10 MAY

Adobe Releases Photoshop Companion Apps for iPad

by Marianne Schultz
 

On the heels of the introduction of its Photoshop Touch SDK last month, Adobe has released three Photoshop companion apps for the iPad as promised. Adobe Eazel, Nav, and Lava hit the App Store this morning priced at $4.99, $1.99, and $2.99 respectively.

All of the apps require Photoshop CS5 version 12.04 or later to connect and transfer files between an iPad and a computer.

Adobe Color Lava allows creatives to use their fingertips to mix colors on the iPad, creating custom color swatches and themes to transfer back into Photoshop.

Adobe Eazel takes advantage of cutting-edge painting technology by letting digital artists create rich realistic paintings with their fingertips, and introduces a new kind of interaction between “wet” and “dry” paints. These paintings can then be sent directly to Photoshop CS5 for compositing or for taking the artwork further.

Adobe Nav increases workflow efficiency by letting users select and control Photoshop tools using the iPad as the input surface, customize the toolbar, browse and zoom in on up to 200 open Photoshop files, or easily create new files.

Also previewed recently was an updated version of Adobe’s Photoshop Express app for the iPad that included more advanced photo editing features than those found in the current version of the app. Adobe has not made any official announcements yet about the expected release of this update.

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    Adobe® Eazel for Photoshop®

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    38 months ago
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    3.00 (42)
    Version:
    1.0.3
    iOS iPad

    Your iPad is the canvas, your fingertip is the brush. Create beautiful paintings and instantly access them in Adobe Photoshop CS5. With Adobe Eazel — a companion app to Adobe Photoshop CS5...

  • Photography

    Adobe® Color Lava for...

    Last Changed:
    38 months ago
    Rating:
    3.50 (20)
    Version:
    1.0.3
    iOS iPad

    Dab. Swirl. Mix. Create custom colors and color themes to use in Adobe Photoshop CS5. With Adobe Color Lava — a companion app to Adobe Photoshop CS5 software (version 12.0.4 or later required) —...

  • Photography

    Adobe® Nav for Photoshop®

    Last Changed:
    34 months ago
    Rating:
    3.00 (48)
    Version:
    1.1
    iOS iPad

    Enjoy a whole new way to interact with Photoshop CS5. Tap and swipe your iPad screen to transfer images instantly to Adobe Photoshop CS5, browse open documents in Photoshop CS5, and activate...

1 Comment

  1. Donna

    But you have to pay over $500 for the software that these apps work on? OUCH Well nice for the rich people anyway, the IPAD took all of my money! ( worth every cent)

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