Adobe® Photoshop® communicates with Adobe Nav for Photoshop, Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop, and Adobe Eazel for Photoshop using a wireless network. Photoshop and the apps must be on the same wireless network to connect. To check your wireless network, do the following:
Connecting Photoshop companion apps to Photoshop
On Mac OS, click the Wi-Fi icon in the OS menu bar to choose a wireless network.
In Windows XP, choose Start > Control Panel > Network And Internet Connections > Network Connections > Wireless Network Connection.
In Windows Vista/Windows 7, choose Start > Control Panel > Network And Internet Connections > Network And Sharing Center.
On the iPad, tap Settings and then tap Wi-Fi.
For more information about connecting Photoshop and its companion apps, see the support document Troubleshoot companion app connectivity problems | Photoshop or watch Getting started with Photoshop companion apps for Photoshop CS5 on Adobe TV. For general information on setting up and troubleshooting wireless networks, visit Apple Support or Microsoft Windows Help & How-To.
Using Photoshop with Adobe Nav, Adobe Color Lava, and Adobe Eazel requires Photoshop 12.0.4 or later. If necessary, choose Help > Updates to install the latest version of Photoshop.
If a wireless network is unavailable, you can create a direct IP connection between Adobe Nav, Adobe Color Lava, or Adobe Eazel and Photoshop.
For help troubleshooting IP connections, see the support document Troubleshoot companion app connectivity problems | Photoshop.
Using Adobe Nav
Adobe Nav for Photoshop allows you to select and manage Photoshop tools on the iPad. Adobe Nav also allows you to browse open Photoshop documents using the iPad while you are working in Photoshop on your computer. Using Adobe Nav to access tools and documents gives you more space and flexibility for working on your images in Photoshop.
Adobe Nav is available in English, French, German, and Japanese. Other language versions of Photoshop can connect to Adobe Nav, but only in those languages. Adobe Nav requires Photoshop 12.0.4 or later. To download the latest version of Photoshop, choose Help > Updates.
Adobe Nav must be connected to Photoshop. For instructions on how to connect Adobe Nav to Photoshop, see Connecting Photoshop companion apps to Photoshop.
Adobe Nav Tools mode allows you to select and work with Photoshop tools. Adobe Nav displays up to 16 tools at a time. You can customize Tools mode to include the tools you most commonly use, or the tools you use for a particular task, such as painting.
A. Tool buttons B. Edit options C. Switch to Tools mode D. Switch to Document mode E. Connect to Photoshop F. Toolbox
- To enter Tools mode, tap at the bottom of the app.
- To select a tool to use in Photoshop, tap it. The selected tool has a white background.
To specify tool options, use the Options bar in Photoshop.
- To display a 100% view of the active image, tap the Actual Pixels button.
- To cycle through screen modes, tap the Screen Mode button. See Change the screen mode for more information.
- To reverse the foreground and background colors, tap the Switch Colors icon . To restore the defaults, tap the Default Colors icon .
The toolbox in Adobe Nav shows the selected foreground and background colors. To actually select foreground or background colors, use the toolbox in Photoshop. See Choose colors in the toolbox.
To add, delete, or move tools, tap Edit. Then, do one of the following:
To move a tool, drag it.
To delete a tool, tap the X in the upper-left corner of the tool button.
To add a tool, drag it from the menu at right onto the grid.
Tools that are in the grid are blue in the menu.
To return to Tools mode, tap Done.
To enter Document mode, tap at the bottom of the app.
The blue dot to the left of the filename indicates the active document.
To make a different document active in Photoshop, tap its thumbnail.
To view information about a document, including size and resolution, tap its thumbnail twice. Tap twice again to return to thumbnail view.
To create a new, untitled document in Photoshop, tap New or tap the new document placeholder thumbnail.
New documents are 1024 x 768 pixels, 72 dpi, and sRGB.
To duplicate a document, drag its thumbnail to the new document placeholder thumbnail.
To zoom in on a thumbnail, pinch it open up to four times. To return to thumbnail view, pinch closed.
To rearrange documents, drag a thumbnail to a new location.
Using Adobe Color Lava
Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop lets you create themed color swatches on the iPad. When Adobe Color Lava is connected to Photoshop, you can set Adobe Color Lava swatches as the foreground color. You can also add Adobe Color Lava colors to the Photoshop Swatches panel as you work. Or, you can e-mail Adobe Color Lava themes as swatch libraries to share them with other people on other computers.
Adobe Color Lava is available in English, French, German, and Japanese. Other language versions of Photoshop can connect to Adobe Color Lava, but only in those languages. Adobe Color Lava requires Photoshop 12.0.4 or later. To download the latest version of Photoshop, choose Help > Updates.
