Adobe Max

adobeMaxI’m finally getting around to watching the Keynote from Adobe Max. The keynote gives a general overview of what Adobe has been working on and this year the push for mobile gets even stronger.

Not just working on mobile devices but actually being mobile with your personal settings linked via your Adobe Creative Profile. “Assets at your finger tips”

Photoshop now has a Library of your type styles, colors, layers from documents, stuff that you use and need often. All stored in your CC assets fikder and available via syncing to other apps and machines that you may be using.

Mobile apps like Photoshop Mix, Lightroom Mobile, Ink and Slide are integrated with your Creative profile allowing you to begin, continue, or finish your projects on-the-fly. Perhaps you want to branch out and try some others.

Adobe Brush – Create custom brushes from photos you capture on your iPhone or iPad and start using them right away in Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and Photoshop Sketch”.

Adobe Shape CC – See a shape you’d like to use in your designs? Capture it with your iPhone and Adobe Shape CC will turn it into vectors. Save it to Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries to use in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, or all-new Illustrator Draw.

Adobe Color CC – Generate color themes wherever inspiration strikes with Adobe Color CC. Capture color combinations with your iPhone. Use them in your projects immediately by saving to Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries or syncing with the Adobe Color service.

Adobe Illustrator Draw – Create beautiful freeform vector designs on your iPad with Adobe Illustrator Draw, the app that connects you to your content, your community, and your Adobe Creative Cloud desktop and mobile apps, services, and hardware.

Adobe Illustrator Line – Easily draw perfectly straight lines, geometric shapes, perspective views, and more with Line, Adobe’s mobile app for precision drawing.

Adobe Premiere Clip – Create amazing videos right on your iPhone or iPad with Adobe Premiere Clip, the all-new app for on-the-go video editing.

Adobe Voice – Pitch an idea. Explain a concept. Inspire action.

The collaboration between these mobile apps the the desktop “Parents” is truly amazing. And simple. As soon as I had downloaded Adobe Premiere Clip I began to play with it. Within a short time I was able to put a few movie clips together on my iPhone (5), add some music, create transition fades, add a title or two and upload to the Cloud. I had a choice to make it public or private (you would need the link) and of course share it via social media streams.

Sometimes all it takes is an idea for renewed inspiration (read: kick up the butt) and to play with a new toy, to create. After a recommendation from fellow Adobe Community Professional Dave Clayton I referred Muffalo Potato to my girlfriend who has a daughter. She sent a picture of the drawing, I used Adobe Illustrator Draw on my phone during a conversation to create a vector based version which I then passed to the “Parent” application Illustrator to finish off. Why? because I could!. And because I need a push now and then to open Illustrator.


The process was seamless. The Creative Cloud runs on the iPhone, linked to my account. The apps run on the iPhone (not all listed above) linked to my account. My computer is linked to my account so the files are available in the Creative Cloud Assets Folder on any computer I happen to be using.


The drawback of all this mobile creativity and options is now I really have to decide which tablet device I want to invest in. I love Apple products but Microsofts Surface Pro 3 took some consideration yesterday. I even went to their website!

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