Adobe Photoshop Is Now On iPad, Allowing Users To Get Creative On The Go
By Thanussha Priyah, 05 Nov 2019
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Adobe has unveiled its latest Photoshop on iPad with the exact code base as Photoshop for desktop at your fingertips. The company has introduced the version 1.0 of the app, which is suited for smaller screens and provide seamless functionality to work on a tablet with a pencil.
The app will be available to those running at least iPadOS 13.1 and supported iPad versions includes the Pro with Wi-Fi, Wi-FI and Cellular as well as the Pro 12.9-inch and its second generation, Pro 10.5-inch, Pro 9.7-inch, 5th generation, mini 4 and Air 2.
The iPad app will open the exact PSD files from the desktop, saving users’ from the hassle of converting, compressing, importing or exporting these files to work on them on the tablet. It can even open files that are large and contain multiple layers.
Users will never have to worry about losing their files with the new Adobe “cloud documents,” which is coming out soon. It allows all PSD files to be available across various platforms with the Photoshop app.
The interface on the app is almost uncanny to the desktop version with the toolbar located on the left side and the layers panel on the right. However, the icons and layers panel has been tweaked slightly to work with fingertip control.
Though the layer panels is displayed in a simplified form, it can be expanded into a detailed format to reflect the desktop experience.
As of now, the app focuses on the functions utilized by most users such as compositing, simple retouching and masking.
It does not carry all the features of Photoshop on desktop yet but the company is working on rolling out more capabilities over time.
Those looking to download the app can expect to work on simple adjustments such as brightness, contrast, hue and saturation as well as layer masks, brushes and complex selections.
It will also include blend modes, clone stamp, spot healing, crop, gradients, paint bucket, eyedropper and color picker. Adobe is now in the works to provide the ability to rotate the canvas, Refine Edge, Select Subject and offer more brushing choices.
The company states that, “common tasks and workflows that we know will be useful for most Photoshop users,” will be available on the current app. “Over time, we’ll add more capabilities and workflows as we learn more about how customers use Photoshop on mobile device,” Adobe explained.
For those with the Photography plan (Photoshop and Lightroom) can enjoy the app at US$10 a month before 31st January 2020 and the app will be included into your plan.
The rest without any subscription can opt for the Photoshop plan to attain the desktop and iPad app with 100GB of cloud storage.This is priced at US$21 monthly. Another offering, which provides access to all Creative Cloud apps, including the iPad app will cost US$53 monthly.
Inspiration can happen anywhere, not just at your desktop. With the new #PhotoshopOniPad, you can bring Photoshop wherever your imagination takes you! Download Photoshop on iPad now and share where you create using the tag #InspirationAnywhere: https://t.co/W6xukEPu8b pic.twitter.com/kmoQfC9w27— Adobe Photoshop (@Photoshop) November 4, 2019
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