The world’s leading photography, editing, and design platform is on the iPad. Now you can harness the power of Photoshop to create anything you imagine, wherever inspiration strikes.
Ready to use Photoshop on the iPad? If you have a qualifying membership, just log in with your Adobe ID. If you don’t, try it with a 30-day free trial. Photoshop on the iPad opens the same files as Photoshop on your desktop (macOS or Windows) using new cloud technology, so you can stay in flow across all your devices.
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Take your artwork to the next level using Photoshop together with Adobe Fresco, our newest drawing and painting app. It’s included with a Photoshop or Creative Cloud membership at no additional cost. Adobe Fresco is powerful for pros, yet simple enough for emerging artists. Work with vector, raster, and live brushes. Your Photoshop and Adobe Fresco documents automatically sync and save to the cloud.
Our first release on the iPad delivers core compositing and retouching tools designed for Apple Pencil and touch. We’re releasing new product features each month and invite fans to check out the “What’s new” page in the app to see what’s coming next, suggest new features, and help us build the Photoshop experience you want so you can bring your creative ideas to life anywhere.
Touch and Apple Pencil controls:
Swipe, pinch, tap, scribble, slide — you’ll feel closer to your work than ever before and with Apple Pencil, you have ultimate precision.
Work with your layer stack and toolbar tools just like you do on your desktop. And with the context-aware UI, only the core tools and panes are displayed, so you can focus on your canvas, not the clutter.
Create on your iPad with the Photoshop features you know and love, from retouching and compositing to spot healing and blend modes. Layers? They’re all here. Resolution? No difference. Your PSDs are exactly the same, whether you're working on a desktop, laptop, or iPad.
It’s simple to keep your PSDs in sync across devices. Your documents are automatically saved to the cloud as you work and available on any device running Photoshop.
Make precise selections with the Lasso tool and advanced selections with the Object Selection and Select Subject tools. Use the Brush tool to mask in and out certain parts of your image to create sophisticated composites, and perfect your selections with the Refine Edge Brush.
Edit and enhance images and remove unwanted elements with features such as spot healing and the Clone Stamp tool. Adjust your color tones with Curves.
Supported operating system
• iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi and Cellular)
• iPad Pro (all generations)
• iPad 7th Generation
• iPad 6th Generation
• iPad 5th Generation
• iPad Mini 5th Generation
• iPad Mini 4
• iPad Air 3rd Generation
• iPad Air 2
• Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
• Apple Pencil (1st generation)
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We've added the following features and bug fixes to help make your summer more creative:
- The Refine Edge brush has finally arrived on the iPad! Once you've made a selection, you can brush in details like hair, rough edges and more, along with adjusting settings like Edge Refinement and feathering. Refine Edge can be found in the on-screen menu after making any selection.
- You can now rotate your canvas with a simple two-finger rotation gesture any time, allowing you to work at any angle without moving your iPad.
- Some fixes for bugs and performance improvements have been added as well.
Enjoy the update, and continue to send us feedback and your thoughts through the “Suggest features” section of our app!
- The Photoshop Team
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Photoshop for iPadOS is powered by the same code base that drives the iconic desktop version, and it adds a new customizable interface optimized for touch and Apple Pencil. It’ll look instantly familiar to longtime fans. But Photoshop on iPad also feels like a new experience. To explore all that’s new, go to the app’s home screen and tap Learn for introductory videos and lessons on masking, creating composite images, and more.
Promising start...but pricing?
So far I’m liking the app. True, it’s not in parity with the desktop Creative Cloud version of Photoshop. It’s pretty suitable for my needs. (Though I do look forward to smart object compatibility).
Pricing will make or break Adobe’s presence on my iPad. I’m fine paying for a subscription but I encourage exploration of bundle pricing or lower cost pricing. As it stands I feel I have to decide between Fresco or Photoshop (each $9.99) —and then apparently Illustrator is around the corner. I’m assuming that will be another $9.99.
I implore Adobe to make these products cheap enough that I don’t need to decide. Look at Apple Arcade —everyone I know feels that Apple made that a great value. Thus I’m paying for Apple Arcade even though I don’t play that many games. BUT it’s inexpensive enough that I don’t think about it. Or Microsoft’s model: for $6.99 a month you get the entire Office Suite and 1TB of storage. I’m not saying Adobe needs to go that low but you can see how that kind of pricing is very inviting, especially to amateur hobbyists.
The release could have been handled better, but the features in v1 are well done
As a product manager and designer myself I do sympathize with this kind of reaction to a major release. But it wasn’t unavoidable. It was waaaay easier to spend the last year thinking that an iPad version of photoshop that had feature parity with the desktop version was coming. Many of the outlets reporting on the announcement left out the caveat about v1, and even the official Adobe announcement article only had a single bullet point mentioning it. Most people who read about it walked away with the impression of “full” and “real” photoshop, not “a limited feature v1 that will grow overtime”.
From an announcement hype standpoint that’s fine. From the standpoint of expectation setting, that was precisely what led to the blowback currently manifesting itself as one star reviews.
The optics and narrative mistakes of the whole thing aside, what y’all have shipped in this v1 is really solid. It’s obviously limited in functionality, but everything that did make the cut is smooth, easy to pick up with knowledge of desktop photoshop, and just feels really good to use. If future functionality is added with the same care, I’ll very much look forward to trying it out.
- Adobe Inc.
- 233.5 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 13.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Japanese
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Photoshop on the iPad: Monthly $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.