April 3, 2013 in Photo and Video (AF)
[prMac.com] Detroit, Michigan - Photoshop designers now have an accurate way to preview designs on the iPhone while designing apps, mobile websites, and social media graphics on the Photoshop canvas in real-time. Metro Detroit tech company Forging Destiny Studios LLC announced that it has released the first version of the Design Duet iPhone App, which is now available on the App Store. With Design Duet for iPhone, Photoshop users can view their canvas live on their iPhone or iPod touch screen over a local WiFi network, and save and share directly from the app.
"We are excited about the release of Design Duet. Designing prototypes and production graphics accurately for iPhone apps, mobile websites, and marketing campaigns can sometimes be a challenge when working on a desktop or laptop screen. Our app gives Photoshop designers the freedom to focus on overall user experience, and takes out the guesswork about how design elements are affected when viewed on the targeted device. Our goal was to make Design Duet very simple and intuitive to use, but also a powerful tool to complement Photoshop and speed up the design workflow," says Forging Destiny Studios founder Matt Majewski upon launching Design Duet in March.
Design Duet, which is now available on the Apple App Store in the US, UK, Australia, Canada and over thirty other countries, transforms the iPhone into a secondary display for Photoshop, which allows user interface designers to accurately view their design as it appears on the display. Design Duet supports retina displays and has three zoom modes to preview designs on both retina displays and non-retina displays. Design Duet works by searching the WiFi network on launch and connects directly to any Photoshop instance using a password protected remote connection natively built into Photoshop. Unlike some other apps, this means no other software is required. All that is needed is the app and Photoshop CS5 or higher.
Interface designers can also use Design Duet to save their designs and send to clients, friends, and team members. The app allows users to export the image from the Photoshop canvas directly from the iPhone and save the image to the camera roll, share via Email, SMS, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Design Duet is a convenient and easy way to preview and share interface designs, Instagram photos, App screenshots, and prototypes using iPhone and Photoshop.
* Live view of the Photoshop Canvas on the iPhone
* Full screen preview
* Photoshop document presets for creating documents for popular iOS devices
* Automatic detection of Photoshop on local WiFi network
* Three different zoom levels: 50%, 100%, and Aspect Fit
* Works in Portrait and Landscape Mode
* Remembers Photoshop Remote Connection password for future use
* Intuitive, user-friendly interface
* Photoshop CS5 or higher
* WiFi Network
* Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), or iPod touch (5th generation)
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Optimized for iPhone 5
* 9.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Design Duet 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.
Located in Metro Detroit, Michigan, Forging Destiny Studios was founded in 2009 by Matt Majewski. In 2012, Forging Destiny Studios was restructured and given a new brand. Forging Destiny Studios creates iPhone Apps, Web Applications, Blogs and provides Web Design, Graphic Design, and Motion Graphics services. All Material and Software (C) 2013 Forging Destiny Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.