June 19, 2014 / Melissa Faudree

Adobe has packaged a stylus pen and a digital ruler for creative professionals to design works using the iPad.

Adobe Ink isn’t the first stylus pen created for the iPad. Adobe Ink is pressure sensitive and will allow you to draw about anything with its fine-tip and precision. The Ink stylus can be used in any app but works the best in Adobe Line and Adobe Sketch. Adobe Ink comes with a charger that acts as a case for the pen.

Adobe Slide is more than just a ruler. Adobe Slide is a digital ruler that can create perfect lines, shapes, stamps, or even French curves in seconds. What is unique about the Adobe Slide is that you don’t have to draw lines along the ruler itself. The iPad will create traceable lines close by the ruler.

Adobe Ink and Slide allows for integration with Creative Cloud. However, these devices require a membership with Creative Cloud. When you’re connected to Creative Cloud you are able to share your works, draw using mobile apps like Adobe Line and Sketch. Your color schemes are also saved making them easier to access. In addition, your content is organized and easy to view.

Adobe Ink & Slide are a packaged deal; they are not sold separately and require the iPad (4th generation), iPad Air, iPad Mini or iPad Mini with Retina display. Adobe is selling them for $199.99. The price might be a little daunting to some, but could be worth investing to artists. Click here if you want to learn more about the product on Adobe’s website.

I have included a short video that discusses the two devices and also shows you how they work.

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