This is the current lineup of Adobe Creative Cloud mobile apps. New to the service are Adobe Capture CC, which consolidates Brush, Shape, Color and Hue into a single app and Photoshop Fix, a retouching app.
Here's the roster of now-discontinued apps. Ideas died a while back, PS Touch has been replaced by Photoshop Fix and Adobe Line's features have been sucked into Adobe Photsohop Sketch and Adobe Illustrator Draw. The four remaining apps now constitute Adobe Capture CC, the overarching mission of which is to intake the world through the camera and make it accessible to CC apps and applications.
This retouching tool supplements Lightroom mobile (raw retouching) and Photoshop Mix (compositing).
In each of the four modules -- Brush, Color, Shape and Hue -- clicking on the plus button is the gateway to creating new elements of each type.
Shape is one of my favorites of the tools; it takes any image and traces it into a vector graphic. It's a bit tricky to get a shot that will deliver the results you want, though, and the resulting graphics can be very complex and hard to edit in Illustrator. Nevertheless, it's great for FPO graphics, inspiration or contributing to design projects when you lack drawing skills.
Brush takes images and lets you turn them into Photoshop, Photoshop Sketch or Illustrator brushes.
You can edit many of the brush characteristics, including how it behaves at the ends or the middle of the stroke. My only complaint about Brush is that you have to generate brushes for each application individually.
Looks, formerly Hue, lets you extract tonal palettes and colors from photos and use them in videos.
You have a bit more control over libraries in Capture than in other apps.
Capture only works in portrait on phones and landscape on tablets.
You're no longer restricted to two layers. (Sorry, the layers palette is obstructed by the slide navigation on small screens.)
Here you can see the new blend modes. From top to bottom, the top strokes use combine, normal and blend. The bottom layers were created with the new watercolor brush, which simulates bleeding into the paper. You tab a fan icon to stop the bleeding.
You can now select whether the brush palette and tools appear on the left or right side of the screen.
Since Adobe did away with Line, Draw and Sketch inherit that app's standard and perspective grids.
You can control various grid characteristics.
Although Photoshop Express is a more consumer-oriented app, with similar tools to Photoshop Fix but also special effects and automatic tuning, Adobe has increased its integration with the other mobile apps. When you're done with the operations in the other app, you tap the bar at the top of the screen and it sends it back to Express.
Adobe continues to increase the consistency of the interface for its mobile apps. The only difference between these Photoshop Express and Premiere Clip screens is the types of Looks available in the apps.
You can incorporate Adobe Stock images into Comp.
You can drop horizontal or vertical guides into your composition. I had some trouble moving the gridlines, though.
This addition was absolutely essential, and the implementation is pretty good.
One of the great new features is the ability to load up a bunch of photos and have it automatically pace the slideshow to the beat of the music.
You can set the pace of the music and choose where in the soundtrack you'd like to start.
Clip now supports automatic zooming into still photos as part of the video. You can also automatically create a video from a collection in Lightroom.