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Photoshop Companion Apps: What are the Adobe Photoshop Companion Applications?

I saw Adobe announced mobile apps that work with Photoshop. What are they?

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The Photoshop Companion Applications are a series of three iPad apps to Adobe Photoshop that integrate with Photoshop CS5 (version 12.0.4 or later). The apps include:

Adobe Eazel


  • Adobe Eazel lets you use your fingertips tocreate beautiful paintings on the iPad and instantly access them in Photoshop CS5.

  • Get amazing color blends thanks to new painting technology that offers a new kind of interaction between “wet” and “dry” paint.

  • Enjoy a unique user interface that lets you paint across the entire expanse of your iPad screen and easily access the settings you want control.



Adobe Nav


  • Adobe Nav lets you use your iPad to activate Photoshop tools and browse and select open Photoshop documents.

  • As long as you have a network connection between your iPad and computer, you can customize and break apart the Photoshop toolbar on your iPad to easily access the tools you use most and select the tools with a touch.

  • Browse, reorder, view and zoom in on up to 200 open Photoshop documents on your iPad. Tap a document on your iPad to immediately make it the active document in Photoshop.

  • Use your iPad to easily share and review files in person with colleagues and clients.



Adobe Color Lava


  • With this companion app, you can use your fingertips to mix colors on your iPad and create custom swatches and five-swatch color themes.

  • Immediately access those color creations within Photoshop CS5 – all you need is a network connection between your iPad and computer.

  • Use Adobe Color Lava on the go whenever inspiration strikes, and then save colors on your iPad to bring into Photoshop CS5 once you're connected. You can also email Adobe Color Lava creations yourself and others.



Additional Information:

Introducing Adobe Photoshop Companion Apps - Mobile Apps site on Photoshop.com

Photoshop CS5 Interaction with Tablet Devices - YouTube video

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Any chance any of these will be available for the iPod touch/iPhone? I can see the potential for these devices, as well!

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We can't comment on potential new releases but SDK supports building apps for iPhone and iPod Touch.

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What about the Kindle Fire ?? If not then I'll yank my photos off that photo shop site..

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What site? This is talking about the Photoshop companion applications - there is no "site" involved.

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