Adobe Releases Photoshop Companion Apps for iPad

Adobe announced the immediate availability of Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel and Adobe Nav on Tuesday. The apps are all iPad-based companion tools for Photoshop CS5 on the Mac and Windows.

Adobe Color Lava is an app that lets users mix custom colors with touch gestures, then send swatches back to Photoshop.

Adobe LavaAdobe Color Lava

Adobe Eazel is a finger painting-type app that lets users create art with the iPad’s touch surface, then send the images to Photoshop for additional editing. The “paint” in the app acts like water colors, so the longer it sits the drier it gets, making colors interact differently depending on how long they’ve been on your digital canvas.

Adobe EazelAdobe Eazel

Adobe Nav shows a collection of Photoshop tools on an iPad display, and lets users select Photoshop tools and jump between documents from their iPad. USers can also customize their tool bar, and create new documents.

Adobe NavAdobe Nav

The apps require Adobe Photoshop CS5 12.0.4 or later, which was released at the beginning of May.

Adobe Color Lava is priced at US$2.99, Adobe Eazel costs $4.99, and Adobe Nav costs $1.99. The apps are all available for download at Apple’s iTunes-based App Store.