More and more people are using mobile apps to do real work. Mobile apps on our mobile devices give us the freedom of creativity on the go. These three tips will help you to bring your creativity to the next level.
1: Bring your project created in another Adobe Mobile app as an image layer to your current Adobe Mobile App. This will help you to jump between Adobe Mobile Apps when working on the same project.
2: In Adobe Comp CC you can select a few objects to apply same effect at the same time Shift (tap and hold) + Tap. Applying the same effect at the same time to multiple objects will guarantee identical effects will be applied to multiple objects and plus it will speed up your workflow.
3: In Adobe Lightroom mobile use DNG raw when you shoot using the Lightroom camera. Shooting DNG gives you an uncompressed file. DNG file = raw file
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Adobe is pushing the creative envelope with what can be done on mobile devices. In this book you will see how to use Adobe’s complete offering of FREE mobile Apps to do everything from photo editing, to layout, video editing, story telling, social media posts and full blown page layout. Whether you plan to just start the creation process on your mobile device and finish on the desktop or do your entire project on your mobile device, this book will show you what’s possible in each app and best of all provide you with the knowledge of how to use the apps.
I found that daily exercise is very important for many reasons. Daily exercise helps with exploring/developing new techniques, polishing your skills, pushing your artistic vision into another higher level, and teaches you how to be productive and not to be stressed under the “less time” pressure.
Adobe Photoshop Daily exercise: try to have 20 minutes every day to create something new in PS. its not supposed to be too complicated or perfect. Try to composite 2 or 3 images together (and the best practice is to composite random images, not images that you thought will be good with some composition. Just choose images with absolutely different style, schemes and start working on your Photoshop composition).
Photoshop Painting: try different styles of painting every day. Don’t spend more than 20-30 minutes and you don’t need to finish your painting if you don’t have time. Just practice with brush strokes, colors, try different brushes.
Photography: simply keep your camera next to you all the time. See something > take the shot. Different light, different angles. Try it and you will see a huge improvement just in a few days!
Mobile Apps: what could be easier?!!! You have your mobile devices with you all the time! So Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Photoshop Mix and Adobe Photoshop Fix. Try them and you will be impressed with your improvement just in a few days!
Traditional Painting: use any paper you have. Don’t try to finish your masterpiece every day. Exercise with different brush, pencil strokes, composition.
Adobe Photoshop painting vs. Adobe Photoshop Sketch Drawing
Many of you who know me know that a huge part of my digital imaging belongs to digital painting using Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Photoshop Sketch on iPad. I have different techniques in Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Sketch, even a digital painting technique for photographers (and no, you don’t need to be a professional painter to be able to use this technique).
Many times I am asked what I prefer most to draw in: Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Photoshop Sketch. Now I will answer that question:
is my digital heart. I am using Photoshop with EVERYTHING (photo retouching after my photography sessions, photo restoration, photo manipulation, graphic/web design, painting, 3D, animation, and much more). For me nothing is impossible in Photoshop.
For digital painting in Photoshop I have three techniques:
Painting for photographers – where the primary tool is the Mixer Brush Tool and you don’t need to have any painting experience.
Painting – where you need to have painting experience or you are willing to learn.
A Combination of Oil Paint filter (yay! we got this filter back!) and the Mixer Brush Tool.
I am using a Wacom tablet for all my digital needs on the desktop and especially with my digital painting workflow
The Adobe Photoshop Sketch experience or “traditional” method of painting/sketching using an iPad is like you are using a “real” canvas of paper to sketch or draw. You don’t need to be in front of your desktop or laptop to start working on your project. You can start and finish your project using your iPad or you can start your project using your iPad and finish your project in your desktop app such as Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Illustrator CC.
Now the “vs” part:
Adobe Photoshop CC: I can create any image in Adobe Photoshop starting from an empty document such as photo manipulation or 3D and after that I can start my painting process in Photoshop (we can’t do that in Adobe Photoshop Sketch). Also I can start my painting process using my photo as a based layer or just a clear canvas / from scratch. I can start my painting in Adobe Photoshop and finish in Adobe Photoshop Sketch. I need to have a Wacom tablet or the Astropad app installed on my iPad Pro to be able paint in Adobe Photoshop.
