Partner Spotlight: PANTONE Studio

Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by Swati Teerdhala
Category: Partner Spotlight

This week, we’re super excited to showcase PANTONE Studio and their integration with the Creative SDK.


PANTONE Studio is the first new digital product launched by Pantone in years and was developed in response to customers asking for a more connected and accessible way to work with Pantone color, as well as a means for starting the inspiration process using the Pantone language.

Rather than act as a simple color reference, PANTONE Studio serves to meet all of these needs by facilitating a full workflow that begins by converting inspiration (colors, images, search terms, insights) to Pantone color palettes, visualizing those palettes on various materials, graphics and vectors, and enabling designers to share palettes to their design workflow or on social media.

Adobe Creative SDK Integration


Pantone integrated our Creative Cloud Libraries API to build a critical link in making this full workflow available and seamless for designers, and early feedback indicates that use of the Creative SDK has been a value-added feature, primarily for digital designers.

As Pantone further improves the Studio app and explores new product ideas, the complementary nature of Pantone’s colors to the Adobe Creative Cloud will provide more opportunities to connect designers between Pantone and Adobe using the Creative SDK.

Try the Creative SDK and PANTONE Studio!

PhoneGap template for the Creative SDK Image Editor

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Ash Ryan
Categories: Android, iOS, Web
Tag: Image Editor UI

Hi Web developers! Last week we announced our first PhoneGap plugins for the Creative SDK.

As a companion to those plugins, today we are releasing a PhoneGap template for the Creative SDK Image Editor.

A template is a great way to start learning about a PhoneGap plugin. Templates are essentially sample apps that you can download via NPM, build from your command line, and run on your device (these plugins support iOS and Android).

When you try out the Creative SDK Image Editor PhoneGap template, without writing any code, you’ll have a sample app for your reference that looks like this:

Creative SDK Image Editor PhoneGap template

The buttons let you use the Creative SDK Image Editor to edit the photo on the screen or use the camera to take a new photo for editing.

Try it out

You can get started with the Creative SDK Image Editor template for PhoneGap by checking out the repo on GitHub.

The README covers everything you need to get going, including prerequisites, setup steps, and files to check for sample code.

Learn more

After you’ve tried the template and you’re ready to learn more about the plugins that make the template possible, check out these GitHub repos:

The READMEs for the plugin repos on GitHub contain Setup and API guides, as well as sample code, to help you get started quickly.

We’ll have more PhoneGap plugins to announce very soon. In the meantime, if there’s a Creative SDK PhoneGap plugin you’d like to see, let us know in the comments!

PhoneGap plugins for the Creative SDK

Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2016 by Ash Ryan
Categories: Android, iOS, Web
Tags: Client Auth, Image Editor UI

PhoneGap Logo
Hi Web developers! We’re excited to announce our first PhoneGap plugins for the Creative SDK.

PhoneGap lets you easily create apps using the web technologies you know and love: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

We’ve been working in collaboration with the Adobe PhoneGap team to bring the power of the Creative SDK to even more developers with PhoneGap. Now, you can take advantage of the Creative SDK native components for iOS and Android without writing a single line of Objective-C, Swift, or Java.

Get the plugins

As of today, you can start using these Creative SDK PhoneGap plugins:

The READMEs for the plugin repos contain Setup and API guides, as well as sample code, to help you get started quickly.

We have more PhoneGap plugins on the way. In the meantime, if you have a request for a PhoneGap plugin for a specific Creative SDK component, let us know in the comments!

Partner Spotlight: Tayasui Sketches

Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 by Swati Teerdhala
Category: Partner Spotlight

We’re excited to spotlight our partner, Tayasui Sketches, and dive into their integration today!



Tayasui Sketches and Tayasui Sketches Pro offer a realistic, versatile and user-friendly sketching experience designed for mobile devices. Their apps contain an exhaustive artist’s toolbox which helps users create dazzling sketches, cheerful paintings and smashing illustrations on the go.


