Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, investor, and currently serves as Adobe’s Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud. In 2006, Scott founded Behance, the leading online platform for the creative industry to showcase and discover creative world, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012. After the acquisition, Scott helped reboot Adobe's mobile product and marketplace strategies and leading Behance.Scott actively advises and invests in businesses that cross the intersection of technology and design, and help empower people. He works closely with a number of venture capital firms including Benchmark and Homebrew, and is an early advisor and investor in Pinterest, Uber, sweetgreen, Carta, Cheddar, Flexport, Airtable, and Periscope as well as several others in the early stages.Through his work as a founder and investor, Scott has become an advocate for technology and community initiatives that empower creative people and help businesses leverage the creative potential of their people. He is the author of two national bestselling books - Making Ideas Happen and The Messy Middle, and founded 99U, a publication and annual conference devoted to productivity in the creative world.View the profile
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To develop Photoshop on the iPad, we had to reimagine the tool from the ground up. Join Emily Bogue for an exclusive look at the first version of Photoshop for iPad.
Those are just some of the new features and improve in sitting our Flagship products today as you can see there are a lot more in a lot of these are the result of your feedback. So thanks again for your input this year. Please keep it come in a notary mention stock during his demo stock NOW offers grand total of over a hundred and eighty million assets including that's Motion Graphics illustrations everything. You need to start building a great project. It's just growing so be sure to check out the latest and stuck. Okay, shifting gears. It was just about
30 years ago that we launched Photoshop and remember who remembers the first time that use Photoshop. All right. I was 13 setting up a new computer at my parents dining room table opening up Photoshop TV this feeling of infinite possibilities and over the decade Photoshop exchange creativity more than any other application in the world last year. We shared a preview of Photoshop on the iPad the project requires just reimagine Photoshop from the ground-up we transform the interface for a Mobile touch base world.
We made the power of Photoshop more accessible and easier to learn and he developed a new way to work with psd's in the cloud just as we've done with Lightroom and XD files so that your project show up across devices. You can pick up right where you left off. Let me share the application with our pre-release Community one benefit people mentioned often was the sensation of being so close to your pixels the physical connection you get when you're holding your work in your hand and making changes naturally and so we are super excited to extend the Photoshop family
to the iPad today. VI Sao the first version of Photoshop for iPad is perfect for compositing easy masking and retouching and here to show you this revolutionary application is my colleague Emily. Emily. Thank you, Scott. Good morning. What an unreal honor to be here launching the very first version of Photoshop right here on the iPad. Let's jump right into a quick overview. So the first thing you'll notice is the experience is intuitive on the left side of my car Photoshop compositing tools on the right side easy access
to my layers all those things I want to do with them and my properties panel with different options depending on my Lair type. So it's intuitive. It's so easy to just get started and we really focused on optimizing the experience for the iPad with new features like his Focus players feel so lets me keep my eyes on the canvas been jumping out of groups and going about my work & optimizations specifically for the touch environment. So always interact with gestures wherever possible like here in the header where I can just scrub to zoom in and out. We've even added a brand new touch
shortcut because you'd hear fully draggable around the screen. This gives me quick access to secondary actions, depending on where I tap on the app when I hold it down with my thumb. So you're in the layers panel, for example, I can just tap to multi-select. And depending on what two lemon like you're in move where I can just swipe to duplicate really gives me to touch acceleration points that make working on the iPad quick and easy. It's intuitive is optimized but we know none of that matters if performance isn't fast because when you're working in Photoshop, sometimes you can
have a hundred thousands of layers in the blink of an eye huge files. And this is just one such PSD, you know beginner on the desktop. It's over a gigabyte. It's got more than five hundred layers, but performance is smooth and even if a zoom down into that very last pixel and bounce all the way back out. Pink out it's intuitive. It's optimized. It's fast and most importantly it's just a ton of fun to play with so let's get started making something and where better to begin Sand by making something
totally new. All right here on the iPad doesn't jump into creating a new document. You'll see the familiar screen all those presets, you know from the desktop in this case. Have a custom one ready to go. Really? Did you just get started and I'll bring in a few images for my background from those same Library Scott and Terry have been talking about it's where I keep all my information and my assets like this Moss, which is that texture I love but you can see you know, that bright sky is not exactly look I'm going for here and just like on desktop. I have those tools. I need to start my
selection like lasso and you'll see here that complete my selection. On the iPad we really optimize that experience for the touch environment with that Bottom bar Services the things I want to do next like mask and hair in layers panel, you'll see it when it's at a time dropped right into it so I can just start brushing without those edges and got a really nice one going between my Liars here. Bring all this together a little bit more using gaussian blur. Now. This is one of the most popular filters in Photoshop really powerful for creating a step the Field Effect and what does unify the
