Photoshop maker Adobe is opening signups for the upcoming iPad edition of Photoshop CC after previewing the software at the MAX conference last October.
The beta is open to Creative Cloud customers.
Adobe has emailed Creative Cloud subscribers to invite them to sign up for the beta to try Photoshop for iPad, asking them to fill out their details in a Google Forms signup page and tell the company why they’d like to test-drive the upcoming software.
Adobe has promised desktop-like Photoshop experience on the Apple tablet, including full support for layered images. Customers will be able to start a project on their Mac or Windows, then load the file on their iPad and pick up right where they left off.
Photoshop for iPad will feature a desktop-like interface complete with the familiar toolbar and more. Adobe claims that the desktop and iPad editions will share the same code base, leading us to speculate that Photoshop for iPad might be a Marzipan app.
Check out some of the highlights:
- Not Photoshop for the iPad. Photoshop on the iPad: Photoshop is coming to iPad so you can create something unreal. All your familiar desktop tools and workflows are at your fingertips, from retouching and compositing to spot healing and blend modes. Layers? They’re all here. Resolution? No difference. Your PSDs are exactly the same, whether you’re working on your desktop or a mountain top.
- Dream bigger with Creative Cloud: Photoshop is part of a family of apps and next-generation tools that all work together. Easily bring artwork from Illustrator into Photoshop, even on your iPad. Use pen and touch to make bold new strokes in drawing and painting with Project Gemini. And create photo-realistic 3D images with Adobe Dimension CC. If you can dream it, you can do it.
- Start here. Go anywhere: With a pen and natural touch, you can take your imagination to entirely new places. All your assets—fonts, brushes, colors, Adobe Stock images and more—are available in your Creative Cloud Libraries. Your Photoshop files are always in sync. Start on your desktop. Work from the road. Finish on your couch.
- Touch and go: Use all the same desktop tools like layers, masks, filters and adjustments—by touch. Swipe, pinch, tap, scribble, slide. You’ll feel closer to your work than ever before.
- Performance is in the details: Smooth and responsive navigation means you can pan quickly, zoom down to the pixel grid with precision control and easily navigate through all your layers.
- Cloud syncing: It’s simple to keep your files in sync across desktop and mobile because now you don’t have to. It’s automatic. No importing, exporting or converting. Your PSDs are the same everywhere and are always up to date.
- Context-aware UI: Core tools and selection operations surface only when you need them. Minimal panes let you intuitively navigate layers while focusing on your canvas, not the clutter.
The app will release sometime in 2019, but Adobe has yet to announce launch launch date.
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