Partner Spotlight: Sketch Club

Posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 by Swati Teerdhala
Category: Partner Spotlight

We’ve got a brand new partner spotlight on Sketch Club!

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Sketch Club is a full featured art application and online community for the iPad and iPhone. Artists can create anything from quick sketches to finished artworks using digital brushes, layers, and filters.

Sketch Club has thousands of built in and community brushes plus a unique set of procedural drawing tools which are well suited to creating compelling results quickly and easily on a mobile device.

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Sketch Club integrated the Creative SDK to enable users to better connect to Adobe Creative Cloud tools within their own app. They integrated the Content Management component to give users the ability to import their assets from Creative Cloud into Sketch Club layers, which they can then further edit within the app. Even content from Illustrator and Photoshop files can be imported!

To allow users to import from Creative Cloud, the Sketch Club team used the Creative SDK’s Asset Browser UI, which also features a PSD Extraction tool that qwallows users to select which layers from a PSD they’d like to import to Sketch Club. PSDs with tons of layers can be hard to import directly to a mobile device, and the PSD Extraction tool gives the user ultimate control.

Now, after editing, users can export their creations and files back to the Creative Cloud so that their content is available to them across their devices. These new abilities combine to make Sketch Club a great mobile complement to art production on the desktop.

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Partner Spotlight: Trigraphy

Posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 by Swati Teerdhala
Category: Partner Spotlight

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We’re happy to announce that Trigraphy is now live in the store with a direct connection to Creative Cloud.

Trigraphy is not your average photo filtering app. Trigraphy goes beyond photo filters and uses generative drawing to turn your photos into digital, abstract art. Trigraphy Effects are clever drawing algorithms that use the information from your image to create a new one. Other tools available to Trigraphy users include presets, texture collections, and blending modes.

There aren’t many limitations for Trigraphy users. With the flat tool, you can add new effect on top of the initial result. In combination with the masking brush this gives you virtually unlimited combinations.

The Trigraphy experience also caters to the more serious creative type that wants to do more with their work after leaving the app. Users can export their work up to 4096 x 4096. This is perfect if you are a professional or you want to print your Trigraphy without losing quality.

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Trigraphy’s recent release, version 2.2.2, includes an integration of the Creative SDK so users have even more creative options when they are done with their work in Trigraphy.

The Trigraphy team utilized the Creative SDK’s Content Management component to allow users to save their Trigraphy creations to Creative Cloud. This way users will have easy access to their Trigraphy creations when using desktop tools like Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC, as well as mobile apps like Photoshop Sketch and Comp CC. Trigraphy users that save their work to Creative Cloud will also be able to access those creations in other partner apps that are Creative Cloud Connected using the Creative SDK.

To connect Trigraphy directly to Photoshop CC on the desktop, Trigraphy also integrated the Creative SDK’s Send to Desktop API. Trigraphy users that want to immediately continue working on the desktop can now send their work to Photoshop CC.

See how the Creative SDK can enhance your app in just a few lines of code!

Partner Spotlight: Cacoo

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 by Ash Ryan
Categories: Partner Spotlight, Web

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The Creative SDK team is excited to announce a new integration of our Web beta SDK. Cacoo, made by Nulab Inc., is one of the first web apps to go live with the beta of the new Creative SDK Asset Browser UI component for Web.

Let’s have a look at how Cacoo integrates the Creative SDK Asset Browser UI component to offer Cacoo users access to their Creative Cloud assets directly from within the app.

(If you want to add the Asset Browser to your Web app, sign up for the beta program here!)

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About Cacoo

Cacoo is an online diagramming tool that simplifies and enhances visual communication. It takes collaboration to the next level by allowing team members to edit the same diagram simultaneously, while discussing changes in real-time using its in-app messaging system.

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Over 2 million users around the world use Cacoo as their online diagramming software for creating wireframes, flowcharts, mind maps, UML models, network diagrams, sitemaps and more.

About the Asset Browser UI component

One feature of the Creative SDK is the Asset Browser UI component, which lets your users browse and interact with the assets they have stored in the Creative Cloud, right from within your app:

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Our iOS and Android SDKs already offer this component, and we are now rolling out a beta of the Asset Browser for Web to select partner developers. Cacoo is among the first to go live with the Asset Browser.

Cacoo’s Asset Browser integration

With the new Asset Browser integration, Cacoo users can now browse their Creative Cloud assets directly from within Cacoo. Users can then select the Creative Cloud image assets that they want to add to their Cacoo diagramming project.

From there, Cacoo users can interact with the imported Creative Cloud asset just like any other image asset uploaded to Cacoo.

