Windows Fluent Design System concepts show a futuristic Photoshop
More and more Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps are getting a Fluent Design System makeover, thanks to the Windows 10 Creators Update.
The Fluent Design System design language brings new textures, translucency, and other animations to Windows 10 apps, making them pop in a world of cross-platform services. Fluent Design System apps bring gentle visual feedback for cursor placements as well, which is particularly useful for 3D apps found on HoloLens.
Concept artist thmnmlst (@thmnmlst_ on Twitter) created an exciting vision of a UWP future for Adobe Photoshop and Creative Cloud (CC) in general, complete with translucency and some overall design tweaks.
Again, these are just concepts. But as a heavy Adobe CC user, I'd love to see the company bring across more of its full apps and services to join Adobe XD, and if they even approach themnmlst's designs I'd be a happy camper.
Thmnmlst has recreated the Adobe CC launcher and even provided both light and dark themes for Photoshop, while retaining its tabs, functions, and various features.
More and more Windows 10 system apps are picking up Fluent Design System support, including things like the calculator and the People app. Microsoft's goal is to make Windows 10 apps more consistent and compelling to use across the entire ecosystem, whether the programs are running on Xbox, in mixed reality, or on a regular PC or tablet. Whether developers actually get on board with the program remains to be seen. But we sure hope so.
If you haven't already, take a look at Microsoft's Fluent Design System trailer below, and let us know what other apps you would like to see get the translucent treatment.
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Although the current implementation isn't nice. If you turn it off in settings now, it turns it off EVERYWHERE. It would be nice if Start menu, taskbar could retain transparency while individual apps could have it turned off or on. Just like the current, white, dark, system theme settings.
I mean instead of opening, Photoshop and After Effects in separate apps, you open them in tabs and it'd make it super easy to work with it. And I don't think UWP is only about mobile, it doesn't matter. There are also Xbox, HoloLens, Surface Hub and PC
So UWP means the respect to system and getting rid of Win32 anymore
Adobe in their history have never followed Microsoft design guidelines.
Their apps look like and are Mac ports.
Adobe haven't even figured out the ribbon interface, Windows 10 is just too far a bridge to cross.