composition through color using Global adjustment layers really powerful these work just like they do in desktop. You can see if they treat the color here. I can get just at 2 and I want and I can go back and edit at any time here on the desktop today or next year great. So my background is ready now lets out a magical element really make his composition pop and that's your my library is I have this mushroom isn't wanting to use You can see if I start this selection with my quick select tool, you know, it's the style. I love kind of a videogame Toadstool, but going to need a little
work to really pop in this composition. And as I extend that selection using the lasso something I really love about using the iPad and apple pencil is that this actually feels really natural even on stage in front of 20,000 people just like Tracy actually breathe new life into this tool which cannot always be the most fun to use with a mouse. There we go again, so I can just soften it using gaussian blur and then Clean up those edges taking full advantage of all that pressure sensitivity of the apple pencil really natural gets that mushroom right where I want
it. Okay. So now let's add that type of magic. I was talking about right and hearing the layers properties panel. We've made it really easy to add clip adjustment layer is now this is something people want to do all the time. Even if I don't know about clipping and that's changed the adjustment change it the property of just one layer. So as I add Hue sat here you can see I'll bring up the saturation only that mushroom is starting to Glow. And again at that mask, is that it for me so I can just start brushing to bring down my flooded out in the cap. Is the Precision I expect
from Photoshop. cool So I thought this lighting effects coming together. Let's really heightened that by playing with blend mode and here I've got those blend modes. I want like overlay which is my favorite type of work with glowing light really easy to just grab a color brighten it up a little bit and if I start brushing Here Again full pressure sensitivity apple pencil, you can see immediately that mushroom is starting to Glow really looks like the caps and illuminated and then I can just go
back in at a little highlight of your anywhere. I think it hits the rest of the image. And now that I'm thinking about that play between a glowing Mushroom in the mouse below. Let's bring that even further with one more clip layer. I can bring down that exposure and then just start painting on that mask to show a little late night original are beneath such a subtle effect really feels like I'm painting with light here. clock so when did my elements together I created this traumatic play between light and dark now. Let's just top it off a little fun back here. My library is I
have some sparkle in the form of these fireflies. This is another great place to use my blend modes like screen. Is it really easy to just bring only the late into the image is me so much time and then I can just create one more level of depth using gaussian blur. There we go. In just a few minutes I've gone from a totally blank canvas to this magical completely non-destructively created composition all in Photoshop and all right here on the iPad. Now everything
we've seen so far is available on the iPad today. but There's one more thing. I want to show you and that's a quick sneak at just a few of the ways. We're bringing our most powerful since a Technologies from photoshop on the desktop right here to the iPad very very soon. Now this is still under development, but keep your apps updated because it's coming very soon and start this one. I'll just jump into this tie document. I have kind of an underwater composition about going bridging these two worlds.
I'll just make a quick edit bringing in one more Turtle, you know, the next thing I want to do this more tightly into the composition start a selection mask it out. And if you seen already on the iPad today, I have options I can use fix the lag I could use my lasso tool. You know, I really wanted that fine grind control but little time-consuming a kind of error-prone if I am on the bus is that said of course there's an easier way. Fire on the desktop, I would just use select subjects.
And we are bringing that full since they power of Select subject right here to the iPad. All. All I have to do is tap this button. And there we go. I have to call you because if you voice you missed it like Antares demo in the top of a button since he has analyzed my liar identified my subject and started my selection for me save me so much time in tracing really feels like magic you're on the iPad, but that's the like subjects coming soon here to the iPad. Snake snake. I'll bring
in an Intrepid Explorer to bridge these two worlds just as up to the task. Of course now that I have select subject I'll use that to start and it gets me 99% of the way there but, you know never hurts to have a human touch. And of course this type of hair is always tricky to select. If I were on the desktop, I would just use the refine Edge brush. And again, we are bringing that full since I power of refine Edge right here to the iPad. So let me give you a quick sneak just like on the desktop. All I have to do is start brushing to tell
Sensei where I've got a complicated Edge and I want it to focus its magic. There we go. I sit back. It does all the heavy lifting if you take a look at that mask mode. You can see every curl every hair perfectly selected. All I have to do is add any refined as I want like you contaminate and have done. There's our little guy all his beautiful girls. Perfectly Mast. All right here on the iPad. Again, thank you. I have to pause for a minute because this is so seamless that
the full power can easily get lost but it is impossible to make this type of complicated selection this quickly and this precisely without refine Edge and all that sense a power just one more example of how we're bringing that Power Precision you expect from Photoshop right here to the iPad. The definition of composition I'll just turn back on a few effects to focus the eye and there we go. Select subject refine Edge either just two of the amazing Sensei Technologies. We're bringing from photoshop on the desktop here to the iPad very very soon. And like everything else you see
today. This is just the beginning. So if you already is Photoshop download the app loading a few projects just start working and if you're new to photoshop, or maybe you've been overwhelmed by the desktop in the past give it to try and I've had because this is just the place to start. Thank you so much back to you Scott. I think Emily. If you are a Creative Cloud customer with Photoshop photoshop on iPad is included in your plans starting today. It's also available on the App Store
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