Adobe announced new updates for its Photoshop and Fresco apps for iPad today. Both apps were released on the iPad back in 2019, and Adobe has been releasing a couple of iterative updates since then.
Fresco, Adobe’s vector and raster graphics editor is getting several new features including Manga Vector Brushes and a new Magic Wand tool that helps users quickly select a specific area of an artwork they want to work on. Liquify is another notable new tool that allows users to create artistic effects by distorting any area of an artwork.
Fresco for iPad uses a freemium business model, and Adobe has also decided to make its premium features more affordable. Starting today, the app’s premium brushes and fonts are available for just $9.99 a year, and the premium subscription also includes increased cloud storage.
The spring updates for Adobe Photoshop also bring several new features for iPad users. Content-Aware Fill, a popular desktop feature is now available on iPad and it makes it easy to make distracting objects in an image disappear. The new Remove Background feature can also remove backgrounds from an image in a non-destructive way, while the Select Subject feature has been improved to better handle small details like wisps of hair and edges of clothes.
Adobe Photoshop for iPad has a 30-day free trial, but to keep using it you’ll need a $9.99/month Adobe Photography subscription that also includes Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, and PhotoShop on desktop. Photoshop for iPad is also included with an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, which costs $54.99/month.
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