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Photoshop for iPad simplifies removing objects and backgrounds from images


Photoshop 3.6 on the iPad includes Content-Aware Fill.
Easily take objects from images with a new tool in Photoshop for iPad: Content-Aware Fill.
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Adobe’s Photoshop on the iPad just got some very useful features carried over from the desktop version, including Content-Aware Fill and Remove Background. Plus, Select Subject got a human-centric update. These make it easier to remove objects from images, or put new backgrounds behind subjects.

In addition, Adobe gave its Fresco painting application for iPad the Liquify and Magic Wand functions on Tuesday.

Photoshop for iPad gets useful new tools


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.

Adobe teases RAW image editing in Photoshop for iPad


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.
Screenshot: Adobe

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


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.

Photoshop on iPad takes a big step toward desktop parity


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.

Photoshop for iPad shows that Adobe totally still has it


30% of tablets sold last quarter were iPads
30% of tablets sold last quarter were iPads
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Adobe’s Photoshop is now available in the App Store, ready for you to try. You have to sign up for a $10 monthly subscription, even just to test it out, but there’s a one-month free trial included in the sub. With that out of the way, how is it? Extremely limited, but very promising.

If you’re familiar with Photoshop on the Mac or PC, then you will feel immediately at home. You will also feel immediately frustrated, because the app does almost nothing. We learned earlier this month that Photoshop for iOS would offer a cut-down feature set compared to the full desktop version. Still, this app is so basic that — if you want to actually get any work done — you should grab something like Affinity Photo instead.

But as an example of an iPad app, Photoshop is stellar. It’s easy to use, and yet most of the basics are there. And there’s a new UI innovation, called the Touch Shortcut, that should be in every app. Let’s take a look.

Photoshop for iPad will ship without some key features


As the great D:Ream once sang, things can only get better.
Photo: Apple

Adobe is finally close to bringing real Photoshop to iPad. But before you get too excited, you should know that the first version of the app will ship without some key features.

Early testers have described the current state of Photoshop as “rudimentary,” according to a new report. It seems it won’t be replacing its desktop counterpart anytime soon.