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Adobe extends Photoshop CS5 functionality to Tablet devices

Adobe today made several announcements that include three new Photoshop companion tablet apps, Creative Suite 5.5, and a new software subscription model.

The three initial Photoshop CS5 companion apps are for the Apple iPad: Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop, Adobe Eazel for Photoshop and Adobe Nav for Photoshop. The apps are designed to enable users to create custom color swatches, paint and drive popular Photoshop tools from tablet devices. These apps are examples of what is possible using the new Photoshop Touch SDK

Eazel lets digital artists create rich realistic paintings with their fingertips and introduces a new kind of interaction between “wet” and “dry” paints. These paintings can then be sent directly to Photoshop CS5 for compositing or for taking the artwork further. Eazel artwork is initially created at the tablet’s native resolution of 1024 X 768, then re-rendered at 4X resolution (2024 X 1536) in Photoshop. The resulting artwork can then be further enhanced or saved. Eazel will be available for $5 at the iTunes Store.