Early last week Adobe announced at the news that they will be releasing Photoshop for the iPad. Sounds exciting? Read on and find out more!
Many of the legacy tools that came with Photoshop when it first came out in 1990 are extremely different from what customers expect today. Yet, Photoshop has been retaining some of these legacy tools over these last 28 years. Adobe has stressed that they will not be bringing in a weakened or bland version of Photoshop.
Photoshop’s Senior Production Manager Jenny Lyell states that, “We want to make sure that users look at this and they say, ‘this is Photoshop,’ but we also want to get rid of some of that history that barely anyone uses anymore so that it’s lighter weight and modern.”
Lyell also prefers the term “real Photoshop” to “full Photoshop” as she is describing the software.
So, what this means is that the version will be released a little at a time, collecting user feedback as they release parts of the program to iPad. This way Adobe can ship the 1.0 version out quickly as they slowly release the rest over time.
“We’re not going to make up 28 years of work in a year. It’s going to start with the core tools that enable you to do real work,” Lyell said. “In terms of the development, we are going to be releasing more iterative and in a more agile way, in some sense, to catch up to desktop Photoshop.”
The Adobe team is working on a plan to sync up the Photoshop brushes that you already own on your desktop version with your iPad.
The new Adobe Photoshop for the iPad will be released sometime in 2019.
The initial features of the new iPad Adobe Real Photoshop will be:
- The same files you use on your desktop will be shared with your iPad, with the same PSD files so you can edit right where you left off
- Core iconic tools and layering system for advanced control upon opening up Real Photoshop
- Filters, masking, adjustments and more will be at your fingertips as you open up Real Photoshop
- Adapted for the touch device
- Real Photoshop uses the same coding system as its desktop counterpart
Discover for yourself the great opportunity of using Real Photoshop on the iPad with this video released by Adobe.
And this video by the Verge
“With a pen and natural touch, you can take your imagination to entirely new places. All your assets — fonts, brushes, colours, Adobe Stock images, and more — are available in your Creative Cloud Libraries. Your Photoshop files are always in sync. Start on your desktop. Work from the road. Finish on your couch”
Adobe is working hard to make it possible for users to create without ever touching a desktop computer.