Adobe chief defends Photoshop for iPad following poor reviews

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As the great D:Ream once sang, things can only get better.
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It’s no secret that Photoshop for iPad is unfinished. A lot of fans have accepted that and are enjoying it for what it is. But others are not, and they’ve forced one Adobe chief to defend its current state.

Scott Belsky, the company’s chief product officer, took to Twitter this week to explain Adobe’s process — and to promise that Photoshop for iPad will get better.

Double the resolution of your iPhone photos with this trick

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It's OK to be a little shaky.
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A relatively simple technique can double the resolution of an iPhone image. Shockingly, the trick is best executed with shaky hands.

What sounds counterintuitive will make sense when you see the steps in the video at the end of this post. It shows how a little hand movement helps make a sharper image.

Photoshop for iPad will ship without some key features

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

Get fluent in Photoshop, After Effects and the rest of Adobe Creative Suite [Deals]

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The Complete Adobe CC Training Bundle
This massively discounted tutorial bundle covers all of Adobe's industry standard Creative Cloud apps.
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Adobe’s creative apps are the industry standard for all kinds of visual creative professionals. But being so powerful, they’re also super-complex. And they can be pretty intimidating to learn. That makes this massively discounted bundle of Adobe Creative Cloud lessons extremely enticing.

Photoshop for iPad will be useless without the keyboard [Opinion]

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A keyboard is as essential to Photoshop as a screen.
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When Photoshop comes to the iPad next year, it will apparently be the full desktop version, with the same code base, shrunk down to run on iOS. At launch, a few features will be missing, but the plan is parity between desktop and iOS versions.

But there’s one thing that will ruin the iPad version of Photoshop from day one — a lack of keyboard shortcuts.

A full version of Photoshop is coming to iPad in 2019

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The iPad is going to get a powerful new graphics tool.
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There are some great graphics apps available for iPad. One which has been largely absent up until now? The proper full version of Adobe Photoshop.

Fortunately, that looks like it will change this year as Adobe Systems plans to launch the full version of the iconic photo-editing app for iPad. The move is part of a new strategy designed to boost subscription sales by focusing on mobile apps.