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Adobe announces suite of Touch Apps for iPad, Android tablets

News by Dan Seifert on Monday October 03, 2011.

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Adobe has taken the wraps off of a suite of Touch Apps for the iPad and Android tablets that will enable users to create content in new ways with their tablets. The suite consists of six apps: Photoshop Touch, Collage, Debut, Ideas, Kuler, and Proto.

Though the apps were announced as a group and as a part of Adobe's Creative Cloud initiative, each app will be available as a standalone product. Images and content that are created in the apps can be shared with Adobe's suite of desktop software for further editing.

Adobe Photoshop Touch is the headlining app, and it has been available for the iPad for some time. Users can manipulate images with their fingers, and access advanced Photoshop techniques such as layers and smart selection tools. Adobe Collage offers an easy way to create compositions on a tablet, while Adobe Debut lets users display designs and projects from Illustrator while on the go. Adobe Ideas offers vector-based drawing tools, and Adobe Kuler allows users to generate color themes for projects. Finally, Adobe Proto lets users create interactive wireframes and and prototypes for websites and mobile apps.

Each app is expected to be available for Android tablets in November of this year. Adobe says that the iPad versions of the tablets will be released in 2012, though Adobe Ideas is already available now. Users can expect to pay $9.99 per app when they become available for purchase.

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