For quite a long time, many iPad users has called for Adobe Inc., the maker of Photoshop, to release a full-featured Photoshop for their devices. Now here comes the good news.
On this Monday (Oct. 15th) at the Adobe Max conference, the company finally confirmed that the next version of Photoshop CC, along with the new Project Aero (a new cross-device AR authoring tool) and Project Gemini (a new app designed to accelerate drawing and painting workflows across devices) will be available for iPad in 2019.
Adobe also announced the major updates to Creative Cloud apps including Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Premiere Pro CC and Adobe XD, and it previewed new iPad versions of Adobe Photoshop CC in the conference.
The initial release of Photoshop for iPad only released a smaller set of features of the desktop version. With a user interface structured similarly to the desktop application, the iPad version has been tuned for touch screens, and both touch and pencil input are supported. Photoshop CC 2019 for iPad will allow users to open and save the same .PSD files as the desktop version, and it has all the same core masking, filters, adjustments, and layering features as the Photoshop desktop you’re used to.
“Photoshop CC on iPad: Redesigned for a modern touch experience, Photoshop CC on iPad will deliver the power and precision of its desktop counterpart. Photoshop CC on iPad will let users open and edit native PSD files using Photoshop’s industry-standard image-editing tools and will feature the familiar Photoshop layers panel. With Photoshop CC across devices, coming first to iPad in 2019, you will be able to start your work on an iPad and seamlessly roundtrip all of your edits with Photoshop CC on the desktop via Creative Cloud.
Project Gemini: A new app designed to accelerate drawing and painting workflows across devices, Project Gemini, coming first to iPad in 2019, combines raster, vector and new dynamic brushes into a single app experience built for drawing. Project Gemini enables artists to use and sync their favorite Photoshop brushes and works seamlessly with Photoshop CC.”
Meanwhile, Apple also posted a blog and made a brief introduction to those iPad apps. As a new cross-device AR authoring tool, Project Aero was first sneaked on-stage at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this year. This application allows creators to design AR experiences and enables optimal delivery of AR experiences.
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