Learn about the top Adobe mobile apps for designers, as well as Sketchbook Pro and concepts.
- Today's designers have more and more tools at their disposal which is enabling them to create amazing work more quickly than was ever possible. And many of these tools are found on tablets and phones, so you can create anywhere and then take those designs back to the desktop for a seamless workflow. One of the most exciting additions to the designer's toolbox has been the advent of Adobe Mobile Apps. This suite of products includes apps for photo and video editing, designing layouts and illustrations, and so much more.
Some of the essential apps every designer should explore are: Adobe Capture, which gives you the power to, well, capture images and turn them into vectors. You can also capture colors and make palettes and even use it to create brushes or patterns that you can then access from your Adobe CC library. Adobe Illustrator Draw, as you can imagine, allows you to draw on the go with tools that are familiar from the desktop app Illustrator. Adobe Photoshop Fix is perfect for retouching portraits, making basic adjustments to an image, smoothing skin, and creating soft focus areas.
Adobe Photoshop Mix, not to be confused with Fix, the app I just mentioned, allows you to create layers so you can combine elements from different images to create new works. These are just a few of the apps in the Adobe lineup. Be sure to explore the other ones as well, since they are free with your Adobe ID. And don't forgot our course Adobe Mobile Apps for Designers. Another tool I really like for illustration is SketchBook Pro. It has a wide range of brushes and the ability to create layers.
I find the interface clean and intuitive and the results can be great. Von Glitschka is a big fan of the Concepts App, and he has a great course on that. Concepts is perfect for drawing, sketching, and creating illustrations on a tablet. I've only mentioned a small number of the amazing apps available today, but I hope this has given you some ideas about how these can enable you to make your ideas come to life.