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Adobe revamps creative app suite for Apple's iOS, adds new video editing and drawing apps

Graphics software giant Adobe on Monday overhauled nearly every one of its existing iOS app offerings, and added a number of new options including Premiere Clip— a new mobile video editing app —that tie into the company's Creative Cloud platform.

Adobe Premiere Clip

Adobe Premiere Clip


Premiere Clip represents Adobe's first entrance into iOS-based video editing, and can be used both independently and as a companion for the Premiere desktop app. Adobe says that projects begun on the drag-and-drop mobile interface will automatically be synchronized via Creative Cloud back to Premiere Pro on the desktop.

Aimed at artists, Brush CCallows for the creation of custom Sketch, Photoshop, and Illustrator brushes on the fly. Users can draw brushes on-screen, or use their device's camera to capture designs sketched on paper.

Like Brush CC, Shape CC is designed for on-the-go creation of design elements and can be used to capture hand-drawn sketches or to create new sketches from scratch. Shapes— and brushes— are stored in Creative Cloud and made available to any other Creative Cloud app.

Adobe Brush CC

Adobe Brush CC


Alongside the new apps, many of Adobe's existing apps were overhauled with enhanced Creative Cloud support that is intended to more tightly integrate Adobe's desktop and mobile offerings. Among those receiving updates Monday were Photoshop Sketch, Photoshop Mix, Lightroom, Color CC— formerly Kuler— and Illustrator Line.

While all of the apps are free, users without a Creative Cloud subscription will find limited functionality. The service is available in a number of tiers, from the $9.99-per-month Photography option that grants access to Photoshop alongside desktop and mobile versions of Lightroom to a $49.99-per-month Complete choice that gives access to nearly every app that Adobe makes.