Photoshop in Your Fingertips: Adobe Apps for the Tablet

Whenever I think of a design in my head, I’d like to immediately rush to the computer and open my Adobe Photoshop. Because if not, that “creative” idea will escape from my head, and it will simply annoy me that I wasn’t able to physically see how wonderful (or not) that design could have been. But Adobe heard my silent pleas and has now launched the Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit for the tablet.

The Photoshop Touch SDK enables developers to create applications for your mobile and tablet that can interact with the desktop version of Adobe Photoshop CS5. These mobiles and tablets include Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS platforms. Three applications have been initially launched by Adobe for the iPad: Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel and Adobe Nav.

Adobe Color Lava allows the user to mix colors on his iPad using their fingertips. He can create custom swatches and five-swatch themes. The Adobe Nav can be used to customize the Photoshop CS5 toolbar on iPad so that the user can easily access the tools that he uses the most. Up to 200 open Photoshop documents can be browsed, reordered, viewed and zoomed in on his iPad. And lastly, the Adobe Eazel converts the iPad into a blank canvass. Using his fingertips, the user can easily paint across the entire screen and access the tools that he needs. The final works of art can be easily sent to the Adobe Photoshop CS5 on his desktop.

These apps will be available on iTunes in May 2011, with prices ranging from $1.99 to $4.99.

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  1. mikerosss Reply April 25, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Beneficial info and excellent design you got here! I want to thank you for sharing your ideas and putting the time into the stuff you publish! Great work!

    • Joana Reply April 26, 2011 at 9:15 am

      Thanks, Mike! I’m glad you find the entries useful. Hope you continue to read this blog 🙂

  2. Joana Reply April 26, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Thanks, Mike! Hope you continue to read this blog 🙂