Digital artists and photoshop fanatics can now rejoice as Adobe has finally taken the plunge into the tablet world with their first three Photoshop Touch apps coming to iPad, Android and BlackBerry Playbook.
Adobe has developed three initial Photoshop CS5 companion apps for Apple iPad: Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop, Adobe Eazel for Photoshop and Adobe Nav for Photoshop. The apps are designed to enable users to create custom color swatches, paint and drive popular Photoshop tools from tablet devices.
The three applications take advantage of the iPad tablet’s touch screen for a truly immersive, tactile, on-the-go experience. While the first applications available are for the Apple iPad and the iOS, the Photoshop Touch SDK makes development possible on other devices, including Android and BlackBerry PlayBook.
Utilizing the Touch SDK, developers will have wide access to Photoshop functionality with the freedom to innovate and create new apps or add capabilities to existing ones. Adobe has already engaged with a number of developers across the industry to incorporate tablets and other devices into creative workflows that empower Photoshop users in new and groundbreaking ways.
Potential for Developers
Adobe has used Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit (SDK) first three applications for Apple iPad. These apps allow users to create custom color swatches, create paintings, customize toolbars, open Photoshop files or create new ones all with your fingertips.
Developers can now access Adobe Photoshop Touch SDK freely at the Adobe Developer Center. Adobe Photoshop Touch SDK makes development possible across Android and BlackBerry PlayBook platforms although currently the applications are limited to Apple iPad and iOS.
Adobe Color Lava
Adobe Color Lava, allows creative professionals to use their fingertips to mix colors on the iPad, creating custom color swatches and themes to transfer back into Photoshop.
Adobe Eazel, which takes advantage of cutting-edge painting technology, lets 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. You will need a network connection between your iPad and computer to make it work.
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. All three applications take advantage of the iPad tablet’s touch screen for a truly immersive, tactile, on-the-go experience.