Adobe Photoshop Sketch: I can start my painting project from scratch or use any images as a base layer (to trace it for example). In Adobe Photoshop Sketch we have AMAZING watercolor paintbrushes (we don’t have these brushes/live effects in Adobe Photoshop ). With the combination of Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Apple Pencil you have an absolutely amazing SKETCHING ability (before Apple Pencil and iPad Pro we were able to have this ability ONLY using the “traditional” method of sketching). Using Adobe Photoshop Sketch you can draw/sketch from ANYWHERE using your iPad.
Question: which do I prefer most? BOTH. I am using Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Photoshop Sketch every day. I can’t choose which is most important to me (like choosing which limb is most important to me). Both applications are different and both are very important to me. See my Adobe Photoshop work on Behance.net.
Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a GREAT app for your all mobile digital painting needs. You can start your painting project from anywhere at any time. You don’t need to wait and put your inspiration on hold inspiration until you will get back to you desktop or laptop. With Adobe Photoshop Sketch you can start and finish an entire project using only your iPad. You can also start your project anywhere and finish your project at home/office using the desktop version of Adobe Photoshop CC.
I am happy to see the new watercolor paint brushes with the new Adobe Sketch 2.0 update. Using watercolor brushes allows you to blend your colors to create realistic painting based on watercolor paint techniques. Typical in “traditional” painting, we are using watercolor paint over white paper. Watercolor paint based on water and because of that we can have a “color spreading ” effect when your watercolor paint is spreading over the white paper. In “traditional” painting we are using dry brushes, sponges or any other tool to dry out watercolor quickly to stop mixing the colors and spreading it over your paper. This option is in Adobe Photoshop Sketch: we have a FAN. Using the fan you can stop mixing and spreading the color at ANY TIME. Just make the brush strokes with two colors, release your hand and click on fan icon right away!
I BELIEVE AND KNOW that with the new watercolor brushes in Adobe Photoshop Sketch we have officially erased the border between “traditional” and digital painting. No such a thing as a “traditional” or digital painting: all is art with the same strokes, techniques, and art soul.
One of my favorite business apps is Scanner Pro by Readdle . With Scanner Pro I can scan any document, paper, receipts, or just an image and save or share it using my mobile device. A great app for just $2.99!!!!
When you first login to your app the welcome screen will ask you to join. Simply enter your email address and now you are ready to turn your mobile device to portable scanner.
I am always using the manual scanning option for accurate edge adjustments after scanning.
Take a Picture of your paper, document, images you want to scan (also you can scan from your Camera Roll )
And now you can manually adjust edges of your scan to fix the persepective
Now you have MANY options to share your scanned document
Also you have MANY different choices to upload your document to cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and more!
With Scanner Pro it doesn’t matter where I am. I don’t need to be at my office to scan a document. My mobile device is my pocket scanner now!
Relax Melodies by Ipnos Soft is the best FREE app for your sleep , yoga .meditation or just relaxation time. It’s available for your iPad, Phone, or Computer. I have been using this app at least 3 years and could not be happier.
For free the app gives you 50 high quality sounds:
…and many more!
I can mix up to 10 sounds together ( and I can control the volume of each sound individually! ), save, name and sort them for feature easy setup. During the night time I prefer to use app’s timer. In addition to all the great features above I have a clock with many beautiful screen designs along with an alarm system.
And the best feature of the app is background support so you can use ANY of your other apps on your device while this plays!
My personal preference to easily fall asleep is the Rainy Day sound.
For yoga and meditation I prefer the Waterfall sound.
I LOVE mixing Ocean and Rainy Day sound together during my retouching or painting work.
If you want more than the 50 included sounds along with other extra options you can consider Relax Melodies Premium HD.
iPad price is $2.99
iPhone price is $0.99
For Mac price is $4.99