2 / 26 / 2012
So Apple slipped up and accidentally launched the new iPad 2 version of Adobe Photoshop. The official launch is set for Monday. Does this mean ditch the full version I use for my business in Snow Leopard? I think not. Maybe for some fancy instagram flicks or anything for a blog could be useful, but any high res stuff just won’t have the performance from a tablet. Video cards and lack of RAM on iPads will keep this app to small casual web graphics in terms of performance.
The new Adobe Photoshop Touch app lets you quickly combine images, apply professional effects, share the results with friends and family through social networking sites like Facebook, and more all from the convenience of your tablet.
Combine multiple images with layers. Adjust layer order, control individual layer opacity, and move and manipulate layers independently.
Versatile image browsing and acquisition
Choose images from multiple sources, including social sites like Facebook, online image searches such as Google Image Search, or a live feed from your tablet’s camera — all directly within Adobe Photoshop Touch.
Sharing through Facebook
Entertain friends and family by easily sharing your new images on Facebook. See their comments right in Adobe Photoshop Touch.
Browse an inspirational gallery for the styles and results you’d like to achieve, and then follow step-by-step tutorial guides to easily learn techniques the pros use for great-looking results.
Scribble on the part of an image you want to keep, and then on the area you want to discard — Adobe Photoshop Touch magically does the rest. Other standard selection tools for extracting image elements are included.
Photoshop effects and filters
Apply popular Photoshop effects and filters to your entire composition, a particular layer, or a specific selection.
Paint dazzling special effects onto your images using just your fingertip.
Discover how precise painting with your fingers can be, using this option for auto-detecting where paint should stop. Easily add color or visual appeal right up to any object’s edge.
Using just your fingertip, capture even hard-to-select image elements, like hair, with ease as you combine items from different photos.
Tone and color adjustment
Apply precise tone and color adjustments to your entire composition, a particular layer, or a specific selection.
Photoshop compatible file format
Start brainstorming and creating in Photoshop Touch, and then access your artwork through Adobe Creative Cloud for further refinement in Photoshop on your Mac or PC.² Requires a downloadable plug-in for Photoshop CS5.
Integration with Adobe Creative Cloud
Easily access your files, or share with others, thanks to the ability to sync files to Adobe Creative Cloud.³