Adobe Photoshop now available on the iPad

Ahead of the Adobe Max event taking place later today, where the company will announce new products and features, the Photoshop application is now available in the App Store for iPad.

It was announced last year that Adobe would be bringing the fully-featured, desktop version of Photoshop to iPad. The currently available version, which you can find by searching “Adobe Photoshop” in the App Store, has the core creating and retouching tools, with full PSD compatibility and all the standard layer tools.

Adobe says that they plan on “looking at enhancing tools for brushes, masks, refining wedges and selecting smart objects please. Further updates will continue to come to the app.

Photoshop is only compatible with iPadOS 13 or later and with all generations of iPad Pro, iPad 5th gen or later, iPad Air 2 and 3, and the Mini 4 and 5. It also works with both generations of Apple Pencil, for refined control.

Read what’s featured in the app’s description.

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.

Work anywhere:

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.

We’ll have the latest from Adobe’s event later today where they could reveal 2020 products and more information about Photoshop for iPad.

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