Photoshop for Design(

over 4 years ago from Wells Riley, Design Manager at Envoy

  • Dean HudsonDean Hudson, over 4 years ago

    So, it's basically Sketch with a dark theme inside Photoshop…?

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    • Tom GantzerTom Gantzer, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

      I imagine their "End-Goal" is to transform Photoshop into a totally modular, scalable platform where the user chooses the tools they need for the job.

      Think about it this way; currently Photoshop is bloated to allow a huge variety of users perform tasks they need, from photography to UI design.

      If Photoshop became a collection of tools that could be loaded or unloaded at the will of the user, then anyone could build a customised front-end that connected to the underlying tools, which improves performance for specific tasks without bloating the UI. If you've built a Photoshop extension in the last year, it's easy to see that this is the direction they want to take.

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      • Charles PearsonCharles Pearson, over 4 years ago

        You win a taco Tom. That's exactly the larger vision of this adventure. Like you said, we're basically experimenting with turning PS into a core or platform and building a system for designing specific experiences and workflows around it. It gets rid of the bloat and creates more flexibility in the tool. We're pretty stoked with how its looking so far. If you ever want to chat about the project, you've got great insight (and this goes for anybody reading this thread) ping me at We're gathering as much feedback as possible, and we're going to need testers soon. :)

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        • Tom GantzerTom Gantzer, over 4 years ago

          Wow, it's great to see you guys working so hard. I think that is the best approach to tailoring such a huge piece of software for individual users.

          I think with experiments like Project Recess, it's an exciting time for UI design. If you need testers, let us know! :)

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      • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 4 years ago

        But there is a reason it's called "PHOTO"shop. It was never made for UI design.

        There are existing Adobe programs (Illustrator and Fireworks) which are FAR more suited to UI design than Photoshop, but simply aren't being developed for that due to the popularity of Photoshop.

        That really disappoints me because designing in Photoshop is creative torture in my opinion. Particularly now that more and more of web design and app design is entirely vector based (sorry Photoshop's vector tools are just not up to snuff compared to Illustrator or Sketch). We shouldn't jerry-rig a dated and misused app into something we want.

        This approach really confuses me, Photoshop is NOT Adobe's only application.

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