Adobe releases three Photoshop apps for the iPad

By on May 11, 2011, 11:30 AM

As part of its Creative Suite 5.5 update, Adobe has released three Adobe Photoshop Touch apps for the Apple iPad: Adobe Color Lava ($3), Adobe Eazel ($5), and Adobe Nav ($2). You can grab them now from the Apple App Store.

The Adobe apps were developed using the Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit (SDK) in order to demonstrate the potential for new interaction between Photoshop CS5 and tablet devices. Adobe has already hinted that more Photoshop apps are coming and that it wants developers to create their own apps for Android devices, the Blackberry PlayBook, and iOS devices.

For the apps to work with your copy of Photoshop CS5, you have to update (don't worry, it's free) to version 12.0.4. For those who don't own Photoshop CS5, the updated version (version 12.1), which is part of Creative Suite 5.5, will also enable the Photoshop Touch app functionality.

The above is a step-by-step video to walk you through updating Photoshop CS5 to version 12.0.4, enabling Remote Connections, and connecting each of the Photoshop Touch apps to Photoshop. If you'd prefer individual videos for the apps, Adobe has uploaded those to YouTube as well: Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel, and Adobe Nav.

For those who aren't as visual, here's a short description of each: Color Lava allows you to mix colors on the iPad using your fingers as well as create color swatches and themes that can be transferred into Photoshop, Nav provides more desktop space by enabling users to select and control Photoshop tools on the iPad, and Eazel lets you create paintings with your fingertips, which you can then transfer back to Photoshop wirelessly.




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Trillionsin Trillionsin said:

I have Firefox now with noscript... techspot has quite a few that run on these articles... enabled a few and still see a black box up there... what the heck techspot

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

trillionsin said:

I have Firefox now with noscript... techspot has quite a few that run on these articles... enabled a few and still see a black box up there... what the heck techspot

Did you enable youtube?

So when is SOMEONE going to come out with a touchscreen keyboard. Come on, we seriously have to wait this long?

Win7Dev said:

Ummm.... iPads already have a built in touch keyboard. I'm am pretty sure that you can control your pc with it.

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Win7Dev said:

Ummm.... iPads already have a built in touch keyboard. I'm am pretty sure that you can control your pc with it.

I'll pass on a $600 keyboard.

princeton princeton said:

gwailo247 said:

Win7Dev said:

Ummm.... iPads already have a built in touch keyboard. I'm am pretty sure that you can control your pc with it.

I'll pass on a $600 keyboard.

Amen to that.

spydercanopus spydercanopus said:

Ouu, I can select colors on my ipad? PHHT fail

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