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Adobe Photoshop for iPad. Everything you need to know

Adobe Photoshop for iPad. Everything you need to know

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most popular photo editing tools used by designers, photographers, web developers, graphic artists, and creative professionals. The photoshop tool is mainly used in desktop because in other platforms all the features are not available. As we have seen many versions of photoshop in other platforms but not one of them is like the desktop version. But on November 3, 2019, Adobe Photoshop was released for iPad. At first only the most frequently used features were only available. Adobe plans to make the Adobe photoshop for iPad to have many features like the desktop in the coming days. As we can use Apple pen for selecting on the iPad screen so it is more comfortable to select then the desktop version. Photoshop for iPad is available for no charge to Creative Cloud subscribers.

Features of Adobe Photoshop for iPad:

#Basic tools:

  • Paint Brush
  • Text Tool
  • Fill Tool
  • Gradient Tool
  • Crop and Transform tool

# Layers:

  • Add and delete layer
  • Opacity and Blending of layer
  • Adjustment layers for brightness, contrasts, level and many more
  • Layer mask features

# Selection:

  • Various types of selection types and shapes
  • Refine brush
  • Option to Mask and invert selection
  • Easier than desktop version


  • Clone Tool
  • Healing Tool

#Gesture control

You may notice that when you touch the screen you can see a faint circular pointer; it is for the gesture control. Gesture control is like an alternative shortcut option for iPad. For example, when you are using the paintbrush then tapping and holding the screen will change the pointer to the eraser.

So here are some of the mostly used gesture control shortcuts:

  • Zoom: Pinch the screen with two fingers
  • Undo: Tap with your two fingers
  • Redo: Tap with your three fingers
  • Full view (100% view): Double tap with one finger
  • Rotate:  Rotate the image using your two fingers.

Missing features :

As said earlier all the features are not available in this iPad Version so below are the list of missing features.

# Missing Features

  • Dodge and Burn Tool
  • Frequency separation
  • Curves
  • Wrap Tool
  • Liquify
  • Sharpening
  • Resize
  • Content-aware fill

Apple App Store rating: 4.2/5

The iPad version of Adobe Photoshop is available in Apple App Store.

If you’re a Creative Cloud subscriber and already have an iPad then this may be among the best photoshop app for iPad.

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