This short screencast demonstrates the simple and seamless user workflow:

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You can learn more about Cacoo’s Creative SDK Asset Browser integration on the Nulab blog.

And you can sign up for the Asset Browser beta program for Web here.

Try the Creative SDK for iOS, Android, or Web today!

Partner Spotlight: Pixure

Posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 by Swati Teerdhala
Category: Partner Spotlight

We’re shining a spotlight on one of our partners, Pixure, this week!

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Pixure is the most advanced pixel art app in the world with all the features that you would expect and need to make and share great art. Pixure offers the ability to use layers, bucket fill, swatches, shapes, zoom and an advanced color picker.

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Pixure‘s integration with the Creative SDK enables a seamless connection with Creative Cloud by giving its users import and export functionality so that they can continue work on Creative Cloud assets within Pixure – or put the final touches on a Pixure creation in one of the other apps in the Creative Cloud ecosystem on mobile or desktop with our Send to Desktop and Sent to Illustrator API.

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Partner Spotlight: iMindQ

Posted on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 by Swati Teerdhala
Category: Partner Spotlight

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We’ve got another great partner spotlight you all this week on iMindQ!

iMindQ is a dynamic and exciting mind mapping software tool for visual thinking, brainstorming, planning and organizing ideas. iMindQ is available on web and iOS helps users map out information and improve your memorization, productivity and creativity. It’s great for solving problems, planning, decision making, improving communication and collaboration.

Users have the option to insert links, notes and images within your subtopics and enrich or complement the information shown in each. A variety of icons, images, shapes, themes and patterns are also available to be inserted into your mind map and liven up any concept or presentation. With iMindQ, you can brainstorm and organize ideas, present instantly, and save your work onto the cloud with ease.

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With the integration of the Creative SDK in iMindQ for iOS, users can now upload and store your map images to your Adobe Creative Cloud account. This way you will have the map anywhere you go – whether you’re on the run or working at your desktop on Adobe Illustrator CC or Adobe Photoshop CC. You can also upload an image directly from your Adobe Creative Cloud account to enhance your mind map.

In addition to the Creative SDK’s Content Management tools, iMindQ has integrated the Image Editor component of the Creative SDK in both the iOS and Web versions of the app. Users can now have flexibility in customization and editing of graphics that are inserted within mind maps. Users can explore their creativity by applying filters and stickers as well as perform basic editing actions like crop, rotate.

We’re excited by the possibilities and new avenues of creation that are now available for iMindQ users, on web and iOS, through their integration with the Creative SDK.

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Creative SDK + HipChat Connect API

Posted on Friday, April 8th, 2016 by Swati Teerdhala
Category: Partner Spotlight

One of the biggest problems creatives encounter when working in teams is the difficulty of translating many opinions and continuous edits across numerous files, versions and revisions. Enterprise chat apps have helped by enabling a flow of communication and feedback, but most aren’t optimized for the more nuanced visual projects of creative professionals.

HipChat, a premier social enterprise chat application, recently integrated our popular Creative SDK Image Editing component using their Connect API to address this issue for their users. You can read more about HipChat’s easy experience integrating the Creative SDK here. Now, HipChat users can access an Image Editor, powered by the Creative SDK, for free in the HipChat marketplace. The implementation gives creatives using HipChat the opportunity to add powerful, full-featured image editing tools directly to their team chat room with a click of a button.

The Image Editor implementation is particularly exciting as it uses HipChat’s Connect API. The HipChat Connect API allows developers to build apps on top of the HipChat platform, giving HipChat users access to a plethora of tools without having to leave their chat room. In conjunction with the Creative SDK, it opens up endless opportunities for developers to build new solutions for creative customers that are in sync with changes happening in the HipChat conversation. HipChat used the Connect API to bring the Image Editor to their users to make collaboration a more versatile experience no matter where users are in the creative process.

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Being able to edit the image in the context of a conversation without opening up a new browser reduces the context switching that interrupts a designer’s flow and is a great example of the seamless creative workflows Adobe is committed to delivering. The Image Editor is one new feature that users can now enjoy and we’re excited to see other tools become available to HipChat customers via the Connect API.

HipChat users can also look forward to more creative tools coming to the marketplace from our recently announced Creative SDK web components (currently in beta) to create an even richer Creative Cloud experience within their chat rooms. It’s crucial that users have easy access to creative assets no matter where they are in the creative process. The Creative SDK makes content easily accessible through the File Access API and Asset Browser UI components. These components allow developers to add access to Creative Cloud files and libraries right in their apps, so creatives can find all their content no matter the app they’re in or the device or product used to create the assets. Soon, HipChat will be bringing this functionality to creative users to make the communication and creative process even smoother – all powered by the Adobe Creative SDK and built and distributed with the HipChat Connect API.
As you can see, there’s a lot to be excited about in our partnership with HipChat. API frameworks are crucial when connecting rich and immersive tools, like Adobe Creative Cloud, for real-time collaboration. The HipChat Connect API and the Creative SDK let you connect the richest aspects of Creative Cloud into team chat rooms. It’s the future of creative workflows and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.  

