The new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar can be used for things like controlling paintbrush size or color, Bradee Evans, Adobe's experience design manager, said during Apple's press event to announce its new laptops.
She demonstrated how she could move a paintbrush with the MacBook Pro's new larger trackpad while changing its size with her other hand on the Touch Bar. And she could do this while Photoshop was in a full-screen view unimpeded by other controls.
"Thanks to Touch Bar I can get a lot more done in this view mode," Evans said. Adobe plans to ship the software this year, she said.
Apple is betting its Touch bar will help keep creative pros hooked on Macs even as Microsoft pushes its high-end Surface line to the same customers.
The Touch Bar has plenty of fans, though -- including Microsoft, which will use it for Word, Excel and other Office apps, Apple said. Other third-party apps that'll use it will include Skype, Djay, Affinity Designer, Pixelmator and DaVinci Resolve.
"So many great professional applications are going to take advantage of this unique experience," said Phil Schiller, head of Apple marketing.