You want to see some magic? Watch the above video which shows Adobe Illustrator CC working flawlessly on MS Surface. You’ll never want to use a mouse again in your design workflow. Adobe today announced Illustrator optimized for Surface Pro 3. In the past, the elements of the UI that you needed to touch seemed too small, and the lack of great pen input and gestures felt like an omission on a device like Surface Pro 3 where the pen and gestures open up so many possibilities. Microsoft started this work with Adobe long before the Surface Pro 3 unveiling event in New York City this spring.
If we are going to talk about transformation, we have to about what is new in Illustrator. Illustrator CC has introduced a new workspace that is designed for Surface. This touch workspace lets designers create on the go what they could once only accomplish sitting at their studio workbench before. This new workspace exposes the core tools and controls for drawing and editing, making it super simple to start creating with pen and touch. The pressure-sensitive pen makes drawing beautiful curves right on the canvas feel very natural – never before have you been able to just pick up your pen anywhere and draw with the same accuracy as the studio tools you’ve used in the past. Let alone directly on the glass canvas in your lap. In all of this, not a single feature had to be sacrificed. This is the real-deal Illustrator just a simple click away to the full environment you know and love.
You can install the latest version of Illustrator CC (there is a free 30-day trial) on your Surface Pro 3 today and see what happens when you pull off the keyboard. There is a transformational new experience which you will enjoy for sure.
If you don’t own a Surface Pro 3, you can order them from Microsoft Store from the links below.
|Surface Pro 3||Estimated retail price (USD)|
|Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM||$799|
|Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM||$999|
|Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM||$1,299|
|Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM||$1,549|
|Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM||$1,949|