Seems like I’ve been waiting for ages since Adobe announced last year the forthcoming release of Photoshop CC on the iPad. It sounded too good to be true, a nearly full-featured version of Shop on the tablet. Well, they said 2019 and here we are.
Then again, perhaps it’s best that Adobe works out all the glitches before rushing out the app just to make me happy. 🙂
I guess I can wait until Spring. And won’t it be nice to wake up one sunny morning and discover this on my iPad.
Imagine having access to complete Layers functionality on a tablet! That’s like having your Layers cake and eating it too. And of course the new interface will be designed for gestures, touch, and pencil. In anticipation of this, I’ve been sharpening my Apple Pencil to a fine point. Just in time for Spring Break!
In the interim, I use a bunch of free Adobe mobile apps for collage and image manipulation. Here is my collection of little Photoshop appetizers: Adobe PS Express, Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Fix, and Adobe Capture. (I use Lightroom CC for editing RAW files, photo enhancements, and organizing collections on the road.)
Note that I keep all my photo and video editing apps in a handy folder (above) on the home screen. I’ll be discussing all these apps—including non-Adobe gems—in detail in iPad Nomad.
Until Godot shows up, I rely on Photoshop on a MacBook to perform detailed mischief.
But wait! I actually began work on this satirical iPad advertisement right on the tablet. I removed portions of the background from the original, the camera, and that annoying color band running through the image (what the heck is that?) So you can use Photoshop smart tools right this minute to clone and heal portions of an image. When it came time to insert the tablet I switched over to the MacBook.
Clearly Adobe is polishing their mobile features for integration into the Photoshop CC on the iPad. Is it any wonder I’m so excited?
As a good friend says:
“Now we wait.”