Adobe has entered the hardware market as it introduced two accessories, Adobe Ink and Adobe Slide, to compliment a set of new iPad apps designed to make it easier to create on an Apple tablet.
Adobe Slide is a digital ruler that allows users to sketch straight lines, perfect circles, and other shapes. Both Ink and Slide are compatible with iPads running iOS 7 and above, and are available in the U.S. for $199.99 via Adobe.com.
New Apps, Too
To give users an outlet to create with Ink and Slide, Adobe has also released three news apps. Adobe Sketch is a free-form drawing app that allows users to create with various drawing tools, including a graphite pencil, an ink pen, and two blending brushes.
Adobe Line is designed for precision drawing and drafting. It allows users to combine organic drawing with perfectly straight lines, French curves, and perfect shapes. Content can be viewed in multiple perspectives.
Both Line and Sketch are “Ink and Slide aware” but can also be used without either of these drawing tools. Both apps are also connected to Behance, an online creative community, which allows users to share their creations with the community and receive live feedback on their work.
In addition, Adobe has released the Photoshop Mix app, a Creative Cloud-connected workplace, which gives users access to imaging technology such as Upright, Content Aware Fill, and Camera Shake Reduction on iPad for the first time. A Creative Cloud app is also now available for both iPad and iPhone, allowing members to access and manage files on-the-go.
Adobe Sketch, Line, and Photoshop Mix are available for free in the Apple App Store.