Adobe Creative SDK Integration


Tayasui integrated the Creative SDK’s Content Management Tools in their Sketches and Sketches Pro apps to give their users expanded access to their content across devices.

Tayasui users can save their sketches and designs straight to their Creative Cloud account with their layers and edits preserved as Adobe Photoshop .PSD files. Instead of having to email files to themselves, users can now sketch in the Tayasui Sketches app and seamlessly continue working on their creations wherever, whenever.

Check out our Creative SDK Content Management tools in Tayasui Sketches!

Free Content in the Image Editor

Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Swati Teerdhala
Category: General

The Image Editor is one of the most popular components in the Creative SDK — not just because of its simple, yet powerful, editing tools. It is unique in offering content packs with numerous Effects, Frames, Stickers, and Overlays to give users a fun and flexible way to edit their photos creatively.


We’re very excited to announce that, with this new version of the Creative SDK, we’re adding 16 of our most popular content packs to the Image Editor accessible for free to users with an Adobe ID across our partner ecosystem!

Over the past year, the top feature request from our users for both the Image Editor component of the Creative SDK and our showcase app, Photo Editor by Aviary, has been “more free content!” As we usually do with new features, we first tested this new offering within our own app, Photo Editor by Aviary, before adding it to the Creative SDK to ensure that we would be delivering an enhanced product to our partners and an amazing editing experience to their users.

The results were fantastic — by making this content free within the Aviary app, and enabling users to sync the content with their Creative Cloud accounts, the number of 5 star reviews doubled! Positive rankings and great reviews are two of the most powerful factors in Apple App Store and Google Play rankings. This is especially true for photography and creative apps.

Our Aviary users also used the app reviews to express their excitement over the new features . One user commented that “the amount of filters frames, and effects which are free and updated every week is amazing!” Another user was “absolutely in love” with the ability to link their favorite app to their Adobe Creative Cloud account and sync content.

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Now, with this brand new feature of the Image Editor, we’re confident that apps that integrate this component of the Creative SDK will see a major boost in positive reviews, engagement, retention and overall user satisfaction. We’ve carefully vetted the 16 free content packs to include the most popular and top performing items such as, Glow Pro, Grid Overlays, Typeset Stickers, and Delicato Frames.

Users without Adobe IDs can quickly create them within your app and immediately have access to the content. They can also take advantage of the other benefits of an Adobe ID such as a free trial of Adobe tools like Photoshop and Illustrator and the ability to sync their content to their Creative
Cloud accounts.

Going forward, free content will be a significant part of the Image Editor and we’re excited to continue bringing fun, engaging and high quality stickers, filters, frames and overlays to all types of mobile and web apps through the Creative SDK.

Introducing the Typekit UI Component

Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by Swati Teerdhala
Category: General

We’re excited to introduce the Typekit UI component on iOS and Android in the latest release of the Creative SDK!


Content and creative assets are just as important to the creative process as the creative technology itself. One of the most important facets of creative design is typography, and Adobe has been committed to bringing designers the best in typography for years with Typekit.

Typekit has an enormous collection of top quality fonts from leading commercial type foundries in one, easy-to-use library for designers, allowing them to quickly browse, choose and incorporate fonts into their unique, beautiful designs with ease and simplicity.

Now, we’re bringing that amazing technology to our third party ecosystem for the first time.

With the Typekit UI component of the Creative SDK you can open up the world of fonts to your users, inspiring them to explore their creativity by adding brand new, high quality fonts to their work. With just a simple integration, you can give your users the ability to browse and sync fonts easily from Adobe Typekit — directly within your app.

Try out the Typekit UI component on iOS and Android!

Creative SDK Release: Typekit, Updates to the Image Editor and more!

Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 by Swati Teerdhala
Category: General

Our latest release for the Creative SDK is available now for iOS and Android! We have brand new components and fantastic features on both platforms.

Introducing the Typekit UI Component

Content and creative assets are just as important to the creative process as the creative technology itself. Adobe has an enormous foundry of quality fonts with Typekit, and now we’re bringing that resource to developers.

