Adobe has recently announced Creative Suite 5.5 along with 3 companion apps that work right out of the box for Photoshop CS5 (version 12.1.0) that help allow your creativity go mobile. With the launch of this upgrade, comes a new twist to Photoshop.
The first of the three apps is called, “Adobe Nav for Photoshop”. This allows you to tap and swipe your iPad screen to activate Photoshop tools, browse open documents and more.
Adobe Eazel for Photoshop allows you to use your iPad canvas to create beautiful paintings, mixing and blending colors with wet and dry paint and access them with Photoshop.
Finally, Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop allows you to actually use your finger tips to mix colors on the iPad like a painters palette in which you could create custom color themes and swatches.
The best part, these apps all utilize your WiFi connection to connect to the actual Photoshop software on your computer. This enables the ability for you to use your iPad as a remote to Photoshop’s many tools as well as being able to create custom colors and setting them in Photoshop and even the ability to transfer all your paintings created in Color Lava to Photoshop. For users using Photoshop CS5 (version 12.0 comes with CS5), there’s a free update to version 12.0.4 which is required to connect these companion apps with Photoshop. These Photoshop touch apps will be available through the Apple Apps Store right now!