Adobe Nav for Photoshop
Tap, swipe, and pinch on your iPad for a whole new way to interact with Adobe® Photoshop® software.
What is Adobe Nav?
With Adobe Nav and a network connection between your iPad and computer, you can customize the Photoshop toolbar on iPad to easily access the tools you use most. Browse, reorder, view, and zoom in on up to 200 open Photoshop documents on iPad. Tap a document on iPad to make it the active document in Photoshop. Disconnect from the network and use iPad to easily share files in person with others.
Experience Adobe Nav
Get a feel for the fluid Adobe Nav workflow in this video by Marcolina Design.PLAY VIDEO
The designer's touch
A Senior Experience Design Lead at Adobe who has worked at interactive agencies including Odopod, Geoff led the team that designed Adobe Nav. He sees the app as a universal tool for Photoshop users—one that enables more fluid and productive creative workflows.
"Adobe Nav reinvents the iconic Photoshop toolbar for the tablet. For the first time, you can customize the toolbar to have only the tools you want—up to 16 appear as big, beautiful icons. So a retoucher who primarily uses four nested tools can now expose them up front on the iPad, and it becomes a delightfully simple tool switcher."
"Just tap Edit and the tools splay apart. You can move them around, delete some, drag in others, or leave the open spaces."
Browsing open documents
"You can see all your open Photoshop files in a grid on this secondary display, so you don't have to go through the file names in Photoshop or use the Photoshop tabbed view where it's easy to pick the wrong file. And you can just double tap a document in Adobe Nav to flip it over and see the file data."
"Lean back in your desk chair, tap a file in Adobe Nav, and see it come to the front in Photoshop on your desktop display. With your design team gathered around your screen, you can use iPad almost like a remote control—it becomes a presentation tool."
"All open Photoshop documents are cached on iPad, so you can run up three flights of stairs and show comps to a creative director or account manager without having to save everything out to JPG. Files in Adobe Nav are high-res, actual size, and you can zoom in and out."
"For web designers who are always building a page and then going through several steps in Photoshop to duplicate the file to create the next page, you can simply drag the file over to the + symbol in Adobe Nav, and that makes a copy in Photoshop. It's a quicker, more intuitive way to work."
Adobe Nav in action
Watch an overview of Adobe Nav with senior experience designer Geoff Dowd.PLAY VIDEO
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