Entries in photoshop (5)

Light It - Photography Inspiration for iPad Users

Scott Kelby is a busy chap, what with being Editor of the Photoshop User Magazine, President of NAPP (US group National Association of Photoshop Professionals), key contributor at Photoshop World every year, as well as being a Professional Photographer and Teacher.

Now Scott has launched a new iPad only magazine called Light It, and the first issue is free!

The strap line reads: A How-To Magazine for studio lighting and off camera flash. Here is the very nicely produced video promoting the launch of Light It, we're downloading it now:

Adobe Photoshop iPad Apps Released

We briefly covered the upcoming companion apps for Adobe's Photoshop recently and they are now available for download in the App Store.

You will need Photoshop 5.5 (Version 12.0.4) for them to work with your iPad.

The final prices, App Store links and Promo videos are below, be sure to let us know what you think of them in the comments:

Adobe Color Lava $2.99 (£1.79)

Adobe Nav $1.99 (£1.19)

Adobe Eazel $4.99 (£2.99)

iPad Integration with Photoshop - What do you think?

When we saw the videos following Adobe's iPad app announcement last week we were excited. It is obviously not just about the iPad, but what other tablet is currently out there in the hands of millions of users?

Three New Apps

Adobe Eazel looks nice with some innovative multi-touch UI design, including using all 5 digits at once, but what got us most excited is the use of the iPad as an extension to your Desktop working space with Adobe's Color Lava and Nav apps. None of these apps are released yet but pre-release copies have been reviewed already and you can see them in action in the video above.


The new apps use the Adobe Photoshop Touch SDK to enable direct interaction with Photoshop CS5 (newest update required). This SDK is already available to Developers so we can hope to see a whole little industry open up around tablet integration with Photoshop and we will be keeping an eye on this area in future.

What Do You Think?

We will no doubt have more to say about each of these apps as they are released, but for now we want to know what you think? Are you a Photoshop user? Can you see these apps fitting into your creative workflow? Or is it all a fuss about nothing? Let us know in the comments.

Gizmodo - iPad mockups we want for real

For the last few days Gizmodo have been running a competition asking readers to submit their mock-ups and ideas for apps they want to see on the iPad.  Today they posted the winners and included a gallery of all the notable entries, all 53 of them.  Some of the entries are a bit borderline humour/offensive (you have been warned) but there are some really good ones too.

Interestingly, a few of them echo our wishlist in our recent five part series on the apps we want to see on the iPad (which ended today), including the GarageBand app, the sort of iMovie app, the Sketchbook app and a Photoshop app. An honourable mention goes to the DSLR remote control/Live View app for Photographers too.  Who knows, perhaps we will see some of these for real soon?

Do check these out though, there are certainly some talented Photoshop users out there!

5 Apps We Cannot Wait To See on the iPad - Part 3

With the US launch of the iPad now less than a week away, we take a look at some of the apps we know are coming to the iPad, or that we really want to see hit the platform when it launches.

Some of this is wishful thinking, some of it is just us getting excited about the ways we can hopefully use our iPads. Between now and launch day we will post one app from each core area of the creative sphere. Part 3 of 5 is...

Photography: Photoshop Mobile App



Admittedly, with regard to photography, we could have picked any number of photo apps currently available for the iPhone. To varying degrees, they all allow manipulation and enhancement of your photos. So it was very difficult to decide on just one.

Really, this is a representative pick, but the Photoshop Mobile app is one that we have used a lot on our iPhones and we would love to see a killer version created for the iPad, taking into account the screen size and extra processing power Adobe could use.

We are all fairly keen amateur photographers here and so we are eagerly looking forward to getting our hands on the iPad and putting it through its paces with photo editing and processing. But what would be really nice is an app that can handle some sort of RAW image processing. The desktop version of Photoshop can obviously handle RAW files, but with the camera connector kit and the capability of pulling images off of a memory card, the iPad completely trumps anything the iPhone can do.

And it would seem a real shame to see the iPad used as just a portable disk drive, without any ability to edit the photos once they are on there. With the latest update to Apple's desktop photo processing software, Aperture 3.0.2, comes iPad support. Initially it looks like it is just syncing with the iPad and recognising it as a photo storage device that is supported.

But imagine if there was a mini-Aperture (or even iPhoto) in the pipeline for the iPad, then things could get really interesting, and for Mac users, the editing and syncing experience could be seamless, with edits made on the iPad carried across and remaining editable back on your Mac.  Bliss!

As it stands at the moment though, Photoshop Mobile has fairly basic, but effective and easy to use editing functions and its clean interface and speed on the iPhone has impressed us so far. We can only hope that Adobe are prepping an iPad native re-design of the app as we speak.

It may not happen on launch day but we expect someone, if not Adobe, to come forward fairly soon with photo-editing software on the iPad that will blow us away.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for Part 4 of our Top 5 apps we cannot wait to see on the iPad. If you haven't already, make sure you don't miss it by subscribing to our RSS feed or follow us on Twitter.