Adobe Color Lava, Eazel, And Nav For Designing Everywhere!
There are a few applications that were written for the iPad by Adobe to showcase the capabilities of the iPad as a creation tool. The first of these applications is called Color Lava, which is available for $3 and is a color-mixing and color scheme creator. The interface is aesthetically pleasing and user friendly, arguably the two most important features of any application. In the top left corner of the screen you will find a well filled with water that is available to clean your digital brush. Below the water well are circular color wells, a mixing area in the middle and give empty color swatches on the right. You can paint from scratch or paint of a photo from iPad’s Photo library. After you’ve created your five swatches, you can send them to Photoshop’s Swatch panel or e-mail your paint swatches to your client, if you have one.
The next application is called Eazel and is available for $5. Eazel is a painting application that lets you finger paint without any menus or toolbars. By placing all five fingers on the touch screen, users will be able to change paint color, brush size, opacity, undo/redo an action, or close the painting. The realistic nature of Eazel is apparent when you find that you have to wait a few seconds for the “paint to dry” before you put another stroke over the brush or the paints will blend. Upon completion, your image enlarges four times to its original size producing a 2048 x 1536 pixel image.
The final productivity app is called Adobe Nav which can be bought for $2 and allows you to control Photoshop tools from your tablet. Nav lets you change your document’s zoom percentage, change Photoshop’s screen modes and change the foreground and background colors. Nav can display up to 200 of your Photoshop documents as large thumbnails and let you switch from one to another. This is a very useful feature for users who work on multiple images or designs at the same time. For $10 you can turn your iPad into a designer’s powerhouse and take your work wherever you go! Check out the Adobe Nav commercial below.