Photoshop for iPad hands-on: an exclusive look

Photoshop for iPad hands-on: an exclusive look

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– Adobe has finally announced a real Photoshop app for the iPad that’s coming some time in 2019. We got to try out an
early beta version of that and what we saw was pretty promising. It’s not an exact copy of the desktop app but its biggest selling point is that it uses real PSD files. Adobe has actually created
these new cloud PSD files that will let you work seamlessly
across all your devices and automatically syncs any
edits you make to the cloud. So if you’re retouching
a photo on the desktop and you need to adjust
some stuff on the go, you can open up that same
PSD file in your iPad and continue working on it. But here’s what happens when
you first open up Photoshop. You have all your cloud documents here and I’m just gonna open up this file made by our illustrator, Alex Castro. On the left here, you have all the tools that you may be used
to seeing in Photoshop. There’s brush, gradients, eraser, everything you’re used to seeing. And here on the right, you
have your layers panel, which is collapsible, giving
you more space to work. And what’s really cool about Photoshop is that you can have as
many layers as you want. Compared to some other apps that might limit how
many layers you can have or make you buy more,
there’s really no limit here. So, keep in mind, this
isn’t the finished product, so a lot of the features like Text or Crop have interface elements here
but just don’t work right now. And there’s other features, like Timeline, which aren’t included here at all, so we’re assuming it won’t be in the first version when it launches, which is kind of unfortunate for animators who are the ones who could really benefit from a mobile device for such
a labor-intensive process. So, we’re gonna try to use the
functions that are available and see how far we can get with that. Based on the tools they’ve
prioritized on having in this first build, Adobe’s
focus for Photoshop on iPad is mainly for compositing. So, I’m gonna take a
photo of Carly Rae Jepsen and make it look like
she’s holding a sword. I’m gonna go ahead and import some photos and this version of Photoshop can let you import
photos from iCloud Drive, Google Drive, and Dropbox. I’m going to go to my Camera Roll and open up this photo of Carly. And then I’m gonna add
the picture of the sword. I can resize the sword and rotate it and bring that closer to her so it looks like she’s holding it. I’m going to just erase it and this might take a while. (chuckles) I don’t need to be too precise,
as long as we get the idea. To undo, you can tap with two fingers. Almost there. This is gonna look so good. And now, I’m gonna adjust
the opacity of the sword, so we can look through and
see the part of the hand where she’s actually holding it and then I’m gonna erase that. And there you have it. Carly Rae Jepsen holding a sword. I’m mostly an illustrator, so while Photoshop’s
missing from the App Store, I found alternative apps like
Procreate and CLIP STUDIO that work for me. Same goes for the photographers, designers, and motion graphics artists on The Verge’s art department who each found their own
preferred apps to work on. But we’ve asked them to take
a look at the new Photoshop to give their thoughts and whether they can see
themselves using the app. – What’s going on? It’s Alex Castro from The Verge. I’m an illustrator and designer. – Hi, my name’s Michelle,
and I do photo retouching. – Hi, I’m Will, I’m the
design director for The Verge. – I was able to test out the new Photoshop program on the iPad. It was actually really fun ’cause I got to leave my
desk and work on photos, which normally, I don’t get to do. I have to stand at my desk
or sit at my desk and work, but this time, I actually
got to pick up this iPad, go to the couch, sit down, and I got to edit, which is
really fun and really exciting. – Say you’re kind of tracing something or you’re drawing, you can just rotate it. So, if I’m outlining something, if I wanna get really
close, it’s just nice to be able to turn and color in. I think we’ve all grown
up coloring on paper, so we doing something like this
is kind of just instinctual. – As somebody coming from
a desktop environment, using it professionally every single day, coming to a touch-based UI for Photoshop is really confusing. – On the computer, I have
a lot of the keystrokes, the keystrokes that I’ve memorized, and here, I don’t have a keystroke. I didn’t have a keyboard to use, and so I had to click around to try and figure out
how do I invert a mask. And for a retoucher who
gets lots of images a day, time is of the essence. – So it does have this modifier button that allows you to toggle between say, pink brush and eraser. So, let’s say your in the pink brush and you’re coloring in Andrew’s hair and you went too far over, you can just press, it says
erase, and I can just erase. – One thing I did notice was my hand got a little
bit sore using this pen. The Wacom pen that I use is
a little bit more cushioned, molds to my hand a little bit better, but I felt my fingers and my palm getting a little bit sore with
how I had to grip this pen. – I can see this being
very useful in the future once Adobe adds in a lot of their features that nobody else can get, Typekit integration,
Creative Cloud integration, and the mere fact that you can open up Photoshop files natively
on the iPad is huge. – So I currently use Adobe
Sketch and Adobe Draw, and one of the benefits of that is that I can save these files as PSD and they upload right to Creative Cloud, which is kind of like a
Google Docs for Adobe. Once it’s uploaded, I can
just go to my desktop, open that folder, and jump
right into PSD automatically. What’s gonna be nice is I’m gonna be able
to work the other way, that I can save something on the desktop, save it to the Creative Cloud, and then I can open it
up in the app itself. Something you can’t do right now. – As for pricing, it’s gonna be included as part of the Creative Cloud bundle, so if you already pay a
subscription for Photoshop and you’ve already invested
in an iPad Pro, great. If not, there might be a
one-time fee for the app, maybe another monthly
fee, we don’t know yet. And what does this mean for
other Creative Cloud apps? Does this mean that
Illustrator and After Effects could be coming to the iPad someday? Adobe says it’s definitely something it’s considering in the future. So, that’s our first look at Photoshop for the iPad coming in 2019. It’s definitely not gonna
replace your entire desktop but it’s gonna be a really great
extension of your workflow. Speaking of workflow, you can go check out our newest episode of Workflow
in which you can learn how to make an animated GIF in Photoshop, which you actually can’t do on the iPad ’cause it’s not there yet.

