”) for straight-line drawing without hardware.
Adobe Ink and Slide are available from the Adobe website for $199.99. The hardware is currently available in the US and is set to be available in other regions later in the year.