BY FAST COMPANY

Scroll to Info & Navigation

Adobe’s New Pen And Ruler Tease The Future Of Digital Creativity

Its not just a neat stylus and ruler. If Adobes new tools are a hit, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects change forever.

I draw a perfectly straight line on my iPad. Then I bisect it at a true 90 degrees. I draw triangles and circles and squares until the screen is cacophony of pristine shapes.

image

I’m using Adobe’s new hardware—a stylus called Ink and a ruler called Slide, which are available as a pair for $200 today. Born from an unfunded, skunkworks project within Adobe’s walls, the company teamed with Ammunition—the same design firm behind Beats—to craft this aluminum hardware that teases the future of the company and how all of us will create digital media tomorrow.

image

“Our interaction methods are pretty long in the tooth. The mouse and keyboard are growing ancient. A lot of things we did were innovations 20 years ago. Now they’re habituations,” admits Michael Gough, vice president of Experience Design, Adobe. “We’re used to using that control key. Was that the best way we could expose that experience? Probably not.”

Read More>

Notes

  1. pussyglue reblogged this from kiransingh
  2. ajilivizion reblogged this from fastcodesign
  3. joseeville reblogged this from ejidohe
  4. cradleghost reblogged this from fastcodesign
  5. sapphirechao reblogged this from mmishee-personal
  6. unusedurl reblogged this from jibhatman
  7. ballpitaesthetic reblogged this from jibhatman
  8. jibhatman reblogged this from the-mender
  9. thatweirdkiddyouknow reblogged this from the-mender
  10. roogs reblogged this from eeba-ism
  11. iwillbeforevermore reblogged this from the-mender
  12. the-mender reblogged this from mmishee-personal
  13. gamedude21 reblogged this from mmishee-personal
  14. wingolight reblogged this from mmishee-personal
  15. error404personnotfound reblogged this from mmishee-personal
  16. mmishee-personal reblogged this from peromechty
  17. daydreamingotaku reblogged this from folikon
  18. sharking-arround reblogged this from rachotamer
  19. folikon reblogged this from cyclopette
  20. bijou-rose reblogged this from thegreatcheesysparklebutt