After many rumors, Adobe today announced that it will have a new version of Photoshop ready for the iPad in 2019. The announcement came during the annual Adobe Max conference and confirmed that the new Photoshop will be just as powerful as its desktop counterparts.
Dubbed Photoshop CC, the new app will receive a completely redone interface that will be built with touch-based inputs in mind while still offering the power and flexibility that Photoshop on the desktop provides.
Users have been crying out for a “full” Photoshop experience on the Photoshop, and Adobe has clearly been listening – although we do wonder why it’s taken so long to come to fruition.
According to Adobe, users will be able to start a project on an iPad and then move to a desktop computer or should they so wish, do the reverse. The iPad Photoshop CC will be able to open standard PSD files and support for all the standard tools will be available, including the much-loved layers.
The reason the new iPad version of Photoshop CC will be so similar to the desktop version, according to the announcement, is that the desktop and iPad versions actually share the same codebase as each other, meaning the only changes that Adobe has made in order to bring it to the iPad is in the interface that will be used when working.
Users can expect the new Photoshop CC to launch next year, alongside a new cross-platform drawing app called Project Gemini. Adobe says the app will give users the chance to draw and paint across multiple devices when it too ships next year.
Support for vector, raster and dynamic brushes will be included, as will a sync element for getting images into Photoshop.
Photoshop CC for iPad can be checked out right now by signing up for the beta right here.
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