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Adobe Photoshop Touch Apps for iPad

Posted on 5.10.2011

Several Adobe Photoshop Touch apps were released today including Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel and Adobe Nav for Apple iPad. The apps were developed using the Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit (SDK) and demonstrate the potential for new interaction between Photoshop and tablet devices.

Using the suite of Photoshop Touch apps, Adobe is enabling users to create custom color swatches, paint directly onscreen and use popular Photoshop tools from their tablet devices.

Adobe Color Lava for example allows designers to use their fingertips to mix colors on the iPad, creating custom color swatches and themes which can then be transfered back into Photoshop. Adobe Nav is another app - and an extremely useful one - that will enable designers to extend and improve the creative process while increasing efficiency. The apps lets users select and control Photoshop tools like customizing the toolbar, browsing and zooming in on open files and creating new files.

The Photoshop Touch SDK enables developers to build tablet applications that interact with Photoshop from Android, BlackBerry PlayBook and iOS devices. Utilizing the SDK, developers will have wide access to Photoshop functionality with the freedom to innovate and create new apps or add capabilities to existing ones.

“Tablet devices are destined to become part of creative workflows and these companion Photoshop applications are just the first indications of the creativity we can expect from Adobe and our developer community,” said John Loiacono, senior vice president and general manager at Adobe in the Digital Media Solutions group. “ With our Touch SDK, we are going to see some astonishing new ways to keep Photoshop at the heart of the creative process no matter what the device – desktop computer, Android tablet, BlackBerry PlayBook or iOS device.”

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