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Concepts 3.0: Precision, Flexibility, Adobe

2014-10-06T00:00:00+00:00 | Loading Comments | Permalink

We are excited to announce the release of Concepts: Smarter Sketching 3.0! Listening to your feedback, we’ve rebuilt the experience around what you’ve loved and asked for, adding some incredible new features, interactions and feelings. Here's a little app preview we put together:

Taking its cues from game design, the Toolbar is now an extension of your brain, providing fluid access to your favorite tools, colors, and contextual options.

Concepts 3.0 Toolbar

The list of strokes was overwhelming. We heard you, and distilled Strokes into Layers. Way simpler, way more powerful. Still unlimited.

Concepts 3.0 Layers

Manipulate by touch - just tap-and-hold to select any stroke. Tap-hold-drag to select a group which you can adjust, link, and filter. For truly visual thinking.

Concepts 3.0 Selection

Precision Tools are now easier to access, easier to control (if that's possible!), and easier to visualize.

Concepts 3.0 Precision Tools

Measurement works with Precision Mode and Adjust to enable accurate creation and representation at any scale. When you're done, export directly to AutoCAD's DXF format. That means that for the first time ever, you can hand-sketch a CAD drawing!

Concepts 3.0 CAD Drawing

As a launch partner for the new Adobe Creative Cloud SDK, we had the opportunity to work closely with their team to bring some (more) incredibly useful features to Concepts. In a nutshell, you can now import AND export layered PSDs and other files through your Creative Cloud account. The productivity gain is huge if you work with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, and we're very greatful (and flattered) that Adobe selected us for this rare opportunity. (requires a free Adobe CC account)

Concepts 3.0 PSD Import

Stylus support has been extended to Adobe Ink, Adonit Jot Touch + Pixelpoint, the Wacom Finepoint, and the Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus 2.

Concepts 3.0 New Stylus Support

Shiny new interfaces for exporting and tool+color preferences. Use the full power of COPIC Marker's gorgeous color wheel, as it was designed.

Concepts 3.0 COPIC Color Wheel

The gallery now offers a brighter, smarter look at your stacks and drawings.

Concepts 3.0 PSD Import

Help and Training have always been a tricky experience to get right. We think we've made some leaps forward this release in the form of a guided walkthrough and contextual tips, and would love your feedback as we develop more walkthroughs to help you get the most from our powerful toolset. Once you've tried it, tell us what you think!

Concepts 3.0 PSD Import

We're working hard to make sure the Concepts experience fits the way you work. Thank you for the feedback and keep it coming!

We'd love to see how you use Concepts. Email concepts@tophatch.com with your sketch, a brief bio, and a paragraph showing how you use Concepts. If selected, we will showcase your work on our website and tweet about you!

Happy Creating!

The Concepts Team

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