Fireworks and Illustrator had multiple styles a long time ago. I’m sure other design tools did as well.
Illustrator has had artboards since version CS4, in 2008.
/Note to myself: next time I should refresh the page before posting the comment, hehe/
Sketch copied illustrator and then photoshop copied sketch :D the making and naming of new artboards is what it's copied from sketch though. They did that very well unlike isslustrator which has an older UX.
Everybody steals ...
But Illustrator has proper vector support, click to select, transform panel, etc.
Fireworks had button interactivity, states, etc.
They should not be upgrading Photoshop, they should be building a new program with what they have learned.
Yeah, because building a new program with the features of BOTH pieces of software is trivial as fuck.
(it's been way too long since people properly used NOT in a not-joke. this is me trying to bring the old swag back.)
I feel the author of the article isn't familiar with other Adobe products. I'm a massive Sketch user, but Photoshop has it's advantages including incredibly useful team focused features. Nested smart objects? Library sharing across teams?
And honestly Sketch has been as buggy in the latest version as it was in version 1. The vanishing art boards in Sketch are probably the most annoying.
I think people have rose colored glasses on, and that they are blind to the plethora of issues, and bugs that exist in Sketch. I'll continue to use both tools, since they each are useful.
I understand, that this is not the point of the article, but math inside value-fields, artboards, multiple strokes/glows etc. were in Adobe Illustrator since CS3 or so.
Yep. There’s definitely a point to be made, but if you look hard enough Adobe’s had almost every design related feature in at least one of their apps for a long time. :D
Go ahead Adobe, take a few more features. It won’t help. Sketch is Sketch.
I'll never understand people that want to fight over tools, or have some sort of "mine had it first" pissing contest. It's a tool. I don't look at my vice grips and say "Oh well these are bullshit because pliers did it first."
I use Sketch and Photoshop, and I like both. And that's okay. That's how your toolbox is supposed to work.
And with all that aside, the only point that really matters here is that competition is a good thing. Sketch wouldn't be anything noteworthy if it didn't try to be better than Photoshop. And Photoshop's new features wouldn't be noteworthy if they did nothing to compete with their rivals.
What the author has failed to address here is that the biggest benefactor of these Sketch like features in Photoshop are Windows users. What Adobe has done here is take steps to secure its Windows user base as more and more Mac users turn their back on Creative Cloud for Sketch.
Well as a matter of fact - it's not really easy to agree to the point that Adobe has copied Sketch. Many comments here already proves the point. But keeping all the criticisms aside - I think Adobe has really improved the workflow for screen designers with the new update.
Whether you go with Sketch or PS its a personal choice depending on the scenarios and type of work you do.
Comparing both seems very naive, given the number of years since its existence. Each tool have their own pros and cons.I think we should look at it from that perspective and enjoy doing our work than getting distracted about the tools that we use.
The actual page for this article is really annoying, that image doesn't need to be there the entire time. Agh. Grumble grumble.
There's a reading mode! :-)
It's a good thing for people who use Adobe products - for those of use who have moved on, not so much.