Adobe has launched a new graphics design app for iOS called Adobe Post. Post joins a growing list of social graphics apps that are making it easier for people to design images for use on social media.
It’s only right to call this group of apps the Graphic Design Democracy Movement. Because they are democratizing graphic design.
Post adopts some concepts from Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. It has the ability to layer images with text and allows you add filters. Engadget calls it the “Instagram for graphic design.” It allows you to change font and colours. However, professional graphic designers should note that the fonts are pre-loaded and so, you won’t be able to upload new font types.
There are already made templates that you can use for your design and you can choose from 500,000 free images. The point of all this is for users to be able to design images easily and quickly using the resources already readily available on Post. Adobe explains that “while Instagram popularized the concept of filtering photos, Adobe Post’s filters are a combination of a photo filter, typography, layout, and colors which basically transform your image with just a tap.”
Once you’re done designing your image, you can share it to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. Post is available on the Apple App Store for free. Users also get free 2GB of space on the Adobe cloud but can expand to 20GB for a monthly fee of $1.99.
Earlier this week, I told you about Pablo Extension, Buffer’s Chrome extension that lets you design social media images from any website. Then we have Canva, Sketch and Figma. The fact that Post is only available on iOS could also be because Canva, the most popular of the group at the moment, is not available on the Apple platform. So the Graphic Design Democracy Movement (GDDM) is growing. No one wants to be left in the dust.
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