Adobe Color Lava

When Adobe Photoshop’s iPad apps was first demonstrated, a lot of users were impressed with the functionality that could be attained by using a tablet and were left wondering when they could use the apps themselves. Well now the time has come, and Adobe has released the Adobe Photoshop apps that they demonstrated at the Photoshop World conference. While the three apps won’t be replacing Adobe Photoshop CS5 on your desktop, they serve to add a whole new level of interaction to the whole Photoshop experience instead.

Adobe Eazel is a finger painting app that allows users to create masterpieces on their iPads using nothing but their fingers and their imagination. As to what makes the app stand out from the other apps out there – it is by Adobe after all, the company that makes industry-standard software for creating artwork. Work from the tablet can then be sent over to the desktop version of Adobe Photoshop CS5 to be edited and further touched up. It is available for $4.99 on the App Store.

Adobe Nav basically turns your iPad into the side toolbar for Adobe Photoshop CS5. It allows you to customize your tools as well as select them from the tablet itself. You can even open up to 200 Photoshop documents at once on the iPad, and then select one by tapping on it to make it the active document in Adobe Photoshop on the desktop. It is available for $1.99 on the App Store.

Lastly is Adobe Color Lava – a dedicated color mixing app for the iPad. Users start off by selecting different colors and can blend and mix them together to create new custom colors. Colors can then be saved into custom swatches and then transferred to Adobe Photoshop CS5 to be used there. Adobe Color Lava is available on the App Store for $2.99.

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