Use Adobe mobile apps to make the most out of your Adobe Creative Cloud membership. These apps are created to work with the desktop apps you already have on your laptop or desktop.These apps help you get a jump start on your creative process while on the move. They turn your iPad into a mobile design studio that comes with you. Start your design on your iPad and finish it on your laptop or desktop. Work on your designs when you get inspired by something you’ve just seen. No more jotting on a napkin (been there) or waiting until you get back to the office.

Below is a list of Adobe apps to get you started.

Adobe Color CC (formerly Kuler)

This app helps you capture color palettes. Sample colors around you using screenshots and then import them into Comp CC, Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign.

Adobe Comp CC

This is a layout app that works with Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign. It also transforms your drawings into graphics.

Adobe Illustrator Draw CC (formerly Adobe Ideas)

This app gives the user the ability to draw vector graphics on the iPad. Great for starting a sketch of the design and then bringing it into Illustrator to finish the design.

Adobe Illustrator Line CC

Easily draw perfectly straight lines, geometric shapes, perspective view, and more.

Adobe Photoshop Sketch CC

This app has many of the drawing tools, brushes and design tools from Photoshop. An artist no longer needs a traditional sketch pad.

Adobe Photoshop Mix CC

Photoshop Mix offers advanced imaging that is simple to use and lets you easily share and promote your work. Seamless integration with Adobe Creative Cloud means you can take advantage of features like Content-Aware Fill and Camera Shake Reduction, and refine your work in Photoshop CC.

Adobe Shape CC

This app lets the user take a photo with their iPad to create a vector shape. Then transfer it to one of the desktop Adobe apps

Adobe Brush CC

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

Adobe Preview CC

This Photoshop CC 2015 companion app is the fastest way to preview designs, accurately and simultaneously, on multiple iOS devices. Take your designs for websites and mobile apps from Photoshop to Preview to perfect.

There are many other designing apps from other companies. Go find the ones that work best for you. Visit the iPad App Store. Many are free or low cost.

 If you want to get the most of these creative apps and your iPad, invest in a good stylus. Adobe has and answer for this too. Introducing a new product, Adobe Ink and Slide. It connects with Creative Cloud, it has several features to enhance your designing experience with the Adobe apps. Adobe Ink is a fine-tip, pressure-sensitive pen. Adobe Slide is a digital ruler that lets you draw any shape on your iPad. It connects your desktop, laptop and mobile workspaces. Check out the App Store or the Adobe Store to set up your mobile Design Studio.

Go out and jot down your ideas on your iPad and finish those designs on your desktop or laptop. Or you could send those wonderful ideas to your favorite artist to finish your designs for you. Happy designing!

 Until next month.

Cora Kromer

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