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.