While I may have been more than a little skeptical at the idea of a touch version of PS, seeing it in action last week at Adobe MAX was pretty amazing.
For one, the controls seem very helpful, particularly a tool that lets you scribble over a selection instead of meticulously applying the lasso tool.
The difference, I guess, between some hobbled version of PS and what Adobe had on display is pretty vast. It seems that most of the most desired tools have made the cut and even professional photographers are hailing it as a must-have app.
Naturally, the finger will never replace the stylus, but luckily, there was a version for stylus' shown off too. Not only does it offer even better recognition of your squiggly lines but there is customizable pressure sensitivity settings that allow your stylus to become a readily available paint brush or wide-tipped pen.
All of that sounds pretty amazing but there's one question that always separates the critical app from the chaff; pricing.
Luckily, unless they deviate entirely from plans, Adobe has tentatively set pricing for its entire suite of Touch Apps at $10. One zero. Yes, for the cost of 10 Angry Birds clones, you can have a nearly fully-functional version of PhotoShop, on your tablet, wherever you are. And, if you get Creative Cloud, you can work on all of your projects anywhere you can get internet access.
Touche, Adobe. Touche.
Watch the incredibly excited Russell Brown, of Adobe, demonstrate PS Touch below: