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Photoshop on the iPad delivers core tools designed for Apple Pencil and touch. Get inspired and learn tips and tricks in our new inspiration gallery. Share and showcase your projects with the creative community using livestreaming. We’re releasing new product features every month, so check out the “What’s new” page in the app to see what’s coming next, suggest features and help us build the Photoshop experience you want.
Retouching and compositing:
Enhance images and adjust colour tones with Curves. Remove unwanted elements with the spot healing and Clone Stamp tools. Bring in your photos from Lightroom, edit them with the power of Photoshop and send them back to your Lightroom catalogue. Use the Object Selection and Select Subject tools to make fast and precise selections when you’re combining images, and fine-tune them with the Refine Edge Brush.
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 on your desktop. With 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. And with new preset syncing, your desktop brushes automatically load on your iPad, so you can pick up right where you left off.
Supported by any device with iPadOS 13.1 and above.
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We've fixed some bugs and updated a couple things:
- You can now add a new layer, adjustment layer, or place an image directly from the [+] button on the layer stack in compact layers
- Added a note to Canvas Projection feature in settings - it can be used with both AirPlay or a cable
- Fixed a bug causing a crash on sign-in / sign-out
As always, we welcome your feedback as we continue to update and improve the app. Send us your ideas, suggestions, and thoughts in the “Suggest features” section of the app!
- The Photoshop Team
Ratings and Reviews
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.
A promising start
Despite the majority of reviews, I’m happy and impressed with the Photoshop app so far. While the features are limited at this stage, they are sufficient for my needs - cleaning dust spots from photographs, cloning and basic selections using the lasso tool. Obviously the lack of RAW support isn’t great but what I do is open them in Lightroom to make colour corrections, and then open directly in Photoshop. Only other main thing I would need is the path selection tool, and the blur/smudge tool.
If you’re not already subscribed to Adobe, then maybe hold off until the app is further developed and features what you need. I am happy Adobe but I hope you keep on your promise to develop further, and address the key features needed by your users.
It’s awesome why all the hate?
I know some folks may feel a little deflated about the lack of features in this release but honestly let’s look at the positives, first the layout , Adobe have made the transition from the desktop to the iPad Pro very intuitive it just works and is a great experience to use, you are able to forget about the program and just concentrate your project and being able to pick up on your desktop where you left off on your iPad is just awesome, you can work on projects on the move and jump straight on the desktop when back at the studio. Sure there are features missing which will com in time but none has touched on a big positive in my opinion, for those folks who are not fluent in photoshop this a great way to learn it really from the ground up, using the basic tools on the iPad which are powerful by the way and understand the way it works is huge and can only help them get to grips with it all and as and when new features are added they will grow as it grows, I am super excited about the future of this app now Apple has finally made the iPad Pro worth using with there latest updated OS.
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- 386.6 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iPadOS 13.4 or later.
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- Photoshop on the iPad: Monthly £9.99
- Photoshop on the iPad: Yearly £78.99
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