Adobe Releases Ideas for iPad

Posted on April 5, 2010 by

Adobe Ideas is a sketchbook for the iPad.  The app gives you vector-based drawing tools, zoom control, sizable brushes, layers and the ability to email PDF documents for editing in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.  And the best part about this app is that it’s free.

Check it out in the App Store.

Press Release:

Adobe Ideas for iPad

This free app helps you sketch out ideas, annotate photographs, extract color themes from photographs, and more. Sketches created in Adobe Ideas can be emailed as a PDF for editing in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop or viewing with any PDF viewer.

Key features:

Simple vector-based drawing tools
Zoom control without jaggies or big pixels
Variable-size brushes using multitouch control (i.e. you can resize the brush tip on the fly while painting, approximating pressure sensitivity)
Vector eraser
Huge virtual canvas
Automatic creation of harmonized color themes from your photos or images
Ability to email ideas as PDF files for editing in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop or for viewing with any PDF viewer
Gallery-style organizer to quickly scroll through your ideas and color themes
Separate drawing and photo layers
Easy creation of multiple versions of design concepts
50-level undo

We’re eager to hear your feedback. It’ll be interesting to rethink what an app should be, especially as Adobe tools are known for being big and feature-rich as opposed to light & tightly focused. Where should the Ideas team take the app from here? What else would you like to see Adobe bring to tablets?

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