A week or two ago, Adobe announced a rare .5 update to its Creative Suite (bringing its latest version to CS 5.5). In conjunction with this update, Adobe also previewed three apps for the iPad which make use of a new touch interface for Photoshop. Those apps — Adobe Eazel, Adobe Nav and Adobe Color Lava — are available today from the iTunes App Store.
I really like the apps - above is my first Eazel painting. It has a very natural feel, and convincingly conveys the effect of paint that starts out wet and dries gradually, but is sorely lacking (among other things) a multiple undo feature. When you’re done, you can send your master work to Photoshop on your computer for further editing, or do the usual stuff with it on your iPad (email, share, etc.).
The apps are all pretty fun and innovative, but I think their real purpose is to spark ideas, and to inspire other developers to take advantage of the new Photoshop Touch SDK that Adobe also released, and I can’t wait to see what people come up with.