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Adobe releases Photoshop Mix, Shape CC, Brush CC and Color CC for Android

Adobe is finally giving Android users some love by releasing four awesome apps to use in conjunction with full-fledged Adobe programs like Photoshop. Click through to find out more!

Published onJune 15, 2015

It’s a big day for Adobe users who also happen to be Android fans. Adobe has launched four new apps for Google’s mobile operating system. These include Adobe Photoshop Mix, Shape CC, Brush CC and Color CC.

What makes this such a huge deal is that we are finally seeing Adobe becoming more invested in our favorite platform. We have clearly seen them give preference to iOS all along. It’s understandable, as Android has so many form factors, screen sizes and other impediments which make it harder to develop for it. Adobe also has to realize Android is the biggest mobile platform in the world, though. We deserve some love too!

But back to the topic. As it goes with all Adobe mobile apps, these are not really replacements to any full-fledged programs. Instead, these apps mean to compliment complete PC applications like Photoshop, Lightroom and others. By the way, you can only use these if you are a Creative Cloud subscriber, which seems to be the norm for most Adobe apps nowadays. Regardless, let’s go over these and tell you what they are all about.

Adobe Photoshop Mix

Adobe Photoshop Mix offers a bit of fun for those who are fans of manipulating their images on the go. You can do things like cut out and remove parts of your images. Then go on and combine your images, adjust colors and easily share your creations to social media. By the way, it’s non-destructive, so your original images won’t be ruined if you don’t happen to do a great job from time to time.


Adobe Shape CC

It’s hard to convert the real world into a digital image, but with tools like Adobe Shape CC you can really take things to a whole new level. This application allows you to take figures from images taken with any smartphone or tablet and turn them into vector graphics to use with Adobe Illustrator CC or Photoshop CC.


Adobe Brush CC

This one is a bit similar to Shape CC, but Adobe Brush CC turns your images into brushes you can later use in Photoshop or Illustrator. As you can see in the images below, you can work with patterns, flowers and more.


Adobe Color CC

The hardest part about recreating a real-life scenario on a screen is that it’s so easy to use a color that is slightly off from what it should be. This is what makes Adobe Color CC such an amazing tool. It allows you to take colors from your surroundings by using the camera. The app will keep track of color the camera captures and create pallets, which you can later use in Photoshop or Illustrator. I have to say this one is my favorite out of the 4, just because it will make your job so much easier when designing an image in which color accuracy really matters.


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