Adobe Eazel
Adobe Eazel

Adobe is diving headfirst into the tablet market, as it just announced the Photoshop Touch software development kit. The SDK works in conjunction with Photoshop CS5 and a new scripting engine and lets devices on Android, BlackBerry and iOS tablets to interact with Photoshop on the desktop.

Adobe went ahead and has developed a trio of apps for iOS -- Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel and Adobe Nav. They let you create custom color swatches, paint and use Photoshop tools directly from the tablet. The SDK will allow apps to be developed on Android and other platforms.

We took a quick tour of the suite and the premise is simple enough. Your tablet connects to the PC via a secure connection, and away you go. Adobe Eazel works, well, like an easel. You can create content on the tablet and have it seamlessly imported into Photoshop. Actually, it's smoother than that. You create on the tablet and it's just there in Photoshop on your desktop or laptop. Pretty slick.

In addition, Adobe's Creative Suite has been bumped to Version 5.5. Developers can access the free SDK at www.adobe.com/devnet/photoshop. Current users of Photoshop CS5 can update starting May 3, and the iOS versions of Lava, Eazel and Nav should be available in early May. And Adobe also is launching new subscription-based pricing for Photoshop, for as little as $35 a month. More on subscription pricing is at adobe.com/cssubscription.

More pics of the new Adobe products in action are after the break. [Adobe]

Adobe Lava
Adobe Color Lava

 Adobe Color Lava
Adobe Color Lava 

Adobe Eazel
Adobe Photoshop Eazel

Adobe Nav
Adobe Nav

Adobe Nav
Adobe Nav
 

 

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Adobe announces Photoshop Touch SDK, connects Android tablets with CS5

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ok crackberry have a pic of the playbook for their post and you guys have the ipad ....

photoshop an android tablet and please get it up there

thank you

Sweet. Hopefully we'll something better than the interminably crap Photoshop Express on Android!

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This is really good news. I wonder if they'll release them for smart phones. I have the droid x and would like to use these applications on my mobile phone. But then again, it may be too small to really be of any use. Anyways, thank you androidcentral for your amazing blog posts. I've been a subscriber for a while, and you always have the latest news about android up to date. One last thought though. Would it be hard to use photoshop since you don't have a mouse? I imagine using only your fingers would mess things up.