Finally acknowledging the clamor from Android users — Adobe has launched four Android apps (available in Google Play store). These four Creative Cloud apps, along with a brand new micro-stock photo service (Adobe Stock), a video-focused iOS app (Hue CC) and a bunch of updates to Creative Cloud’s desktop apps mark Adobe’s milestone updates for this year.
Along with Photoshop Mix, Adobe’s self-styled “capture apps” — Color CC, Brush CC and Shape CC – are now available for Android.
The compositing app – Photoshop Mix – enables you to combine images (mask & overlay images on top of the other), change colors and share composites on social networks. The app also allows photos to the send to the desktop Photoshop CC for additional work.
For use in Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop, Color CC will now let you extract colors from images and create themes in scenes. Brush CC lets you convert photographs or graphics into custom brushes for use in Adobe Photoshop CC or Illustrator CC. In Adobe Illustrator CC or Adobe Photoshop CC Shape CC lets you capture and transform images into vector graphics/illustrations. Adobe’s video-focused iOS app is Hue CC, letting you create custom filters and looks from photos you have captured, for use in Adobe’s video apps, Premiere Pro, Premiere Clip and After Effects CC.
The most noteworthy addition to the Creative Cloud suite is Adobe Stock. With the acquisition of Fotolia Abode offers microstock photos to Creative Cloud subscribers. Adobe Stock functions as a standalone service as well. The service aims to make to easier for people already using Adobe's creative apps to find stock images.
For existing Creative Cloud subscribers Adobe Stock plans start at $29.99/month for 10 images and $49.99/month for non-subscribers. Individual photos may be licensed at $9.99 each.
Adobe's Creative Cloud suite of desktops apps – Photoshop, Lightroom, After Effects, and Premiere Pro, are getting updates and new features. The new "dehaze" tool in Photoshop and Lightroom takes out haze from landscapes images and underwater images.
The Creative Cloud updates are available for subscribers now. Although Adobe's mobile apps are free and available to anyone, whether or not they are members of the Creative Cloud subscription service, to take full advantage of the workflows between mobile and desktop apps, subscription will be necessary.