Adobe launches Comp CC for iPad; deliver powerful layout-design capabilities to world’s best-selling tablet

Adobe today announced the availability of Adobe Comp CC, a free iPad app that enables the rapid creation of layout concepts for mobile, Web and print projects. With Comp CC, designers can start layout-design projects on iPad, creating concepts that incorporate previously created assets and then easily move to the desktop where essential Adobe Creative Cloud tools, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and InDesign CC, can be used to create production-quality work.

Comp CC extends the mobile and desktop workflows enabled by Creative Profile and Creative Cloud Libraries. Creative Cloud Libraries consist of design assets — such as images, colors, text styles, brushes and more — that members have created with Creative Cloud tools. And a member’s Creative Profile surfaces their libraries, as they move from app-to-app and desktop-to-device, in the right context — enabling members to work across devices and apps. Thanks to their Creative Profile and associated Creative Cloud Libraries, Comp CC lets designers quickly combine the Typekit fonts, relevant images, color swatches and shapes they need to jump-start layout-design projects on iPad and later continue their work in CC desktop tools.

Comp CC is a robust, powerful composition app built on the Adobe Creative SDK, allowing designers to use simple iPad gestures to quickly produce high-fidelity layouts. Comp CC joins Adobe’s family of connected Creative Cloud mobile apps, including Illustrator Draw, Illustrator Line, Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Shape CC and Adobe Color CC.

Scott Belsky, vice-president, products at Adobe, said in a statement, “Doing creative work on a mobile device is only useful if the results can be synced to the desktop, where the project can be perfected in a precise, professional-grade tool like InDesign or Photoshop. With Comp CC we’ve simplified the design process, helping creatives take their initial layout-designs on iPad and make them the basis of high-impact finished work on the desktop – all thanks to Creative Cloud.”

Khoi Vinh, former design director of the New York Times and named one of Fast Company’s 50 most influential designers in America in 2011 said in a statement, “When Adobe first approached me about ideas for a new design app, I talked to them about the untapped potential of the iPad for graphic and digital designers. I saw an opportunity for a product that could make the creative process much richer and more immediate – while still being complementary to designers’ existing workflows. Our collaboration on Adobe CC has been amazing; the company’s deep expertise in creative software plus the comprehensive power of their Creative Cloud platform were essential to this product – only Adobe could have brought Comp CC to life.”

Comp CC is a free iPad app, available for immediate download through the Apple App Store (direct link: Adobe Comp CC).

Source: Adobe Systems Incorporated

8 Comments

  1. I think people are beginning to see the power of the iPad. On of it’s biggest problems has been it’s not that good for writers. So the people who tell the most people of their experience with the iPad are the ones who it was not made for. I also believe businesses were waiting on what would be the dominant platform. So far Android has not done much beyond phablets. The Surface is a joke. It’s fancy keyboard cover can not stay shut. So the iPad has won the war. Now developers have resources to start creating some great software for it.

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