Adobe announces Photoshop CS5 Interaction with Tablet Devices… And three new apps!

Matthew Watkins

Today, we’re officially announcing our first steps toward uniting the fun of touch with the precision and power of Photoshop on the desktop. With a free Adobe Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit (SDK), we’re essentially opening the doors to two way communication between mobile and tablet devices and Photoshop CS5, which allows developers to now offer a wide range of interactive apps.

This is great news for designers and artists wanting to bounce files back to photoshop without syncing or emailing.

The three new apps are Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel and Adobe Nav:

Adobe Color Lava, allows you to mix colors on the iPad, creating custom color swatches and themes to transfer back into Photoshop.

Adobe Eazel lets digital artists create rich realistic paintings with their fingertips. These paintings can then be sent directly to Photoshop CS5 for compositing or for taking the artwork further.

Adobe Nav allows you to 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.

Read more about it on their blog


One Response to “Adobe announces Photoshop CS5 Interaction with Tablet Devices… And three new apps!”

  • Rebelpapa Says:

    We’ve got some interesting new tools coming our way. I don’t paint at all in Photoshop because I don’t like the separation from my finger and the color etc, but this could provide an interesting workflow for a lot of users.

    The color mixing is an interesting idea that many digital painters can already put to use by having a mixing layer.

    This is such a fun time we live in.

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