Adobe has updated Photoshop on iPad, adding two new features. Now, anyone who uses Photoshop on their iPad can use the Refine Edge Brush and rotate the canvas with a two-finger gesture.
The first is a feature from the desktop version of Photoshop, while the latter makes use of the touch interface offered by the iPad. Both new features make Photoshop on iPad a more compelling product.
What’s New in Photoshop on iPad?
In a post on The Adobe Blog, Pam Clark details the two new features coming to Photoshop on iPad.
First up is the Refine Edge Brush, which has been available on Photoshop on the desktop for years. As its name suggests, the Refine Edge Brush lets you refine the edges of subjects in a photo.
While other tools can deal with big objects with clearly defined edges, the Refine Edge Brush makes it easier when dealing with hair, fur, or anything with a particularly detailed outline.
Adobe states that the Refine Edge Brush means you can “precisely refine the border area of tricky selections.” The company also claims that the Refine Edge Brush means Photoshop can provide “results well beyond anything else available on the iPad today.”
Precise image selection capability and control, on any device. Now available on Photoshop on iPad: The Refine Edge Brush and Rotate Canvas features.
— Adobe Photoshop (@Photoshop) July 27, 2020
The second new feature available on Photoshop on iPad is the ability to rotate the canvas. In a nutshell, this means you can now rotate the canvas using a two-finger rotation gesture. You can also zoom in and out at the same time.
The rotation can snap at 0-, 90-, 180-, and 270-degrees. You can also reset it by zooming out. Rotation is not sticky, which means the canvas will return to zero degrees when you reopen a file. You can also toggle the feature on and off in the Settings > Touch menu.
Download: Photoshop on iPad (Free, with in-app purchases available)
Photoshop on iPad Is Getting Better
When Adobe first launched Photoshop on iPad , many users were frustrated by some of the missing features. However, as the company promised at the time, Adobe has updated Photoshop on iPad regularly, adding new features to achieve parity with the desktop version. And while it isn’t quite there yet, it’s getting better all the time.
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