6 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2012 1:53 PM by sean_udal RSS

    Vector Design in Adobe Collage ?

    sean_udal Community Member

      Hi,

       

      I have all the Touch Apps, and teach MasterSuite CS 5.5 at our College. All our middle school students have iPads and senior students had a choice between a laptop or iPad.

       

      I wish Adobe would develop an app with Vector Design. InkPad and TouchDraw are excellent apps and allow advanced Vector design.

       

      I had hoped Adobe Collage would have had some sort of Vector Design included.

       

      I use the Touch Apps to teach the fundamental skills needed for MasterSuite and love the idea of using the Creative Cloud. PhotoShop Touch has all the basic skills needed to create assessment in middle school, but I really want to add vectors as well.

       

      Please Adobe, develop an app like InkPad or TouchDraw. Will this be possible one day ?

       

      Sean Udal

      Shalom College - QLD, Australia

        • 1. Re: Vector Design in Adobe Collage ?
          AnubhavRohatgi Adobe Employee

          Have you tried using adobe ideas. It supports vector drawing and has good interoperability with illustrator and photoshop

           

          --Anubhav

          • 2. Re: Vector Design in Adobe Collage ?
            stevengotts Community Member

            But isnt it true Ideas does not support text and collage does not support layers. I find neither program useful because of this design limitations. and ive yet to be able to open Collage in Ai or Ps. For me Adobes promise of proffesional tools on the iPad is just not true. I subscribe to creative cloud and own the iPad Apps and it does not work as marketed.

            Steven Gotts

            CreatingImages

            • 3. Re: Vector Design in Adobe Collage ?
              AnubhavRohatgi Adobe Employee

              Steven.

               

              Sorry to hear that you're not having a good experience with Collage. I just wanted to let you know that we do not advertise that you can open a collage file in PS or AI.

               

              While Collage does not support layers, it is a design decision made by us. We believe that an inspiration gather app should be fluid and should not force you to pick an active layers to work on.  You can work with image objects and ordering them without a full blown layer panel.

               

              This said, we are working on an update to collage and we'd love to know what things you find limiting about the application so that we can try to fix these in our next update.

               

              Regards,

               

              --Anubhav

              Anubhav Rohatgi

              Sr. Product Manager

              • 4. Re: Vector Design in Adobe Collage ?
                sean_udal Community Member

                Hi,

                 

                It is great to hear of an update. The only app on the app store that has decent collage / mood board features is Skrappy, developed in Melbourne Australia. I have tried every other alternative.

                 

                It has:

                 

                Vector Shapes that can have a fill, 2 stop custom gradient, stroke, shadow and opacity added.

                Text that can have fill, 2 stroke custom gradient, stroke, shadow and opacity added.

                Mask an image into a shape.

                Mask a movie into a shape.

                 

                and lots more........ It is a digital scrapbook that is very effective as a mood board, collage design app, digital book, and more. For $3 it makes Adobe Collage look very limited.

                 

                 

                Currently Adobe Collage does not allow you to paste from another app. So vector shapes made in TouchDraw or InkPad can not be pasted and changed. They do work in Pages, Keynote and Numbers.

                 

                Please add lots of features and develop this app beyond Skrappy which does not support Retina displays, can not save to a cloud or WebDAV server.

                 

                Sean Udal

                • 5. Re: Vector Design in Adobe Collage ?
                  AnubhavRohatgi Adobe Employee

                  Thanks for your post and support!

                   

                  Having shape masks and drop shadows are on our to do list. And we have some other really interesting ideas we're working on to make collaboration on boards easier.

                   

                  You probably already know this but… Scrappy does not work with PSD, AI or PDF files nor does it allow you to leverage your content library or others for inspiration.

                   

                  --Anubhav

                  Anubhav Rohatgi

                  Sr. Product Manager

                  • 6. Re: Vector Design in Adobe Collage ?
                    sean_udal Community Member

                    Hi,

                     

                    Yes no collaboration and limited file support. The iPad needs a decent app with these features and I am sure Adobe will create it. The next challenge will be an basic animation app on the lines of Adobe Edge.

                     

                    Sean