Adobe launches first-ever Creative Cloud apps on Android

Long-awaited mobile apps for Android join new iOS offerings in major 2015 Creative Cloud release

Adobe has launched its first-ever set of Creative Cloud-based mobile apps for Android. The long-awaited apps – Color CC, Brush CC and Shape CC – join Photoshop Mix on the Google Play store, for free, this morning as part of Adobe's major 2015 Creative Cloud release.

As we reported earlier this year, it's all part of Adobe's vision to push the boundaries of where and how you can create.

The mobile apps are connected by your Creative Profile, which means you can make and use graphics, colours and brushes as you move from app to app and from phone to desktop.

New on Android

Adobe Photoshop Mix is now available for free on the Google Play Store

With Adobe Photoshop Mix, you can cut out and combine images, change colours and enhance your photos anytime, anywhere. You can share composites with friends via social media and send them to Photoshop CC on your desktop for advanced photo-editing.

Quickly capture and convert images into vector graphics Adobe Shape CC

Adobe Shape CC lets you capture shapes with your iPhone or iPad and converts them into vectors for use in your designs. You can save them to Creative Cloud for access in Adobe apps, and you can share your libraries with your team.

Sample colours around you to create themes with Adobe Color CC

Using Adobe Color CC you can capture colour combinations whenever inspiration strikes. Themes are automatically saved to Creative Cloud Libraries for access in desktop and mobile apps, or for you to share with your collaborators.

Color CC works with the Apple Watch, so you can browse themes from users around you and save them to your libraries.

Turn your photos or graphics into high-quality brushes with Adobe Brush CC

Adobe Brush CC, meanwhile, lets you create custom brushes on the move and start using them straight away in Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and Photoshop Sketch.

New iOS apps launched

Capture colour and light from the world around you with Adobe Hue CC

Today's announcement also sees the release of two new mobile apps, Adobe Hue CC and Preview CC, which add to the company's fast-expanding collection of mobile options that connect to Adobe's central desktop apps.

Hue CC for iOS is designed to enhance the appearance of your videos. It lets you capture inspiring colour and light on your iPhone or iPad to create a custom 'Look' filters that can be applied to your Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Premiere Clip or Adobe After Effects CC video projects. , and see where the mood takes you.

Meanwhile, Preview CC lets you preview your designs on multiple iOS devices. Billed by Adobe as "the fastest way to preview designs", the app lets you take your designs for websites and mobile apps from Photoshop to the real world quickly and accurately.

Adobe has also updated many of its Creative Cloud mobile apps for iPhone and iPad, including Adobe Comp CC, Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Sketch, Illustrator Draw, Brush CC, Shape CC and Color CC.

All the apps are free, whether you're a member of the Creative Cloud subscription service or not.

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Julia Sagar is a commissioning editor and writer for Creative Bloq, Computer Arts, net, 3D World and IFX magazines. Tweet her @JuliaSagar