After so much anticipation, the Adobe Photoshop for iPad is now finally available to download from the Apple App Store on devices which it’s compatible with.
Meanwhile, it’s noteworthy that the Photoshop for iPad is only meant for the iPad or devices that runs the iPadOS 13 instead of the olden iPads that runs the iOS. But as for iPhone, Adobe recommends using the old Adobe Photoshop Express version of the app.
Also fort the Adobe CC subscribers, the new Photoshop for iPad is included in the subscription while non-subscribers will have to download and run the normal 30-days free trial after which they’ll need to subscribe in order to be able to use the Adobe CC membership privilege.
The main features of Photoshop for iPad includes:
Create with full PSDs:
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 your desktop or a mountain top.
Familiar tools, fingertip control:
Work with your Layer stack and Toolbar tools just like you do on your desktop. Swipe, pinch, tap, scribble, slide — you’ll feel closer to your work than ever before. And with the context-aware UI, only the core tools and panes are displayed, so you can focus on your canvas, not the clutter.
It’s simple to keep your PSDs in sync across devices because now you don’t have to. Your documents are automatically saved to Adobe’s cloud as you work and available on any device running Photoshop.
Make precision selections with the Quick Selection tool, Lasso tool, and advanced selection options such as feathering. Use the paint brush to mask in and out certain parts of your image to create sophisticated composites.
Edit and enhance images and remove unwanted elements with features such as spot healing and clone stamp.
Photoshop for iPad is compatible with following versions of iPadOS and iPad models:
Supported operating system
• iPadOS 13.1 and later
Supported iPad models:
• 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
Supported Apple Pencil
• Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
• Apple Pencil (1st generation)
Also noteworthy is the fact that the Photoshop for iPad lacks some key features but Adobe promises to include those in subsequent updates in the near future.
This first version focuses on core compositing and retouching tools designed to work best on the iPad with Apple Pencil and touch. And we’re just getting started. For future versions, we’re looking at enhancing our tools used for brushes, masks, refining edges, and selecting smart subjects. Plus, we want to make it easier to access your brushes and fonts in Creative Cloud.