Photoshop Touch SDK performs new tricks for iPad apps

By Jackie Dove, Macworld |  Development, ipad apps, Photoshop Touch SDK

Adobe Color Lava lets you use your fingertips to mix colors on your iPad to create custom swatches and color themes for use with Photoshop artwork and designs. Dab, smudge, and swirl to create unique individual color swatches and five-swatch color themes. You can access your color swatches within Photoshop CS5 via a network connection between your iPad and your computer. You can also interact with Photoshop CS5 in real time by tapping a swatch on your iPad to make it the foreground color in your Photoshop CS5 Color panel--or create a color theme, and then see your colors instantly in the Color panel. Use this to finetune your colors using Hue/Saturation sliders, and view HSB and RGB values. You can mix colors when you're away from your computer and save them on your iPad to bring into Photoshop CS5 when you connect later. You can also share swatches and color schemes with others by emailing them from the app.

Adobe Eazel

Adobe Eazel lets you use your iPad and fingertips to create paintings and then instantly access them in Photoshop CS5. New technology allows digital paint to "dry" over time and you can mix "wet" and "dry" paint to create new color blends. Controls for changing color, opacity, brush size, and other settings appear only when you place all five fingers on the screen. When you're done, send your paintings directly to Photoshop CS5, where they'll be re-rendered at a higher resolution and saved in any file format you choose. (Photoshop CS5 must be open, and a network connection between your iPad and computer is needed.) You can also save paintings to your iPad Photos app, and then email them as JPEG files to others.

Adobe Nav

Adobe Nav lets you use your iPad as a productivity tool. Activate Photoshop CS5 tools, customize the Photoshop toolbar on your iPad, browse and select open Photoshop files, and carry your files with you. Nav lets you use your fingertips to select Photoshop tools from your iPad screen. You can customize the appearance of the Photoshop toolbar on your iPad screen to make your favorite tools easily accessible. You can save one Adobe Nav toolbar configuration with up to 16 tools. You can browse, reorder, view, and zoom in up to 200% on open Photoshop documents on your iPad screen. (To get Photoshop files on your iPad, Photoshop CS5 must be open, and a network connection between your iPad and computer is needed.) Tap any open Photoshop document on your iPad to make it the active document in Photoshop CS5. Take your iPad on the go to share and review files with colleagues and clients.

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