Just hours before the opening of the Adobe MAX 2014 conference, Adobe has unveiled major updates to most of its Creative Cloud 2014 offerings, including an important new tablet-centric workflow for the popular Adobe Illustrator.
Called Touch Workspace, the new interface will launch automatically when the keyboard is removed from your Surface Pro 3. It can also be accessed from the Workspaces menu.
As described in the Adobe blog, the Touch Workspace offers "essential tools for drawing and editing with a pen and your finger in a touch environment, including French curves that you can scale, move, and trace. At any time you can switch back to one of the “classic” Illustrator workspaces to access the full range of Illustrator tools and controls. It’s Illustrator you can take with you wherever you go."
Adobe has published a tutorial detailing the release here: Drawing in a touch environment.
I've only tested the software on the Surface Pro 3, but the touch workspace will work with any Windows 8.x tablet pc.