A. Clean finger well B. Canvas C. Color wells D. Swatches E. Connect to Photoshop F. Switch to Theme Library mode G. Load a photo
To mix colors in Adobe Color Lava, select colors from the sample wells and then “paint” with your finger on the canvas.
To load a color, tap its color well. The selected color has a thicker white border.
To switch between RGB and grayscale, tap the inner ring of the color wells.
To edit hue, saturation, and brightness values, double-tap a color well. To accept the HSB settings, tap .
To remove color from your fingertip, tap the clean finger well once or twice.
To reset the color wells to their defaults, tap .
To erase the canvas, tap .
To create a new theme, tap the New button.
To load a photo into the canvas, tap the camera icon . Then, choose an image from an iPad photo album.
Swatch sets appear on the right side of the Adobe Color Lava app. The active, or selected, swatch is larger than the other four swatches.
To select a swatch, tap it. When you mix colors, Adobe Color Lava replaces the color in the selected swatch with the color you are painting.
To set a swatch as the foreground color in Photoshop, tap it.
To edit swatch sets, tap the Theme Library mode button .
A. Color themes B. Edit themes C. Switch to Color Mixer mode D. Connect to Photoshop
To select a theme, tap it.
To edit the selected theme, tap the Color Mixer mode button .
To set a swatch in a theme as the foreground color in Photoshop, tap it.
To see the RGB, HSL, and hexadecimal values for each swatch in a theme, double-tap the theme.
To rename or delete a theme, tap the Edit button or touch and hold a theme. Then, do one of the following:
Tap the X in the upper-left corner of a theme to delete it.
Tap a theme name to rename it.
For instructions on how to connect Photoshop and Adobe Color Lava, see Connecting Photoshop companion apps to Photoshop.
Opens an e-mail message so you can send the theme to someone. The e-mail includes a .png preview of the theme, a .png preview of the canvas, and a .ase swatch library file. For instructions on loading a swatch library in Photoshop, see Manage swatch libraries.
Using Adobe Eazel
Adobe Eazel for Photoshop lets you paint watercolor pictures on a canvas. Each stroke goes on “wet” and takes a few seconds to “dry.” The paints blend according to the options you choose and the wetness of the previous stroke. You can save Eazel artwork to the iPad photo gallery, and can bring it into Photoshop for further editing or compositing.
Adobe Eazel is available in English, French, German, and Japanese. Other language versions of Photoshop can connect to Adobe Eazel, but only in those languages. Adobe Eazel requires Photoshop 12.0.4 or later. To download the latest version of Photoshop, choose Help > Updates.
For a video tutorial on using Adobe Eazel, visit the Adobe CS5.5 update page of the NAPP website.
A. Brush sample B. Finger controls C. Canvas
Adobe Eazel automatically detects right and left hands.
Adobe Eazel offers two work modes: persistent and ephemeral. In persistent mode, all five finger controls stay visible onscreen while you specify options. To work in persistent mode, do the following:
In ephemeral mode, only one control appears onscreen at a time. The control appears only for as long as your finger interacts with it. To work in ephemeral mode, do the following:
Adobe Eazel keeps five color swatches in a palette available under your index finger. The selected swatch has a flashing border.
A. Color swatches B. Brush sample C. Current color D. Color wheel
To choose a swatch, drag your index finger to it and lift.
To change a swatch, drag your index finger to it to select it. Continue to drag to the color wheel or to a color in the artwork on the canvas.
To make the brush larger, drag up with your third finger. To make the brush smaller, drag down with your third finger. The brush sample updates as you drag.
To make the paint more opaque, drag up with your fourth finger. To make the paint more transparent, drag down with your fourth finger. The brush sample updates as you drag.
To undo your last stroke, use your thumb to choose or swipe from right to left.
To redo your last stroke, use your thumb to choose or swipe from left to right.
To erase the canvas, use your thumb to choose or swipe up.
You can save Adobe Eazel artwork to the iPad gallery as .jpeg photo. Then, you can use the Photos app to e-mail it to someone, use it as wallpaper, or print it. You can also send Adobe Eazel artwork to Photoshop, where you can open it for additional editing or compositing.
For instructions on how to connect Photoshop and Adobe Eazel, see Connecting Photoshop companion apps to Photoshop.
To save artwork to the iPad, choose Settings with your fifth finger and then tap the Save To Photos button.
To send artwork to Photoshop, choose Settings with your fifth finger and then tap the Transmit to Photoshop button.
Adobe Eazel sends image data to Photoshop, which opens the artwork at 4096-x-3092 resolution. In Photoshop, you can save Adobe Eazel artwork in any supported file format.
Adobe Eazel artwork may look slightly different in Photoshop. Due to rendering, minor geometrical differences occur.