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Adobe Shape app
« on: April 06, 2015, 05:56:46 PM »
Adobe just announced a new app for iPhone called Shape where you can, "Capture shapes with your iPhone or iPad and Adobe Shape CC will turn them into vectors you can use in your designs." I just downloaded it and look forward to testing it out to create vectors of calligraphy -- I will report back my findings. I'm a little skeptical of it because the Image Trace defaults never look as good as the original graphic without lots of tweaking but we will see how this app goes.

Here's a link if you want to check it out: http://www.adobe.com/products/shape.html

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Re: Adobe Shape app
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 06:48:06 PM »
I took a photo of a Copperplate uppercase B I penned and, as I suspected, the ability to tweak your vector points is severely limited. See attached photo for results. However, since the app is linked to Adobe CC I expect it be relatively easy for me to tweak the solid vector in Illustrator or PS. It's a lot easier for me, at least v. scanning and drawing each point with the pen tool in Illustrator. Very simple UI but gets the job done decently (with a few weirdly thick or thin stray points)  for straightforward graphics.

I'll probably continue to use this for small projects but not large ones.

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Re: Adobe Shape app
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2015, 09:06:39 PM »
Wow! Cool! Thank you for sharing this!  :)
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Re: Adobe Shape app
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 12:17:14 AM »
Holy crap, this is amazing - so much better than the tedious process I've been going through of "try to convince scanner to work, wait for illustrator to load, cry into coffee, kick scanner, reboot scanner, force quit illustrator, cry some more" ...

Thank you for the link! 

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Re: Adobe Shape app
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 01:10:57 AM »
Thanks for sharing this!

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Re: Adobe Shape app
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2015, 08:52:24 AM »
thanks for sharing this...super fun and easy to use!
and i think this will be a good tool to analyze your script in a different way...cool!

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Re: Adobe Shape app
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2015, 10:57:56 AM »
Thanks for sharing, Sonny! I am having fun playing with the app :)
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2015, 12:34:49 PM »
So glad to hear you find this app helpful! I think it will be a game changer for small work like logos or monograms of other fun projects. It's been so fun to see the awesome work you all have vectorized with the app! As Moyagraphy mentioned, it does not create the most perfect lines but it still is an easier place to start v. scanning and manually tracing with a pen tool and cleaning up lines.


Day made: when Erica comments on your post and the FF community finds your info helpful!:D

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Re: Adobe Shape app
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2015, 12:46:21 PM »
Thanks for sharing!  I can't wait to try it.

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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2015, 05:00:24 PM »
Well, this explains all the vector posts on Instagram today!  :P
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Re: Adobe Shape app
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2015, 07:56:14 PM »
Well, this explains all the vector posts on Instagram today!  :P

Haha.  I came here after all the posts to see what everyone was talking about!

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Re: Adobe Shape app
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2015, 12:25:01 AM »
After seeing Joi's' post on IG, I had to head on over to see what all the fuss was about....now I'm regretting sticking with android at my last phone upgrade!!! dang it all... vectors will forever be elusive. :)
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Re: Adobe Shape app
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2015, 05:55:48 PM »
Same here. No iphone  :-[ haha oh well...  :'(

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Re: Adobe Shape app
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2015, 06:57:27 AM »
YES! Thanks Lorena! I've been waiting for the Android version since the app came out  ;D