Photoshop for iPad gets useful new tools

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Photoshop for iPad enhanced with smudge and sponge tools
Adobe improves Photoshop for iPad with smudge and sponge tools.
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Adobe added the smudge and sponge tools to Photoshop for iPad on Tuesday. These are just the latest improvements to the tablet edition of this image-editing application. They’re part of a long-term strategy the software developer has used since the touchscreen-enhanced version of Photoshop launched in 2019.

Photoshop and Illustrator for iPad add powerful features artists crave

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Photoshop and Illustrator for iPad add powerful features artists crave
Copy a raw image off your camera and open it in Photoshop 3.0 for iPad.
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The just-released version of Photoshop on iPad lets users work with raw photos, making adjustments to images right out of the camera. And the new Illustrator on iPad adds a Vectorize feature, converting any image into a crisp, vector graphic.

The announcements came out of the Adobe Max conference, which kicks off Tuesday.

Oops, some of Apple’s own apps don’t support new MacBook Pro screen notch

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Oops, some of Apple’s own apps don’t support new MacBook Pro screen notch
Apple Logic Pro running on the 2021 MacBook Pro shows a lot of dead space because there’s no support for the screen notch.
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The just-launched MacBook Pro models are the first with a screen notch. And this apparently came as a surprise to many of Apple’s own software developers as some of the company’s professional apps don’t support the screen cutouts. Which means they can’t fill the new Mac displays and must leave blank areas.

This won’t make it easier for Apple to convince third-party developers to fully support the latest macOS notebooks.

Adobe teases RAW image editing in Photoshop for iPad

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Adobe teases RAW image editing in Photoshop for iPad
As seen here, Photoshop for iPad will soon be able to work with images in a variety of raw formats.
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Adobe promised Tuesday that Photoshop on the iPad will soon be able to work with images in a variety of raw formats.

Ryan Dumlao, product manager for this application, gave a sneak peek at the power of the upcoming feature for Apple tablets. Watch it now.

Adobe bundles 3 pro iPad apps into half-price subscription

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Adobe Design Mobile Bundle includes Illustrator and Photoshop for iPad. And more.
Design like a pro and save a bundle with a collection of Adobe creative apps for iPad.
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The new Adobe Design Mobile Bundle combines professional-grade iPad apps for photo editing, graphic design and social media into a single subscription. And the subscription cost is 50% below the software collection’s previous price.

Master the many facets of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

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The Essential 2020 Adobe CC Mastery Bundle
Master the fundamentals and advanced features of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and more.
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Adobe Creative Suite includes some of the world’s most powerful tools for visual creators. However, the vast array of features in software like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign mean steep learning curves.

The Essential 2020 Adobe CC Mastery Bundle can help. This bundle of Creative Suite lessons covers everything from the basics to highly advanced usage of Adobe’s most powerful tools.

Photoshop on iPad takes a big step toward desktop parity

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Photoshop on iPad takes a big step toward desktop parity.
The Refine Edge Brush jumped from desktop to Photoshop on iPad on Monday.
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Adobe added Refine Edge Brush to Photoshop on iPad on Monday. Already a major feature of the desktop version, it allows users to select the edges of subjects covered in hair or fur, or with other very complex shapes.

In addition, the iPadOS version of this professional image-editing application can now easily rotate the canvas while editing.

Adobe’s AI-powered iPhone camera app debuts June 9

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new camera app from Adobe
Raise the cool factor on your iPhone photos with the Adobe Photoshop Camera app.
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The wait for Adobe Photoshop Camera is almost over. When it hits the App Store on June 9, the free iPhone application will let users add filters and effects before they even take a picture. And it will employ artificial intelligence to clean up images.

Adobe unleashes massive updates for Photoshop for iPad, Fresco, Premiere Pro, more

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Photoshop May 2020
If you do anything creative on your computer, this will matter to you.
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Adobe has updated several of its applications for iPadOS and macOS, the company announced Tuesday. Apps getting new features and overhauls include Photoshop for iPad, drawing and painting tool Fresco, and assorted Creative Cloud video and audio apps.

If you’re someone who carries out any kind of creative task on your computer, chances are that at least one of these is going to be of interest to you. And probably a lot more.