Too late Adobe, but nice try.
At least competition spurs innovation/change I guess.
I'm sticking with Sketch, but I'm curious as to whether Photoshop will have any similar per-artboard export options, as the fact that Sketch is vector-based combined with the auto 2x/3x export options for some things is pretty useful.
It's never too late.
Definitely not too late for me. I'm excited about this.
As someone who is stuck using PS, I'm excited for this. Sketch is cool, but it's hard to make the shift when every agency we work with uses PS.
There are ways. If you work exclusively on UI than you can use Sketch in pair with Zeplin and nobody should complain. You'll have to export assets by yourself but usually that's the case for most designers.
Another option is translating .sketch to .psd through Afinity designer, there's a video on Youtube showing how you can do that.
From my experience of a 10 years Photoshop user and a 6 months Sketch user, designing everything in sketch + preparing assets + exporting artboards into Zeplin + calling my mother takes considerable less time than just desinging in Photoshop.
I also will stick to Sketch since it's more lightweighted. But I definitely luv to see the two being more competitive. Good thing for us as user :)
Better late than never. This is the most exciting bit of news of 2015 so far.
As popular as Sketch has become within our little bubble, Photoshop is still the industry standard. Therefore, any improvements are welcome.
Remember that this is the company who completely ignored us (but continued to charge us ridiculous amounts of money) until it had competition?
Sketch does all this, listens to their users, provide monthly updates and is overall the greatest UI software ever crated. There's no way I could trust Adobe and use the bulky buggy Photoshop again, waiting and hoping they'll listen to us and get excited when they include features that we asked for years before.
I'm in the same boat as you. This is the first update Adobe has made in years that has had any meaning to me. I'm sticking to Sketch and CS6.
Hopefully by the time CS6 is obsolete the Affinity toolset can replace Adobe.
Sketch is indeed very good but there are some of us who have a company provided Windows PC with Adobe Suite so, unfortunately, Sketch is not an option.
"greatest UI software ever crated"
um (cough cough quietly watches Sketch fail and crash again)
I love Sketch, but let's not pretend it's UI Jesus - it's just another tool in the toolkit.
Haha, was about to write this also. If there is one software that is buggy in my workflow, its definitely Sketch.
Couldn't agree more, Sketch is a fantastic application that rocks for UI but it's one of the buggiest and applications on my Mac.
New Sketch user, one day in, the air has been blue; not because of learning curve but because of its "quirks" (seriously text selection is bullshit along with anything typography based)
Again, it's very weird to hear this, mine doesn't crash at all. It did once or twice at the beginning but since the latest updates it doesn't. Are you using the App Store version (for some reason I heard that that crashes less), also what computer do you use?
And IMHO there's no better UI tool than Sketch. If there's one I'm really curious to find about it. One that seemed to be promising is Atomic (https://atomic.io/) - I tried all in-borwser UI design tools.
I'm using the standalone version because I had to - used a discount code or whatever and that's the only one you could use it with. I'm on a recent MacBook Pro running Yosemite and never have any issues with Creative Cloud stuff really. Not saying it crashes a ton, but enough to make me wary.
And hey, I like Sketch! I like using it for UI design quite a bit. It has a lot of quirks you have to get over (its handling of type is quite literally trash), and I'll continue to use Illustrator to design icons (and then bringing them into Sketch to use), but I think saying "Sketch is the end all be all" is ignoring the fact that other tools have their place as well. Sketch is nice for what it is, but the hype train on it has long since left the station, dragging everyone along, despite the fact that it's just another tool.
Sketch is the buggiest software on my computer. It's also far more opinionated in the way to do things, which competes directly with a fast workflow for me (whereas Photoshop you can accomplish the same thing in many different ways, customize the UI, customize the shortcuts, etc.).
That's weird, mine works almost perfectly fine. It has some bugs but I'm getting monthly updates in regard to those bugs, and even the early versions made my workflow 50% faster compared to Photoshop.
Bohemian Coding is doing a great job, in the right way, they are fighting a bureaucratic rich giant, listening to us and continuously and rapidly improving their software. IMHO we should all show their support to them.
Coming back to Photoshop and their new features, it seems to me that they act like an ex who's suddenly trying to show it cares after years of selfishness.
Psh, I don't need artboards.
OMG I WANT ARTBOARDS!
SUPER EXCITED to see this finally announced. The photoshop team is doing some killer stuff with these future releases. We were blessed to be given a sneak peak of this. This should be a really big leap forward for screen designers' workflows inside PS.
Also happy to mention that due to the kind heartedness and early partnership with PS team we've been able to make sure that automatic artboard extraction from PSD's will work on day one of release in InVision as well. So you'll be able to plop that Artboard-laden PSD in and watch the screens automatically appear without any need to mark layers, groups, comps, etc. Pretty excited about this as it will cut down on the cognitive load and greatly simplify screen design to prototyping workflows dramatically.
Will be really interesting to see how everybody combines these with groups, layercops, smart objects, etc.
This is fantastic.
How my workflow completely fell apart the other day when InVision was down is definitely a compliment on your great product!
Related: I now know you can download prototypes.
Any chance I'll see a PSD.rb pull request in the near future?
I was lucky enough to be a part of a community of designers to do user testing and feedback on an upcoming version of Photoshop CC. Here's a sneak peek of one of the cooler features, Artboards!
A developer preview of Photoshop CC 2015 is now available for download!
Finally, I might be able to escape from that crash-mania that is Sketch.
I keep hearing this, but mine does not crash at all. I'm not just making statements here, it doesn't, it works really well. Try to download the App Store version. Also, what computer do you have? Might be buggier on older computers.
For me the biggest crasher of all was always Photoshop. Remember this? http://visualidiot.com/articles/photoshop
When I get to like 5-6 artboards (desktop screen), it gets really, really buggy.
Lately, the App Store version just won't start so I have to use the beta to get any work done.
This is both on my MBA from early 2015 and my iMac from early 2014.
Photoshop has always worked perfectly on both. It's a bit slow on the MBA but it doesn't crash. I'm using Photoshop CC.
This is a superb addition to the PS toolset.
Cool. I wish Illustrator artboards could clip like that!
I just wish they'd bring true OS X like fullscreen instead of just maximizing a window
I hope they bring the same Artboard/Layer relationship to Illustrator. The current way that Artboards and Layers interact in Illustrator is a little rough. This makes more sense.
Anybody know how the smart object for Colors works? Is it a new feature with artboards? I'd like to try that.
It looks to me like it's just a part of the designer's workflow, overlapping a fill smart object on top of the elements he wants to colour and masking them with alt.
This is just a smart object that is clipped. Here's a tutorial on how to do it http://bjango.com/articles/linkedsmartobjects/
I'm excited to see Adobe adding useful features. Maybe we will see Adobe start focusing on workflow improvements and not useless bloat like Puppet Warp.
In my opinion, the reason Sketch is successful is their focused on workflow. That is Sketches biggest advantage... Oh, and price!!! And no crappy subscription plans.
Am I the only one who doesn't care for (or use) artboards? Serious question.
This doesn't change anything.
This to me already should be a feature since it exists in Illustrator. Sketch is way less cumbersome in terms of the interface. I'm curious about speed...