During the Surface event today, we learned that Adobe is working closely with Microsoft on a new, touch-optimized Adobe Photoshop CC for Surface Pro 3. We also found out that the two companies are working side-by side on other touch-optimized Adobe applications that will be coming down the pipe soon.
From Microsoft/Surface Blog:
Historically, using Photoshop on Surface Pro has been a painful experience, with tiny UX controls and no touch support, but artists have been willing to accept that pain to use the software they need on the device they love. That all begins to change today.
Pen Accuracy and Line Precision
The Surface Pen experience in Photoshop is even more accurate than in Surface Pro 2. The strokes feel natural because the device and software are so responsive, made even better because Photoshop is doing higher frequency sampling so the line is the line you intended to draw.
Touch and Gesture Controls
You can now take better advantage of Surface Pro 3’s touch and pen capabilities. Pinch and zoom with your fingers or pan using two fingers on the screen. You can zoom and pan or zoom and rotate at the same time by coming gestures. Beyond these, by holding your fingers down on the screen for a few seconds, you can also move the canvas around in a completely free form way, just like moving a piece of paper around on a desk.
Bigger Touch Targets
You will notice this right away. The touch targets and the size of the UX icons are 200% larger than the previous version of Photoshop CC. This makes selecting tools with your finger or the pen much easier than before.