updated 02:00 pm EDT, Tue June 14, 2011
AutoCAD offering iPad 2 prize
Adobe has simultaneously updated all three of its Photoshop Touch applications, while AutoDesk is currently running a contest
Adobe has updated its line of Photoshop Touch applications with camera support and enhanced Photoshop CS5.5 interaction. The three utilities, Eazel, Color Lava, and Nav, each provide a unique method for interacting with Photoshop. Eazel allows users to paint with their fingertips, while Color Lava can be used to mix colors, and Nav can create custom toolbars to run Photoshop from the iPad. The latest updates allow Eazel users to save the paintings they create within the application, while Color Lava users can now use the iPad 2's built-in camera to grab colors from external sources. Finally, Adobe Nav has gained the ability to transfer images directly form the iPad photo library into Photoshop CS5. Adobe Eazel, Color Lava are available in the App Store for $3, while Nav is priced at $2.
AutoCAD offering iPad 2 as prize for file submission contest
The developers of AudoCAD for Mac are currently offering its beta testers the opportunity to win an iPad 2. The engineering team is looking to improve several key features of the software, but currently only have access to a limited set of real world drawings. In order to enter the iPad 2 contest, registered Autodesk users must submit a personal AutoCAD file. Any file submission is encouraged and will automatically enter the submitter's name into the draw of 10 prizes.