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Adobe® Eazel for Photoshop®

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Your iPad is the canvas, your fingertip is the brush. Create beautiful paintings and instantly access them in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

With Adobe Eazel — a companion app to Adobe Photoshop CS5 software (version 12.0.4 or later required) — you can use your iPad and your fingertips to create beautiful paintings. Get amazing color blends thanks to a painting technology that offers a new kind of interaction between “wet” and “dry” paint. Bring the feel and spirit of painting in the natural world to the iPad. Also enjoy a unique user interface that lets you paint across the entire expanse of your iPad screen and easily access the tools you want. Join artists around the world who are creating beautiful artwork with Adobe Eazel.

As long as you have a network connection between your iPad and your computer, you can send your Adobe Eazel artwork directly to Photoshop CS5 from anywhere. Start with the mobility and freedom of the tablet and finish your work using the power and precision of Photoshop. Or do all your painting in Adobe Eazel. You can always share your work via email or save it to the built-in Photos app on your iPad.

• Paint beautiful works of art using just your fingertips.
• Mix “wet” and “dry” paint to create rich, realistic color blends. Breakthrough technology allows digital paint to “dry” over time.
• Paint more freely using the entire iPad screen. Controls for changing color, opacity, brush size, and other settings appear only when you place all five fingers on the screen.
• Send your paintings directly to Photoshop CS5, where they’ll be re-rendered at a higher resolution and can be saved in any file format you choose. (Photoshop CS5 must be open, and a network connection between your iPad and your computer is required.)
• Save paintings to your iPad Photos app, and then email them as JPEG files or store them in the Eazel in-app gallery.

Take your creativity mobile with Adobe Eazel for Photoshop CS5.

• With Photoshop CS5 (version 12.0.4 or later) and Photoshop companion apps from Adobe and the developer community, take advantage of interaction between Photoshop and apps on your iPad.
• Make sure you have Photoshop CS5 version 12.0.4 or later so you can connect your apps with Photoshop CS5.
• If you don’t own Photoshop CS5, purchase it on its own or as part of Adobe Creative Suite® 5.5 software.
• Want to give feedback or send questions to the Photoshop team? Visit

NOTE, please read requirements:
• ***You need Photoshop CS5 version 12.0.4 or later to connect this app with the desktop version of Photoshop.***
• Your iPad and the computer running Photoshop CS5 must be on the same wireless network to connect with each other.
• This app will not work with Photoshop CS4 or earlier.

To update your copy of Photoshop CS5 to version 12.0.4 or later, do one of the following:

• Select Updates from the Help menu in Photoshop CS5.
• Download the update from

Having issues connecting the apps to Photoshop? Visit

What's New in Version 1.0.3

• New auto-connect feature
• Bug Fixes

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Customer Reviews

Expensive and buggy

Wow, I expected so much more from Adobe, having used their products since the late eighties!

This product boasts a revolutionary UI and interaction model, which on paper (and in their demo video) seems pretty fast an neat. In practice, it is utter rubbish - so quirky and unstable as to be virtually unusable. Sometimes you get the 5 menus at yourfingtips as in the video, sometimes they're just in a line, but most of the time the 5finger touch just invokes the iPad multitasking menu instead. Maybe this is an example of a great UI idea that became obsolete with an OS update, but that's no excuse for a $10 application.

The Photoshop connectivity is bogus as well. Very poor workflow indeed. You can sketch an idea, and push it through to Photoshop through a very cool feature of Photoshop itself. But that's where it ends. The image from then on remains in Photoshop, never to return. Further edits done on the iPad have to be synced to a new image in PS.

This app feels like a neat Adobe Labs experiment that ought to be free or a buck for now. It's not in the least a "serious" tool and doesn't warrant the $10 price tag. Contrast this app to the polish of Ideas and you'll see what I mean. Better yet, DONT. At ten dollars, you can't afford to audit a piece of software. I'm going to see about a refund, myself.

Eazel is spare, elegant, gorgeous

It took a little practice before the interface bcame second nature, but now I love it ... like I love each of my little art apps for their own unique properties. The way the colours bloom and flow is almost hypnotic ... Beautiful transparency effects. A bonus: children love it.

Is this an adobe app?

What a disappointment, the 5 finger controls do not work, the app is unstable, the results very poor.
When you can get the controls, they take too long to activate.
As someone who has used photoshop and other Adobe products for over 10 years I would suggest that this app is a flop.

Adobe® Eazel for Photoshop®
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  • $3.49
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Size: 7.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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