Adobe first announced its first three Photoshop Touch applications at Photoshop World back in March, and they’re now available to download from the App Store. Color Lava, Eazel and Nav are all designed for the iPad and aim to enhance your desktop Photoshop experience with the help of a touch-based device.
Here’s a little bit about each of the applications:
Adobe Color Lava – $2.99
Color Lava lets you use your iPad and your fingertips to mix colors and create custom swatches and five-swatch color themes. Immediately access those color creations within Photoshop on your desktop while at home, or use the application on-the-go whenever inspiration strikes to import into Photoshop later. Dab, swirl, and smudge to create unique color swatches; interact with Photoshop on your desktop in real-time; make fine adjustments to your color creations; and share your swatches and color themes with friends directly from the application.
Adobe Eazel – $4.99
Eazel lets you create beautiful paintings with your fingertips. Get amazing color blends thanks to a painting technology that offers a new kind of interaction between “wet” and “dry” paint; enjoy a unique user interface that lets you paint across the entire iPad display; and easily access the tools you use most frequently. Eazel lets you send your paintings straight to Photoshop on your desktop, save them to your camera roll, and share them with your friends.
Adobe Nav – $1.99
Nav allows you to access Photoshop tools and browse and select open documents at the tap of a button. Customize the application’s toolbar with up to 16 tools of your choice to provide you with quick and easy access to all of the things you use most frequently. Browser, reorder and zoom in on up to 200 open documents, and tap any document on your iPad to activate it within Photoshop on your desktop.
Adobe’s first three Photoshop Touch applications really show the potential of its Touch SDK, and I’m sure Photoshop users will find them incredibly useful. I’d love to see other developers use iOS companion applications to work with other software we use frequently on our desktops.
All three applications work with Photoshop CS5 on both Mac and Windows computers.