Adobe’s Photoshop is now available for the iPad. Following the announcement in October last year, Adobe has remained pretty quite about when it would be released. However, today, it officially launched on the App Store and is now available for download.
There are, however, a list of requirements before you can begin using it. You must have an iPad running iPadOS 13 or later, but you must also have one of the following devices:
- iPad Pro (WiFi and Cellular)
- iPad Pro (2nd Generation – 11” and 12.9”)
- iPad Pro (1st Generation – 9.7”, 10.5”, 12.9”)
- iPad 5th Generation or later
- iPad mini 4 or later
- iPad Air 2 or later
Both generations of the Apple Pencil are compatible with Photoshop.
The app is available for free on the App Store, however, there is a catch. To use Photoshop on the iPad, you must pay a monthly subscription of £9.99 ($9.99). There is a 30-day free trial, but after the trial, you must pay to use the app. If you have a Creative Cloud subscription that includes Photoshop (e.g. Photoshop for Mac/PC), Photoshop for the iPad is included in your Creative Cloud subscription and you will not have to pay extra to use it on the iPad.
With Photoshop for the iPad, you can open PSD files on the iPad, draw using the App Pencil, adjust layers, use a variety of tools (paint bucket, brushes, text, shapes, pencil etc.), and much more.
Adobe Max is tomorrow, so there will probably be much more information regarding Photoshop on the iPad and it’s future tomorrow. You can download Photoshop for the iPad from the App Store now.