Adobe has announced the Photoshop Touch SDK, and three iPad applications “Color Lava, Eazel, and Nav” which show the impressive new capabilities that an iPad or touchscreen tablet can give your Photoshop setup.
Adobe is fully integrating mobile tablets into Photoshop CS5, turning them into powerful peripherals for content creation and display.
And, with these iOS apps, Adobe has taken a completely different approach: rather than standing alone, these apps wirelessly pair up with a PC running Photoshop CS5, and extend the workspace out to the iPad’s touchscreen. This gives users easier access to canvases, layers, tools, albums of completed art, and many other capabilities.
- Adobe Eazel is a finger-paint program that lets you sSend your artwork directly to Photoshop CS5 from any location, provided you have a network connection between your iPad and a computer.
- Adobe Nav lets you view Photoshop documents on your iPad as well as customize the Photoshop CS5 toolbar on iPad to easily access the tools you use most. You can browse, reorder, view and zoom in on up to 200 open Photoshop documents on iPad, tap a document on iPad to make it the active document in Photoshop CS5 and more.
- Adobe Color Lava is when you need to mix colors and create custom swatches on your tablet. Anything you create on an iPad is instantly available in Photoshop CS5. Adobe has detailed all three apps in cool videos, but we couldn’t embed them here so you’ll have to follow the links. Note that those apps don’t seem to be related to a new Photoshop Express app with layers Adobe recently demoed at Photoshop World. Included below is a promo clip that kinda sums up the idea of interacting with Photoshop CS5 via tablets.