Adobe Photoshop for iPad arrives on the App Store

By Prakhar Khanna | Published on Nov 04 2019
Adobe Photoshop for iPad arrives on the App Store

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Adobe Photoshop for iPad is free to download and use for 30 days.

While Adobe is yet to officially announce Photoshop’s availability on iPad, the app link is live on the App Store.

Adobe Photoshop for iPad has full support for Apple Pencil.

Like Photoshop, Illustrator is also expected to be redesigned for the tablet.

At the Adobe Max conference, the company announced that a  full-fledged version of the Photoshop CC will be made available to Apple iPads before 2020. It said that the app will run “using the real Photoshop code,” and same as the desktop version. Now, the app has made its way to the App Store. While Adobe is yet to officially announce Photoshop’s availability on iPad, the app link is live on the App Store. Adobe is reportedly also working to bring Illustrator to iPad next year. Like Photoshop, Illustrator is also expected to be redesigned for the tablet.

Adobe Photoshop for iPad is free to download and use for 30 days. Users will need Creative Cloud subscription to continue using it after that. However, if you already have a subscription for the desktop version of Photoshop, you should be good to go and you will need to log in with your paid account credentials.

Adobe Photoshop for iPad has full support for Apple Pencil. It lets users work on full PSD files, layers, context-aware tools, advanced selection tools, retouching and cloud syncing. The apps performance is said to let users edit PSD files with thousands of layers and images, seamlessly using touch and Apple Pencil. Photoshop for iPad also supports multi-touch gestures like swipe, pinch and so on.

Aside from the initial set of tools, Adobe has promised to bring the complete Photoshop engine to the iPad. The app’s design is native to the iPad. 

Adobe Photoshop for iPad is supported on the below-mentioned devices:

iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi, and Cellular)
iPad Pro (12.9-inch) and 2nd generation
iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
iPad 5th Generation
iPad Mini 4
iPad Air 2

Photoshop for iPad also lets users make precision selections with the Quick Selection tool, Lasso tool, and advanced selection options such as feathering. Like the desktop app, one can edit and enhance images and remove unwanted elements with features such as spot healing and clone stamp.

Adobe is working on improving the following tools

Brushes
Masks
Refining edges
Selecting smart subjects
Brushes and fonts sync with Creative Cloud

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