100 thoughts on “Photoshop for iPad hands-on: an exclusive look”

  1. I'm an illustrator myself and the only thing i care for is if i can use my Photoshop brushes in the app and how the LINESTROKE feels.
    Every app on the ipad feels different to draw with and for artists (who don't draw in a kids style, like the ones shown in this video) this is important.
    So yeah…depending on that the app may be great or just ANOTHER app you can draw with, that just doesn't feel like the desktop tools we are used to.

  2. Is this worth getting (Ipad pro)? I want something with minimal lag and very portable when using the pen in photoshop for skin retouching

  3. My video editor said photoshop was always over his head but the Ps Apps (Fix, Mix, Express) are much easier to understand. Hopefully those arenโ€™t made irrelevant for the non Ps specialists

  4. Great video! I liked that you showed how different artists view the app's functionality because it gives you a great sense of the versatility.

  5. What happens If your left handed and you lay your hand down slightly on the screen? Does the app think your hand is the pencil and messes up your drawing?

  6. So if I bought an iPad today , will it not be outdated for Photoshop when the Photoshop is launched.? .my fear is that will it work for the next version of iPad ? Or should I go ahead and buy the latest iPad and Photoshop will work on it whenever the Photoshop is launched on iPad ?

  7. Does anyone know if the when they release Photoshop for the ipad pro if you have to have the most recent version (gen3) or will it work on a gen 2 ipad pro?

  8. Sooo any info, when will Adobe Photoshop CC released for iPad Pro 2018, how much will it cost? Can I just pay once or is it going to be Monthly Subscription?

  9. Come almost 7 months later I haven't heard anything about photoshop for the ipad. It could be because I don't have the new ipad (yet) and I'm not up to date with any news about it, but it kind of makes me doubt that photoshop is coming up soon, or at least before I go back to college for fall semester.

  10. Adobe has been napping over Photoshop on mobile devices. Still not an exact desktop/laptop experience…uuh

  11. I use affinity photo, save PSD files to Google drive and work on them further in Photoshop or Affinity on desktop. ยฃ22 for the app, all done! No subscription, no uploading to Adobe's Cloud.

  12. I hope this doesn't sound offensive, but I honestly thought I was looking at Anna Akana for the first 30 seconds

  13. If itโ€™s subscription Iโ€™m sticking with procreate, if itโ€™s not the full thing Iโ€™m sticking with procreate, if you have to buy features in it on top with paying a subscription Iโ€™m sticking with procreate. ANY one of those things happening Iโ€™m sticking WITH PROCREATE.

  14. Affinity just updated both Photo and Designer on desktop and iPad. Fast, convenient, powerful and intuitive to say the least. I have switched over to Affinity and this hands-on look doesn't make me second guess my decision.

  15. Adobe is so much money ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿข๐Ÿก๐Ÿง๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿค๐ŸฅŸ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿฅซ๐Ÿ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฅ—๐ŸŒฏ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿฅ™๐Ÿฅช๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿฅ“๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ–๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿง€๐Ÿฅจ๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅฏ๐Ÿž๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅญ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ“๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿช๐ŸŒฐ๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฅ›โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฅค๐Ÿด๐Ÿง‚๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅก๐Ÿฅข๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ด๐Ÿ’ถ๐Ÿ’ท๐Ÿ’ณ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ท๐Ÿ’Ž

  16. Whats with that weird noise in the background? … I watched the video till the end but it wasn't easy ..

  17. great video

    i also added a photoshop tutorial video in my channel about how to add text on photo in photoshop cc for beginners…

  18. No stamp tool? When they say full photoshop.. I really hope they mean it. i.e smart filters, smart objects, colour profiles, actions, content aware, camera raw. I'm nervous to hear what else gets the cut apart from timeline :S

  19. What Photoshop App is That? I have all of them on my IPad Pro but non of them can do what you did in your Video.

  20. Is it true that photoshop can only be used with the iPad pro 2018 or lastest? When will be released… I see that you are using an older version of the iPad. How is it?

    Thank you for your response.

  21. Do you seriously call that a review? I haven't heard of a single specific tool covered by this "review". Please, let us know what Photoshop for the iPad IS and what it IS NOT!

  22. I was originally leaning toward the Microsoft Surface Laptop, but I'm starting to lean toward the iPad Pro more now. Lol

  23. Excellent video!
    I have a problem with my 9.7 Ipad, it's almost impossible to work with 300dpi files (working in procreate) the app has limit layers with that files, and more layers you open more lag could have the apple pencil. is this fixed on this new Ipad pro? I was thinking in a Wacom cinthiq but I think it has the same lag problem.

  24. itโ€™s been 11 months.. i bought iPad just for this app… WHERE IS IT?! literally no updates ANYWHERE! not even on โ€œsubscribe for updates on official siteโ€

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