Adobe Collage

Adobe Collage

Does Adobe’s new design app give its rivals a good pasting?

Where once you might have turned to a whiteboard to plan out ideas for a new project you’re working on, you can now use the iPad’s touchscreen for the same job. There are several apps that let you jot down ideas, and now Adobe Collage is here to make the process even easier.

Straight from the off you’re given a choice of background colours and textures, allowing you to create a unique look for each collage. From here, you can use Adobe’s excellent touch interface to add images and text, and edit each one with a double-tap. The image editing options are limited to cutting out areas of your image, which is a real shame, and we found that our text became quite pixelated if we increased its size too far.

The drawing options also offer a range of customisation choices, with Opacity, Stroke Width and Four Stroke variations available.

The app works well enough at putting together a collage, and while that’s all it’s really built for, we would’ve really liked to have seen a few more options. Integration with Adobe’s Creative Cloud is welcome, and the app really benefits from the excellent interface, but we can’t help but feel that there are a few more editing options from Adobe’s Photoshop Touch app that could have made it into this one.

Rated 4 out of 5

The brilliant interface is a great bonus, but we can’t help but feel there are a few things missing considering the price.