I love how transparent the Photoshop for design team is about the things they are working on. Project recess looks incredibly interesting—can't wait to see it in the wild.
I really can't see anything interesting here except the glyphs panel. Same old tools arranged and designed in a different way.
If they make it super easy to customize panels then, yeah, it might save some time to have the tools the way your workflow demands it but other than that i call a bullshit.
I'm confused about Project Recess... What exactly is it? And how does it help?
She said it'd take someone 5 minutes to create that button? What??? It would take me literally 20 seconds.
So, it's basically Sketch with a dark theme inside Photoshop…?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We're gathering as much feedback as possible, and we're going to need testers soon. :) email@example.com
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! :)
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.