 

infltr: Bridging the Creative Gap Between Mobile + Desktop

Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by Swati Teerdhala
Category: Partner Spotlight
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We wanted to dive into the end user journey with the Creative SDK on the blog today. One of our fantastic partners, infltr, launched the newest version of their app last month which we featured here. They also wrote a great article on bridging the creative gap between mobile and desktop – something we’re passionate about here at Adobe. infltr featured an interview with Luna Margherita Cardilli, co-founder of creative agency Black Fish Tank, and explored how infltr’s integration of the Creative SDK enabled her to have a more seamless creative workflow between her mobile and desktop tools.

Read the interview below or infltr’s article here! Continue reading

Partner Spotlight: Colordrop

Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Swati Teerdhala
Category: Partner Spotlight

Our newest partner spotlight features Colordrop, an advanced color analysis app for iOS!

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Colordrop is a color analysis app that provides detailed color information, from basic RGB values and complementary colors, to more advanced metrics such as color space values for CMYK, as well as triadic colors and tints and shades. Colordrop is used by thousands of creative professionals on iPhone and iPad to explore colors with ease.

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Now, with Colordrop’s integration of the Creative SDK, users have brand new workflows at their fingertips. Colordrop users can open a photo from Creative Cloud or the iOS photo library, move their finger to skim over the image and capture a color, all while viewing detailed information about that color at the same time. In addition, users can now import photos and graphics from their Creative Cloud libraries directly into the app – including individual PSD layers using the layer extraction tool. One of the most exciting new options for users is the ability to open colors saved in Creative Cloud libraries and then inspect them in the Colordrop app, adding a whole new dimension to the way they currently work.

By integrating the Creative SDK, Colordrop opened up a world of possibilities for their users within their app.

See what the Creative SDK can do for you today!

Partner Spotlight: Bluescape

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

This week we’re spotlighting Bluescape’s integration of the Creative SDK!

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Bluescape is a persistent, cloud-based, visual collaboration workspace that is accessible on any device, including large touchscreen walls, computers, tablets, and smartphones. Bluescape workspaces empower individuals and teams to visualize their ideas, enhancing collaboration and accelerating decision-making processes. High-impact use cases for Bluescape include developing and managing entire design projects from ideation to delivery.

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The Creative SDK integration within the Bluescape iPad app enables Bluescape users to locate creative assets stored within Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries and easily import their assets, whether files or whole folders, into a Bluescape workspace. Bluescape is used by companies like Mazda and Nike to manage product and content design collaboration workflows, so the ability to easily locate and import Adobe Creative Cloud assets into a Bluescape workspace improves efficiency and helps streamline the creative process.

Check out how the Creative SDK has improved the functionality of Bluescape, creating an even better user experience for their users!

Partner Spotlight: infltr

Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 by Swati Teerdhala
Category: Partner Spotlight

We’re excited to announce that infltr is now live in the app store with an impressive Creative Cloud Connected experience!

Infltr is a camera app that gives users access to an infinite variety of filters with touch- and the ability to add a filter before taking a picture to get exactly the effect you want when composing your creation. As you move your finger across the screen, the filter changes in real time. It’s an intuitive and innovative approach that lets you to discover endless looks for your pictures – without the need for complicated settings or boring pre-set filters.

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Infltr’s latest release, version 2.0, includes an integration with the Creative SDK that brings even more creative freedom to the mobile photographer. Infltr used the Lightroom Photos API and the Creative Cloud Libraries API to build custom import and export options for their users. Now, infltr users can import images stored in their Lightroom Photos or Creative Cloud library, and can also upload their edited photos to Lightroom Photos or Creative Cloud libraries.

To enable a quick mobile to desktop experience, the infltr team integrated the Creative SDK’s Send to Desktop tool. Users can send images from infltr directly into Adobe Photoshop CC or Illustrator CC on the desktop. The addition of the Creative SDK enables infltr users to easily and seamlessly work on their creations from mobile to desktop without leaving the app.

Infltr’s integration is a great example of how the Creative SDK’s APIs can be used to fit within an app’s existing user flow and design.

If you’d like to avoid building your own asset picker using the Photos, Libraries, or Files APIs, you can use our Asset Browser UI component to allow users to import assets stored anywhere in the Creative Cloud directly to your app.

See how easy it is to integrate the Creative SDK into your app now!