For all the creative iPad users there is good news. Adobe Photoshop app for iPad is now available at the Apple store to download. Version 1.0 is the first release that primarily focuses on compositing and retouching tools of creativity. You can explore features like selections, masking, painting, blend modes, and adjustment layers. There are some pretty useful tools in that list, but it isn’t the full extent of what Photoshop will be capable of on Apple’s tablets.
Adobe says it will add more Photoshop tools with each new release. Also if you have something you’d like to see in the app, you can submit feature suggestions directly from the iPad software. There are still a lot of useful features in the initial version though, so you’ll be able to get to work using it, just be aware it probably won’t have everything you need right now.
You will be able to use the tools in Photoshop app for iPad which means it has full PSD compatibility and a familiar interface from the desktop Creative Cloud app. you can view both simplified and detailed layers panels as needed. Tools will display as you need them, including fast-access touch features, so you can harness the iPad’s functionality while also saving precious screen space. In terms of performance, Adobe says you’ll be able to work on large PSD files with “hundreds of layers” without any compromise in performance.
Like most Adobe mobile apps, all of your files will be accessible on the iPad through Creative Cloud. This means both PSDs and assets you need to create them will be within reach at all times. The files you create and update with Photoshop on the iPad will also sync to Creative Cloud automatically. Even when you’re not online, Adobe says you can continue work and things will sync when you’ve connected again. And just like you see on the desktop, a home screen on the iPad app will offer quick access to files as soon as you open the app.
Click here to download Adobe Photoshop app for iPad now. In order to use Photoshop on the iPad, you’ll need to be running at iOS 13.1 or later and thus is compatible with iPad Pro (12.9-, 10.5- or 9.7-inch models), 5th-generation iPad, iPad mini 4 or iPad Air 2. The software also supports both the first- and second-gen Apple Pencil.
As said above Photoshop for iPad is available to all Creative Cloud customers that have a subscription to Photoshop. Simply download the app from the iOS app store and log in with your Adobe ID to get started. If you don’t already have an Adobe ID, head over to Adobe’s help page to learn how to create one. The cheapest route to nabbing Photoshop for iPad is through the Creative Cloud Photography plan which will set you back $9.99 per month. It also includes access to Lightroom on desktop and mobile, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop on desktop.