Photoshop Launches on iPad, Illustrator is Next

Posted on November 4, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in iPadOS with 25 Comments

One year after Adobe announced Photoshop for iPad, the app is finally available. Now, Adobe is also bringing Illustrator to the platform.

“Photoshop on the iPad version 1.0 launches today,” Adobe’s Pam Clark writes. “This is just the beginning of our journey to expand Photoshop to devices, increasing your choices on how to work using Photoshop. We are launching the first version on the iPad, starting with Photoshop’s top workflows, compositing, masking, and retouching, with more to come. Over time, we’ll add more capabilities and workflows as we learn more about how customers use Photoshop on a mobile device. With Photoshop documents and create with many of your favorite Photoshop features using mobile and touch. It is reimagined with a new user experience completely redesigned for the iPad with touch and mobility top of mind.”

Additionally, Adobe revealed that it will also bring Illustrator to iPad in the coming year.

“We’re still in the early stages, but fundamentally, we’re reimagining the Illustrator experience from the ground up to take advantage of the unique capabilities a tablet offers in terms of touch and Apple pencil,” Adobe’s Scott Belsky announced. “We’ve connected with thousands of designers to understand how they could use a tablet in their creative process.”

Among the ideas that Adobe has for Illustrator is seamless connectivity between devices, the ability to start a project on iPad and finish on iPad as well, a more intuitive user experience, and unique features that take advantage of the iPad form factor.

Finally, Adobe also launched Fresco, its iPad-based drawing and painting app. The firm is bringing Fresco to other platforms, including Windows, as well.

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