With the Typekit UI Component, on iOS and Android, you can open up the world of fonts to your users. You can give your users the ability to search, sync and download fonts easily from within your app.

Updates to the Image Editor

Content has been a huge part of the experience we offer through the Image Editor component. Stickers, frames, and effects all give users the ability to customize and personalize their creations within your app and with this release, users can access and/or sync all of the content offered with their Creative Cloud accounts by signing in with their Adobe IDs.

To learn more about this experience, check out our iOS documentation and Android documentation.


Adobe Labs

We’re extremely excited to announce that we’ve added exclusive new technology from Adobe Labs, our epicenter of creative technology research, into this release of the Android SDK!

You can experiment with our hottest new tech, such as Magic Perspective View, Magic Curve or Magic Path. With Magic Perspective View you can give your users the ability to manipulate and correct perspective in an image. Magic Curve and Magic Path allow you to provide your users with the leading technology in drawing so that they can easily generate curves and sketch professional looking drawings.

Updates to the Asset Browser

The Asset Browser now offers the ability to access Patterns, Read Only Folders and Read Only Libraries.

Updates to the Color UI Component

The Color UI Component is now supported on Android tablets! To learn more, please check out the documentation.


Updates to the Asset Browser

With this release, you now have the ability to customize the color of the Asset Browser to better match your app. This can be done with the new property tintColor, which allows the calling app to customize the tint color of the primary and user-actionable controls of the SDK.

As always, please contact us if you have any questions or tweet at us.

The Creative SDK at Japan NYC Startups

Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by Ash Ryan
Category: Events

Japan NYC Startups

If you’re in or around NYC next Monday, come join the next Japan NYC Startups event!

I’ll be giving a talk on Technical Evangelism, and showing a Creative SDK integration case study by demoing Cacoo, a product from Japanese startup Nulab Inc., one of the world’s first integrators of our Creative Cloud Asset Browser for Web.

About Japan NYC Startups

Japan NYC Startups is a global community focused on bridging Japanese and American technology ecosystems.

The event’s goal is to help entrepreneurs and business leaders share their collective experiences and knowledge in working across the US and Japanese markets. In particular, this community aims to help technologists in NYC and Japan understand key differences about business practices between the two countries.

Event details

  • Date: Monday, August 1, 2016
  • Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Place: Pivotal Labs, 625 Avenue of the Americas

You can get further details and RSVP on the Japan NYC Startups meetup page.

Partner Spotlight: Sblended

Posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by Swati Teerdhala
Category: Partner Spotlight

We’re excited to spotlight our partner, Sblended, this week on our blog!

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Sblended lets you create colorful, captivating works of art with ease using patent-pending technology to create customized gradients. Sblended was built from the ground up to be the simplest, fastest, and most delightful way to blend the way that you want.

Adobe Creative SDK Integration



Sblended integrated the Send to Desktop UI component and the Color UI component of the Adobe Creative SDK. Now, their users have the ability to send their creations from mobile straight to their desktop, as well as access to color palettes and themes from their personal Creative Cloud account or the design community.

Try the Creative SDK in your app now!

Partner Spotlight: Niice

Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 by Swati Teerdhala
Category: Partner Spotlight

We’ve got another spotlight for you this week on Niice!

Niice gives designers and creatives the ability to create beautiful moodboards that can be shared, making it easy to gather, share and discuss ideas with your team, so you can spend more time creating. Users can search for the best design inspiration, save it with a swipe and drop them into their moodboard in seconds.

Adobe Creative SDK Integration

Niice chose to integrate the Adobe Creative SDK, using the Send to Desktop API, to directly bridge the gap between discussing and doing for their users. Now, Niice users can create moodboards on mobile and send them to the desktop, where they can continue working on their ideas and inspiration.

With a tap, users can ‘Share with Photoshop’ and send any image from Niice’s iPhone app straight to Adobe Photoshop CC on your desktop, instantly ready for editing!

Try the Creative SDK now!